3D CAR SCANS

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3D Car scans at Beaulieu National Motor Museum. Four land speed record cars scanned in one night.

At Forte Vision, 3D car scans are one of our three complementary specialities. We take pride in the comprehensive service we provide.

Explore the future of automotive design with Forte Vision’s 3D laser scanning service. In 2008, 32-bit PC tower systems and laboriously placing thousands of marker dots over cars was required. Continuous investment in the best equipment and software means what took days back then now takes only hours: we have evolved and refined our processes to achieve this and now typically without having to touch the vehicle.

Just as you wouldn’t expect a carpenter to arrive with only a set of chisels, effective 3D scanning requires a range of 3D scanners, specialist software, plugins, macros, and extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes across different eras.

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3D laser scanning President Woodrow Wilson’s Pierce-Arrow limousine on-site in Washington.

Forte Vision designs have respect for traditional skills and manufacturing methods. CAD designs do not have to look like they, to coin a phrase, ‘dropped off the planet CAD’ yesterday. The Forte Vision 3D car scans way leads to a creation that reflects how something was originally created.

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Forte Vision Bugatti Type 35, scan and CAD images on a 3D Systems brochure.

Our 3D laser scanning service is not just a solution; it’s an invitation to transform your automotive vision.


3D CAR SCANS UNDERTAKEN WORLDWIDE

The Forte Vision 3D scanning service spans the globe and can easily be booked ahead with a quick phone call or email. Work has equally been undertaken at short notice both in the UK and abroad, for example in the USA, Europe (pre and post-Brexit) and South Africa. All our equipment is portable, ensuring flexibility and efficiency in every project.


PORTFOLIO

Explore our portfolio showcasing a table of land vehicles 3D laser scanned by Forte Vision, reflecting our dedication to transparency and excellence. Our policy is, where possible, to retain 3D data for vehicles scanned on our own account, contributing to a comprehensive private database of non IP protected data.

MARQUES SCANNED
ACAlfa RomeoAllard
AlvisAmilcarAston Martin
AustinAvantiBallot
BentleyBluebird-Proteus CN7BMW
BristolBugattiBuick
CadillacCobraCooper Bristol
CorreCunninghamDaimler
DatsunDeep SandersonDelage
DelahayeDuesenbergFerrari
FordFrazer-NashGMC
Golden ArrowHealeyHeinkel
HudsonJaguarJensen
JowettLamborghiniLancia Aurelia B24 Spider
LeylandLister KnobblyLotus
MaseratiMcLarenMercedes
MesserschmittMeyers ManxMini
MitchellOld Yeller IIPierce-Arrow Series 51 limousine
PorscheRapportRenault
Rolls-RoyceSheraton-ThompsonSterling Speedster
SunbeamStirlingToyota
TriumphTuckerTVR
VanwallVolvo
Forte Vision – 3D scanned vehicles portfolio of work.

360 PANORAMIC IMAGES ARE POSSIBLE

As an option, we offer a panoramic camera for more visual record-keeping. Explore an example by holding left-click and dragging the image below. A view of a Ferrari 275 GTB interior. The image is compressed. Delivery output is a higher resolution.



INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP)

Navigating the complexities of data management, we invented the term “Special Category 3D Data (SC3D)” with the objective of avoiding involvement in IP disputes. Essentially, we do not hold IP protected data on our system. Each case is considered on its merits, and we welcome all proposals for 3D laser scanning car projects.

Further information regarding our view (not legal advice) on IP is here.


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    CARS CREATED FROM OUR 3D SCANS, BUCKS AND/OR BODY DESIGNS:

    FEATURED IN

    Octane – The Automobile – Road & Track – Develop3D – Classic & Sports Car – Bugatti brochure

    SHOWN AT

    Goodwood Revival – Goodwood Festival of Speed – London Concours – Hampton Court Concours – Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Rotunda / Royal Automobile Club – International Historic Motoring Awards – REAL2015 – Techno Classica – Retromobile

    DELIVERED BUCKS AND DESIGNS TO

    UK – France – Belgium – Holland – Germany – Italy – Ireland – South Africa – USA – Australia – Canada – Switzerland

    WORKED ON SITE AT

    UK – Frankfurt – Verbania – Limerick – Den Helder – Seattle – Salt Lake City – New York – Los Angeles – Las Vegas – Philadelphia – Birmingham (Alabama) – Indianapolis – San Francisco – Washington – Douglas Isle of Man – Johannesburg – Geneva – Roggliswil – Berlin – Paris – Nice

    NOTABLE PLACES WHERE WORK WAS UNDERTAKEN AND/OR DELIVERED

    Beaulieu National Motor Museum – BRE: Peter Brock Designs – Simeone Museum – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum – Thornley Kelham – Hall & Hall – Allard Cars – Shapecraft – Aston Martin Works – Mitchell Motors – Washington DC Auto Show – Geneva International Motor Show – The Bugatti Trust – Jim Stokes Workshops (JSWL) – Vintage Racing Green – Kia Design Center – Mouland & Yates – Williams Racing – Duncan Hamilton

    The legals:

    Forte Vision is not approved, associated, endorsed, sponsored or, in any way, affiliated with any of the businesses mentioned on this website. Any external business names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders. Any mention of trademarked names, businesses or other marks is for the purpose of reference only.