Access 3D Lab | University of South Florida

Welcome to Access 3D Lab

Access 3D lab is the leading destination for research and training in advanced digital technologies.

We digitize lighthouses, artifacts, islands, skeletal remains (including dinosaur skulls), totem poles, live humans, art galleries, and much more.

We leverage cutting-edge 3D scanners and drones for advanced research and social good. This means preserving at-risk cultural heritage sites with lidar, revitalizing urban districts with augmented reality, transforming early childhood education with 3D printing and virtual reality, and pioneering geospatial workflows for smart cities.

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ARTours Clearwater Brings Augmented Reality Murals to Downtown Clearwater

ARTours Clearwater is a new mural experience that uses augmented reality to make four murals along a 0.7-mile route through downtown Clearwater burst to life with interactive animations. The project brings together USF's technical expertise in 3D scanning and video game design with Clearwater's vision of creating vibrant urban streetscapes that weave together art and technology. Download the ARTours Clearwater App on iOS and Google Play now.

Access 3D Lab now accepting applications for May workshop!

The 2-week professional development workshop combines hands-on fieldwork and training in mobile, aerial, and terrestrial lidar, 360 imaging, and GIS analysis. The curriculum focuses on advanced geospatial technologies that are driving innovation and creating jobs in the heritage, tourism, and sustainability industries. The workshop also features an exclusive career forum and networking event on the last day. Apply now, as space is limited!

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