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Prince Andrew being scanned by Artec Eva
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Prince Andrew final scan
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Prince Andrew final scan 2
3D scanning a person is a faster, more accurate and more efficient way of making a sculpture or bust - once the reserve of the wealthy and powerful.
Prince Andrew, therefore, is carrying on a noble tradition, as he has been 3D-scanned by Artec 3D technology, with his likeness appearing very much like a traditional bust on a computer screen.
Artec 3D and its partners have been using handheld 3D scanners for a wide range of applications and are no stranger to measuring the dimensions of celebrities, with projects including Brad Pitt's blockbuster World War Z, scanning the cast of the Big Bang Theory, measuring the Brazilian football team and working with top fashion designers.
Therefore, when the opportunity arose to scan a member of the Royal Family with Artec 3D technology, it could hardly be turned down.
On a tour of Elstree Film and Television Studios, the notion of 3D scanning piqued Prince Andrew's interest and the royal expressed a desire to experience this exciting technology for himself. The Lifecast/Life 3D studio team used an Artec Eva handheld scanner to 3D scan the Prince and minutes later he could see a 3D digital copy of himself staring back at him on the monitor.
UK-based Life 3D - which is supplied by Artec UK reseller Patrick Thorn & Co - provides high-profile scanning services used in film, TV, scientific and arts industries. The Life 3D team applies the most advanced scanning technology to scan everything from museum artefacts to film stars.
Scans made with the Artec Eva 3D Scanner produce 100 per cent accurate replicas, models and prototypes. Explore Prince Andrew's 3D scan here.