the Revopoint team sent me a test unit of the new blue light MINI Revopoint scanner a few days ago. I thanks the Revopoint team for the opportunity to be able to test this very promising tool in advance. Special thanks to Cassie!
I am a professional art conservator and for several years I have been using 3D technologies in my work on the conservation of Cultural Heritage. I had the opportunity to use, and appreciate, the Revopoint scanners in the last year. In this forum I have published several posts that, if you want, you can see (and read), both on POP1 and on POP2, also by carrying out comparative tests with other scanners:
The new test use of Revopoint MINI:
As you can see in the photo, the packaging is compact and well-finished (as in the previous POP1 and POP2). The scanner head is smaller than both POP1 and POP2. The tripod is also smaller than the previous ones.
There are the same cables of the POP series and the adapter for the use of the smartphone (when the apps will be available).
The characteristics of the instrument (see the image) suggest me to do a test on a small (3 cm) Indian sculpture with small features.
As you can see it is a small (very small) bronze sculpture, with a natural dark patina. These latter features (reflective metal and dark areas) together with the small size make 3D scanning not easy.
The acquisition was carried out in a dimly lit room and placing the small sculpture on the rotating table.
The RevoScan (beta) software interface has not changed. In this test unit there is no possibility to acquire the color texture.
The scan was performed in features, high accuracy mode.
Once the scanning was completed, the points were fused at the maximum value: 0.02 mm.
Then the meshing operation is always carried out in RevoScan (always using the maximum quality values and moderate denoising)
And now the final result:
Here is another example of a small object (9 cm) with small and intricate features. The scanning methods and settings used are the same as the previous one.
And, after point fusion and meshing and minimal editing, the final result:
And, “Last but not least”, a 3D scanning of a small (12 cm) beautiful Bacchus bronze head:
The small bronze sculpture has a richly patterned surface, with fine details. The surface was coated with a thin layer of a 3D scan spray (aesub). It is a product that leaves the surface intact, and it is not necessary to remove mechanically, but vanishing after a few hours.
Editing in RevoStudio for point cloud “cleaning”
And after meshing, the final result:
Greetings to all and see you soon
This link to the new test use of Revopoint MINI: