Digital Twin Vehicle 3d scanning
Digital Twin Artec Leo 3d Scannner
VW Baja Rear Color

VW Baja Digital Twin 3D Render

The 3DPrintworx-Europac3D team recently received an intriguing project to perform a 3D scan of a VW Baja Bug and create a precise 3D digital twin for various downstream applications, including 3D rendering and CGI. Although most vehicle surfaces have relatively simple curvature and complexity, scanning a vehicle remains a challenging task.

One of the primary difficulties involves accessing certain hard-to-reach areas, such as the front grill, brake pads and discs, wheel arches, headlights, and windscreen wipers, among others. These intricate components pose significant challenges during the scanning process.

Moreover, the sheer size of the car presents another obstacle. Most cars being around 4 to 5 meters in length, it becomes challenging to scan them quickly and efficiently, particularly with the limitations of most industrial 3D scanners available in the market that are not well-suited for handling larger volumes. This complexity adds to the difficulty of achieving comprehensive scans.

As if these challenges weren’t enough, the client also requested the internal areas of the car to be scanned, introducing another layer of difficulty due to restricted accessibility and numerous obstructions hindering the complete capture of the car’s internal structure.

However, the team at 3DPrintworx was determined to overcome these obstacles and deliver an accurate and high-quality 3D digital twin of the VW Baja Bug to meet the client’s needs and expectations. For this task, the Artec Leo, the world’s first wireless and AI-driven 3D scanner, was chosen, further enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of the scanning process.