MAD MMX – Opening Title Sequence from Physalia Studio on Vimeo.

3D scanning and visual effects, the likes of which were popularized in Radiohead’s House of Cards video and open source code, are now more readily available to the masses than ever. Thank Kyle McDonald’s excellent DIY 3D scanning software, built in Processing. Resources, if you’d like to try this yourself:
DIY 3D Scanner @ OpenProcessing

Structured Light 3D Wiki [Google Code] [with loads of other fantastic projects]

The point of democraticizing tools, though, should be better artistic output. So it’s encouraging to see this gorgeous-looking intro video for Spain’s MAD MMX, the Madrid visual conference, which took place at the beginning of this month. It’s the work of motion and visual effects house Physalia.

Be sure to spot some of the terrific human body deconstruction about two minutes in; I’d love to see more of this element in particular. You can see more of the techniques behind the work in the making-of video at bottom.

Music by Tinnitustudio (Alex Mediavilla & Egus).

You can follow Physalia on Facebook.

Anyone else working with these open 3D scanning tools?

MAD MMX – Opening Title Sequence. Making Of from Physalia Studio on Vimeo.