As part of our effort to support the University’s DEC initiative and to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, the Library is now introducing 3D scanning services. The objective is to foster creativity, scholarly research among CityU staff and students. 3D scanner analyses a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance. The data so collected can be used to construct digital three-dimensional models. The Library provides two types of 3D scanners. Explore and try out your new ideas using these scanners!
Handheld Scanner (Structure Scanner) [Seat: 901]
The Handheld 3D Scanner is the Structure Sensor 3D Scanner which can be checked out at the Information Space Counter. This Scanner uses an infrared laser projector to cast a specific pixel pattern on the scene in front of the sensor. The Scanner has a great potential for 3D modelling and discovery. Please click here for more information.
|Minimum Distance||40 cm|
|Maximum Distance||350+ cm|
|Precision||1% of measured distance (typical)|
|Resolution||640 x 480(VGA) or 320 x 240(QVGA)|
|Frame-rate||30 / 60 frames per second|
|Illumination||Infrared structured light projector, Uniform infrared LEDs|
|Field of View||Horizontal: 58 degrees, Vertical: 45 degrees|
Desktop Scanner [Seat: 902]
The Scanner provides scanning processes by using HD CMOS sensor with 2 lasers. The scanning process may last for over 2 hours depending on the resolution required and the object size. Please click here for more information.
|Object size||Height: 25 cm (9.8 in)
Diameter: 18 cm (7.0 in)
Weight: 3.0kg (6.6 lbs)
|Scanning accuracy||Capture details as small as 0.43mm
Capture size within ±0.25mm
|Scanning time||The scanning is a time consuming process, which may take up to several hours
depending on the number of scans taken to build the finished model.
The 3D Scanners are available at the Information Space Counter.
Technical support session
For setting up a technical support session, patrons can either send an email message to email@example.com at least 3 working days in advance, or go to IS counter in-person to schedule a technical support session.
Technical support session Hours
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (except public and University holidays)