Laser scanning, Photogrammetry, UAV Flyover
combined technologies for rapid on-site documentation

„Quo Vadis“ Sculpture 3D Scan

Before the Trabant sculpture was scheduled to move away from Berlin, a 3D scan of the artwork became necessary on short notice. ArcTron3D was promptly on site and ready for 3D measurement.

 

3D Digitisation of a Sculpture

The 3D as-built documentation of “Quo Vadis” was requested on short notice and completed within one long workday. The sculpture – a Trabant automobile with four human legs – was documented in very high resolution with a combination of aerial photogrammetry (UAV flyover), terrestrial photogrammetry, and 3D laser scanning.

The "Quo Vadis" Trabbi sculptur of David Černý, documented in 3D.
The "Quo Vadis" Trabbi sculptur of David Černý, documented in 3D.

The data was recorded in a high resolution, intended for the accurate digital documentation as well as potential later usage for 3D-printed replicas in various materials and scales.

Digital 3D Model of the scanned sculpture on Sketchfab
Digital 3D Model of the scanned sculpture on Sketchfab
The photorealistically-textured 3D data are subsequently reduced before being published online.
The photorealistically-textured 3D data are subsequently reduced before being published online.

3D Model with submillimeter accuracy

From the shaded model to the photorealistic 3D model.
From the shaded model to the photorealistic 3D model.

Before the Trabant sculpture was scheduled to move away from Berlin, a 3D scan of the artwork became necessary on short notice. ArcTron3D was promptly on site and ready for 3D measurement.

The 3D data processing, including the integration of the different data sources, took only a few days, after which it was ready for use in a wide variety of replication processes.

On site – a complete measurement in only a few hours.
On site – a complete measurement in only a few hours.
Most of the work happens in the backend, where the recorded data is processed.
Most of the work happens in the backend, where the recorded data is processed.

For more information about the artist, David Černý, visit his website: http://www.davidcerny.cz/