The mobile 3D RealityCapture ScanLab (3reCapSL, pronounced three-capsel) consists of 130 consumer DSLM cameras for full 3D capture of a dynamic scene and ten high-end video cameras for detailed 3D motion capture in conjunction with appropriately controllable daylight LED lighting technology.

Modularly usable tripods with reliable cabling for power, data and precise synchronization are provided for flexible on-site use. Prompt and step-by-step photogrammetric analysis of both image and video information also requires appropriate hierarchically distributed high-performance computing technology and software.


The 3reCapSL can be used to fill the existing knowledge gaps in both applied and basic research in the area of real-time ultra-high resolution spatial acquisition of dynamic scenes. The device infrastructure is to be integrated into the ongoing and planned research activities of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. In particular, this concerns the Weimar research focus Digital Engineering. In addition, however, it will also serve as a catalyst for a wide range of research activities and be used to promote innovative research projects related to the digitization of moving 3D models in Thuringia.

The high-resolution 3D models including material properties are predestined for the creation of digital worlds and the support of related creative innovations. In particular, the detailed capture of dynamic movements offers enormous potential for the creative industries in a wide variety of virtual living worlds.

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The project supported by the Free State of Thuringia was co-financed by funds from the European Union within the framework of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).