The original project is a 1:5 scale clay model of a single-seater economy car. The design of the vehicle was intended to be an electric (or hybrid, or hydrogen, etc.) city car, as compact as possible for urban life. Clay models are common in the automotive industry because they are an efficient medium to add and take away material, allowing for extremely refined changes and surface development. However, clay models are completed by hand, based off sketches, so there is no digital data. In order to capture the exact clay model into 3D data, a laser scan is necessary. Having a laser scanned clay model allows the designer to make further developments in 3D CAD, and potentially produce the design prototype at different scales (i.e. full-size) while staying true to the original sculpted forms.

Balonbay 3D Laser Scanning Clay Car Model

Balonbay 3D Laser Scanning Clay Car Model

Balonbay 3D Laser Scanning Clay Car Model

Balonbay 3D Laser Scanning Clay Car Model

Balonbay 3D Laser Scanning Clay Car Model
Balonbay 3D Laser Scanning Clay Car Model
Balonbay 3D Laser Scanning Clay Car Model
Balonbay 3D Laser Scanning Clay Car Model
Balonbay 3D Laser Scanning Clay Car Model