PROPS & GRAPHICS
using eART SCANNING
|All creative work on this page
and on this web site are
copyrighted by the Author,
T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.
and all rights are reserved
|Notice how the object
floats before the
give a 3-D effect
(You can't get that
with a camera!!!)
|Not a camera photo
but a direct scan of an
injury, directly into
Props & Graphics with eArt Scanning
While we want you to purchase our book on eART SCANNING, Terry has been free to give away his methods at seminars, private explanations, downloading information and other freebies.
Continuing therefore, we are giving away some freebies on how to do eART SCANNING for use in props and graphics.
Terry has designed numerous objects for use by a group, within an organization called ASYNCHRONY, which group is developing an interactive computer game. Terry's graphics are the basis for these eART SCANS to then be turned into moveable and immovable objects in the game. We will keep you posted when the game goes on the market, as it requires yet a good bit of work by others involved in the other portions of the project.
If you have read the page on this web site on eART SCANNING, then you already know a good deal of the process which Terry Proctor has developed. If not click here on eArt-Scanning.htm which will take you to that page. You can see that the same view of the Pleistocene Tortoise claw is shown. There is a reason. That eART SCAN probably shows better the effect which Terry is trying to achieve in each eART SCAN than any other. Notice how the claws appear to be far in front of the background and as if you could pick them up out of where they float.
The reason for this is because in the process of the eART SCAN, Terry places the objects on the scanner glass, facing toward the scanner lens; then he builds up around the perimeter of the scanner a series of "risers" which tower about 3" to 4" above the scanner glass. Over these risers, Terry suspends a couple of sheets of tissue and/or gel, so that they will diffuse the light which he is then going to suspend above the tissue or gel.
Then using a couple of fluorescent worklights, bolted together at the bottom, and with the light facing down, toward the scanner glass, which lights are suspended from above by lying the lights on a large circular ring, of a chemistry ring stand. The light is just above the tissue.
The effect then is that as the scanner scans from below, the background around the scanned item is a colored tissue, through which diffused light is coming, to light up the back ground.
The object appears suspended in front of the background, because it actually is 3" or 4" in front of the tissue or gel background. This dramatic effect is achieved using a cheap scanner, some make-do objects, a worklight, something to suspend it above your scanner and a tissue out of the sleeve of a coat from the cleaners (or colored gift tissue from Walmart or other store).
For less than $400 you can buy a printer which will print 13" x 19" matte finish prints. You can frame them, use them for evidence, or other graphics or prop use.
There are a lot more details on the number of dpi, colors, and things I have learned. I hope you will want to buy my book on eART SCANNING, Something New Under The Sun. Go to our GiftShop.htm if you would like to buy our book, either on line or a copy by mail.
Good luck and I hope you find eART SCANNING to be enjoyable and profitable for you.