Prometheus Film - Laser Scanner

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Prometheus Film - Laser Scanner

Post by Matt Young » Mon May 14, 2012 10:07 pm

I don't know if anyone else has noticed the laser scan in the new Prometheus trailer. I really wish I had one of those!

It's at around 1 minute in to the video.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1byZkbNB3Jw&[/youtube]
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Re: Prometheus Film - Laser Scanner

Post by stevenramsey » Mon May 14, 2012 10:36 pm

Looks like it will another great film. Some of the sets look amazing. Also another great scanning effort by a uk Leica customer.
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Re: Prometheus Film - Laser Scanner

Post by Jamesrye » Tue May 15, 2012 8:45 am

Indeed the film does look good. Floating scanners anyone?

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Re: Prometheus Film - Laser Scanner

Post by danielgadowski » Tue May 15, 2012 8:49 am

Hi Matt,
I believe people are working on stuff like this already.
Check out this vid, about 12min into it...
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Re: Prometheus Film - Laser Scanner

Post by Luminous Group » Tue May 15, 2012 9:03 am

Cant wait to see this film looks awesome!

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Re: Prometheus Film - Laser Scanner

Post by stevenramsey » Wed May 16, 2012 12:48 am

Even my 10 year old (girl) says it "looks cool" and want's to see it it. What's wrong with a nice rom com.
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Re: Prometheus Film - Laser Scanner

Post by pburrows145 » Wed May 16, 2012 8:57 am

There was a floating scanner (let's say aerial lidar) in Wall-e... does anyone remember that?

'Prometheus' does look rather awesome! Even my wife said so, which is quite something... :)

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Re: Prometheus Film - Laser Scanner

Post by Matt Young » Thu May 17, 2012 10:37 am

Some say that Cyra invented the laser scanner, it was actually Ridlel Scott who thought of it.

If you remember the film Aliens, at the begining of the film they rescue Ripley from a drifting space craft, and use a laser scanner to check the ship before entering. I am pretty sure there were no real scanners around at that time.
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Re: Prometheus Film - Laser Scanner

Post by NOVAMECH » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:01 am

Also, in the behind the scenes DVD of Alien. When the crew enter the Space Jockey's control room they have a spinning device set up on a tripod -LASER SCANNER !! all 2 seconds of it - but its there, was made 1978 I think?, not to many laser scanners around back then, one would think. But Ridlel Scott must have a way of thinking that always asks "what could this tech do if there were no limits" - and Laser Total Station becomes laser scanner. Maybe he did invent it?? or at least someone in his creative team had the imagination to make this leap

Can't wait to see the Blue Ray discs - making of this movie, alternative endings etc

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Re: Prometheus Film - Laser Scanner

Post by Matt Young » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:09 pm

Call me sad if I always watch the credits for a film, but could not help noticing that PCA did the scanning for this film. I am assuming that they scanned the actors?
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