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Creating at Cline Library

Your complete how-to guide for enjoying the Cline Library's MakerLab and multimedia Studios.

3D Scanning

3D scanning of cultural artifact3D scanning is the process of analyzing a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance (e.g. color). A 3D scanner can be based on many different technologies, each with its own limitations, advantages and costs. The collected data can then be used to construct digital 3D models. These models are useful for a wide variety of applications, including: in the production of movies and video games (including virtual reality and augmented reality), motion capture, gesture recognition, robotic mapping, industrial design, orthotics and prostheticsprototyping, and the digitization of cultural artifacts.

The Cline Library MakerLab offers 2 mobile scanners that can be circulated to users.

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