Which 3D Scanner do you want me to Review?

It has been a white since I last posted here. Maybe you remember the many 3D Printer Review I did on my website back in 2014? In January 2016, I've shifted my focus to reviewing Reality Capture technologies, like 3D Scanners.

 

So far, I've written in-depth Reviews about the 3D Systems Sense, Occipital Structure Sensor (iSense) and Shining 3D Einscan-S. You'll find links to the reviews in my latest Newsletter (you can also subscribe to it on that page).

 

In the coming weeks and months, I will test the Fuel 3D Scanify, Artec EVA, Shining 3D Einscan-Pro and Thor 3D.

 

Which 3D Scanner would you like to see reviewed?


 

 

 

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Hi Nick -- I've used Creaform's GoScan in the past. It's a decent enough scanner for human body parts, but for that price I always thought they could do better. I'd be curious to know more about Thor3D. There is not much info out there about it, but I think a wireless scanner has been long overdue. I wonder how long the battery lasts.

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I'm in great contact with Thor 3D and their scanner is on my schedule for the coming months. I like the fact that it's wireless and am very curious to how it competes with an Artec EVA and Creaform GoScan, which seem to be it's main competitors that dominate the higher-segment market of 3D Scanning.

 

To be continued...

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Hi Nick,

 

Have you used the CZUR smart scanner? I saw a video on Youtube, which shows lots of functions. I'm a designer as well as a writer, so I need scan many books and sculpture for inspiration. So could you have a review of Czur? Thx

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Nick -- I think there are several scanners out there that would be interesting to review. Mantis is one that I always wondered about. They have been around for years, but I don't see much info about them in the media. Another one is Thor3D....they seem to have come out of nowhere with very cool technology. It almost seems too good to be true.

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Very portable color scanner : https://matterandform.net/bevel

But even from their own website the results doesn't seem very good, but for the price....

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I'm curious to that one, too. Unfortunately Matter and Form isn't very responsive to my requests. 

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If you have the Einscan Pro available: I may have a good test situation for you. Send me a direct mail if you're interested.

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Thanks for the offer, but I've already arranged one with the complete Color Capture modele & Industrial Pack (Turntable)

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einscan-pro, it's a very interesting product, could be interesting also to check "scan in a box"

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Checked out the Scan in a Box yesterday, check this Instagram photo.

 

It uses visible structured light, which gives very detailed geometry, but the monochrome cameras use the same technique to capture color as the Einscan-S does, which I find subpar.

 

I'm prioritizing hand hand scanners with RGB camera first, so maybe I'll test that one later.

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I'll receive an Einscan Pro within a few weeks! I'll take a look at the Scan in a Box this week at the Additive Manufacturing Europe trade show.

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Excellent! I can't wait to see the results, especially from the software: ease of cleaning /  stitching etc. The scanresults themselves I already saw some examples which look good (for professional purposes). Of course it is, as often, as well a question of price/performance ratio.

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I have the Artec EVA and as11 is great especially with the autopilot. Scanning large textured areas can be tricky but after a while you get used to it and know what to do. I have focused on large objects like full cars but you need to know what ypu are doing as files can run upto 26gb to process.
Every scanner has its limitations.

A good review would be the Artec spider and the einscan pro.....I am looking for a handheld scanner that can scan with an accuracy of o.o5mm. The einscan pro is around 60 000rands and the spider around 300 000 rands...

Would really appreciate a comparison between these two.

I have tried using the autodesk memento but did not receive good results at all on a part I was trying to have scanned. The reviews on memento are brilliant but I don't belive the program is designed to scan engineering components.

Another area to look into is photogrammetry. It's alot work but would not cost that much...

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If you can, see if you can get your hands on the VERY budget minded DaVinci XYZprinting Handheld scanner.  I'm curious what kind of quality a scanner under $200 (USD) can give.

 

http://us.xyzprinting.com/us_en/Product/3D-Scanner

 

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Got it: https://www.instagram.com/p/BH2GOkJjIPP/ :-)

 

Not blown away by the first impressions... But I'll test it next week!

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True, that doesn't look fantastic...looking forward to seeing your final results! 

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I'll also test it with the latest Intel RealSense SDK instead of the XYZ software, since it's essentially a RealSense F200 in a glossy red body. The reseller I've borrowed it from, 3D Ninja, says this works better. 

 

But of course, everything is relative for a $199 device.

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I can't wait to see what you get out of it since I'm considering one of these for home use with projects for my daughters.  The price alone makes it an attractive option.

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I've requested one to review, but no answer yet. It's basically an Intel RealSense, so I'm curious to what software they include to make the scanning process as friendly as the price.

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I would like a review on the Bq Ciclop 3D scanner. It is a very affordable scanner for small budget customers.

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Didn't know that one. Only seems to be available in France?

 

However I do want to test scanners that can also capture color, not just geometry, because I'm writing for an audience thats broader than FDM 3D Printing.

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In your reviews, would you mind also explaining how easy to use the software is (or isn't), how fast it processes scans, ease of merging multiple scans, any kind of prep work you have to do (applying reflectors/powder/etc.)?  I think a lot of the end-result depends on the software being used. 

 

The new Artec Studio 11 software seems pretty awesome and easy to use.  Creaform's isn't bad either.  Both scanners are far from cheap though.

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I try to write as much about the software as possible.

 

I'm going to test the Artec EVA with Studio 11 within a few months. But for that price you may expect the software to be good :-)

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David Structure Light Sensor Scanner (SLS Scanner). I would like to see if you think it is worth the investment.

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I've requested a review model of the SLS-3 with TT-1 Turntable. No reply yet, hopefully soon. Pity it can't capture color.

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I would strongly prefer the Einscan Pro as it is a new one, particularly at this price level. The Artec Eva is around for quite a while.

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I'm pretty certain I can get my hands on one of those. I'm trying to figure out when.

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These are nice reviews,

But you might want to adjust the Einscan-S info, on the turntable you can't scan higher then 17.5cm, and not the 20cm they advertise,

the width is also not 20cm, but I did not have time to exactly measure.

http://3dprintboard.com/showthread.php?21313-False-advertising-Eiscan-s

 

Also your test Auto-scan with the white sneaker you argue about it not filling certain top part in the final render, but you forgot that it is possible to put the object in another position, and do a "Continue scan", and it will combine the two auto scans as one.

 

And I miss a little bit better explanation why glossy and matt parts, and also light and darker objects can have a different effect on the result.

Then they would know the difference between scanning mechanics.

 

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Thanks!

 

You're right about the max. scanning height. I did notice that and wrote something about it in the part about scanning the Google Cardboard VR Viewer, but I've now added an extra bit under the failed doll-on-hore-scan to make that issue more clear.

 

I didn't know about procedure about continuing the scan. They should have made a better manual to point that out.

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There is a big Continue button on the screen next to the Complete button :)

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