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Area 49 Resources

Lists of programs for developing nontraditional projects and examples

3D Modeling

3D modeling is a method of computer-aided design, or CAD, used to create digital models of objects that will either be 3D printed (using a 3D printer) or will be included in a digital environment, such as a game, digital gallery space, or other digital environment.

If you would like to create a 3D model that you'd like to print, you can either get trained to use Area 49's 3D printers or send your file to get printed

If you have a physical item you would like to scan to become a 3D model, look into the options in our Photogrammetry Lab


For a list of 3D modeling examples and repositories, take a look at the sub-page, 3D Modeling Examples.

Easy Programs

Intermediate Programs

Additional Programs

This section is for programs we have not tested, and cannot verify the easy or difficulty of use. We still think they have great potential.