Teledyne Lidar Enables 3D Data Acquisition, Visual Effects for HBO’s Game of Thrones

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that
imaging hardware and software from Teledyne Optech helped enable 3D
spatial data acquisition and visual effects for HBO’s hit series Game
of Thrones
. A team, led by Vektra d.o.o. of Croatia, utilized
Teledyne’s lidar (light detection and ranging) technology to create a
detailed 3D representation of the old city of Dubrovnik, the model for
the fictional city of King’s Landing. A promotional video can be found
at the following link:

Lidar is becoming increasingly popular for creating realistic
computer-generated imagery (CGI) and visual special effects.
Traditionally, lidar has been used for mapping and in construction,
civil engineering, mining and transportation. Lidar is now of particular
interest in the film industry because of its ability to scan buildings
or even entire cities in 3D, while maintaining a high level of detail
and accuracy. Lidar’s ability to generate exact replicas of locations
reduces the time and cost for 3D modelling and helps create more
realistic visual effects.

Vektra generated 3D point clouds in Dubrovnik using various lidar
technologies including Teledyne Optech’s Maverick
mobile lidar system and Polaris
fixed terrestrial scanner. The lidar point clouds were then colorized
with digital camera imagery and image fusion software.

“We are most proud when our technology contributes to new scientific
knowledge, such as revealing an extensive, undiscovered Maya
civilization in Guatemala,” said Robert Mehrabian, Executive Chairman of
Teledyne. “We are equally delighted when our high-technology equipment
supports art and entertainment.”

About Teledyne Optech

Teledyne Optech is a world leader in high-accuracy lidar 3D survey
systems, integrated cameras, and productivity-enhancing workflows. With
operations and staff worldwide, Teledyne Optech offers both standalone
and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions for airborne mapping,
airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning,
mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control, as well as
space-proven sensors. For more information, visit Teledyne Optech’s
website at

About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

Teledyne is a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital
imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and
engineered systems. Teledyne’s operations are primarily located in the
United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Western and Northern
Europe. For more information, visit Teledyne’s website at


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