Visual Forensics Services

We utilize the industries most powerful applications and unique tools to allow experts and litigators to present the information using the most current innovations. Discover the future of demonstrative presentations with Visual Forensics.

3D Animation

3D animation is a powerful tool for presenting forensic evidence and case details that would otherwise be difficult to explain. Whether a forensic animation is used as a substantive tool or as a demonstrative visual aid, it is founded in factual data. Litigators and experts can utilize animation as a flexible platform to compile and present data from a variety of sources including accident simulation software, CDR (crash data retrieval) Systems, GPS, Laser scanners, photogrammetry, surveys, diagrams, aerial imagery, photographs, reports, and physical
measurements among others.

3D AnimationAccident Recreation – Vehicle accidents can be fast occurring events that are dynamic and complex. 3D animation provides a great deal of flexibility in being able to show an environment as it existed at the time of the incident even if the environment has changed dramatically since that time. Portions of an environment can be added and
removed to explore the differences in visibility, conspiuity, or to observe line-of-sight impairments. It also gives us the freedom to move through an environment unhindered and view an event from multiple vantage points. 3D animation can be an invaluable tool for presenting accident reconstruction analysis.

3D Animation Personal Injury
Personal injury – There are a wide variety of classifications for personal injury cases where 3D animation can be effective. These cases generally are very complex, involving specific medical procedures, building processes or components, mechanical operations, or dangerous environmental issues. 3D animation can provide a visual means with which to accurately depict the circumstances and specific injuries related to an incident. Some examples of the common types of personal injury cases that can benefit from an animated recreation would be:

  • Slip and falls due to uneven flooring, damaged or missing areas of streets or sidewalks, objects blocking a path of travel, or slippery surfaces.
  • Premises liability involving an unsafe or defective condition on a property.
  • A physical assault or battery that occurs due to improper security or excessive use of force that results in serious injury.
  • Toxic tort cases resulting from exposure to toxic compounds or dangerous substances that inflict injury or disease.
  • Defective/faulty machinery, improper use, or not adhering to safety protocols resulting in bodily harm.
  • Medical malpractice suits where a person is injured from incompetent or improper standards and procedure in healthcare provisions.

3d Animation MedicalMedical Animation – 3D animation is perfectly suited for demonstrating involved medical procedures, biomedical product usage, and injuries suffered in an accident. Complex issues surrounding the mechanisms of injury from an accident can be broken down and clearly demonstrated with 3D animation, illustrations, and graphics. By combining medical and accident animation, an understanding of the incident in its entirety can be demonstrated, serving as a powerful point of leverage in a personal injury or accident case.

3D laser Scanning

3D Laser ScannerVisual Forensics utilizes 3D laser scanners for efficient documenting and preserving of accident, crime scenes, vehicles, structures, or complex objects. They are portable, lightweight units that can be transported easily to any site location. The scanner is mounted on a tripod and performs a 360° scan of the area. Each scan can capture millions of measured data points at a highly accurate tolerance of ± 2 millimeters at a scan range of up to 330 meters. Compared to other methods for creating survey information which only measures the specific distances that are recorded, these scanners can canvas an entire area with millions of points in a short time-span. This ensures that any measurement can be taken of an area or object within the scan at any time in the future without having to revisit the site.

The scanner also has a high-resolution camera that photographs as it scans and automatically stitches together the images, creating a panorama and color overlay for the scan data. Multiple scans taken at a site can then be registered together to form a larger point cloud that encompasses the entire site or object being captured.

Scanning Services – Visual Forensics can also provide scanning services with professional and experienced site scanning of accident scenes and vehicle damages. We will store data for future use or process point cloud data collected from the scanner to any format required.

Visual Forensics uses our 3D laser scanners to create a number of products for forensic use:
Accident Reconstruction – We use point cloud data to create the 3D objects and environments that go into our animated accident reconstructions and demonstratives that we provide. This ensures that our animations are admissable based on accuracy and also allows us to expand with confidence the uses of 3D animation into areas that require exact detail.

Crime Scene – Our scanning services offer a fast and accurate way to document a crime scene and provide a platform for futher investigations and creation of exhibits from the collected data.

Point Cloud Visualization – The ability to fly through a point cloud in virtual space, examine areas without restriction from any vantage point, or remove barriers that might otherwise hinder visibility are some of the benefits in using this method for analysis.

3D Laser Scanning Point Cloud
3D Animation/Models – Point cloud data can be used to create accurate 3D models of objects or environments for use in forensic animation. This allows for greater accuracy for reconstruction and extends the available applications for 3D animation into scenarios that require the added level of detail.

2D Animation/Motion Graphics

Visual Forensics produces exhibits with rich and compelling content using animated graphics and illustrations. Information provided this way can be more impactful and easily retained while gaining a heightened level of interest over a simple slide show or aural form of communication. Examples of demonstratives that Visual Forensics has created include animated timelines, product usage/liability demonstratives, toxic tort/area of impact, property damages and construction defect illustrations, animated charts/graphs, vehicle accidents, and aerial fly-throughs. 2D animation can be a cost effective way to produce a powerful and compelling presentation.

Video Editing

Visual Forensics has extensive experience in video editing and over the years has created numerous settlement videos, day in the life, legal documentaries, and custom edits that have been used successfully by our clients to impress the details of their cases. We tell the stories of events that have changed peoples lives, explaining serious injuries that have occurred and the difficulties that followed, affecting an individuals quality of life.

Interactive Presentation

Visual Forensics can put the power in the hands of the litigator with interactive presentations that will run on any tablet or touch sensitive device. Zoom, compare, display, annotate, and play your exhibits with simple gestures or multi-touch controls. Command your presentation from an iPad, Android tablet, touch screen tv, or let a Kinect motion tracking camera do the work for you by sensing your hand motions. Turn your presentations into interactive digital experiences with Visual Forensics interactive presentation.

Graphic Design

Quality graphic design is the foundation for successful visual communication. Visual Forensics designers are formally trained and have over 15 years of experience in the production of graphics for PowerPoint slides, trial boards, timelines, charts/graphs, original illustrations, and custom graphics for video and animated productions. We can take your idea and create exceptional custom exhibits with innovative and compelling designs.