Virtual Weeds: The Trials of Scanning Living Plants

In a collaboration between the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and the Department of Art, Bruce Ackley and Andrew Frueh have been researching the feasibility of and a possible workflow for creating high-resolution 3D scans of living plants. Bruce produces videos of plant growth and other learning materials, including their current textbook. Andrew works with digital media and fabrication and runs a photogrammetric 3D scanning lab for artists and designers. They will cover the difficulties and discoveries they have encountered in their work, discuss doing great things on a small budget, and recommend strategies for implementing a workflow  for capturing 3D scans and publishing material for students.