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Scan Engine is a cutting-edge 3D scanning studio based in Paris. We specialize in the creation of lifelike digital humans and 3D avatars and we address the 3D scanning needs of every creative industry.

Recent 3D scanning Works

A selection of recent projects featuring our 3D scans, from movies to series, games and music videos.

Lupin: Part 3

David Fincher's The Killer

Love Death + Robot Vol 2

Magic the Gathering

FIFA 2023 – PSG Female squad

Call of Duty Warzon 2.0 – Neymar Jr

They Trust Us

3D Scanning Services in Paris

Scan Engine specializes in high-quality human 3D scans for a wide range of industries. Our services include casting, face and full-body scans, facial retopology, detailed textures, grooming, props, custom MetaHumans and much more.

We are a team of experienced professionals from the animation, video game, and cinema industries, dedicated to delivering high-quality, efficient results using cutting-edge photogrammetry technology.

3D Scan Photoset

Photoset

Raw scan results from our studio in Paris

Raw Scan

Clean 3D scans

Clean Scan

Custom MetaHuman based on your scanned character

MetaHuman

3D SCAN TECHNOLOGY

Based on the photogrammetry technique, our technology allows us to precisely measure a model based on photographs, and restore the exact geometric position of its points.

192-camera setup

for face and body scans

36 Canon 5DSR

@ 50 Mpx

The setups

Our 3D scan rig is composed of  192 cameras which are set up to a modulable 360° metal rig surrounded by lights, based on a concept by Lee Perry-Smith. They are triggered simultaneously in 1/100th seconds around the subject, in order to recreate the 3D model. The structures include long lenses meant to capture the maximum quality for the scans.

The setups

Our 3D scan rig is composed of  192 cameras which are set up to a modulable 360° metal rig surrounded by lights, based on a concept by Lee Perry-Smith. They are triggered simultaneously in 1/100th seconds around the subject, in order to recreate the 3D model. The structures include long lenses meant to capture the maximum quality for the scans.

Expression blendshapes

Our proprietary pipeline was developed specially to anticipate the animation of the models, and thus enables us to handle blendshape cleaning while keeping a perfect alignment for topology and textures.

Expression blendshapes

Our proprietary pipeline was developed specially to anticipate the animation of the models, and thus enables us to handle blendshape cleaning while keeping a perfect alignment for topology and textures.

3D scanning for any Industry

At Scan Engine, we tailor our 3D services to accommodate a wide range of industries. Our expertise extends to film and TV, fashion and beauty, visual arts, advertising and music.

We’re passionate about pioneering 3D outside of games and film, bringing specialty services to all creatives. Our team is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art 3D character services, whether it’s for high-quality animated faces, video game characters, or creating digital doubles for various applications such as music videos or digital fashion campaigns.

The Scan Engine Team

Our team is a dynamic assembly of industry-leading professionals from Unit Image, a celebrated 3D and VFX studio based in Paris, France. In every project Scan Engine undertakes, our team’s deep-rooted passion for 3D art, coupled with their extensive industry experience, ensures that we consistently deliver exceptional results using state of the art tools in the realm of 3D scanning, digital humans and character creation.

Veteran 3D Animation & VFX Specialists

Our team members are not just experienced; they are veterans with a proven track record in producing photorealistic animations and visual effects, bringing stories to life with unparalleled creativity and precision.

Human 3D Scanning For All Use Cases

Our team’s expertise spans a wide range of use cases, from music videos to fashion shows and art displays. Our experience allows us to cover all needs related to human avatars, regardless of industry, media or display, and to properly advise any kind of project.

Creators of Award-Winning Characters

The proficiency of our team is showcased in the numerous 3D characters we’ve crafted for Unit Image’s award-winning films. These characters are not just digital constructs; they are a testament to our team’s dedication to quality and artistic excellence.

Extensive Knowledge of Production Constraints

With an extensive understanding of the nuances and constraints in video game or film production, the team at our Parisian studio excels at delivering exceptional results within tight deadlines while navigating the complex landscape of digital creation.

Our 3D scanning studio is located in the heart of Paris and features dressing rooms, meeting spaces, lounges and all necessary amenities.