Scantherma R&D 2 Images revealed.

If you have not guessed what the Thermal images from our last R&D blog entry were from here it is.


Hot water

Boiling water in bowl.

All the thermal images from our previous entry were of this ordinary bowl, or rather what was in it. Boiling hot water.

The patterns were formed in a few ways. The vortex images for instance were caused by moving a small spoon through the water in a horizontal pattern. The wake caused small curly shapes that could only be seen through a thermal camera. Other patterns were formed by mixing the water with the spoon, pouring cold water into the hot water and throwing in some Ice. Mixing a small amount of detergent into the water gave us the final image labelled Pumice in Lava. The images owe their colours to the different Thermal Palettes that were used when post-processing them. The thermal range was also limited in some images to accentuate the hottest or coldest areas in the image.

Scantherma R&D 2

Welcome to the second Scantherma R&D post. As mentioned in our last post, we at Scantherma conduct a fair few experiments to help us gain a better understanding of the technologies that we use for our everyday work. In doing this “R&D” we can come up with better techniques that can ultimately save time and enhance the quality of our process and end product.  Here are the second set of images.


R&D Image 1 ( Maelstrom 1 )


R&D Image 2 ( Maelstrom 2 )


R&D image 3 ( Maelstrom 3 )


R&D image 4 ( Freeze Ray )


. R&D Image 5 ( Ink & Blood )


R&D Image 6 ( Vortex 1 )


R&D Image 7 ( Vortex 2 )


R&D Image 8 ( Volcanic Rock )


R&D Image 9 ( Pumice in Lave )

That’s all  for the second round of R&D images. It is amazing what one can see through a Thermal Camera. The invisible becomes visible. As before try to guess the subject matter of the above images. The Digital photos will be revealed next week so stay tuned.