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2 Corporate Overview Arius3D creates digital imaging solutions that enable organizations to research, present, and share unique physical objects in digital form.

3 Corporate Overview Arius3D is a privately funded company Company headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario Business Operations began in 2000 Arius3D currently employee 18 people

4 Scanner Overview 3 Dimensional Color Digitizing technology is licensed from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Perpetual license is world wide and exclusive NRC researched the technology for more than 15 years and spent in excess of $20 million

5 Scanner Overview Laser Triangulation using RGB source –Scanning is performed by deflecting the laser spot over the surface of an object –Spatial and Color information is collected simultaneously for each point (xyzrgb)

6 Software Overview Pointstream 3DImageSuite is a 3D color point cloud editing application Pointstream software provides users with a complete suite of tools for: –Raw data filtering and analysis –Alignment and image editing –Model animation and rendering –Scaling and compression of 3D Images for web applications

7 Software Overview Pointstream software creates a 3D image using a "pixel" as the object primitive –Triangle approximation of point cloud data is eliminated –Complex texture mapping is eliminated –Pointstream 3D Images scale like 2D Images –Fast and reliable data compression for web based 3D models

8 Arius3D Value Proposition Intellectual Property Licensing 3 Dimensional Imaging Services Hardware and Software Sales

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10 Case Study Review Bust of Samuel de Champlain, McCord Museum –Documentation and reproduction of significant sculpture by a Canadian Artist Dinosaur embryos 190 million years old, University of Toronto –Ongoing research and replication Digital Learning Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum –12 Egyptian Artifacts objects scanned, multimedia presentations produced, new museum revenues created

11 Arius3D Announces System at the Louvre NEWS RELEASE MONA LISA REVELATIONS MAKE COMPELLING ARGUMENT FOR HIGH RESOLUTION COLOR 3D IMAGING ~ Arius3D provides cutting edge scanning technology for the Louvre to decode Da Vinci works treasures and beyond ~ TORONTO – September 28, 2006 – Arius3D Canada Inc. ( has signed an agreement with the Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF) to install its Arius3D Foundation System into the C2RMF facilities at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The Arius3D Foundation System will enable the C2RMF team in Paris to apply this technology to some of the most important cultural and historical objects in France. Arius3D is a leading developer of digital archiving solutions for culture and heritage, scientific research, education, industrial processes and forensic science applications. The company is the exclusive licensee of the color 3D scanning technology developed by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). This technology was recently used by the NRC to complete the research recently announced on Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Mona Lisa. Mr. Christian Lahanier, Chef du Department Documentation of the C2RMF, has said that the agreement with Arius3D will allow the C2RMF team in Paris to apply this exceptional technology to some of the most important objects in France. C2RMF will create many important high resolution colorr digital 3D models that will benefit the world community. The research completed on Leonardo da Vinci’s la Jaconde (Mona Lisa) clearly demonstrates the value of using the Arius3D technology and the team looks forward to a successful collaboration. “The NRC’s IIT group is pleased Arius3D has reached an agreement with the C2RMF that will allow this technology to be used to further the research, education and cultural benefits of applying the technology to the world’s most important cultural objects and other items of importance,” says Christian Couturier, Director General of the National Research Council of Canada’s IIT group. “As the results of applying this technology to the Mona Lisa have clearly demonstrated, the information gathered is not only useful but extremely important.” Arius3D solutions are active in other museums and universities including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa and The University of Toronto. “A digitization operation based in the Louvre Museum facilities has been a goal of ours for some time, so we’re thrilled to collaborate with one of the world’s foremost cultural institutions,” says David Breukelman, President of Arius3D. “Our Foundation solution represents the reference standard for three dimensional visualization, authentication, certification and replication. We anticipate vigorous growth in educational and cultural awareness increasing the number of Arius3D solutions being deployed worldwide.” The genesis of the Arius3D Foundation System was a laser scanner developed and patented by the NRC and it is now recognized as the only digital capture system that simultaneously and accurately collects color and geometry from real world objects. The Arius3D process is not affected by ambient light, so it provides the most accurate and precise image possible. Once an object’s image is captured it can be redeployed in a multitude of resolutions and in a range of file formats. -30-

12 Musée McCord Museum Bust of Samuel de Champlain by Alfred Laliberté 1878-1953 Museum required accurate reproduction in bronze at various sizes for Canadian Heritage Sites Anne MacKay, Chief Conservator, McCord Museum

13 Musée McCord Museum Bust of Samuel de Champlain –Original plaster bust is very fragile, direct mold making techniques were not considered –The museum required a non-contact method of replication –Some restoration was required prior to replication –Physical object size: H21” W16” T12”

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16 XYZ spatial and RBG color is measured at each point with perfect registration 3,628,472 points from 5 scans are used in this image Pointstream data model consist of: –XYZ spatial channel –RGB color channel –IJK surface normal Point based graphics techniques uses point cloud data for raster image display

17 Musée McCord Museum Random color display of individual scanning records Alignment of scans is performed using point cloud data in the Pointstream software 38 scans at various angles were required to capture entire object

18 Musée McCord Museum RGB color channel without computer lighting Color measurements are not effected by ambient lighting using the Arius3d scanner Digital photography and texture mapping is not required

19 Musée McCord Museum XYZ spatial channel with default color Lateral scan resolution is 100 um Surface normals are calculated for each point to enable shading of point cloud data

20 Musée McCord Museum Approximately 160 million points were collected Archival model contains 100,885,459 xyzrgb points Measurement data is maintained through the entire process Storage requirements are 30% of equivalent polygonal models Archival data is easily sampled to create presentation models for a standard personal computers and desktop software programs

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22 3D measurement data was used to create plastic replica parts The final part is built with four pieces due to the capacity of the machines 1:1 and 1.5:1 replicas were produced

23 Musée McCord Museum Champlain bust in bronze Casting and finishing by Fonderie D’Art D’Inverness

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26 Musée McCord Museum “Making a mold of an object involves a high level of risk, due to the possibility of damage to the original during the procedure. By using the technology offered by Arius3D, we could obtain perfect replicas of our bust of Samuel de Champlain, without ever having to touch the object. We could also obtain replicas of varying sizes easily and accurately, without having to go though the long and painstaking steps traditionally undertaken during this process.” Anne MacKay Chief Conservator McCord Museum

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29 Royal Ontario Museum Arius3D worked with the Royal Ontario Museum to create content for the new “Digital Learning Gallery” Digital Gallery provides access to ROM’s collections in new and exciting ways using video and interactive content

30 Royal Ontario Museum Purpose built digital gallery uses 16 consoles for 32 students per showing A multimedia presentation is projected on large format screen and features ROM curators and educators Point based graphics are used to display 3d objects with html and Internet Explorer

31 Royal Ontario Museum The ROM host 180,000 student visits per year Students interactively manipulate the digital objects using touch screen technology New source of Museum revenue – average $7 per student 3,000 students visited the Digital Gallery in the first year

32 Royal Ontario Museum 12 Egyptian objects were digitized using the Arius3d color scanner Archival data is used to create interactive models, 2d images, and animated video segments

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37 Royal Ontario Museum – next steps Evaluating pedagogical impact – learning outcomes Producing online version for the ROM web site Creating a series of products for the Digital Gallery


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