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Digital Humanities at Georgia Southern

3D & Maker Tools

3D Modeling:

  • Autodesk ReMake (formerly Memento/123D Catch): Photogrammetry software for creating 3D models.  Free for students.  Tutorials are here.

  • Agisoft PhotoScanPhotogrammetry software for creating 3D models.  Student edition relatively inexpensive.

  • RealityCapture: Photogrammetry software for creating 3D models, faster and better with larger numbers of photos but need to purchase after the demo.

  • Tinkercad: Basic version of Autodesk software, useful for simple 3D modeling.  Autodesk makes the (largely) 2D drafting software AutoCAD.

  • Sculptris: Digital sculpting.  Slightly more difficult to use than Tinkercad.  Many people move between them, using Sculptris for more "organic" forms.  ZBrush is the premium version.

  • SketchUp: Originally designed by Google but now independent, an alternative to Tinkercad.  There is an education discount page.

  • 123D: Medium-powered version of Autodesk 3D modeling.

  • Cura: Preparation software for 3D printing.

  • Fusion 360: Robust Autodesk 3D modeling. Three-year student and educator license.

  • Maya: 3D animation software, also Autodesk.  And for games 3ds Max.  See also the game engines under "Gaming."

  • Blender: Free and robust, but like Fusion 360 and Maya professional--supports the entire 3D "pipeline."

3D Files: 

ArduinoBasic electronic maker.

Materials Used in Conjunction with the January 2017 workshop at Georgia Southern's Fab Lab


Georgia Southern's maker space, with 3D printers and laser cutters.  The Digital Humanities program will have its own on-campus maker space, recording studio, digital room and public history gallery in 2018.

Updated 2-2017 Batchelor