triplegangers.com is live and has had a make over. The site is now selling 3D scans of humans in motion, with the intent to allow 2d and 3d artists the ability to study human anatomy like never before. Each scan features high resolution details, high resolution texture and photographic reference data.
Over time the site will grow as more content is processed, cleaned and added. The site will future some mild nudity but not full frontal, and is artistic in nature. The products available are a new type of 3d scan, never before released. The scans are not perfect but offer a superb blank canvas to work from and feature rich low frequency details to help aid in the study of the human form.
Capturing humans in motion, to scan, is one of the hardest things technically to do. Impossible to laser scan, and just as hard to do passively with DSLR cameras. Occlusion is always an issue but this system covers most angles. Even still, noise is present and a great deal of clean up is required. At the moment things like fingers, toes and hair can be problematic but with customers support, by purchasing content on triplegangers.com and by giving feedback, it will enable me to slowly improve the system, over time. This approach to 3D scanning is the first of it’s kind. It certainly beats building characters from scratch using 2d reference from Google!
A forum will also open soon, opening up discussion on the products, future requests and anything 3d scanning related.
Some examples from the store:
Athena³ – The goddess of wisdom, warfare, battle strategy, heroic endeavour, handicrafts and reason.
Aphrodite³ – The goddess of love, beauty and desire.