Hey everyone, my new revopoint MINI scanner arrived yesterday, I got a chance to play with it for a few hours after work, and first impressions are pretty astonishing.
If this is what I am getting out of the box, I am positive moving forward I can get even better results.
These scans were done with feature mode on turn table, I setup the scanner on a tripod and panned it down during the rotation scan.
I got REVO studio working now, so I’m keen to test merging of different angles.
Moving forward I want to scan sculptures with more over hangs, merging, coloring and scanning with Zinc coating to see how it does, but for the first session, completely new to the scanner, this was very promising.
no worries! I’ll share more as I go along, I don’t own any other revo products, so I’m going into this blind.
Already found out not to use the revo calibration software for the MINI yet, thankfully it didn’t brick my scanner…
Aww you too kind … you have a good eye and attention to details and that helps a lot , I love the fact that you spent your waiting time to prepare yourself , the results speak for itself.
Looking forward to see more …
Tonight I tried RevoStudio for the first time, i tried fusing two scans together following @PopUpTheVolume 's excellent videos on utube, the results were good, but I don’t think I needed to bother with the merging for this small sculpture lol.
The platicine sculpture was coated with a zinc oxide / denatured alchohol mix through an airbrush. this stuff is awesome, mattes all the shineyness away.
just a simple sculpture scan to show today, however one thing to note is the base the sculpture is on is a very shiney black tile, ( worst case scenario )
The first time I tried scanning this, it didnt work.
The second time I coated the entire piece with zinc oxide / denatured alcohol mix through airbrush, and it was perfect.
So the coating is 100% needed if you are scanning anything dark and shiny.
I have it in a small eyedrop bottle and shake it before I pour some into my airbrush in small batches, this stuff mixes surprisingly well in denatured alcohol. I was expecting it to clog up my airbrush, but it didn’t.
you dont need to mix that much zinc oxide. I think I eyeball about 30 ZO / 70 DA by volume.
Still finding my way around revo studio, but Im getting the feeling unless its abosltely needed to merge scans, doing it in 1 pass already gives great results.
The extra time spent merging gives extra 20% better results, so unless you need to scan in parts, try to scan in one go.
Johnchen, your first scans are brilliant especially given they were done straight out of the box when the scanner arrived.
Sadly my experience has been different, being unable to scan anything successfully other than the little bust. One week in and to be frank, not one scan that wasn’t either misalligned, missing huge chunks or covered with stucco.
Please would you point me in the direction of any helpful videos you used to get you off to such a flying start?
I’ve watched PopUpTheVolume’s youtube stuff - which is brilliant, but it hasn’t improved my luck.
hey Andy, happy to help if I can, What are you trying to scan? can you share photos of your scanning area and the object you are scanning? I’ve just been using the feature mode on the turntable on small sculptures, however I have not tried the hand held mode yet on large objects.