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Photogrammetry Skills with Samantha Porter

Photogrammetry (structure from motion) is an inexpensive way to create 3D models of existing objects or structures for research, 3D printing, or use in digital media such as games. In this workshop, participants will lean the basics of photogrammetry including best practices for taking photographs and software workflows for processing images into models.  

If possible, participants should bring:

  • A laptop with a 30 day trial of Agisoft Metashape Pro installed. Software can be downloaded at https://www.agisoft.com/downloads/installer/
  • Some way of taking photos (i.e. a camera or smart phone) and a way to transfer these photos to your laptop.
  • An object to digitize. 


About the Instructor

Samantha Porter is a Digital Preservation Specialist with Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS) at the University of Minnesota.  Her work applies technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D printing, and virtual and augmented reality to teaching, research, and outreach projects across disciplines, with particular expertise in the fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural heritage.


Directions for getting to the Den of Sorrells Library:

Sorrells Library is on the 4th Floor of Wean Hall, shown on the map here. If you enter in the front of Wean Hall, take the elevator down one floor. When you exit the elevator, the library will be on your left. The Den is in the back of the library.

Thursday, March 7, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Sorrells Library, Den
Sorrells Library
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Emma Slayton

Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist