That’s why I bring you a list of 3D scanners that doesn’t exceed the $600 USD. You can make your own conclusions about the 3D scanner that suits you better according to your needs and budget. Personally, I must admit I’m more attracted by portable scanners that allow me to turn my phone’s Cam into a 3D scan tool.
But let’s first let’s explain out what a 3D scanner is for.
A 3D scanner allows anyone to digitize a tangible object from the real world and transfer the captured data to a 3D modeling program. The object can be manipulated through software, improved and exported as a printable file to a 3D printer.
Although each program has its own handling qualities, the steps to perform a 3D scan are quite simple:
1.- We choose the tangible matter to digitize, from a whistle to your own pet (always have in mind each 3D scanner has its own Size range).
2.- In a 3D modeling program, we repair or modify it according to the range of detail we want to give to the piece.
3.- We export it to a direct format for 3D printing.
Now let’s go for the relevant, prices and quality: