I’ve just acquired a 3D laser scanner, the Eora3D. I backed this on Kickstarter over 2 years ago, and it’s finally arrived. This isn’t a review, just initial impressions.
The hardware is nicely made, and it utilises a smartphone to do the heavy lifting. However, the app that drives it all leaves a lot to be desired. The method of aligning the (beautifully constructed) turntable is incredibly imprecise and leaves lots of space for errors (which will occur) resulting in poorly registered scans.
And the output? Meh. Lots of fiddling required. Here’s my first attempt (well, 20th frustrated attempt).
There are a few other users out there who have posted their results to Sketchfab. I’d be keen to hear their experiences and tips. I will share mine as I get to know the system a little better.