The world's most famous auto customization shop turned to 3D scanning to speed up workflows, increase accuracy, and open the door to new creative possibilities.
Some of their celebrity clients include Shaquille O’Neal, Will I Am, Post Malone, Justin Bieber, Kylie Jenner, Jojo Siwa, Paris Hilton, Kid Rock, Mark Wahlberg, and others. Corporate clients include Warner Brothers, Virgin, Lexus, Marvel, HP, CBS, DC Entertainment, Nintendo, Microsoft, Red 5 Studios, etc.
A few of West Coast Customs’ recent, more high-profile projects include the Star Trek Slingshot Vehicle, the Black Panther Lexus, and the West Coast Racers rollercoaster/Six Flags.
Star Trek Polaris Slingshot vehicle in West Coast Customs’ showroom
Whether they’re scanning an entire car, or just part of one, once they’ve finished scanning with Eva, they process the 3D scans in Artec Studio, and then export the 3D model over to Geomagic Design X or SOLIDWORKS. There they make the modifications, which can be anything from widening wheel wells, stretching the grill, lowering the body, or in the case of the Black Panther Lexus, also adding in the unforgettable touch of those Black Panther claws on the side view mirrors.
3D scanning the soon-to-be Black Panther Lexus with Eva and Artec Studio software
With a data acquisition speed of up to 3 million points/second and no need for target markers, plus the ability scan in anything from broad daylight to pitch darkness, Leo is truly the next generation of 3D scanner, which makes it perfect for West Coast Customs and their next level customizations.
Strong was the first at West Coast Customs to use Leo, “To say that Leo is easy to use is a real understatement. It didn’t need even 5 minutes of instruction to be up and scanning with it. With Leo’s touch panel screen, it’s totally intuitive and interactive.”
West Coast Customs’ VP of Sales Lorenzo Strong scanning a Porsche with Artec Leo
West Coast Customs is already expanding its use of 3D scanning across its innovative research and design workflows. According to Lorenzo Strong, “When they say ‘the sky is the limit,’ Artec Leo is second to none, and we’re really excited with what you’ve made it possible for us to do.”