Some news regarding the imminent release of 3D Bodyscans of a Male model from Infinite-Realities. The data will be available to purchase on in the next week. With the studio already booked to scan 2x Female Gymnasts this weekend and another 1x Male Bodybuilder the following weekend, ready to be distributed next month.

The online store has just had a revamp this week, re-designed and ready to distribute allot of 3D scan data to the online digital artist community. IR plans to sell a myriad of digital content of various types of people with many different body shapes and ethnicity. There are also plans to open a small forum so customers and users can leave comments, show how they are using the data in their work and also place requests for future models. I’m interested to see how much of a demand there is and how much people would be willing to pay for such reference data.

The scans are useful to view subjects from 360 degrees, as study material, also useful for Conceptual Art, Previz, Character Previz, Architecural Renderings, Digital Double’s for background shots, or reference for the Games and VFX industry. Soon IR will scan models in Military Uniforms, Combat Gear and Various other costumes to study cloth folding, fabric interactions and how hard surface objects interact in movement and posture.

These are ideal anatomy tools for any artists to work with, in 2D or 3D and all in brilliant techni-colour, at Gigapixel resolutions.

Some early examples of the type of data that will be available, hot off the 3D digital molding press, still needs to be trimmed and cleaned.

Details from an Ultra scan:

Standard Reference Poses:

Body Action Coding System (BACS)

..yes I just made that up!

This could be a good opportunity to build a new database structure and an efficient way to store human movement to analyze. I would love anyone’s input with regards to this. Perhaps research institutes might like to combine ideas or seek data to test with? I’m always interested in collaborations.

Unlike older laser scanners; this system can capture much more subtle body movements, like skin wrinkling, muscle flexing, tendon movements, fat movements etc

Captured mid-motion:


Demonstration video of colour capture and Clothing tests:

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Another post will follow next week, giving away some FREE sample data.

  • Pete KReply

    Hey Lee, I believe you've just democratised hi-end scanning, congratulations :o)

    July 21, 2012
    • InfiniteReply

      Hey Pete, thanks! :) that's a really cool way of describing the transition!

      July 21, 2012
  • aReply

    aww man...This will be a great way to study but, man...I do hate being made obsolete!! Now a newbie will be able to make my anatomical skill set unnecessary!
    It's all good though. I'd rather see better looking models than have a 'monopoly' on the ability to do it.
    Looking forward to it.

    July 22, 2012
    • InfiniteReply

      I agree to some extent but at the same time, working with this kind of data as study material and to build on will increase even the best anatomy sculptors ability, 1000 fold. You can't beat the real thing. I see this as more of a 'renaissance' of scanning and digital sculpting.

      July 22, 2012
  • Michael RaphaelReply

    Quite incredible Lee. Anxious to see the scans...

    July 23, 2012
    • InfiniteReply

      Thank you Michael, most appreciated.

      July 23, 2012
  • lukasReply

    great scans.
    but the model should have shave his chest before shooting, since the scans is a bit fuzzy in those areas :)

    July 23, 2012
    • InfiniteReply

      thanks! well it did just that, it scanned the fuzz and you can see the fuzz :)

      July 23, 2012
  • GiffordReply

    I love how flat the lighting is on the texture maps, a real time saver.
    It will also be nice to base morph targets and displacement maps for joint deformation on real anatomy
    instead of largely guess work.
    Hats off to yo Lee, can't wait for the scans

    July 24, 2012
    • InfiniteReply

      Thanks Garry for taking the time to reply! I agree with your comments 100%.

      All I do at the moment is process the scans, so I haven't had a chance to use them creatively yet but I can see already how wonderful they will be to aid the process. The human form in motion is a wondrous thing :)

      July 24, 2012
  • AReply

    I can probably help with cleaning/trimming if it'll get me early access! :D
    Hit me through email with the processing requirements. No need to publish this comment, BTW.

    July 26, 2012
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