DigicMotion

Digic Photoscan is a 3D scanning facility producing high-quality, production-ready,
fully textured 3D scans. They are produced for the film-, television-, and game industries,
as well as for scientific use. DIGIC Pictures uses this 3D scan services
for its own award winning animated films.

About Digic Photoscan

Located in Budapest, Hungary, the facility houses our high performance photogrammetry system in a custom-built octogonal photostudio. Hosted in a comfortable environment with highly trained professional staff, the system utilizes a fully customizable array of 53 DSLR cameras, making it suitable for scanning faces or other highly detailed, smaller subjects as well as for creating fullbody scans.

Scanning however is not limited to the studio. The system can be easily transported and assembled, which allows the efficient onlocation scanning of human scans. Prop scanning is also available from smaller objects like a sword or a helmet to larger subjects like buildings or rockwalls.

Digic Pictures has been using the models created by the Photoscan unit over the past two years,
in an increasing number of our award winning cinematics.


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Scanning

3D scanning is recommended for objects and organic things that would be otherwise difficult to model, such as people, animals, plants, complex landscapes or environment elements (eg. ruined cities).

The photogrammetry process used and refined by Digic provides the perfect and quick replica of the original object and it has many advantages compared to the generally used laser and LIDAR scanning. Whether you need to scan tiny bugs or full buildings, we can work with all kind of object sizes. We also generate high resolution textures and models, ready to be used for VFX productions, adjusted right to the clients' pipeline.

The scanned data goes through various levels of processing, which ranges from basic cleanup to the detailed retopology and tweaking of the model’s fine details, where unique client requests can be accommodated. Generally we use a unique processing method on 16 bit.

The output can be a ZBrush tool file format (*.ztl) that is comfortable for most vfx house , or *.obj, etc.

Texture resolution can be 8-16K, available formats: *.jpg, or *.png, or *.tif.

Our capturing method also deals with most of the speculars.

Capture

  • Travelling and first setup: one day before
  • System setup time: min. 6 hours
  • Change setup during workday: 1 hour

On location requirements

  • Power: AC 200V 16A, High speed WLAN (or lan)
  • Room size minimum 7m x 6m, 2.8m height, white walls, middle grey carpet, or matt grey paint, 2 tables, 2 chairs, 2 paravans (2m x 1.5m)


Processing

RAW scan

Raw scan coming out of the processing program. No manual work/cleaning made on the scan - recommended for previs, animation drafts as a placeholder, defining bodyweight.

BASIC cleanup

Cleaned version of the RAW scan, with noise removal, mesh fixing, basic manual work made with Zbrush, under artistic control - recommended for modelling, crowd scenes.

ADVANCED cleanup

BASIC cleanup + better UV spaces, fine modelling and sculpting. Semi-auto retopology, semi auto UV setup, 5-7 levels of subdivision in Zbrush, microdetail reconstruction, color texture with flattened speculars. Hair removal can be included. Output can be great source for VFX post-production.

ADVANCED retopo

ADVANCED cleanup + semi or fully manual built polygon topology and UV space. Ideal for higher quality VFX post-production. Processing is adjusted according to the client’s pipeline.

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Location & Contact

Digic Pictures Ltd.

Graphisoft Park Hz, Záhony utca 7.
Budapest H-1031, Hungary

Contact: info@digicscan.com

Phone: +36 1 430 1071

Our studio is located in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre, sometimes described as the primate city of Hungary.

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