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3D Systems Gentle Giant team delivers a long history of expert scanning, design and manufacturing teams to leverage movie FX, prop and figurine design, production, mass manufacturing and marketing of licensed property.

3D digital technologies are enabling gaming, TV and movie studios to satisfy their wildest creative imaginings faster and more efficiently than ever before. Applications include recreating real-world objects and characters, constructing virtual sets, devising elaborate fantasy worlds, and 3D-printing objects that would be impossible to cost-effectively construct by other means.

3D Systems products and services permeate the worldwide entertainment industry, providing cutting-edge 3D scanning, modeling and 3D printing for greater realism or flights of the imagination. The experts at 3D Systems' Gentle Giants studios have provided a host of 3D scanning services for a wide range of entertainment media, as well as 3D scanning, modeling and printing for related merchandise.

The Challenge

Providing 3D Scanning for Life of Pi Movie Effects

Powerful 3D scanning software was required to create models from the huge amounts of raw 3D scanning data for the iconic lifeboat and floating raft depicted in Life of Pi.

The Solution

LeaderTek Creates Realistic Models Using Geomagic Design X Software

Geomagic Design X reverse engineering software enabled LeaderTek to merge and optimize the massive point cloud scan data into a mesh STL file for realistic modeling of the lifeboat and raft.

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