What is 3D Modelling?

3D Modelling can be broken down into 3 main categories, 3D printing, 3D scanning and 3D Design. The Digital Scholarship currently supports all three these modelling types via the Library MakerSpace. Here is some more information regarding these exciting technologies. 
 
3D Printing
3D printing is changing the way we produce objects, from tools and toys, to food, and even body parts. It's a tech revolution taking place in homes across the world. But how does it work exactly, and what makes it so efficient? Mashable explains the basics of 3D printing technology.

 
3D Scanning
A 3D scanner is a device that analyses a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance (e.g. colour). The collected data can then be used to construct digital three-dimensional models.

 
3D Design
3D modeling (or three-dimensional modeling) is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any surface of an object (either inanimate or living) in three dimensions via specialized software. The product is called a 3D model.