3D scanning a sacred Buddha

We had the great honour of 3D scanning a Buddha at Wat Tarn Ain (sometimes spelt Wat Tan En), Ayutthaya, Thailand.  The Wat will make replicas of this Buddha.

Creaform Metra 3D scanning a Buddha.
Creaform Metra 3D scanning a Buddha.

The history of this Buddha is not completely clear.  This Buddha statue “Luang Por Krab” was presumed created during the reign of King Prasadthong in B.E. 2185 (A.D. 1640). This Buddha has been in its current location for 80 years.

WOW – what an experience!

It is difficult to have an exact history of some temples.  The Wat Tarn Ain was presumed built in the Ayutthaya period, because of statues and other buildings located on the Wat date from that period.  The Ayutthaya period is over 400 years ago, but according to the documents of the National Buddhism, Wat Tarn Ain Monastery was built in B.E. 2360 (A.D. 1814) during the reign of King Rattanakosin and was officially granted the land by Royal Decree in A.D. 1828.

The Wat Tarn Ain is located at Moo 1, Tambol Tarn Ain,  Bang Pahan district,  Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province.  It can be found at this Google map location: https://goo.gl/maps/gKSFMgVqK9T2

The tools we used a Creaform Metra and Creaform Ctrack scanner system.  The software we use is Creaform’s VXElements and 3D Systems tools such as DesignX, Wrap and others.

Creaform C-track, Metra (the ball thing) and Fluke work as one.

Creaform C-track, Metra (the ball thing) and Fluke work as one.

Khun Fluke has scans this Buddha in several shots.

Khun Fluke 3D laser scans this Buddha in several shots.

Fluke and Creaform Metra scanning the back of the Buddha.

Fluke and Creaform Metra scanning the back of the Buddha.

Every detail is important to Khun Fluke.

Every detail is important to Khun Fluke.

Fluke and Creaform Metra scanning the back of the Buddha.

Fluke and Creaform Metra scanning the back of the Buddha.

Nice Global Dimension logo!

Nice Global Dimension logo!

Beautiful images appear in the Creaform VXElements software.

Beautiful images appear in the Creaform VXElements software.

Very nice data displayed in Creaform VXElements software.

Very nice data displayed in Creaform VXElements software.

While scanning, it was quite active with monks meditating.

While scanning, it was quite active with monks meditating.

Nice stretch to scan the top with the Creaform Metra scanner.

Nice stretch to scan the top with the Creaform Metra scanner.

We had to turn the Buddha around to capture all the details with the Creaform Metra.

We had to turn the Buddha around to capture all the details with the Creaform Metra.

Very beautiful Buddha.

Very beautiful Buddha.

Very beautiful Buddha.

Very beautiful Buddha.

Beautiful hand.

Beautiful hand.

The Buddha image is captured in Creaform VXElements.

The Buddha image is captured in Creaform VXElements.

Lovely fans at Wat Tan En.

Lovely fans at Wat Tan En.

We loved working at Wat Tan En, as the Buddha was sublime and the monks we met were very kind.  We hope to come back and see the replica Buddha they will make.  Please sign up for our newsletter, or “like/follow” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GlobalDimensionDesign

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