This video is based on data collected through 3D laser scanning in the salt marsh at a location in Blaine Creek, a tidal stream behind Sunset Beach, NC. A small tidal pool was scanned using a long range FARO 3D laser scanner and a much simplified 3D model was made using the scans. The inflow and outflow of water is represented roughly with small blue spheres using a particle system.

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Thomas Tucker and Dongsoo Choi - 3D laser scanning
David Mills - animation
Carol Burch-Brown - directing and video editing

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