Tech reporter

Matthew McMillion

As a senior editor at Artec 3D, Matthew McMillion writes about cutting-edge 3D scanning solutions and the brilliant people using them to change the world, scan after scan. Originally from Silicon Valley, Matthew’s experience in the tech industry began in a California software company in the early 1990s. Since then, he’s worked with thousands of partners and clients around the world, in companies and organizations of all sizes and spheres, from agriculture to zoology.

For the first decade of his career, Matthew built a foundation in software & hardware sales, business development, and training, before transitioning over to writing, editing, and teaching, where he’s been ever since.

In addition to being a researcher, published author, voice actor, and teacher of creative writing, Matthew is a voracious reader, and long ago lost track of the exact number of books across his shelves.

«Creativity exists more in the searching than in the finding.» — Stephen Nachmanovitch

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What is reverse engineering?

What is reverse engineering?

Reverse engineering is a process where a physical part is deconstructed and measured in order to understand its design, how it works, and how it was made.

Case studies

Maximizing crop yields with high-throughput phenotyping using Artec Space Spider

A researcher focused on high-throughput phenotyping of perennial ryegrass needed a way to non-destructively measure 160 individual plants in the field 6-8 times over the duration of his project, to help identify specific plants with the most desirable traits for plant breeders and farmers.

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Exquisite VR/AR-ready 3D models in minutes: the Pikcells way, with Artec Eva

Artec Eva is regularly used both in-house and at client locations for scanning difficult-to-3D model objects, particularly those with complex geometries, after which these scans are transformed into AR/VR-ready 3D models.

Case studies

DNH 155: How Artec Space Spider helped reconstruct a 2-million-year-old skull

Archaeologists working in South Africa’s “Cradle of Humankind” utilized a handheld 3D scanner during excavation & manual reconstruction to help safely piece back together an extremely rare hominid cranium from hundreds of unearthed fragments.

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How the University of Dundee uses Artec 3D scanners in their Medical Art program and beyond

University medical art students need accurate 3D models as a foundation for their work as medical illustrators. The University of Dundee teaches them how to use Artec Eva and Space Spider for creating 3D models.

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Artec 3D scanners go over the Andes to shine new light on the history of ancient Peru

An archaeologist needed a way to digitally preserve ancient Peruvian artifacts and petroglyphs in damp, humid conditions, far more reliably and quickly than traditional photogrammetry.