3D Scanning

In a new partnership, Wysiwyg 3D has joined forces with GoProto to create a unified laser scanning and advanced manufacturing service bureau.

Using state-of-the-art laser scanners, we rapidly capture digital records of real objects, people (cyber scanning), buildings, sets and locations (lidar scanning) and create accurate 3D computer models.

With portable 3D scanners we can come to you or work within our Sydney or Melbourne premises, which accommodate objects with a footprint up to 10m x 4m and weight up to 2 tonnes.

Our experienced staff will match the right scanner to your needs for scale, speed, accuracy, resolution, colour, etc. For example, GPS-coordinated, vehicle-mounted lidar scanner for construction, road or rail projects, as well as movie sets and locations.

Versatile equipment

We are experienced in long and short range scanning:

  • Actors
  • Archaeological sites
  • Artefacts
  • Artworks
  • Body parts
  • Buildings
  • Consumer products
  • Machinery and tools
  • Mines
  • Boats, aircraft, vehicles and their components



For the international entertainment industry, we offer cyber scanning using a 360° array of 85 digital cameras to surround an actor or prop.
We seamlessly merge 85 simultaneous photos to create accurate 3D computer models of the person or object for visual/special effects or costume design and manufacture.

For many other applications, including heritage documentation and recreation, our experienced, skilled and artistic experts combine 3D scanning (to record shapes and textures) with 2D photography (to capture colours) to create near-perfect 3D realism.

Accuracy of 3D scans

3D scanning is the most efficient and effective process to 3D recording, design and inspection. Our advanced technology and skilled operators will save you time and money and deliver a superior result.

3D Modelling

We use the data from our scanners to rebuild the precise geometry of the scanned object in a 3D digital (computer) model.
Our digital models are used to manufacture exact copies, enlargements or miniatures of real objects.

Through 3D printing, CNC machining and other techniques, replicas can be produced in a wide range of materials, including wood, foam, rubber, stone, plastic or metals.

  • Custom digital files – Customising digital files to industry standard formats (e.g. STL, IGES and STEP). View and manipulate in a range of software programs (Inventor, Solidworks and Maya).
  • Reverse engineering – After scanning the item, we use its measurements to generate 3D CAD and/or 2D drawings. This eliminates the need to design from a blank slate and reduces product development costs and time frames. Reverse engineering is often used for changing the design of existing products and repairing worn or broken parts (old car parts).

“I was wowed by your parts. Gave us a true assessment of our design both in wet and dry scenarios. Look forward to seeing pre-production parts.” — Cathy Hamill, Design Engineer – Newcastle, NSW
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