Building: D. H. Hill Jr. Library
Floor: Second Floor, West Wing
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:
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 hoursReservable by Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, StaffAfter 15 minute grace period for arrival, space becomes available to others.View room use guidelines.
NextEngine 3D Scanner HD
Enter the D. H. Hill Library from the Brickyard. Take the main stairs or elevator to the first floor lobby. Turn left and enter the West Wing. Continue straight until you see the large staircase.
Either, take these stairs to the second floor, and turn left. Continue down the hallway stopping before you reach the glass doors. The VR Studio is the door on the left.
Or, turn right after the Cone Zone and take another right around the corner. An elevator is on the right. Take the elevator to the second floor, and turn right. Take the hallway on the right and then turn left. The VR Studio is on your left before the glass doors.
Orientation is required before making a reservation.