L is for Lidar

As Graham Edwards notes in this insightful  article making movies has always been about data capture. Turns out the use of lidar on a movie set is now becoming commonplace.

Graham notes, “If you read behind-the-scenes articles about film production, you’ll probably know that lidar scanners are regularly used to make 3D digital models of sets or locations. The word has even become a verb, as in, “We lidared the castle exterior.” Like all the other forms of data capture, lidar is everywhere.”

The entertainment industry has long been the driver of high tech innovation. Looks like that is continuing with lidar.

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