3D Scanner

Book a 3D Scanner

What is a 3D Scanner?

3D scanning is a technology that captures a physical object’s exact size, shape and surface texture and creates a digital 3-dimensional representation, or digital 3D model.The NExT Lab has two Artec 3D scanners, the Leo and Eva. Both scanners are portable, hand held scanners, providing an intuitive workflow, making 3d scanning as easily as taking a video. Simply book into an Intro Session through the NExT Lab to learn how to use the scanners and then book one of the scanners available for you through the Loans Desk.

Our 3D Scanners

Artec Leo Kit x2

  • Artec Leo 3D scanner
  • Dedicated 3D scanning laptop
  • Portable Battery pack
  • 3D scanning software

Artec Eva Kit x2

  • Artec Eva 3D scanner
  • Dedicated 3D scanning laptop
  • Portable Battery pack
  • 3D scanning software

Why use 3D Scanning?

The Artec 3D scanner creates a high definition 3D model of real life objects in full colour. The scanner is best used when documenting objects or models that are difficult to model in 3D software, or where like-for-like replication of the object is needed. This scanned object is then able to be used in 3D software for manipulation or can be 3D printed.


The NExT Lab offers a range of training to help you learn how 3d scanner work, how to scan an object and how to fix a file after scanning for other purposes. This training includes:

  • 3D Scanner Introductory Sessions
    Each week a range of sessions are scheduled. Come along and learn about the fundamentals of 3D scanning. No previous experience required. For a full list of sessions, check the events page.

    Book Introductory Session
  • Consultations
    You can book a consultation with experienced staff to get help with complex technical challenges specific to your project. Before making a booking, it is expected that you have completed the Introductory session and attempted to resolve the problem independently. For a full list of consultation sessions, check the events page.

    Book Consultation


  • The ABP Loans Desk facilities are open to ABP faculty staff and students.
  • The Level 01: Online Safety Induction must be completed before you can book equipment.
  • For bookings longer than a day please talk to Loans Desk staff in person to arrange longer rentals.
  • All staff and students must bring a valid staff or student ID when collecting equipment.
  • All students must leave a valid student card with the ABP Loans Desk when collecting equipment for short term loans of up to 6 hrs. Student cards will be returned when the equipment is returned.
  • ABP Loans Desk staff reserve the right to withdraw borrowing or any other privilege from any person who has failed to observe the rules outlined in the Terms and Conditions.
  • Any staff or students using the service agree to comply with the rules governing the conduct and use of the ABP Loans Desk equipment as outlined in the Terms and Conditions.


There is no cost to students and staff for the use of the Camera Kits and Photography equipment however equipment returned late or damaged will result in a fine; this will be processed through UniCards system. Please read the terms and conditions for more information.


Can bookings be made for longer than a day?

Yes, but please talk with Loans Desk staff to organise longer bookings.

If I return the equipment late will I receive a fine?

Yes you will receive a fine if the item is returned late, no exceptions.

For long equipment loans a grace period of 15 minutes to allow students to return the items on time and not disadvantage others who have booked the item next.

Do I have to be a part of the ABP Faculty to make a booking?

Yes, only ABP staff and students can use the facilities.

What if I damage or lose the item?

For lost or damaged items please refer to Terms & Conditions

Can I renew a booking if I need the item for a longer period of time?

If the item is not already booked, you can re-book it through the MSD loans page.

Can I book the item for a friend?

If you book the item, you take full responsibility for the item and any damage that occurs.

Can a friend use the item while I have it booked?

If you book the item, you take full responsibility for the item and any damage that occurs.

Can I take the item off campus?

Some items are able to be taken off campus, please speak with the friendly staff at the Loans Desk for further information.

Is there any requirements before I book an item?

Yes, you must complete the  Level 01: Online Safety Induction before you are able to loan an item.

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