Truvis Authentica

Imaging and visualisation software that digitally recreates the visual impression of any material.

Beyond photography

Truvis Authentica extracts the surface texture, true color and reflection characteristics of real-life objects.

Dynamic lighting

Enables interactive re-lighting in a virtual 3D-environment under any lighting conditions.

Display anywhere

Based on open web standards, Truvis Authentica visualisations run in any modern browser. No installation required.

Put your product in the spotlight

Truvis Authentica provides a engaging and interactive experience.

Reflecting the true visual appearance of surface color and texture more accurately and more tangible than simple images.

Enabling online communication of high quality objects and materials.

Standard rendering of dried leaf as known from simple color photography. Enhanced rendering of dried leaf highlighting irregularities in surface texture.

Make the invisible visible

Gain new insights through detailed and accurate surface examination.

Truvis Authentica extracts rich information about the true color, reflection behaviour, texture and surface shape of objects.

Advanced rendering methods allow for virtual enhancement of specific surface characteristics. This can reveal e.g. fine irregularities like scratches and dents in surface texture.

Use your mouse to change the light direction on the depicted coins.

Let there be light

Interact in real-time from any device.

Create and apply infinite lighting settings - after capturing, and without direct access to the objects.

Truvis Authentica can be easily integrated in any website and shown in any modern web browser, even on mobile devices.



Communicate the true to life appearance of high quality objects and materials through online channels.

Create engaging experiences in e-commerce, fine arts presentation and online marketing.


Gain new insights through detailed and accurate surface inspection.

In depth analysis methods for art restoration, materials science and quality control.


Get reproducible and precise results documenting the condition of precious objects.

Record and track the state of items in cultural heritage and fine arts institutions, or valuables insurance.

About Truvis

We develop and sell imaging and visualisation software that digitally recreates the visual impression of any material.

We provide services and customised solutions to transfer the authentic appearance of real objects and materials to the digital domain.

We bring together know-how from physics, scientific and computational photography, optics, computer graphics and color-science.

We are a proud spin-off from Digital Humanities Lab (formerly Imaging and Media Lab), University of Basel.

Contact Us

Truvis AG
Prattelerstrasse 23
4052 Basel