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Advanced Courses on Life Sciences

Course – 1st Edition

Introduction to Photogrammetry and Laser Scan

May 21st-25th, 2018, Barcelona (España)

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Course Introduction to Photogrammetry and Laser ScanCourse Overview

This course is addressed to researchers and technicians who routinely work with complex biological structures (specimens) and need to digitise their samples for different reasons, such as digital preservation, quantitative or biomechanics analyses, etc.

The goal of this course is to explain how you can obtain 3D virtual models from surfaces, using different techniques as laser imaging but mainly photogrammetry. These techniques and technologies offer the possibility to obtain 3D models of the external morphology of the samples including colour and texture of a wide size range of specimens with medium – low cost and fast approaches.

By the end of the course participants should be able to obtain high quality digitalization of samples with the most commonly used techniques.

They will also be able to edit and manipulate the digital models to prepare them for use in typical analytical software.

Contact

courses@transmittingscience.com

Location

Date

May 21st-25th, 2018, Barcelona (Spain)

Language

English

COURSE LENGTH & ECTS

32 hours on-site.

This course is equivalent to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.

The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.

PLACES

Places are limited to 16 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Josep Fortuny instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Josep Fortuny
Institut Català de Paleontologia M. C. / Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
Spain / France

Sergio LLacer instructor for Transmitting Science

Sergio Llácer
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont
Spain

Heinrich Mallison instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Heinrich Mallison
Palaeo3D
Germany

Program

Monday, May 21st, 2018. Dr. Josep Fortuny and Sergio Llácer.

  • Course presentation. Start up the software. What is digital modelling? What is this technology used for? The pros, cons and limitations of modelling.
  • Introduction to CAD. The common file formats in the world of 3D visualisation (.ply, .stl, .wrp, …). Laser technology theory. Laser technology practice (Next Engine).
  • Geomagic and Meshlab edition of Laser meshes generated.


Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018. Dr. Heinrich Mallison.

  • How does photogrammetry work?
  • What are the requirements on images for photogrammetry?
  • Basic principles of and tools for data capture.
  • Camera settings and workplace set-up.


Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018. Dr. Heinrich Mallison.

  • Data capture exercises for simple objects.
  • Program run-throughs in COLMAP, AgiSoft Photoscan and Reality Capture: Model creation and scaling.

Thursday, May 24th, 2018. Dr. Heinrich Mallison.

  • Data capture exercises for complex objects.
  • More complex program handling (levelling of models, combining models, etc.).
  • Basics of post-editing for presentation and 3D printing.



Friday, May 25th, 2018. Dr. Josep Fortuny and Sergio Llácer.

  • 3D model edition: Geomagics, Meshlab and general applications of 3D modelling (e.g. 3D PDF’s).
  • Generation and editing of videos.
  • 3D printing.
  • Demonstration of practical examples from the students’ data and group discussion.

Fees

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until January 31st, 2020):
  • 535 € *
    (428 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after January 31st, 2020):
  • 644 € *
    (515.20 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks and lunches (VAT included).
    * Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.
  • Course Fee + Accommodation Package
  • Early bird (until January 31st, 2020):
  • 535 € * + 350 € = 885 €
    (778 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after January 31st, 2020):
  • 644 € * + 350 € = 994 €
    (865.20 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks, transportation between the Venue and Barcelona, accommodation from Sunday to Friday, breakfasts, lunches and dinners (VAT included).
    * Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.

You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com

Schedule

  • Monday to Thursday:
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
    • 13:30 to 15:00 Lunch (included).
    • 15:00 to 18:00 Lessons.
  • Friday:
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
    • 13:30 to 15:00 Lunch (included).

The class schedule is approximate; it is possible that the content of one day may run into the next and a working day may be longer than advertised.

Funding

Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact courses@transmittingscience.com).

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Unemployed scientists living in the country were the course will be held, as well as PhD students based in that country without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.