June 16-25, 2023

Workshop: Intro to 3D Scanning

Intro to 3D Scanning
Led by Michelle Hessel and Shir David

Saturday, June 8 . 10:00am – 4:00pm (bring own lunch)
Location: CURRENTS 826 @ 826 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Maximum Attendance: 18
Price: $80.00

About this workshop:

A hands-on introduction to the universe of 3D scanning. In this workshop, we will go over techniques and artworks created by capturing volumetric data from the real world and placing it in the digital one. We will cover techniques such as photogrammetry and laser scanning and the mediums these can be displayed, like Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 3D printing. During the workshop, students will create a 3D scan of different objects, environments, or themselves. At the end of the day, we will display all the scans created during the workshop in augmented reality.

About the Instructors:

Both Michelle Hessel and Shir David showcased their artworks at Currents New Media 2018. After this experience, they have decided to join forces back in Santa Fe and lead a workshop about the techniques and interests they share.

Michelle Hessel is a multimedia artist born in Sao Paulo and based in NYC. Her work inverts traditional storytelling with a focus on 3D technology and virtual representations of culture such as food, people, and spaces. Michelle has a Bachelors of Arts in Social Communications, and in 2017, she obtained her Masters Degree at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she also did a one-year art residency after graduating. Michelle’s projects have been featured by The Economist, VICE Media, Communication Arts and more. She has taught interactive media at New York University, City University of New York, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Shir David has a strong background in motion design for screen and a Masters Degree in interactive media. Shir has designed interfaces for emerging technologies, created interactive installations, and explored the frontiers of new digital fabrication techniques such as 3d scanning and printing. Since graduating in 2017, Shir has been collaborating as a freelancer on various projects from producing commercials and animation, creating augmented reality app for a Broadway show animation, and is currently working in NYC as a motion designer at Gallagher and Associates. Shir’s work “Night Light” showcased at Currents 2018 is on view at Gallery Fritz in Santa Fe.


Session length: 30min

What is 3d scanning?
Session length: 30min
In this session, we will present the different methods for capturing data, from digital photos to high resolutions scanners. Showing examples from the art world, movies and VR experiences, social media, tech companies, healthcare industry and architecture.

How can 3D scan can be done?
Session length: 60min
A 3D scan is basically data, but how you can capture and use that data?
Capturing techniques: Photogrammetry and IR Sensors.
Processing tools: Photoscan, Structure Scanner + technical glossary
Display outlets overview: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 3D printing

Scanning Experiments + Lunch
Session length: 120min
Students will be given the option to choose between the different techniques presented, in groups or individually. They can choose to use their own cameras to explore photogrammetry or share the IR Sensors provided by the instructors. Bring own lunch.

AR Gallery
Session length: 120min
In this session, we are going to have an Augmented Reality workshop, covering the basics of the technology and showing successful applications that use 3D scanned content. Then we will use the scanned models from the day and turn them into an AR experience on the participant’s phones.

Equipment required:
Students should have:
Computer (Mac or PC) with Photoscan installed (free 30-day trial)

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