Artec scanners were recently used to create realistic 3D models of Brazilian National Football team players for an upcoming multimedia project produced by Globo Internacional, a mass media group of Latin America. The details of the project will be unveiled soon but we couldn’t wait to share some insight information.
Artec's team of scanning pros went to Geneva, Switzerland to meet the whole National team of Brazil before its match versus Italy. Artec's mission there was very specific - to scan all the players of the team within a short period of time. Arranging workflow on a tight schedule wasn't an easy task because the players had to be medically screened and had to practice at the same time.
The upper body of each player was quickly and precisely scanned with an Eva 3D scanner and processed in Artec Studio, taking only 5 hours to successfully complete the process.
Scanning the players was a genuinely fun and fresh experience since all the athletes hadn't been exposed to 3D scanning before. They were quite hazy in the beginning, so Artec first scanned team assistants to prove that the process is completely harmless. For instance, Hernanes kept his eyes closed to protect them from Eva's powerful flash but soon discovered there was no harm in keeping his eyes open.
During the session Artec did face some difficulties…
Scanning Dante, who is famous not only for his talent for the game but also for his flamboyant Afro haircut was an interesting task. His curly and fuzzy hair proved to be a challenge even for Eva. Luckily, other players' hair was much easier to scan.
Geared with Eva 3D scanner, Artec battery and a laptop, Artec staff were able to scan the whole National football team of Brazil and its coaches in a short period of time. Having scanned more than 25 people, we all felt very satisfied: football players learnt firsthand about 3D scanning, Globo obtained 3D data for the project, Artec'ers met in person the National team of Brazil - and they didn't miss the chance to get some autographs.