3D scanning can expand your artistic possibilities by easily removing the physical limitations that come with making things by hand. A digital tool like a 3D Scanner could open new worlds of detail and exploration.
The 3D scanner can be a powerful tool, especially when used in a larger creative process. It’s an element that greatly decreases the amount of time and work involved, and opens up new creative possibilities. A 3D printer and 3D scanner effectively simulates a mini-manufacturing environment, where one sculpture can be used to create many items. It also gives more artistic freedom to sculpt objects in any size, choosing a size that feels right, in order to let creativity flow. Then, the results of that work can be made to fit any size parameter that commercial endeavors require.
One of the synergies of combining 3D scanning with 3D printing is the ability to create physical replicas of real-world objects with true likeness to the original.
Sculptors are turning to the technological advantages of 3D scanning and 3D printing to assist with the artistic process. Useful throughout the life cycle of a creative project, from capturing the form and detail of work, to scaling models as well as digital archiving on completion; 3D modelling can become one of an artists most useful tools.