Adding thickness to your scans for 3D printing. Or… Making 3D surfaces into solids.

I scan a lot of 2.5D things.  That is to say, 3D, but only a surface.  Think dinosaur tracks, like this: One of the problems you can come across is if you want to 3D print something like this, it needs thickness.  Visualization can also be helped if there’s context for the edges. I’ll outline... Continue Reading →

Photogrammetry Testing: 3DF Zephyr 5.0

I’ve covered 3DF Zephyr before, both the free version, and the professional version.  Today 3D Flow released version 5.0, which claims significant speed ups and quality improvements, so I thought I’d run my standard dataset through it. I'm using the 14 day trial version of Lite. The free version is still available but limited to... Continue Reading →

Moving from Endnote to Zotero

A running theme of this blog (and my work in general) is in using freely available software when I can. There's multiple reasons for this; the main and most obvious being saving money. But there are other reasons too - losing access when changing institutions (or when licensing changes and something becomes unaffordable) is a... Continue Reading →

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