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TruePoint 3D laser scanned the Hard Rock Stadium for use in a mixed-reality experience during the 2020 Super Bowl.

Case Study: TruePoint 3D Laser Scans Hard Rock Stadium for Mixed Reality Super Bowl Feature

  • We would like to thank The Famous Group, the Miami Dolphins and the Hard Rock Stadium for allowing us to be a part of this project.” - Ryan Hacker, President of TruePoint Laser Scanning

Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida

Task: TruePoint 3D laser scanned the Hard Rock Stadium for use in a mixed-reality experience during the 2020 Super Bowl on February 2. Mixed reality is a blend of physical and virtual worlds that includes both real and computer-generated objects. The two worlds are "mixed" together to create a realistic environment.

Challenge: It was important to the client that the existing spatial layout was captured with great accuracy. When generating the mixed reality experience, computer-generated objects must precisely interact with the physical environment to sell the realism.

Solution: The upper and lower stands, field topography, LED display screens, LED ribbon around stadium, two Hard Rock Stadium signs and roof structure were documented with a survey-grade Leica P40 ScanStation. In two days onsite, 172 laser scans of precise point cloud data was captured. TruePoint’s team of in-house engineers quickly generated a 3D Revit model for the client. The client planned to use Autodesk Maya, a 3D computer animation, modeling and rendering software to create an augmented reality (AR) simulation.

Deliverables: TruePoint delivered point cloud files in .rcs format, a 3D Revit Model, and a FBX file. The client was also able to view the model progress using Autodesk A360, a web-browser application that allows engineers and project teams to work together more easily in an online workspace.

Added Value: “Everything we do at TruePoint Laser Scanning is highly custom. This client wanted portions of the stadium modeled in LOD 100 and portions modeled in LOD 300. Our deliverables were customized, so the client is only paying for what they need,” Aaron Hunt, Lead Technical Manager.

For information on 3D laser scanning for mixed reality applications, contact TruePoint 3D Laser Scanning at 419-843-7226 or info@truepointscanning.com.

Watch the NFL 100 ceremony prior to Super Bowl LIV featuring this six-minute video of mixed-reality graphics executed by Fox Sports and The Famous Group.

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The upper and lower stands, field topography, LED display screens, LED ribbon around stadium, two Hard Rock Stadium signs and roof structure were documented with a survey-grade Leica P40 ScanStation.

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TruePoint quickly generated a 3D Revit model of the stadium for use in Autodesk Maya, a computer animation software.

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The client requested a custom Revit model, portions were modeled in LOD 100 and portions in LOD 300.

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The client was able to view the model progress using Autodesk A360, a web-browser application that allows project teams to work together in an online workspace.