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?


Not sure how to publish this post. It still says “unpublished”.

@NickLievendag Just published it for you. Sorry about that :wink:

I would love to see and

I’m already looking into the DAVID scanners. Good chance I can get my hands on one.

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.

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.


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.

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

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.

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

Looking forward to your reviews!

I (partially / limited) tested the Davis SLS 3 scanner a while ago.

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

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.

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

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.

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 :slight_smile:

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.

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.

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.