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.

Equipment

  • 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 the resources below, or contact our Digital Scholarship Librarian for Projects, Matt Naglak.

To view BCDS 3D models, see the Digital Scholarship 3D Collection on Sketchfab. Have something you want to contribute to the collection? Contact us at digitalscholarship@bc.edu.