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January 13, 2009

Trimble scanner used to scan sets for new Tom Cruise movie Valkyrie

studiodaily reported last week on how a Trimble scanner was used by Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Richard Hoover to scan sets, buildings and airplanes for Valkyrie, the new Tom Cruise film. “It was a very valuable tool and I’d like to use it again,” Hoover says. “The only problem is that the software is set up for architectural applications, so the way the points are ordered is not in a normal x-y-z path in columns in a text file. It took a little software manipulation to make the data usable in Maya.”

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