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DFAB-106 - Introduction to 3D Scanning
Introduction To 3D Scanning introduces scanned data in the Digital Fabrication Studio. This studio explores the relationship between 3D scanned data and digital fabrication processes. Students will learn a variety of processes and methods for translating real world objects into digital form, and explore the implications of these technologies to contemporary artistic practice. Emphasis will be placed on considerations of scale and the ways scanned data can be manipulated artistically through digital fabrication. Complex techniques based on parametric designs for reverse engineering will be studied, allowing each student to be able to build physical forms using 3D printing. Prerequisite: DFAB-105. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall term only.
Academic Level:
Digital Fabrication
Digital Fabrication*
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1. Produce 3D scans of objects to guarantee data accuracy, regardless of the environment, part type, and complexity of geometry (PG1, PG5). 2. Utilize various application-specific 3D scanning operations (PG1, PG3, PG5). 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the technological principles associated with data capturing technology (PG1, PG5). 4. Understand acquisition techniques in order to perform reliable scans (PG1, PG5). 5. Complete optimized results using VXelements software (PG1, PG5). 6. Process and analyze digitized data using post-processing software (PG1, PG5). 7. Extract CAD entities such as curves, sketches, and geometric entities (PG1, PG5). 8. Modify data using edit polygons, build surfaces, and structure assemblies utliizing digitized data (PG1, PG5). 9. Implement 3D scanned data operations in a variety of real-world applications (PG1, PG2, PG3, PG5). 10. Develop various workflows for solving a variety of design parameters (PG1, PG4, PG5).
Introduction to 3D Scanning
Course: DFAB-106 - Introduction to 3D Scanning