What is Reality Capture?

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Welcome to our CR Kennedy blog where hopefully we answer an increasingly common question about an exciting technology that's changing the way we perceive reality – What is Reality Capture?

Now you might be wondering, what on earth is Reality Capture? In simple terms, it's a process involving the capture of spatial data from the real world and storing it into a digital format. This can be achieved through various methods, but one of the most popular ones is by using laser scanners.

Reality Capture is finding its way into new applications and use cases. In the world of cultural heritage preservation, Reality Capture is being used to create high-fidelity digital representations of historical sites, artifacts, and artwork captured at a point in time. This not only allows us to better understand and appreciate these treasures, but also helps to preserve them for future generations. By using these methods to generate our digital models, we can create spaces for people to work within remotely away from sites for training and educational purposes. One example would be mining facilities that are aiming to create a replica of their site to train staff and future inductees on the current health and safety requirements or even to provide remote operators with an accurate virtual reality space to practice tasks in.

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The possibilities of Reality Capture are truly endless, and it's exciting to see how this technology will continue to evolve and impact our world in the years to come.

When it comes to laser scanners, Leica is a name that is synonymous with excellence. Their terrestrial laser scanners are some of the best in the market, and they have a range of products to cater to different applications and industries, so it’s easy to see why they are leading the charge in the popular and exciting field of Reality Capture.

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First let's start with the BLK2GO - a handheld and mobile 3D laser scanner that allows you to capture reality on the go!

It's perfect for scanning small to medium-sized spaces, and its lightweight design makes it portable and easy to carry around. In a similar space to the BLK2GO, if there’s something out of reach send up the BLK2FLY and fill in that void. If you need more detail in a larger room or to a higher accuracy, then the all-new BLK360 has got you sorted. Data from all different scanners can be combined to tailor a deliverable to the users needs or site constraints.

Leica BLK2GO

Next up is the RTC360 - a high-speed 3D laser scanner that's designed for capturing large environments with ease.

It's equipped with advanced technology that allows it to capture up to 2 million points per second and its Visual Inertial System (VIS) can track the scanner moving locations, which means you can scan a large area in no time!

Leica BLK2GO

But if you're looking for something even more powerful, then the P-Series scanners (P30, P40, P50) might be just what you need.

These scanners are designed for high-precision scanning of large-scale projects, such as buildings and infrastructure. They offer exceptional range, speed, and accuracy, making them a top choice for professionals.

 

In conclusion, Reality Capture is a rapidly evolving technology that has the potential to revolutionise a variety of industries. By capturing the real world into a digital format, we can create highly accurate and detailed representations of our surroundings. From architecture and engineering to entertainment and video games, Reality Capture is already making its mark. And with companies like Leica leading the charge with their innovative laser scanning solutions, it's clear that this technology is only going to get better and more accessible. Whether you're a professional looking to improve your workflow or simply interested in the latest advancements in technology, Reality Capture is definitely a space to stay involved in.

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Leica BLK2GO Handheld Imaging Laser Scanner
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