A high resolution mesh and full colour data were required of a beautiful Neolithic axe head .
3D Scanning the Flint Axe Head
Scanned on location, the axe head scanned really well, picking up all the surface detail - it is certainly a good shape for 3D scanning. The colour data was also captured brilliantly well, ready for post-processing.
Cleanup & Post-Processing
After 3D scanning the axe head was post-processed using VX-Model - Stray points and vertexes, and any small holes were all cleaned up and the 3D file exported to Pixologic's ZBrush so it could have the final pass before retopology and UV mapping.
The Creaform Go!Scan 20 we use has accuracy and resolution up to 0.1mm. Once the 3D scan is cleaned and decimated there really is no better way of capturing complex surfaces and geometry.
Retopology & UV Maps
In order for the files to be used for 3d printing as well as in animations for educational purposes, the mesh was retopologised and the colour information was wrapped cleanly around the new mesh.
The maps ready for texturing
The Final 3D Object
From the 3D scanning through cleanup and post-processing, retopology and texturing - this process is unbeatable for speed, value and quality. The 3D file is stored safely in the digital vault.