You will find everything in this thread especially in the begining .
But shortly :
Avoid too much light as it will affect the gain settings under Depth Camera , so use only LED with warmer tones for color scanning . Avoid day light .
Yes things changed , to be able to scan colors with blue light the main software gain increased resulting in high light sensitivity.
So no I would not recommend to use MINI in a light box , I don’t .
Regarding surface colors , best to avoid all colors if you go really for the best mesh quality , meaning use 3D spray .
MINI can’t scan yellow , orange, red, green and any colors that have mix of yellow since yellow absorb Blue Light .
If you put your object in front of MINI in darkness and it slightly glowing like under Black Light then you know this will give you troubles .
Pastel colors scan ok , but deep yellow, gold, red or green are the most difficult even if you set gain to 10 .
But it is possible with some work around .
I would suggest to use POP2 for color scanning , better color rendition and quality .
POP2 is better for scanning bigger objects , plus you have less issues with the colors and gain .
Greater distance , better tracking .
I only use MINI for a very small objects as designed for . I mean I would not bother scanning bigger than 6 inches objects with it, unless I really need the fine details .
There is not much about Richard to understand between both of the device as they working the same way just for different purpose, you need to know what you want to scan with and then choice the right tool, you can’t compare or thinking one gonna do all the work as both was created for different task and they just complement each other .
So not really comparison.
People buy MINI to scan cars when it was made to scan 3 cm objects at 10-20cm distance , with this scanning window you don’t want to scan big objects .
Revopoint upcoming new RANGE scanner is also not a replacement but additional tool for scanning really bigger objects easier , bigger means larger than it was possible with POP2 but not for scanning small objects as MINI can.
I will set new tread soon with some RANGE scanner showcase examples when I get green light to talk about and share , as right now it is still in testing and improving phase.
So Richard , if you about to scan fine and small meshes MINI is your best companion and you should not focus on color scanning using it or your mesh surface gonna suffer , exactly as I predicted early, so scan without color for best fine Mesh quality .
For the rest use POP2 and if you reach the limits wait for RANGE .
But my true love is POP2 just in middle and the most versatile of them all .
I use it mostly in my work for scanning medium size objects and humans .