At Factum Foundation, Reality Capture software is used to process data captured from the field and create the outputs that inform the materializing workflow to produce large-scale facsimiles. The high-resolution depth maps and meshes form the basis for routing and 3D printing while the overall registration of the laser scan data and photogrammetry provide a guide for creating and placing the materials within exhibitions. Capturing Reality´s software enables us to blend together our capture technologies into cohesive data formats, produce high-resolution depth maps and meshes, and train students in low-cost documentation alternatives.
With origins dating back to 1857, Canon Production Printing is a global leader in digital imaging, industrial printing and collaborative business services. Their mission is to accelerate new digital print technologies and transform them into local printing products and services for blue-chip multinationals around the globe and creative studios around the corner. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Canon Production Printing operates a vast global network of R&D centres to connect emerging digital print technologies to future markets, while located in the heart of Europe’s hi-tech corridor.
Canon Production Printing works closely with the Factum Foundation adapting their elevated printing technology to print reliefs up to 15 mm high. The Foundation used the Canon prints to create the final panels and sarcophagus for the exhibition Scanning Seti: the Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb.
Factum Foundation and French photogrammetry specialists Iconem collaborate on a number of different projects. Iconem is an innovative startup that combines the large-scale scanning capacities of drones and the photorealistic quality of 3D to digitize endangered cultural heritage sites and record them for future generations. Iconem uses digital technology to create screen-based visualisations of heritage sites. Iconem and Factum share many ideas on issues such as the ownership and access to data, believing that profits derived from the data should always benefit the institutions preserving the site or the work of art.