We have all had great ideas, but how many of us go through with that idea? I have been providing 3D scanning solutions for over 15 years and the reasons for 3D laser scanning never cease to impress me. It is commonly used for Mechanical, Architectural and Infrastructure and is even being used with video games and movies. We are capturing data for preservation, etc, but this client has really opened my eyes on how 3D laser scanning can be used and has introduced me to KICKSTARTER. Please take a moment to review what a KICKSTARTER is: Luke has recognized the beauty that surrounds him and is using 3D laser scanning (Leica P20) to bring it back for everyone to enjoy. This is a link of a small sample of a 3D renderings/demo of Howe Cavern. Take a look! It really is a point cloud!
Below is some information Luke has provided and would like to share.
More information about this KICKSTART is available to provide your support. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1944997127/journey-to-a-lost-canyon
October 15th is next Tuesday and my “Exploring Caves and Canyons in 3D” is literally kicking to get started on Kickstarter! OK, I know that was rather cheesy, but can’t you tell how excited I am to share this adventure with you? So that you become just as jazzed as I am about what we’re about to create together, here are what I consider the TOP 5 MOST AMAZING FACTS about Claustral Canyon.
AMAZING FACT #1
Claustral Canyon is ancient at 50 million-years-old compared to the Grand Canyon, which scientists believe is only 5-million-years “young.” That makes the birthdate of Claustral a little after when the dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago.
AMAZING FACT #2
David Noble discovered the ancient Wollemi Pine in 1994 in an area about 30 miles away from Claustral. These trees are a part of the Jurassic era of pine trees.
AMAZING FACT #3
There is absolutely no record of the aboriginals ever going into the canyons. They didn’t have the ropes to rappel down and probably didn’t have much need to go there. This only adds to the mystery of the place.
AMAZING FACT #4
Claustral Canyon wasn’t fully explored by humans until the 1960s, which makes it a seemingly undiscovered and mysterious place.
AMAZING FACT #5
Claustral is a very tough place to explore, making it inaccessible to most people. You have to rappel down three sheer waterfalls to get to the bottom of the canyon. There is a lot of jumping and swimming needed and the water is ice-cold, even in the summer, requiring you to wear wetsuits and helmets. Having mentioned that, you need to be in really good shape. A day in the canyon is exhausting for most people and the ascent out of the canyon is actually tougher than going in, requiring you to scale nasty overhanging jutting rocks.
In June, I received permission from the New South Wales Parks Authority in Australia to scan and film the canyon. This was most certainly no easy achievement considering they have turned away quite a few other film companies. There was a long application process because the Parks Authority wants to preserve Claustral Canyon. At the same time, they see the vital importance of educating people about this wondrous natural beauty.
So you see, the 3D rendition of Claustral Canyon offers you an amazing experience without the physical rigors and dangers of actually being there. I just need your help!
Join me next Tuesday, October 15th, for the start of my Kickstarter Campaign. Your contribution and the support you offer by telling your friends and family about this incredible experience will bring us all closer to the magic and the wonder of this unbelievable place on planet Earth.
All the very best,
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