Recording 3D Data: Structured Light Laser Scanner Tutorial

Laser Scanner mashup


This is the last workshop of the Recording 3D Data series. 

This 90 min workshop will guide you through the basics of using a structured light laser scanner to produce a 3D model. A structured-light 3D scanner is a 3D scanning device for measuring the three-dimensional shape of an object using projected light patterns and a camera system. Projecting a narrow band of light onto a surface produces a line of illumination that appears distorted from other perspectives than that of the projector and can be used for geometric reconstruction of the surface shape. 

During the workshop, you will learn how to operate the Einscan Structured Light Scanner hardware and which are the steps you will need to go through to convert your raw data into workable 3D models.  

This is a beginner level event. No previous knowledge on the topic is required/expected and the trainer will cover the basics of the method.  

This event will take place in person at the Maker Space Studio.  

If you’re new to this training event format, or to CDCS training events in general, read more on what to expect from CDCS training. Here you will also find details of our cancellation and no-show policy, which applies to this event.  


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Maker Space Studio

The Maker Space Studio is located at the first store of the Edinburgh University Library