The brief was to 3D scan the two original master models of the Batman costume made for the 1989 movie starring Michael Keaton. The model was originally used to gain sign-off by Tim Burton.
Batsuit sculpted by Vin Burnham with Alli Eynon. Batman image courtesy of Warner Bros.
The 3D Scanning Process
Busts like this scan relatively well as there are no shiny surfaces, and lots of detail. The Creaform Go!Scan 20 picked up lots of detail and there were only a few small holes needing cleanup in post-processing.
Sometimes when the surface is bright white as in this case, the 3D scanner can lose its place, so we put little tacky targets on the model. The 3D scanner locks on making the scan quick and retaining point accuracy up to 0.1mm.
Detailed 3D Scan
Very little 'cleanup' was required on either bust before the model was decimated and prepared for export.