3D Scanning: Public Art - Thomas Jefferson University, THE BEACON

posted Aug 11, 2017, 6:54 PM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Aug 13, 2017, 6:43 AM ]
PHILADELPHIA, PA (3D Scanning) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Thomas Jefferson University, provided 3D laser scanning services for an architecture exhibit that was created in Lubert Plaza, Philadelphia, as a part of Design Philadelphia 2016 Festival.  THE  BEACON – “Where Design and Technology meet Medicine to Empower People”, is an experiment in generative architecture and functions to stimulate new ideas between medicine and design. It’s a collaboration with The Beacon: Health + Wellness Futures by MEDstudio at JEFF and Jenny Sabin Studio, who lead the architectural design.   

Rodriguez Contribution
Rodriguez was responsible for capturing and portraying the physical elements of this unique public art display using the following technologies: 
  • 3D Scanning – The public space  was scanned using FARO Focus X330 Laser Scanner which collected a highly detailed point cloud that was combined with high resolution imagery. 
  • Data Registration– individual 3D scans (point clouds)  were registered using Faro SCENE and compiled into one seamless point cloud.  The resulting point cloud  data was cleared, colored and exported into .pts and .rcp file for use in creating 3D and 2D models.. 
  • SCENE Webshare Cloud- The point cloud data and imagery were exported to Faro SCENE Webshare Cloud, which the client to have access to a 360-degree  panoramic view of the data over the Internet using a simple web browser.  The client project manager and technical team were able to then add notes and take measurements directly from the scan viewer, and link it to the documentation.
For More Information on THE BEACON

"THE BEACON"Jenny Sabin Studio. Retrieved August 11, 2017.