In the past two years, it seems like more and more people are talking about the “Metaverse”. The concept has brought new web traffic for the online marketing of various businesses.
Whether it’s the “Metaverse” that Mark Zuckerberg wants to create that allows users to live a “second life” in a virtual world, or the “Metaverse” that the e-commerce industry wants to build to allow users to enter a virtual shopping platform, to realize these concepts, the 3D scanning technology is crucial in every aspect.
The application of 3D scanning technology in the “Metaverse” can be realized by a set of steps: 3D scanning objects/people – model optimization with the help of third-party 3D design software – combined with the Virtual Reality (VR) technology to create a virtual world.
How to Creat 3D Digital Humans
1. iReal 3D Body Scanning
The first step is using iReal 3D handheld color scanner to 3D scan the person. Its infrared invisible structured light is completely safe to human eyes, within a few minutes, the complete 3D data of the scanned person can be collected.
2. Optimizing 3D Scan Data
Then, we transfer the scan data into third-party software (e.g.: ZBrush) to post-process.
3. Adjusting Topologies
This step is to adjust the topologies of the 3D face model so that it conforms to the direction of the facial muscles and also meets the animation production requirements.
4. Virtual Figure
Now, we have successfully finished the virtual figure. It can rotate and move with your operations.
5. Bond Binding
To make the virtual figure more life-like, the bond binding is necessary. It is often conducted on third-party software such as Maya, Blender, etc.
6. Motion Capture + Online Virtual Livestreaming
Through the MotionCapture software, the different movements of a person are recorded to make the movements of the virtual figure more realistic.
You can watch the video below to see the entire process.
Application Scenarios of Digital Humans
The digital human has a wide range of application scenarios. In addition to helping the building of “Metaverse”, it can also be used for online virtual live streaming of e-commerce platforms, virtual news broadcasts in the news industry, etc. Once a complete digital human system is established, enterprises can save costs to the maximum extent and realize higher economic benefits.