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Dominion TV Series

 
We were required to do LIDAR Scanning of a large outdoor set for Dominion, a popular TV Series produced in South Africa. They required the survey for Crowd Simulation over a Large Outdoor Set so we used a combination of Terrestrial survey and Aerial Mapping to create the Digital Terrain Model. The survey produced more than 172 million points over a 40 hectare area and we used custom in-house software to create a clean surface mesh with about 40 polygons per square meter.

All geometry was controlled precisely to ensure that simulated characters and their shadows interface perfectly with the ground surface when inserted into the shot. We also surveyed some Location Markers for Match Moving to track the camera position and orientation relative to the Terrain Model.
 

Terrain Model - Polygonal Mesh   UAV Topographic Survey   Ground Control for UAV Topographic Survey

 
Unfortunately we cannot disclose more information since the series hasn't been broadcast yet and we don't want to spoil it for the viewers.
 

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