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TNG Visual Effects

3D Scanning Service

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Film & Video
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3D Scanning Services to the Visual Effects Industry

Invest in TNG Visual Effects

TNG Visual Effects is a 3D scanning services company with locations around North America that serve the major studios and filming locations. 3D Scanning digitally captures a detailed image of a person or object that can then be used in film, television, video games, or any other medium that requires image editing or manipulation. Unlike other VFX groups, TNG Visual Effects produces high-quality 3D scans that can be used for complex 3D printing, crime scene investigation, medical applications, industrial training and inspection, and will be integral to virtual and augmented reality experiences. 

We keep hearing about the future impacts augmented and virtual realities will bring, but have you stopped to think about how those technologies will go from novelty to useful tool? The answer lies in the powerful technology of 3D scanning that takes real-world objects and transforms them into digitally manipulatable copies to be used in everything from entertainment to industrial applications.

At the moment, the major demand for 3D scanning technology comes from the entertainment industry. Graphic artists and editors are desperately needed just to satisfy the billion-dollar animation market, and it's only going to become more important and vital to the production of entertainment. 

According to reports on the Global Animation, VFX and Games Industry and the VFX Market by Component, in 2017 the global VFX market was valued at $8.6 billion. By 2024, VFX will be a nearly $20 billion global industry, and digital scanning will make up nearly a quarter of that*.  We Believe 3D scanning is only going to become more important for the VFX industry, and this campaign will help us capture that segment. But 3D scanning isn't just limited to entertainment. 

*Global Animation, VFX & Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities, 2018(Rep.). (2018). Dublin: Research and Markets.
*VFX Market by Component (Software, Hardware and Services), by Type (Matte Painting, Simulation FX, Compositing, and Others), by Application (Movies, Advertisement and TV Shows): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2017 – 2024(Rep.). (2018). Maharashtra, India: Zion Market Research.

With your help, we believe we can become the industry-leading 3D scanning services provider for every industry and truly usher in the future we all envision.

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$10.00/Common Unit│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $1.5 Million

For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary below.

What is TNG Visual Effects?

TNG Visual Effects is a 3D Scanning services company based in Los Angeles, California. Since our highly specialized services are in demand all over North America, TNG Visual Effects has established satellite locations or affiliates in most of the major North American film centers: New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal to supply that demand. We are a team of visual effects artists and technicians that are dedicated to producing extremely high-quality 3D digital scans for entertainment, education, industry, and commerce.

3D scanning is our specialty, and we do it well. We currently work with the major networks and studios around North America to produce some of the special effects you see in your favorite movies. 

These long-standing relationships ensure recurring income for our company, but to become an industry-leading resource and meet the wave of the future head-on, we've got some work to do.  

How does TNG Visual Effects work?

We use the most current technology to create complex digital doubles that can then be used and manipulated for television, movies, video games, augmented and virtual reality, or any other medium. 3D scanning populates the CGI worlds in your favorite superhero movies, and it lets your favorite actors pull off miraculous stunts. It also empowers your favorite brands to deliver better customer and client experiences and is even helping to train the next generation of doctors. 3D scanning is at the heart of the future.

When a producer needs a person to be scanned for special effects or to be used in a video game, they call TNG Visual Effects. We send a team with full equipment to the studio, and we then employ our structured-light 3D scanner to create our high-quality digital copies. 

By scanning an object's three-dimensional shape with a complex camera system, we can measure projected light patterns. Coupled with photogrammetry and our skilled team of artists, we're able to create a comprehensive digital replica ready to be animated or manipulated. Those assets are then sent to a third party for additional work. But before they leave our possession, we make sure they are of the highest quality. 

Reputability and recognition are important in the entertainment industry, and we have worked hard to become one the best options for studios and networks in North America. The cost of scanning depends on the complexity of the models, but we strive to offer our services at highly competitive prices.

What can TNG Visual Effects do?

3D Scanning might seem like a very narrow part of the vast visual effects industry, but it's actually one of the most versatile. It provides content for many other aspects of the field. There's a vast ocean of real, physical content that needs to be translated into a digital form to be used. 3D scanning acts like a spring that feeds the river of editing and manipulation. 

Take, for example, our work on the last two Twilight movies. Every one of the vampires featured in those films had to have a 3D-scanned digital copy made. We took scans of 125 actors for the Twilight films, and those scans were used to make the spectacular climactic fight scenes.

And that's just one film. 

We’ve worked on a number of major blockbuster films over the past decade, dozens of TV shows, video games, commercials, and even more.

Beyond Entertainment...

3D scanning can be used by nearly every industry. With the advent of augmented and virtual reality, 3D scans of physical objects are going to become more important for commercial, educational, medical, and industrial uses. 

