3D scans and sculptures

3D Scanning For The Creative Industries

3Dify is a 3D scanning studio in the heart of Brighton, UK. We provide high quality photogrammetry 3D scanning services using our bespoke instant capture DSLR rig.

We capture full colour photorealistic 3D body scans and hyper-realistic 3D head and object scans for artists, digital production, galleries, museums, and installations.

Our work has featured at international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale, Little Big City Berlin, and Stoa169, and UK events including Comicon and the Brighton digital festival.

Got a project idea? Email us to find out how our technology can help you as an artist.


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Find out what others say about working with us



Claudia Fontes | International artist

3Dify provided 3D scan services during the making of my installation The Horse Problem. They made a success of the project by getting involved and managing all technical aspects of the 3D scan process, with great patience and understanding of the artistic requirements. I am very grateful.

Project | Venice Biennale The Horse Problem


Sebastien Boyesen | Sculptor

I needed a 3D scan of a life-size person for a digital printing commission and had already tried using a handheld scanner, but it just didn't do a good enough job - took too long, had problems with colour and materials etc - and it was impossible to capture a 'moment in time'. I didn't want a static, dead, lifeless pose.

I knew that I needed a Photogrammetry setup for my scan, and visiting 3Dify was a revelation. If you need a Photogrammetry digital 3D capture, I would give 10/10 - great pricing for artists, nothing is too much trouble...I'll be back.


Project | The Centurion sculpture


Matt Fox | Merlin Entertainments

We worked with Ian on a project where we had to scan people in period accurate costume then shrink them down and 3D print them. The work Ian did was fantastic and was exactly what we needed. We managed to get a good number of scans done in a day with great accuracy.The final files were watertight and ready for printing.

Project | Little Big City Berlin


Simon McCormickcox | Hawkeye Solutions

Really flexible outfit with great solutions. We got a really high quality 3D model within the deadline and were impressed with the results

Project | Cricketer character creation for VFX


Jeroen Aerts | 3D artist

It was great working together with Ian. He was very helpful and accommodating to our needs when it came to making adjustments to his setup and refining the results from the scan. As a professional 3d artist I can say we were very satisfied with the results of their work as well as all the service they provided.

Project | 3D character scan for VFX on Salvation


Sophie De Oliveira Barata | Alt Limb Pro

3Dify is always a pleasure to work with . Ian works hard to find the best and simplest solution for any given project I hand him. I will definitely recommend 3Dify.

Project | Limb scanning for prosthetics


Mike Penwolf | Multi Disciplined Fabricator at Panotechnica

Ian was very helpful, scanning Stephen Jones in the big rig. He also did great work, in very difficult onsite conditions, scanning a small bronze sculpture of George IV. I would highly recommend 3Dify and look forward to doing more work with them.

Project | Stephen Jones exhibition at the Brighton Royal Pavilion


Sarah Ticho | Immersive Health Technology specialist

Working with 3Dify has been an absolute pleasure, Ian is incredibly professional and really has gone above and beyond in supporting us with our project. Everything was so quick and efficient to manage, and we're overjoyed with how the project has resulted. I wholeheartedly recommend them as a great company to help with all things 3D scanning and printing.

Project | Hatsumi R&D



Since 3Dify launched with the first 3D body scan and 3D print art installation in the UK we've worked on some fascinating projects with amazing companies and artists. Here are some of our favourites:

3D scanning and character creation

For motion capture experts AIQ Synertial we 3D scanned Selin in a full motion capture tracking outfit and provided cleaned and retopologised 3D models to provide an animation ready character

Character scan for AIQ Synertial
Character scan for AIQ Synertial
Character scan for AIQ Synertial

3D scanning for VFX

We 3D scanned actor Craig Middleburg in a full WW1 soldier uniform for the brilliant Amsterdam film makers The Panics. A detailed head and body scan were post produced by the studio for a spectacular VFX shot frozen in time and space, that featured in the sci fi teaser Salvation, directed by Mischa Rozema.

