I have been getting to grips with 3D scanning and can already see so many applications for conservation. In particular, recording 3-dimensional decorative schemes, and recording high level carving and detail to make it more accessible. Recording deterioration is also extremely useful to act as a comparator for future inspection.
The brickwork is a trial area from my house – where previous owners have repointed in cement, leading to damage to the brickwork.
Follow the link below to see the scan in action!