Digital Cinema Report: Digital Doubles Texture Mapped & Laser Scanned at The Same Time


Breakthrough on Journey 2 | Digital Cinema Report – News. Perspective. Analysis..

At the University of Southern California, they have have a stage with 6000 LEDs arranged in a sphere.  This stage also has multiple cameras.  For the movie Journey 2, they combined this stage with Icon Imaging’s Laser Scanner, and then wrote custom software to match the 2 sets of data up:

     “….With this process, the VFX vendors on the show were able to start at the 50-yard line so to speak instead of working from scratch and laboring through the tedious R&D process of building digital doubles….”