3D Scanning Studio

  • Hill Junior 3 D Scanning Studio
  • Artec L E O scanning of a person
  • Man using the Artec L E O to scan an object.
  • Photogrammetry in the 3 D scanning studio

Building: D. H. Hill Jr. Library

Floor: Second Floor, West Wing

Rooms: 2322

In Spring 2021, the 3D Scanning Studio is closed for reservations in accordance with NC State's Protect the Pack Guidelines.

If you have an instructional or academic need for 3D scanning technology, you can request a technology consultation for assistance from staff working with these 3D scanning spaces and devices.

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.

 

Technology

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

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

 

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

Access

Only currently affiliated students, faculty, and staff of NC State may gain access to the D. H. Hill Jr. 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.

  •   How do I reserve and access this space?

    Orientation is required before making a reservation.

  •   How do I get there?

    Brickyard Entrance

    Elevator

    • Enter the Hill Library.
    • Go through the library gates and turn right.
    • Continue towards the reading room and the elevator bay will be on your left. 
    • Take the elevator to the first floor.
    • Turn right after exiting the elevator bay and follow the balcony around to the Ask Us lobby.
    • Turn left to enter the West Wing; the elevator will be on your right.
    • Take the elevator to floor 1L.
    • Continue straight towards to end of the hallway.
    • There will be an elevator on your right near the end of the seating area.
    • 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.

    Stairs

    • Enter the Hill Library.
    • Go through the library gates.
    • Take the main stairs to the first floor lobby.
    • Turn left and enter the West Wing.
    • Continue straight until you see the large staircase.
    • Take the 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.

    Hillsborough St. Entrance

    Elevator

    • Enter the Hill Library.
    • Go through the library gates and turn left.
    • The elevator will be on your left. 
    • 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.

    Stairs

    • Enter the Hill Library.
    • 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.
  •   Who do I contact?

    Colin Keenan

    cpkeena2@ncsu.edu