INNOVATION IN MULTIMEDIA
Point Cloud Visualizations
i-TEN Associates completed a series of visualizations
for the purpose of historical preservation, crime
scene investigation, as-built model creation, and
marketing services for facility owners. Its models
and visualizations provide highly accurate metrology
for future use and deliver immersive animations to
showcase objects and facilities in a fraction of the
time and expense compared to established surveying
and modeling methods.
Because of its robust support for large point clouds
and fast, photorealistic Luxology visualization
capabilities, MicroStation was adopted by i-TEN as
its technology of choice for producing visualizations
for its laser-scanning services. For video production,
the company analyzed unfiltered point cloud data by
fly-through visual inspection.
Gaps in the data were filled in by modeling and
applying materials from digital photographs.
MicroStation’s distributed rendering tools
processed 70 separate scans, each over 600
megabytes, to produce a final animation.
MicroStation’s stable, intuitive interface and
streamlined workflow reduced the time to complete
these projects – in one case shortening the project
completion from seven days to just two days.
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11/29/11 4:17 PM