3D Scanning Studio

  • Space
  • Space

Building: D. H. Hill Jr. Library

Floor: Second Floor, West Wing

Rooms: 2322

Capacity: 3

The 3D Scanning Studio is currently closed for upgrades. It will reopen the first week of September 2019.

The 3D Scanning Studio provides support for multiple methods for digitizing physical objects of varying size, producing 3D models that can be used for 3D printing, game design, virtual and augmented reality projects, and more. The Studio supports 3D scanning, which uses laser or light distortion to construct a 3D model of an object, and photogrammetry, a method by which many photos of an object from different angles are combined in software to create a 3D composite. These methods and tools are useful to many disciplines at NC State, including anatomy, archaeology, engineering, plant biology, public history, and more.



The following technology is available within the 3D Scanning Studio:

3D Scanning/Photogrammetry Workstation
3D Scanning & Photogrammetry Workstation
Artec Eva 3D Scanner
Artec Eva 3D Scanner


Photogrammetry Station with Canon DSLR
Canon DSLR
NextEngine 3D Scanner HD
NextEngine 3D Scanner HD


Only currently affiliated students, faculty, and staff of NC State may gain access to the D. H. Hill 3D Scanning Studio. To do so, you must first attend an Orientation session, to ensure your safety and introduce you to various 3D Scanning Studio equipment.

  •   Reservation and Use Guidelines

    Reservable up to 7 days in advance.
    Reserve for up to 4 hours
    Reservable by Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff
    After 15 minute grace period for arrival, space becomes available to others.
    View room use guidelines.

  •   Software

    NextEngine 3D Scanner HD

  •   Directions


    Enter the Hill Library from the Hillsborough St. entrance. Turn left and ask the staff at the desk to open the door to the elevator bay. Take the elevator to the second floor, and turn right. Take the hallway on the right and then turn left. The 3D Scanning Studio is on your left before the glass doors.


    Enter the Hill Library from the Hillsborough St. entrance. Go through the gates and the stairs will be on your right. Take these stairs to the second floor, and turn left. Continue down the hallway stopping before you reach the glass doors. The 3D Scanning Studio is the door on the left.

  •   Reservation Information

    Reservation Information

    Orientation is required before making a reservation.

  •  Contact Information
    Colin Keenan