Salvation, sci fi teaser
Soldier scan for Panics
Soldier scan for Panics
Soldier scan for Panics
Soldier scan for Panics

3D scanning for exhibition

For the Stephen Jones exhibition we captured a highly detailed 3D head scan of the famous milliner and a small sculpture of King George IV. These scans were optimised and used to create life size 3D printed gilded busts, which featured prominently at the exhibition.

Stephen Jones 3D head scan
Stephen Jones sculptures Brighton Pavillion

Full body scanning for Stoa 169 sculpture

Artist Gina Czarnecki commissioned 3Dify to create a series of 3D scans of performance artist Iona Kewney. The scans were merged and 3D printed to create the 4m tall pillar sculpture in Polling, Germany.

Character scan for short film Pavement

To help create the visual effects for a crowdfunded short film about homelessness in the UK, 3Dify captured detailed head, hands and feet 3D scans of actor Steve Evets. Pavement was produced by Hannah Stevenson and directed by Jason Wingard, and is part of the Uncertain Kingdom collection.

Pavement still from the short film

Venice Biennale: The Horse Problem

3Dify are incredibly honoured to have been placed in charge of 3D scanning for Argentinian artist Claudia Fontes' Venice Biennale sculpture. The challenge was to scan two people at a quality high enough for them to then be fabricated at life-size, and scan the artist's maquette of a horse so it could be re-created as a 5 metre tall sculpture. We provided 3D photogrammetry scanning and collaborated with 3D modelling artist Lola Lipsum, who digitally remodelled and re-posed the scans, to realise the artist's amazing vision. Heralded by mainstream media as one of the 'must sees', it was also recognised as one of the 'most photographed' exhibits of the Venice Biennale.

The Horse Problem, Claudia Fontes
The Horse Problem, Claudia Fontes
The Horse Problem, Claudia Fontes
The Horse Problem, Claudia Fontes
The Horse Problem, Claudia Fontes

Berlin Little Big City exhibition

We're very pleased to have worked with Merlin Entertainments on the spectacular Little BIG City, a permanent exhibition in the iconic Berlin TV tower, which takes the visitor on a journey through the history of Berlin in miniature. 3Dify created full 3D body scans of people in authentic period costume and digitally enhanced the models, which were then 3D printed, painted, and added to amazingly detailed historical multi-media dioramas.

Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin
Little Big City Berlin

VR Sam high res head scan

3Dify created a highly detailed optimised photogrammetry scan for top VR influencer Sam Watts aka VRSam. Images of the head scan appeared in VRWorldTech Magazine

VR Sam from MakeReal photogrammetry scan

London Comic Con 3D scanning

Commissioned by experiential marketing agency Experience12, we provided bespoke technology for the Vue RealD stand where we captured over 300 costumed attendees and created 3D models for them to view online during the event. These models have achieved almost 50,000 views online. Click on a model to load then drag around to view the model in 3D.

Hawkeye cricketer 3D character

Hawkeye, leaders in the field of sports line call technology, gave 3Dify the challenge of scanning a cricketer in full kit using our high resolution photogrammetry system, and with the help of supreme 3D artist Lola Lipsum, we provided an optimised and retextured model to work in their 3D visualistion for sports television.

Hawkeye 3D cricketer model
Hawkeye 3D cricketer model
Hawkeye 3D cricketer model

360º Time Freeze event

For the Brighton Costume Games and the Brighton Digital Festival wrap party we provided the ultimate photobooth 'Revolve'. Our custom bullet time rig froze revellers in action and printed a unique QR code linking to their online video during the event.

Art installation: Break the Mould

1 month, 4 venues, 400+ scans and 3D prints, 6,000,000+ files.

At the Brighton Digital Festival, 3Dify™ provided the technology for the first 3D scanning and 3D printing installation in the UK, Break the Mould. A collaboration with innovative Brighton digital agency Developing Dreams and renowned Italian artist Emilia Telese that received widespread mainstream press attention. People were invited to step inside a giant sculpture, get scanned and 3D printed as a mini sculpture.

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