12/1 NTNM Class Notes

12:30-1:15 — The 3D web and storytelling

WebGL — what is it?

Chrome Experiments:
https://www.chromeexperiments.com/

Example experiment: global population globe
http://globe.chromeexperiments.com/

The Galaxy:
http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/

Ben Kreimer’s Nairobi dumpsite story
http://benkreimer.com/aerial-video-photography/nairobi-dandora-dumpsite-video-3d-model/

3D renders of prehistoric Irish monoliths
https://sketchfab.com/models/e47d796c361f4d56b8bc7ce10ec3f114

The Smithsonian’s X3D:
http://3d.si.edu/

L.A. Times Discovering Gale Crater
http://graphics.latimes.com/mars-gale-crater-vr/

1:15 – 1:45— Using Sketchfab

Find a free model at CGTrader:
https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-models
(Use the heart as an example)

Upload to Sketchfab.

Annotate.

Embed in a blog post

Fun fact: if you put /embed?cardboard=1  at the end of a Sketchfab URL, you can view it in 3D in Cardboard.

 

 

1:45-2: BREAK

2-2:30 Innovation lab.

– 3D scan yourself or an object
– Open in Meshlab, save as Collada .dae format
– Also save as .STL for 3D printing, and put it on a USB stick.
– Import into Unity project
– View in the Oculus.

2:30-3:15 Head to SU Makerspace to learn how to use 3D printers.