3D Scanner

FABRICATION LAB

3D Scanner

Location: L41

Photo of Joon, 3D Scanning TA, using hand-held scanner to capture bust of another individual. Work Room 224 of Sackler, 485 Broadway.

3D Scanning is used to make digital models from real physical objects. A variety of technologies exist, some utilizing physical probes, others lasers or reflective decals. The technology that the Fabrication Lab has available allows both the shape of an object to be captured as well as color. Because this process relies upon light and reflection, objects with highly reflective surfaces or deeply textured surfaces are difficult to scan accurately. The size and static quality of an object will also affect its ability to be accurately captured by this technology.