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Digital Media and Innovation Lab

Turntable Scanner

Rotating scanner

 

This Einscan-SE Turntable 3D scanner does high-definition scans of small 3D objects.  Multiple passes allow detail capture.  The resulting file can be emailed and printed using the 3D printing service.

Use the link in the right box to make a reservation

 

Disclaimer: The scanner may not scan an object properly if it is too shiny.

 

Rotating Scanner in Use

⌈ Sampled from Digital Media and Innovation Lab: 3D Turntable Scanner Tutorial

⌈ Sampled from Digital Media and Innovation Lab: 3D Turntable Scanner Tutorial

Video Tutorial

Written Guide

1. To get started, log into the PC using your username and password. To turn on the Scanner, hold your finger on the power button located on the back of the scanner.

Picture of the power button on the back of the scanner

 

2. From the desktop, go to Explorer/Windows/Shining3d/EinScan-S_series/EXScan

Picture of the location in windows

 

3. At the main menu, click on EinScan-SE

Picture of the EinScan SE main menu

 

4. Before performing a scan, you may need to calibrate the scanner first. Simply click on calibrate at the top and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure you are only moving the slate and not the base of the slate.

Example of calibration

 

5. Once the calibration is done, you are ready to scan. First, click on New Work and name your file.

New Work menu

 

6. From here, you can choose either a texture scan or a non-texture scan. This will depend on what object you need to scan, but for the most part, if the object is pretty smooth, then use non-texture.  If it's a bit more complex, then use texture.

Image of choice between texture and non-texture scan

 

7. At this point, line up the model you want to scan. Pay attention to the preview screen in the top left corner. In case you are having trouble lining up your object, there are settings beneath the preview screen. Then enter a number for the amount of scans you want. I recommend starting with 8 first. You can go back and do additional scans if needed. When you are ready, click start. (For additional passes: Once the first scan is completed, reposition the object and press scan again.  This will add another layer of scans to the current layer).

Picture of software in use

 

8. When you are completely finished scanning, click on texture. This will bring up a choice between watertight and non-watertight mode. Watertight mode closes up any holes in the scan, but depending on the scan, it may not do it correctly. For more accurate scans, choose watertight mode. Finally, you can export your scan as a .obj or .stl file.

picture of finished product

🕓 Hours & Reservations

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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