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July 2, 2013

Brazilian national football team gets scanned

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Artec Group uses Eva scanner, ideal for creating FX, in media project

3D imaging firm Artec Group said its laser scanners were recently used to create 3D models of Brazilian National Football team players for a soon-to-be-unveiled multimedia project produced by Globo Internacional, a Latin American mass media group.

Artec sent several employees to Geneva, Switzerland to meet the Brazil team before its match versus Italy in the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament. The plan was to to scan all players and coaches, starting with the upper body, with an Eva 3D scanner and process the 3D data in Artec Studio, taking only five hours to complete the process if scanning a total of 25 people.

Headquartered in Luxembourg, with an office in Palo Alto, Calif., Artec manufactures a line of handheld scanners, of which the Eva is the latest edition. Eva is similar to a video camera that captures 3D data. The scanner captures up to 16 frames per second, which are then automatically aligned in real-time, which helps create special effects.

The scanner lets users generate quick, textured and accurate scans quickly in high resolution and vibrant color, without requiring markers or calibration, which lends itself to a multitude of applications such as CG/Animation, forensics and medicine.

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