3D Scanning Workshops

Þetta reddast

Icelandic proverb

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?

MAR 04 

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR 3D RENDERING IN 5 MINUTES?

Coming soon…

HOW TO SHARE YOUR 3D RENDERING ONLINE?

Coming soon…

Apple users

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. 

Step 1

Transform your Iphone into a 3D scanner

Step 2

Improve your 3D rendering (optional)

Step 3

Publish your 3D rendering on the web

Android users

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

Download it here:

https://sketchfab.com/

Sketchfab basic account is free. Educational memberships are available for Concordia students at a reduced price :

https://sketchfab.com/education#eligible

Advanced tutorials and help center:

https://help.sketchfab.com/hc/en-us

A.U.S. would like to thank FASA Special Projects Grants and CCSL Special Projects Funds for making this student initiative possible. 

3D Smartphone Iphone
3D Clean your scan
3D Share Publish Guide