In recent years, many improvements have been made in the capabilities
and user interface of 3D computer modeling applications. Almost
any form, real or imagined, can be generated using 3D modeling
applications. The excitement is in dynamic and intuitive creative
exploration, and the realization that you are actually drawing
in three dimensions where objects (or whole environments)
can be viewed from any point of view and quickly moved, scaled,
or more dramatically altered. In the Studio, you can try out
the latest haptic modeling device, which allows for tactile
feedback in the digital 3D modeling process. A completed model
can be output to a rapid prototyping machine, animated with
3D animation software, or shaded, textured, rendered, and
printed as a 2D image.
3D Modeling Procedures
1. Sign up for a two-, three-, or four-hour session (sign
ups are offered one day in advance and on a first-come, first-served
2. if you are bringing data in to work with, it must be on
3. Pick up a work slip when you check in for your session.
4. Work on your model.
5) If you would like your object file written to CD, check
the 3D Data CD box on the work slip and follow the instructions
6. If you would like your object rapid prototyped, check the
3D Model box on the workslip and follow the 3D
Rapid Prototyping Procedures.
7. If you would like a 2D print of your work, refer to the
8) If you would like to animate your object, refer to the