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3D scanning in art


Juliusz Słowacki Theatre is a unique cultural institution in Krakow. In addition to talented actors, an important element of their performances is also the stage design that completes each performance. To create a new decoration component and thus support artistic scenery, this theater used 3D scanning services using the eviXscan 3D Heavy Duty Quadro scanner.

Creating a copy of the object in the process of rapid prototyping

The management of the Krakow theater asked us to make a copy of the sculpture of the Madonna of Krużlowa, which was to be part of the stage decor in the show “Name of the Rose”. Using the eviXscan 3D Heavy Duty Quadro scanner and using rapid prototyping, the desired effect was added to the scenery.

Precise reproduction of such a complicated geometry of the original object is possible only thanks to the use of a 3D scanner. Compared to traditional methods of reproducing works of art, 3D scanning is a much cheaper, faster, simpler and – most importantly non-invasive method. Sculpture scans were developed by engineers and placed in an STL file, in which the object was enlarged to the appropriate dimensions, and then printed in 3D.

The resulting print accurately reproduced the surface condition of the original sculpture, which allowed the discovery of previously unnoticeable details.

Currently, this facility is located in the National Museum in Krakow. A copy of the sculpture Madonna of Krużlowa was a very important decorative element of the Krakow theater scene. This work is an inspiring example for the use of professional 3D scanners for reverse engineering. 3D scanning technology, especially using the eviXscan 3D Heavy Duty Quadro scanner greatly improves the entire process of reproduction and possible editing of a wide range of objects.

Event Information

  • Software : eviXscan 3D scanner
  • Hardware: eviXscan 3D scanner