Probably one of the most beautiful videos I’ve seen in recent memory, made all the more memorable by a conspicuous lack of traditional equipment.
No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.
On top of all this, Google open sourced the data and Processing code used to generate it. Spectacular work, chaps (Aaron, Google and Radiohead). via overstated / elatable