Resources for 3D Documentation and Printing

prepared by Bernard K.  Means

Free software for creating and editing digital models

Free sources for digital models

 3D scanners (very small selection of those available)

  • Artec Eva (https://www.artec3d.com/3d-scanner/artec-eva)
    • Retails at $19,800
    • High resolution handheld scanner
  • Einscan-S (https://www.einscan.com/einscan-s)
    • Retails at $1000
    • desktop scanner in normal mode
    • Similar to the NextEngine but somewhat lower resolution
  • Structure scanner (https://structure.io/)
    • Retails at $379
    • low resolution handheld scanner
    • Needs Apple iOS device but has brackets to accommodate different devices
    • very portable but only effective for objects ranging in size from human head to approximately 10 feet tall
  • NextEngine Desktop 3D scanner (http://www.nextengine.com/)
    • Retails at $3000 but “optional” software needed of $1000
    • High resolution and portable scanner with moderate learning curve
    • ideal for small objects ranging from 2 inches to 16 inches

 3D printers (very small selection of those available)

References, News, and Guides to 3D printing, scanning and photogrammetry

 Blogs of Interest

Additional references and news can be found here: https://vcuarchaeology3d.wordpress.com/research-activities-in-the-virtual-curation-laboratory-publications-presentations-or-demonstrations/


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