Thursday, February 2, 2012

Training Future Users of 3D Technologies

At Direct Dimensions we're pretty passionate about spreading the word on how 3D scanning and modeling can contribute to numerous industries.

This often results in tours and mini-training sessions with diverse groups that include artists, engineers, business organizations and often students from various disciplines.

Last week we had the opportunity to hold a training class for a group from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. These were students from the Art as Applied to Medicine program who will eventually use 3D scanning and modeling to aid in Ophthalmological Illustration, Medical Sculpture, and Anaplastology (the creation of facial and somato prosthetics).

In the above image Direct Dimensions Modeler Derek LeBrun and JHU Professor Juan Garcia demonstrate various modeling techniques for the class. The skills that these students are learning will one day enable them to help create new faces, fingers, ears and toes for patients.

A great example of what they will be doing is a project that Direct Dimensions worked on with JHU and Juan Garcia where we helped create a new nose for a solider that had been injured in Iraq. Check out the video below to see how 3D techniques and anaplastology changed the life of a soldier.