TNG Visual Effects can work with nearly every industry. This campaign isn't merely about what we can do and have done…It’s more about what what we intend to do. With the oncoming wave of 3D scanning requests that are coming, we need to scale up.

This campaign is to make that possible.

About TNG Visual Effects

Nick, our founder, has been an industry leader for more than 20 years. He has always been fascinated by the digital arts, and he got his start working in 3D software. It was thrilling and groundbreaking work, but he wanted to go deeper into the technical side. 

When the opportunity arose to move to a Belgian 3D-scanning company, Nick took the opportunity as the North and South American representative for them where he helped bring this technology to the market. Nick worked on the forefront of the industry and helped raise that company to success from 2000 to 2009. But when his employer decided to take the business in a different direction, Nick realized his opportunity and moved to seize it.

Rather than dilute his digital services and over-expand in technology, Nick found the right people and the right tech and secured it quickly to capture the 3D scanning market. In 2010, Nick started TNG Visual Effects by himself and has built it into one of the industry-leading 3D scanning providers. With TNG Visual Effects as the Parent Company, he quickly established and owns 100% equity in satellite locations in all the major filming locations (including TNG Canada, Inc. which serves Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal and TNG Louisiana, LLC which serves New York, New Orleans, and Atlanta) and moved to secure as much of the independent North American market as he could. 

Since 2010, TNG Visual Effects has been run just by Nick and his team. They've never taken partners and have never sought funding before. They've gotten everything they've achieved through hard work, good relationships, and a rapidly growing market that can't be satisfied by the current companies servicing the market. 

How we believe TNG Visual Effects is shaping the future

3D scanning is integral to many of the visual technologies that will come to define our future. This campaign will position TNG Visual Effects well to mature along with the technology and step into other fields before others. 

When the technology matures, and the industry realizes the need for 3D scanning tech, we'll see an explosion in demand across a diverse array of industries:

Education: 3D scanning isn't just an in-demand field for artists and universities, it's also a powerful tool for teaching. We believe that 3D scans will power education across all fields of study in the future.

Medical: 3D scanning is already being used to advance medical education. The advent of augmented and virtual realities will make it an indispensable technology for the healthcare industry. We are already seeing an increase in demand for our services to create advanced, custom prostheses, and we have entered into a partnership with a Veterinary educator to provide scans of animal bones and organs for study. 

Training: No matter the industry, training is necessary. With the rise in augmented and virtual realities, much of that training will take place in a virtual space that needs to be created by artists. Every training program that requires deep familiarity with a complex object will use our 3D scanning services.

Commercial: eCommerce and augmented advertising will soon become the norm across the internet and the world. Our 3D-scanning technology will shape the avatars people make, build the faces of the AI assistants, and will change the way we purchase and interact with products of all kinds. 

3D Scanning is literally the core technology upon which so much of the future will be based. If you help us, you'll be building that future with us. 

The Vision for TNG Visual Effects

With this first round of funding, we plan to upgrade our technology and equipment, and add more personnel to handle the increased demand. This campaign is, first and foremost, about upgrading and expanding TNG Visual Effects' operation capabilities.

Next, we'd work on adding even more people and expanding into new locations. We're lucky enough to be located in seven cities across North America, but as we've already shown there's so much more demand for our services. We'd hope to expand to numerous cities to handle all the work, and perhaps expand into new markets in New Mexico.

In five years, we hope to be the standard for the industry and to our knowledge, the first go-to 3D scanning service provider that the major networks and studios use. At the same time, we'd like to begin to expand our partnerships with universities around the country. With these relationships, we believe we'll be able to dominate new markets, leading the way in innovation and competitive pricing.

Invest in TNG Visual Effects today

A lot of work goes into building the future we all imagine, but we believe we're still a long way away from the augmented and virtual realities we know will shape our lives soon. Nevertheless, we can all see it in our minds clearly. We know the kinds of advances that are coming, and we can see how magical life can be. 

This campaign is one step towards getting us all there. 

Join us in building that future, and we'll make sure it's one we all want to see. Invest in TNG Visual Effects today.

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The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

The Nicholas VFX Group LLC will offer 10% additional bonus units for all investments that are committed, within 24 hours of this offering going live, by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders who invested over $1,000 in the StartEngine Reg A offering which closed earlier this year.

StartEngine shareholders who invested $1,000 or more in that StartEngine Reg A offering will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of this offering’s launch date. This means you will receive a bonus for any units you purchase. For example, if you buy 10 Common Units at $10 / unit, you will receive 11 Common Units, meaning you'll own 11 units for $100. Fractional units will not be distributed and unit bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole unit.

This 10% bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors received their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

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The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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