Eyetronics has announced that they have successfully completed the scanning of over 1,200 Major League baseball players and coaches for the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA).
Eyetronics was unanimously awarded the contract by MLB Players Association and game developers Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and 2K Sports over other competitors for its high quality models and texture maps, a necessity for next-generation game development, as well as Eyetronics' ability to provide mobile services.
"It is very important to the MLBPA that player models in baseball video games designed for next generation hardware set the standard for all sports games," said John Olshan of the MLBPA. "We selected Eyetronics for this project after an exhaustive review process because their graphics are drop dead beautiful and they have extensive experience working with high profile celebrities. They also provided innovative solutions to all of our concerns with respect to scanning a large number of people in a short period of time under unpredictable and often adverse conditions."
Five teams from Eyetronics visited 30 facilities throughout Florida and Arizona over eight days to conduct the facial capture scans of over 1.200 Major League baseball players. Using structured light technology with a high resolution Canon digital camera, Eyetronics scanned each player on a turntable in an accelerated scan time of three minutes.
Scan data from Eyetronics' equipment was then processed in the company's proprietary software and exported as 3D models with 4K texture and color data, ready for immediate integration in production pipelines.