Revopoint MINI - first tests with new scanner - new test add

Hello everyone,

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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:


Hi can you try scanning something with thin ribs or legs to see how it copes?

What do you mean for ribs and legs?

Aren’t these legs small and thin enough?

I was thinking about something 1 to 1.5mm wide which should be ok looking at the spec


@dfodaro , excellent previews Davide ! as always !

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Hi PopUpTheVolume
Thank you!
I am very pleased of your appreciation, a 3D technology professional with experience and ability like you
I always read your posts with interest


Great thread Davide. I want this new scanner much more than I need it and you post is helping the “wanting it” side of the argument.

Hi David,
Thanks for appreciation!
If you are interested, I posted this too:

If you are interested I made 3D scan with Revopoint MINI of a paperclip (wire diameter 1.21 mm)

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Thanks for that I was wondering how it would work on thin items. That is awesome

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I tested the MINI Revopoint on a gilded frame. I had already scanned with POP2 (see link below: The achievable resolution is amazing.
Furthermore, I did not carry out any surface treatment (Aesub spray).


Impressive results. Did you need any preparation of the material?

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Hi Jeff,
I have used the Aesub spray only for Bacchus head and the paperclip
The others (hand, ganesh, gilded frame) was scanned without preparation


it looks great, could you give more detail about the scanning process for the frame? eg: lighting condition, handheld scanning tripod? etc

Hi John,
Thanks for appreciation
About your question: the frame was scanned in natural (low) light, the scanner, mounted on your handle/tripod, was used by hand (passed slowly)


is it possible to mount the scanner static and move the object instead?

The choice of how to proceed is linked to the characteristics of the object, in this case it is not very convenient to move the object (too large) leaving the scanner stationary

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But you can move the object instead for scanning in some convenient conditions and still scan, right?