Applications For 3D Scanning in Museums
Using metrology and 3D scanners, experts can collect important and accurate data on artifacts and historical structures to streamline the restoration process. 3D scanners can be used to capture data on tiny artifacts or the interior/exterior of a large building — the possibilities are truly limitless. Once you choose the right 3D scanner for the job, you’ll be able to tackle virtually any preservation project, no matter the scale.
Augmented reality (AR) is the newest innovation in the museum world. It adds a new layer to the museum experience — quite literally! AR allows you to overlay digital elements over the real world — so when people point their smartphone camera at an artifact, they get flooded with added visuals and supplementary information that adds context and creates a richer museum experience.
At Reality 3D, we’re experts at implementing 3D renderings into industry-leading AR/VR platforms — we’re happy to help you build a museum AR/VR platform you’re proud of.
Photos can only get you so close to an artifact. If you’re looking to engage your museum audience even when they’re outside of the museum, 3D scanning is a great place to start. By 3D scanning artifacts, you give your audience a hyper-accurate, surprisingly life-like, all-angles view — they can move and manipulate the artifact as they see fit.
It’s an amazing way to create a digital collection that’s engaging and interactive for audiences of all demographics — and it’ll make people more excited than ever to check out your museum in person.