Exploring 3D

Anthony Micallef • 3D Modeling • December 7, 2022

Have you ever wanted to bring your favorite objects to life in a 3D environment? With the help of Luma and some 3D design software, it's possible to do just that.

I recently had the opportunity to work on a project where I used Luma to scan a custom woodlike GameBoy and turn it into a 3D model. Luma is a program that allows you to scan physical objects and create a digital version of them. Once I had scanned the GameBoy, I downloaded the GLB model and imported it into Blender.

Blender is a powerful 3D design software that can be used for a variety of tasks, including modeling, animation, and rendering. It was my first time using Blender, so I spent some time learning the interface and getting familiar with the various tools. Once I had a handle on the basics, I started cleaning up the model by removing the table it had been scanned on.

Once the model was cleaned up, I imported it into Adobe Substance 3D stager. This is a program that allows you to add textures, materials, and other details to your 3D models. I added a table and a few decorations to the scene to bring it to life. After applying the textures, I added a background environment and rendered the scene.

Overall, it was a fun project that gave me a good introduction to working with 3D software. If you're interested in creating your own 3D models, I highly recommend giving Luma and Blender a try. With a little practice and some patience, you too can bring your favorite objects to life in a digital world.