3D scanning: a modern restoration technique

Published on : 09 April 20213 min reading time
Over time, the work will change, lose its brilliance, its originality and sometimes even show traces of the passage of time. When the time came to restore the work, a question arose: what did this work look like a few years ago? To answer this question, the creation must be brought back to life and restored in a very simple way. This is one of the modern art restoration techniques available.

Why and how do you restore art?

Recovery allows you to give new life to a creation, but it is not limited to that. Art is a means of expression for artists seeking to express their work. For this reason, art restoration must be done thoughtfully, sensitively and wisely. Therefore, for each restoration, the soul of the work and the personality of the creator must be respected. The ideal method of repair is not to alter the original work, it can be removed at any time without damaging the creation. The technique is to add small things to the work to make it clearer without damaging the original work. As time goes by, recovery methods continue to evolve. Faster and simpler, 3D scanning for art restoration allows you to restore and even copy artworks. 

3D scanning is a modern restoration technique

3D scanning software for art restoration is extremely powerful. Regardless of the size of the object, you can work with 3D objects such as sculptures or art frames. The software is linked to non-contact scanning sensors installed around the artwork by experts. These sensors can analyse the size, volume and texture of the object in detail and then recreate it as a 3D file on the computer. The software reproduces all the details of the original works very faithfully. An artist can use this technique to make a mould, which will be used to make several copies of the same work, so it is ideal for copying or completely restoring the work. Needs maintenance, such as rosettes, frames, etc.

Advantages of using 3D scanning for art restoration

In the past, it took a lot of time and money to create a model. In addition to allowing the same copy of a work or part of a work, the 3D scanning technique for art restoration is much faster than manual production. The technique can be used for almost impossible tasks, as the only operation required is the installation of the sensor. Therefore, there is no need to transfer the work to the artist’s studio, nor to risk further damage to the work to be restored. 3D scanning is very suitable for the restoration or reproduction of works of art, especially sculptures, decorations or architectural ornaments.

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