Learn how to create digital 3D objects from photos in this one day workshop aimed at museum professionals, artists and anyone interested in photogrammetry as a hobby at Museum in a Box (museuminabox.org) HQ.
Laptop + pre-installed software / digital camera required.
Contact us if you are unsure of requirments.
Maximum of 8 participants.
You will learn about:
3D documentation for cultural heritage
3D design via reverse engineering
Create 3D assets for games from real world objects
Capture something for a 3D printed memento.
The day course (10.30 - 16.00) will cover:
Introduction to 3D scanning and how it is being used right now.
Setting up your subject for photography and capturing usable images.
Workflow for Agisoft PhotoScan
Exporting and basic editing 3D with free tools (Meshlab, Blender 3D).
BONUS: Upload, styling and annotations on Sketchfab if there's time
“I went from ‘very inexperienced’ to having a strong grasp of the basics.”
Emilia McKenzie, Digital Learning Producer, Science Museum
“Concise and easy to follow - I really enjoyed this training.”
Clare Bennett, Visitor Engagement Manager, Foundling Museum
“Has given me lots of ideas to take into my workplace”
Emma Harrison, Assistant Archivist, Black Cultural Archives
“Very useful and well explained.”
Ed Lyon, Digitisation Officer, National Portrait Gallery
“Fantastic! … hugely helpful.”
Rebecca Gilbert, Digital Content Editor, Southwark Council
“Didn’t know anything at the start - now I can start 3D digitisation”
Mark Copley, Curator, Royal Philatelic Society
10:00 Arrival and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and Introduction to 3D in the sector
3D Concepts & Terms
Overview of some 3D projects out in the wild
Please share your own work!
Introduction to photogrammetry (and other methods of scanning)
Overview of workflow
11:30 Hands-on session 1: Photography and Processing
Camera / lighting / object set up
Take around 50 photos
DL photos, load into Software
Processing workflow Pt. 1
12:30 Break for Lunch
There are plenty of lunch options nearby!
13:30 Hands-on session 2: Editing in Blender
Processing Workflow Pt. 2
Export from scan software
Mesh editing and simplification in Blender Pt 1
- UI Tour
- Boolean Modifier
- Editing Mode
14:50 Hands on Session 3: Upload to Sketchfab
Mesh editing and simplification in Blender Pt. 2
- Decimation Modifier
- Sculpt Mode
Export from Blender and re-texturing in scan software.
15:30 Round Up & Close @ 16:00
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Please check tfl.gov.uk for latest travel updates on the day of the workshop. Options below may be subject to change:
4 Bloomsbury Place is 10 minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road and Russel Square Tube stations adn 5 minute walk from Holborn.
Alternatively you can take the 59 or 91 bus from Euston or King's Cross St Pancras rail stations to Southampton Row Theobolds Road (Stop Y).
Paid car parking is available under Bloomsbury Square. For more information and prces please visit secure-parking.co.uk
What can I bring into the event?
a laptop computer loaded with a trial version of Agisoft PhotoScan and Blender 3D installed. Request a trial from http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial and download Blender for free from https://www.blender.org/download
a digital stills camera. A decent smartphone camera is fine.
lunch if you do not wish to buy something locally.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please send any questions to email@example.com
What's the refund policy?
We will refund any tickets up to 1 day before the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Can I update my registration information?
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
As long as you let us know in writing at least 24 hours before the event.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Again, as long as the original ticket holder has been in contact before the event.