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Digital Media Commons: User Instructions

Welcome to the Lab

Once your project has been reviewed and your time has been scheduled, you will then be ready to use the Digital Media Lab resources!  Read the instructions below carefully before beginning your project.  We have included helpful tips to guide you along the way.

User Instructions

To Do First

  • Lights:  There is a light above the computer which has two brightness settings.

  • Computer Login: There are two accounts available for use, (1) MU Students and (2) Library Staff.  You will be provided with the appropriate password.

  • Sound Board: The sound board has an on-switch located in the back to the right.  The settings have been set to our specifications which you may adjust according to your needs.  If you need assistance, please ask an available staff member.  We do ask that you return the settings to their original positions.


  • For audio recordings, it often helps to have a script.  The script can be placed on the monitor to the right so that it can be read while you are capturing the screen on the other monitor.  If you are integrating video as well, you may put cues for yourself in the script (i.e. next slide, click here, or type this).

  • When recording, make sure that the microphone is set to “USB Audio CODEC” and not the built-in option.  Please note that the “USB Audio CODEC” will only appear once the soundboard is turned on.

To Do First



Scanner: Capture 3D models of objects and people by simply walking around them with your iPad and the Structure Sensor attachment. Captured objects can be sent via email (uses OBJ format).

Room Capture: Capture a 3D model of an entire room with your Structure Sensor. Simply tap 'Start', and slowly pan around your room, and a model is built in real time as you watch. When you've finished, the model can be explored with natural touch gestures.

Models are scale-accurate. You can use a measuring tool to measure distance between any two points.

itSeez3D: Capture color and structure information in Bust, Fullbody, Object, or Environment mode and process your scans into realistic 3D models. Use it to scan your family and friends as well as things you would like to copy in 3D, e.g., toys, shoes etc. Share the 3D model by email in .ply, .obj or .wrl formats or on Find out more at

Fetch: Scan part of your real environment and use it as a game world! For best results, scan an area that has interesting objects on the ground. Notice that real world objects are able to block (occlude) virtual objects.

Calibrator: Precisely align 3D depth from your Structure Sensor accessory to the iPad's camera, enabling optimal performance of the Structure Sensor in all applications. You are guided through the calibration process in just a few minutes, and calibration results are saved to the accessory.

Structure: This is the official companion app for the Structure Sensor. View live 3D distance measurements, overlay 3D depth and color, or uplink a live 3D stream to your computer via WiFi.  Please ask for assistance for the latter.

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