3D Modeling Station

The Digital Studio’s 3D modeling station is available to the BC community by reservation during times when the Studio is staffed (9 am-5 pm, M-F). It offers a space and appropriate equipment to ease the process of taking photos for the creation of a 3D model (photogrammetry) or for taking high-quality photos of objects in general.


  • Lightbox to keep shadows to a minimum
  • Manual turntable with markers approximately every 10 degrees
  • Camera tripod
  • DSLR camera for taking photos
  • iPad Pro for taking laser scans
  • Risers for small objects

Agisoft Metashape

To process the 3D models that use photos (photogrammetry), the Digital Studio has the user-friendly Agisoft Metashape on computer #18. As 3D models may take some time to process, approximately 1 hour for 100 photos or more depending on the desired resolution, we recommend reserving this computer in advance.

Want to Learn More?

Interested in a 3D modeling project but don’t know where to start? Check out these resources:

To view BCDS 3D models, see the Digital Scholarship 3D Collection on Sketchfab.