3D modeling draws on many things, from ideas you carry to objects in the real world. It can be challenging to rely solely on physical measurements, which is where 3D scanning comes in. Learn how to use two of the leading methods for reality capture—photogrammetry and laser scanning—as you bring the real world into your designs.
Compare two leading methods for reality capture.
Create 3D models from real-world objects.
Discover how to streamline designs that incorporate existing objects.
Learn how to scan an object and turn the scan into a 3D printed replica using a 3D printing service or a home 3D desktop printer.
57m 25s • COURSE
Learning Autodesk ReCap 360 with Brian Myers
You can create 2D and 3D models from your photos and videos using ReCap 360. In this course, learn how to use this reality capture and conversion product for scanning and modeling.
1h 25m • COURSE
Autodesk ReCap Pro: Processing Drone Images with Gordon Luckett
Take your drone image processing to the cloud. Convert data captured from drones into seamless photos, 3D models, and point clouds, with Autodesk ReCap Pro.
48m 35s • COURSE
Learning FARO: Laser Scanning with Dustin Manning
Learn how to create accurate 3D laser scans in indoor and outdoor scenarios with the FARO Focus scanner, and edit your scans in FARO SCENE.
39m 9s • COURSE
FARO Scene 3D Laser Scan Registration with Paul Tice
Explore a comprehensive workflow for 3D laser scan processing, registration, and quality control using FARO SCENE software.
7h 8m • COURSE
Learning FARO PointSense Basic with Irene Radcliffe
FARO PointSense Basic allows you to take scan data from a variety of sources—including laser scans and photogrammetry—for use within AutoCAD or Civil 3D. In this course, learn how to get started with PointSense Basic.
1h 16m • COURSE
You'll learn 3D scanning skills with these experts.
Kacie Hultgren is a multidisciplinary designer, focused on set design for live performance.
Her experiments using early DIY desktop 3D printers for scale model building led to an online following in the 3D printing community, where she posts under the handle "PrettySmallThings." She is passionate about teaching others to use digital tools and hardware to augment traditional craft and bring their ideas to life in three dimensions. Kacie lives in New York City. You can find her on Twitter: @KacieHultgren.
Brian Myers is a BIM manager and a consultant with over 27 years experience using Autodesk products.
Brian manages BIM projects for Alberici Constructors in St. Louis, MO. Prior to his time with Alberici, he served as MEP technology director for Leidos, managing BIM processes in multiple offices across the United States. He also owns and moderates the largest Revit and BIM group on LinkedIn, Revit Users, which has over 90,000 members.
Gordon Luckett is the president of Arrow Geomatics, Inc., a GIS consulting, training, and development company.
He has authored many of the official Infrastucture Map Server and AutoCAD Map 3D courses for Autodesk, Inc. Gordon works with many levels of governments, using Autodesk products to facilitate the integration of various systems. Oracle Spatial and Microsoft SQL Server Spatial are part of Gordon's specialties, especially when the software systems are combined with Autodesk and open-source GIS products.
Dustin Manning is the manager of geomatics technology at Stewart.
Prior to his role at Stewart—a design, engineering, and planning firm—Dustin enhanced his skillset as an independent consultant at AdvoCare and as an application engineering, AEC, at TPM Inc. In addition, he has worked as a civil designer at Riverwalk Carolinas, and as a civil draftsman at Power Engineering Company. Dustin's skills include Autodesk ReCap Pro and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Paul Tice has over 20 years of experience leading teams on survey, CAD, GIS, and 3D scanning projects.
After he finished college, Paul Tice worked with CAD and design software in the cartography industry for several years. Having a strong interest in visual communication, he took on a second career as a professional portraiture artist and graphic designer. In 2011, he led his team to win the Bentley Systems Be Inspired award for their work with point cloud data as an innovation for multimedia. In 2013, Paul started his own 3D reality capture firm, expanding his work with 3D technologies. Since then, he has been teaching workshops abroad to universities, nonprofits, and professionals. Paul continually tests the latest in hardware and software used in the 3D industry, and writes about his findings in LiDAR News, LiDAR Magazine, and SPAR 3D online publications. As for his art, he continues to practice and exhibits in Oregon galleries.