Why 3D scanning?
With limited access to exhibition spaces and to the campus, most of us involved in sculptural works are currently experiencing major setbacks trying to document, showcase or present our work. Photographs can flatten a lot of information. Texture, weight, mass, gravity, balance or scale are often lost in the translation. As a result, many of us have expressed disengagement or experienced some level of frustration.
While searching for a solution, A.U.S. found out that 3D renderings could be a great alternative to 2D images. It got us excited. We felt we needed to share that excitement with the rest of the Concordia Fine Arts community. We designed 30 minutes workshops to introduce students to 3D scanning and renderings. We made sure to only pick software and tools that were affordable and easy to use. A smartphone is all you need to get started.
We hope you will have as much fun as we did!
The A.U.S. team
Register to our 3D scanning workshops
HOW TO SCAN A SIMPLE 3D OBJECT USING YOUR iPHONE?
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR 3D RENDERING IN 5 MINUTES?
HOW TO SHARE YOUR 3D RENDERING ONLINE?
Apple is committed to photogrammetry both in terms of hardware and community support. As a result, they are many good apps and software available to Iphone users. If you are new to 3D scanning, we recommend starting with Trnio, Meshlab and Sketchfab.
As of January 2021, Android users still have limited options when it comes to 3D scanning. We were hard pressed to find an app on the Google store that offered a combination of affordability, ease of use and quality of results. The good news is that with 3D printing on the rise, 3D scanning has become a fast growing field. It’s only a matter of time before an affordable and consistent 3D scanning app becomes available. We will update our workshops and scanning tips for Android users as soon as an affordable solution arise.
Links & Resources
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Cleaning tutorials for 3D scan :
A.U.S. would like to thank FASA Special Projects Grants and CCSL Special Projects Funds for making this student initiative possible.