How are these principles put into practice?
The method that can do just that is 6TO5-SCAN, a new type of photography that
scans the color and form of objects separately. As applied here, flat, structured
originals, small objects and arrangements of small objects are scanned.
The scan process is divided into a color scan and a 3D scan, which accurately
records the height of the structure or objects. The color and distance matrices that
this process generates are combined on the computer into a 6D image matrix
(x, y, z; R, G, B). This 6D image creates a complete, color representation of the
original on the computer. At this point, all the color, spatial and illumination properties
can still be adjusted as desired. Once the image has been created, the original is
no longer required. The 6D image forms the basis for all the subsequent settings.
In the next step, the virtual, color topology of the structured original is illuminated
with artificial light sources on the computer. This creates light and shadows. Of
course, the quality (e.g. infinite and constant) and number of the individual light
sources can be chosen as desired. The user can choose the side angle and angle
of elevation of the light source. Adjustments or corrections can be made with just
a few clicks of the mouse.