Access 3D Lab
Access 3D Lab incubates and supports transformative research and teaching in STEM disciplines, the arts and the humanities. 3D scanning presents countless opportunities for analytical and creative projects: creating virtual museums, designing and prototyping machine parts, digital sculpting, and forensic analysis, to name a few. As a shared user facility, the lab is open to USF faculty and students from all disciplines. We provide access to high-end 3D scanners, data processing software, training and workshops, project consultations, and a collaborative workspace. Our instrumentation consists of handheld structured light scanners, a FARO Arm scanner, terrestrial laser scanners, a photogrammetry studio, a drone, 13 computer workstations, and a 3D-enabled 24-seat classroom with a Promethean ActivPanel interactive display. Our goal is to use these resources to enhance learning, faculty research, and community engagement at USF and beyond.
3D scanning presents countless opportunities for analytical and creative projects: creating virtual museums, designing and prototyping machine parts, digital sculpting, and forensic analysis, to name a few. As a shared user facility, the lab is open to USF faculty and students from all disciplines.
Lab users interested in pursuing research in the digital realm and incorporating 3D virtualization ito courses are encouraged to schedule a consultation with a member of Access 3D Lab’s staff. The consultation is a timeo discuss project goals, instrumentation needs, data processing timelines, training opportunities, and ideas or hands-on projects and courses.
Access 3D Lab offers training and workshops in 3D data capture and 3D data processing, for individuals, groups, and courses. Basic instrument training is generally spread out over three to five days, and consists of 10 to 20 hours of hands-on scanning or photogrammetry work.
Access 3D Lab allows equipment to be taken out of the lab and off campus, with certain restrictions. All uses must be trained on the equipment, and must assume responsibility for any damage to the instrument that is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.
Reserve Lab Space
We have several spaces that can be reserved for digital research and teaching: (1) The 3D Virtualization Lab, with six desktop workstations, a Promethean screen and Actitable for 3D visualization, and several 3D data capture studios. (2) The CMC 102F Classroom, with 24 desktop workstations configured for 3D data processing, a Promethean screen and projector. (3) A Conference Room with space for up to eight people. (4) A Flex Office space,or one faculty member, TA or GA with an active project at Access 3D lab to use for up to six weeks.