The EinScan-S by SHINING 3D is an affordable structured light desktop scanning system known for creating high-quality 3D images. Without needing the proficiency of an expert DIY maker, EinScan comes with an easy-to-use software program allowing easy switching between Automatic and Free Scan modes. Capable of scanning objects both small and large, EinScan’s rotational turntable takes less than three minutes – 4x’s faster than any other competitive 3D scanner.
With a maximum automatic maximum scan envelope of 200 x 200 x 200mm (7.87-inch cube) and the free scan envelope at 700 x 700 x 700mm (2.3-foot cube), SHINING 3D may have the most versatile scanner in its price range. Whether you want to generate models for computer graphics, animation, game development, digital archiving, prototyping, and color 3D printing, the EinScan-S captures geometric shapes in full color.
Outside of its color texture scan capabilities, the EinScan-S differentiates itself with an impressive 0.1mm accuracy and 1.3-megapixel resolution. The EinScan-S, because of its 0.1mm accuracy, competes with some of the higher end 3D scanners without breaking the bank. So this user-friendly, super-precise machine could easily land into the hands of a 3D hobbyist or seasoned architect – just “point-and-click” and let SHINING 3D’s precision optical technology transform your real-world object into a 3D model.
The EinScan-S outputs its files in either the standard STL (used for most rapid prototyping applications) or OBJ (file containing 3D objects) formats. Whether you want to use a third-party 3D CAD application or stay within the SHINING 3D family of printing products, you have plenty of options after creating the raw point cloud or the 3D mesh data. With an output file size of 360 MB, you can seamless download this file to any third party 3D printer software and start the modeling process.
Compared to the MakerBot Digitizer’s 12 minute scanning time, the EinScan-S creates high-quality images in only three minutes. With an RGB projector in the center and two monochrome cameras on either side, the EinScan does something that almost no other competitor does: scans geometric color textures at a 0.1mm accuracy.
The free scanning mode really opens up the ability to scan larger objects. Instead of being affixed to the turntable (like most other 3D scanners in this price range), the EinScan allows for manual rotating of larger objects normally not suitable for structured light scanning. Known for having the “most accurate data quality of all 3D desktop scanners,” the EinScan-S is iReviews choice for Best 3D Scanner under $1,000 currently on the market.