Venue: Eastside Projects
Led by Tim Milward of backface, a 3D scanning and printing company based in Digbeth, this practical workshop introduced us to Photogrammetry a 3D scanning process that combines multiple photographic images to create high resolution textured digital ‘objects’ which can be 3D printed or used in digital contexts.
In this practical workshop Tim demonstrated his professional scanning rig and equipment and also introduced us to free software that artists and designers can use to make 3D scans. Workshop participants scanned a small object and then, under Tim’s guidance, used free software to clean up and optimise the resulting 3D mesh and prepare it for 3D printing.
Venue: Vivid Projects
Led by artist Antonio Roberts this workshop introduced participants to Blender a free and open source 3D creation suite which supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline from modeling, rigging and animation to simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking.
Using the 3D meshes produced during Part 1 as a starting point, Antonio introduced the basics of modifying meshes and optimizing them for 3D printing.
This event was presented in partnership with Blackhole Club