3D visualisation

A butterfly wing section visualised using the laboratory's Alicona InfiniteFocus

The 3D visualisation laboratory has three scanners for digitising large-scale objects and specimens sized from 2cm to 3m.

The 3D lab houses an Alicona InfiniteFocus focal variation microscope for vertical surface digitisation on a microscopic scale.

We also support photogrammetric digitisation for the Museum’s researchers in the field.

All of these techniques generate detailed 3D polygon meshes, with photorealistic visual texturing and sub-millimetre measurement accuracy both possible.

The 3D Visualisation Laboratory is located within our Imaging Suite. It now houses both the 3D Visualisation Laboratory and our Light Microscopy facilities.