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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

Fablab:

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