Skills Course: Structure from Motion – 26 September 2019

Skills Course Structure From Motion (Photo-based 3D modelling of archaeological artifacts)

Learn how to make 3D models of archaeological artifacts, using digital photographs.

26 September 2019

Photo-based modelling has quickly become a standard practice in archaeology. The technique allows for rapid 3D digitization of landscapes, trenches, features and artefacts. However, different subjects require different strategies. The workshop teaches techniques and best practices regarding 3D modelling archaeological artefacts, and deals with the following subjects:

– photo camera properties and settings

– lighting conditions and lighting setups

– software and principles of automated photogrammetry

– scaling and exporting the model

– approaches to different types of objects and material properties

Students are requested to bring their own laptops and cameras. We will work in groups of 3 or 4. Each group requires one camera and one laptop. If you bring a laptop make sure to install a trial version of Metashape, the software we will be working with:

Register by sending an email to
There is a limited number of places in this workshop. So, make sure you register on time and please avoid canceling last minute!
EC: you get 1 EC for attending the course.
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Location: Room 0.16, Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012XT Amsterdam