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.

Advantages of 3D Scanning with GoProto

Fast & Thorough – 3D laser scanning records thousands to tens of thousands of data points per second. CMM & traditional surveying devices only measure one data point at a time.  3D scans can be completed within hours or days depending on the scale, allowing your project to progress at an accelerated rate.

Accuracy – High level of accuracy helps ensure that measurements are correct the first time so that less work is needed to complete subsequent steps in design and production stage.

Non-Contact – Because 3D laser scanning is an optical-based technology, there is no need for the scanner to touch the object. This can be helpful when seeking to measure small, intricate, or fragile features that may be distorted or damaged when touched.

Cost-Effective – Less time & labour being spent during the measurement acquisition and design iteration steps.

Safety – Our portable 3D laser scanners record accurate measurements up to several hundred meters. This keeps operators safe when the survey area is dangerous due to topography or chemical facilities.  The speed of our technology also reduces the time we are on location.

Versatile equipment

We are experienced in long and short range scanning, scanning actors & body parts, archaeological sites & artefacts, artworks, buildings, consumer products, machinery & 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.

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).

Case Studies


“Hey Guys, Hope all is well! I just received the sheet metal parts and assembled them onto the prototype it belongs to and it’s perfect! Just wanted to let you know you guys did a great job!” — Daren Northcotte, Design Engineer – Sydney, NSW
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