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Digital 3D Models: Home

Finding and using digital 3D models

About this guide.

Digital 3D models are used in 3D printing, extended reality, and web-based environments to provide three-dimensional and interactive representations of objects and ideas previously represented two-dimensional formats such as photographs, drawings, and illustrations.

This guide includes brief introductory materials on 3D digital models, example uses for 3D digital models, links to repositories, and information on software packages and techniques for creating these models.

Example Models, UAB Libraries eBooks, and other information.

UAB Libraries eBook. Blender 3D Printing by Example : Learn to Use Blender's Modeling Tools for 3D Printing by Creating 4 Projects

The book begins with simple projects to get you started with 3D modeling basics and the tools available in Blender. As the book progresses, you'll get exposed to more robust mesh modeling techniques, modifiers, and Blender shortcuts. By the time you reach your final project, you'll be ready for organic modeling and learning how to add colors.

 

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3D Digital Model of a Receptaculites specimen.

 


   
   


        Receptaculites Final-20200731T170414Z-001
        by UTK-EPS
        on Sketchfab
   

 

 

UAB Libraries eBook. Close Range Photogrammetry.

See Chapter 8: Example applications.


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Garnet crystal in schist.

This specimen contains a large well-formed almandine crystal (an Fe-rich variety of garnet) in a fine-grained schist composed mostly of mica, quartz, and feldspar. Model created by Dexter Perkins and students at the University of North Dakota.

UAB Libraries eBook. Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe Creative Cloud.

Fuses design fundamentals and software training into one cohesive approach! All students of digital design and production-whether learning in a classroom or on their own-need to understand the basic principles of design. These principles are often excluded from books that teach software.

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Alto saxophone owned and played by Charlie Parker.

Allosaurus Rib Model published as a 3D Scene using Adobe Aero

This 3D digital model has been published on the web using Adobe Dimension, available from Adobe Creative Cloud. The model was created by importing an .OBJ file into Adobe Dimension, setting up the 3D scene by choosing lighting and orientation for the model, and using the beta share via web feature.

Click and drag the model to turn the text around, or click the Start Here tile in the bottom left corner of the page below.

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