Mesmer creation

Photogrammetry

  1. Look-alike subject is seated in the middle of the photogrammetry rig to allow pictures from every angle
  2. Photos are taken simultaneously using 36 cameras
  3. Photogrammetry works by capturing multiple overlapping digital photographs from different angles. They are then digitally reconstructed into a 3D model by comparing pixel colors and defining anchor points

3D Modelling

  1. The raw 3D sculpture is taken into modelling software
  2. Details are tidied-up and hair is removed to establish a clean 3D model
  3. The 3D model is meticulously checked for accuracy of likeness before going to 3D print

3D Printing, Moulding and Detail

  • 3D Printing: An accurate mould of the digital model is produced on a stereolithography 3D printer
  • Moulding: Silicone is injected into the mould to create the life like skin for the robot
  • Detail: Hair and fine detail paints are added to the silicone skin by hand

Mechanics, Animation and sound

  • Mechanics: The silicone skin is placed over the custom made robotic head to complete final assembly
  • Animation & sound: Movement sequences and sound is then added using Engineered Arts’ powerful cloud software Virtual Robot

Final product

  • The bespoke Mesmer figure is installed to client’s requirements ready to wow visitors

Mesmer creation

Photogrammetry

Look-alike subject is seated in the middle of the photogrammetry rig to allow pictures from every angle

Photos are taken simultaneously using 36 cameras

Photogrammetry works by capturing multiple overlapping digital photographs from different angles. They are then digitally reconstructed into a 3D model by comparing pixel colors and defining anchor points

3D Modelling

The raw 3D sculpture is taken into modelling software

Details are tidied-up and hair is removed to establish a clean 3D model

The 3D model is meticulously checked for accuracy of likeness before going to 3D print

3D Printing, Moulding and Detail

3D printing: An accurate mould of the digital model is produced on a stereolithography 3D printer
Moulding: Silicone is injected into the mould to create the life like skin for the robot
Detail: Hair and fine detail paints are added to the silicone skin by hand

Mechanics, Animation & Sound

Mechanics: The silicone skin is placed over the custom made robotic head to complete final assembly
Animation & sound: Movement sequences and sound is then added using Engineered Arts’ powerful cloud software Virtual Robot

Final product

The bespoke Mesmer figure is installed to client’s requirements ready to wow visitors