3D Scan of the world famous FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN Arena for the computer game “eFootball PES 2020” by Konami Digital Entertainment
On behalf of the well-known computer game developer “Konami Digital Entertainments”, the ALLIANZ-ARENA in Munich – the home stadium of FC Bayern Munich – was digitized three-dimensionally in very high resolution by the surveying team of ArcTron 3D GmbH. The data was to be used for the football (soccer) computer game PES2020. This surveying task was a follow-up project to the successful 3D scan of the VELTINS ARENA, the home arena of FC Schalke 04.
For us as a Bavarian company (stationed near Regensburg) this task was more than a challenge. Due to the time pressure, the coordination and the technically perfectly balanced deployment played an important role. A little fan excitement was certainly also present. The close cooperation and the collegial and positive support of the Konami team additionally drove the successful course of the project.
The 3D scans were made within one long day with a team of up to 5 people and with several combined 3D scanners and photogrammetry cameras. In particular, two powerful long-range scanners from RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems (RIEGL VZ-400 and RIEGL VZ-400i) with combined high-resolution DSLR cameras were used to document the inside of the arena and the exterior. A small close-range scanner (LEICA BLK360) for 3D and HDR (High Dynamic Range) recording captured indoor areas like the press room, the players’ changing rooms and the players’ tunnel illuminated in club colours.
A total of several hundred scan positions were recorded which, after registration in full resolution, result in a data volume of several billion points. During the following intensive data processing phase the 3D point cloud, realistically colored with the RGB values, was in the final stage filtered and optimized. This concluded the preperation of the data for KONAMI’s specific in-game development processes. Based on this comprehensive 3D data, the game specialists at KONAMI were able to create a highly realistic simulation of the ALLIANZ-ARENA for the computer game “eFootball PES 2020”.
Learn more about the project and the 3D visualization in PES 2020 in the following videos.
eFootball PES 2020 x FC Bayern – Behind-the-Scenes of the Allianz-Arena Scan:
Take a look behind the scenes of the 3D scans in the ALLIANZ-ARENA:
eFootball PES 2020 Demo Trailer: