Everything you need to know about the Revopoint POP 3

The Revopoint POP 3 is released on June 10. It is the next-gen 3D scanner from the POP series with new and improved hardware, design, and usability. The improvements in POP 3’s capabilities make capturing 3D scans for 3D printing, 3D animation, reverse engineering, healthcare, product design, digitizing historical items, VR/AR, and more even easier.

I understand that many of you may have some questions or concerns regarding the new POP 3 3D scanner. To help address those, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions below:


  1. What are the differences between POP 3, MINI, and RANGE?

● Scanning Scenarios

  • POP 3 uses structured infrared light and is for scanning medium objects like engine parts or vases

  • MINI uses structured blue light and is for scanning small objects like jewelry, miniatures, or fasteners.

  • RANGE uses structured infrared light to efficiently scan large objects like furniture, people, or cars.

Recommend Scan Volumes:
POP 3: 20mm x 20mm x 20mm ~ 2500mm x 2500mm x 2500mm.
MINI: 10mm x 10mm x10mm ~ 500mm x 500mm x 500mm.
RANGE: 50mm x 50mm x 50mm ~ 4000mm x 4000mm x 4000mm.

  1. What are the differences between POP 2 and POP 3?

POP 3 has a 20% bigger RGM camera aperture and 2 white LEDs for better color scanning, an IMU for improved frame stitching, 4 infrared LEDs for improved marker tracking, faster scanning speeds (12 to 18fps), improved connectivity, and an easier-to-use design.

3. What’s special about POP 3’s IMU?

POP 3’s IMU is a 9-axis IMU with a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer that all work together to help POP 3 understands its location as you move the scanner around an object. This, in turn, helps POP 3 to provide smoother frame stitching as well as helping to eliminate any faulty frames captured caused by shaking or moving too fast.

4. How do I recalibrate the POP 3’s IMU?

In Revo Scan 5’s Home Screen, click on the settings icon next to POP 3’s name. Then click on the “Start Calibration” button to start the process. Follow the on-screen instructions to recalibrate your POP 3.

5. Do you need a powerful computer to use the POP 3?

No, the POP 3’s algorithms and internal chip do most of the processing.

Minimum specs: Intel i5, 8GB RAM.

Recommended specs: Intel i7, 16GB RAM.

No discrete GPU like an Nvidia or AMD graphics card is needed to use POP 3.

6. What technology does the POP 3 use?

POP 3 uses class 1 infrared structured light, dual depth cameras, and advanced algorithms to output detailed 3D models.

7. What’s the operating logic for POP 3’s IR and White LEDs?

Infrared LEDs
● Working mode
○ Calibration Mode - Solidly Lit
○ Scanning in Marker Tracking Mode - Flashing
○ Scanning in Feature Tracking Mode - Turned Off

White LEDs
●Working mode
○ Can be controlled via Revo Scan
○ Default- Off
○ Scanning in Marker Tracking Mode - Flashing
○ Scanning in Feature Tracking Mode - Flashing
○ Calibration Mode - Solidly Lit

8. What devices are compatible with the POP 3?

The POP 3 can work with devices using:

Windows ≥ 10 (64-bit) can connect via USB or Wi-Fi
Android ≥ 9.0 (RAM≥6GB) can connect via USB or Wi-Fi
macOS ≥ Intel x86 chips 10.15 and M chips 11.0 can connect via USB or Wi-Fi
iOS ≥ 13.0 (iPhone 8 and onwards) iOS devices can only be connected via Wi-Fi

9. Can POP 3 safely scan humans and animals?

Yes, the POP 3 is entirely safe because it uses class 1 infrared light, meaning it’s incapable of causing harm to eyes even if it’s directly aimed into an eye.


10. Does POP 3 have 3D scanning software?

Yes, the POP 3 comes with Revo Scan for free. It is compatible with iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows devices. In Revo Scan, you can perform scans and post-processing.

11. Can scanned models be modified with design software?

Yes, the 3D models made with POP 3 can be exported in OBJ format, which is compatible with most design software, such as Autodesk CAD, Blender, Maya, Rhino, ZBrush, Fusion 360, etc.

12. Can objects scanned with the POP 3 be 3D printed?

Yes, the scanned models can be output in STL format, which is compatible with most slicer software.

13. Is third-party scanning software available for POP 3?

No, POP 3 is only compatible with the Revo Scan software, which you can download from our website or your device’s app store. However, the models generated by the scan are compatible with nearly all third-party 3D modeling software.

14. What formats can Revo Scan export?

Revo Scan can export your models in PLY, OBJ, and STL.

How do I export scanned models on my phone?

Ensure your phone and PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Don’t minimize the app or turn off your phone’s screen during the file transfer, or the transfer will fail.

● Import from Phone via Verification Code

  1. Click the Import From Phone button.
  2. Open Revo Scan V5.0 or above on your phone, and find the project you want to share.
  3. Tap the Share icon.
  4. Enter the code shown on your PC to your smartphone.
  5. Start file transferring.

● Import from Phone via Scanning QR Code

  1. Click the Import From Phone button.
  2. Click the QR Code icon.
  3. Open Revo Scan V5.0 or above on your phone, and find the project you want to share.
  4. Tap the Share icon.
  5. Scan the QR code on your PC.
  6. Start file transferring.

15. Does POP 3 need internet access to work?

No, POP 3 does not need to be connected to an internet-capable network to work.


16. What are the Dual-axis Turntable’s specifications, and what comes in the box?

● Dual-axis Turntable Specifications:

Dimensions: (H) 82mm X (D) 200mm
Speed: 18 - 90 Seconds per Rotation
Max Load: 5kg
Product Gross Weight: 771g
Control Method: Via Revo Scan / APP
Rotation Control: Direction, Speed, and Start/Pause
Connection: Via Bluetooth

● What’s in the Box?

  1. Dual-axis Turntable
  2. Power Cable
  3. Multi-region Adapter (Supports US/EU/AU/GB plug types)
  4. Reusable Sticky Pad
  5. Attachable Table with Markers

17. What are marker points used for?

Marker points are stuck on or around objects without geometric features so the POP 3 can track what it is scanning. When using Marker points, place them in irregular patterns with around 3-5 cm between the markers across the object you’re scanning, and ensure that there are 5 marker points always in the frame when scanning.

Scanning Tips

18. Do more frames scanned mean better 3D scan accuracy?

No, repeated scanning makes your model worse. One scan close to the object will result in the best accuracy.

19. Are there any objects that the POP 3 can’t scan?

Like most 3D scanners, highly reflective, transparent, or dark objects can only be effectively scanned using 3D scanning spray to coat the object’s surface.

20. Can I use the POP 3 outdoors?

Yes, but it will not work well in direct sunlight. And the POP 3 is not water resistant, so avoid outdoor scanning on rainy days.

21. What’s the minimum size of an object POP 3 can scan?

POP 3 has a minimum scan volume of 20mm x 20mm x 20mm.

22. Can POP 3 scan objects smaller than 20mm x 20mm x 20mm?

Yes, but advanced scanning skills and post-processing are needed. Keep in mind that the smaller the object and its details, the less POP 3 will be able to detect, as it’s optimized for medium-sized object scanning.