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Artec Eva vs. Scoobe3D - Which 3D scanner to invest in?

The Artec Eva 3D Scanner vs. Scoobe3D Scanner, front and back side comparison
Photo: Creative Tools, flickr: Artec 3D scanner Eva - Scoobe3D added left: Artec Eva vs. right: Scoobe3D

Your company wants to enter the world of 3D scanning? Or do you already own a scanner, but you are looking for a product that fits your concept better?

Then it is well worth reading on:

We put the Scoobe3D and the Artec Eva scanner under the microscope. We look at the technical specifications and then compare criteria such as price and mobility. Afterwards, you have all the data-based information you need to decide which scanner suits your application area best.

Artec Eva:

The Artec Eva is a handheld 3D scanner from the company Artec3D. It is a good choice for the creation of fast, textured 3D models of medium-sized objects. The scanner uses the Structured Light method. It was used for the very first 3D scan of a president, a scan of Barack Obama.

Here are the most important technical specifications:

Technologies:

Structured Light method

Resolution:

Up to 0.5 mm

Accuracy:

Up to 0.1 mm

Scannable materials:

Matt surfaces with texture

Minimum object size:

10 cm

Additional required hardware:

Computer with at least: 12GB RAM, i5 or i7 recommended
Alternatively: tablet

Output formats:

OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASC, PTX, E57, XYZRGB

Dimensions:

262 × 158 × 63 mm

Weight:

850 g

Power supply:

PSU: 12V, 48W

Alternatively: external battery

Price:

13.700 €

Scoobe3D High-Precision:

The mobile scanner from Scoobe3D is a standalone device with a display and uses Android as its operating system. It combines three scanning technologies:

Photogrammetry, Time-of-Flight and Polarization. This unique combination makes it possible to scan even reflective objects without preprocessing.

Here are the most important technical specifications:

Technologies:

Photogrammetry

Time-of-Flight

Polarization

Resolution:

Up to 0.1 mm

Accuracy:

Up to 0.1 mm

Scannable materials:

Matt and reflective surfaces

Minimum object size:

2 x 2 x 2 cm

Additional required hardware:

None

Output formats:

STEP, STL, OBJ, PLY, OFF, CSG 

Dimensions:

153 x 82 x 15 mm

Weight:

160 g

Power supply:

Battery (internal), rechargeable via USB-C cable (even on the go via powerbank)

Price:

6.999 €

After this overview of the raw data of the two scanners, let’s go into more detail:

1. Price

Three piles of coins, next to them is a calculator to show the price

With 13.700€ (without further accessories), the Artec Eva 3D scanner rather belongs to the higher price class of 3D scanners. The Scoobe3D High-Precision is also intended for professionals, but with its price of 6999.00 € it is clearly the more affordable variant.

2. User-friendliness

A woman sits contentedly in front of her user-friendly laptop

The Artec Eva 3D Scanner uses the software Artec-Studio to scan and process the data. The software contains an autopilot mode which simplifies the operation.

The Scoobe3D Scanner uses an Android user interface. It is designed to be user-friendly and will be familiar to you from your smartphone. The pre-installed Scan App makes scanning easier. The Scoobe3D WebApp allows previously created 3D models to be downloaded and shared on any external device with internet connection.

3. Mobility

A businessman uses a mobile device on the road to illustrate mobility while a tram passes in the background.

Although in principle, both scanners are mobile and therefore suitable for use on the go, there are clear differences:

The Artec Eva Scanner requires a powerful computer or tablet and, according to the data sheet, only supports Windows as the operating system. The Eva is also operated with a 12V, 48W PSU, which limits the mobility. A use far away from any power source is possible by purchasing a battery pack, which in turn creates additional costs.

The Scoobe3D takes a different approach in this regard: The scanner has the size of a smartphone and therefore fits in every pocket. It comes with an integrated battery which is charged via USB-C. Scanning also works without an additional computer or tablet. Therefore, the scanner is incredibly mobile and can be used at your favorite place.

4. Accuracy and Resolution

A close-up of a leaf, where you can see every fiber, to show the accuracy and resolution

When it comes to accuracy, both scanners are high class. They both achieve a 3D accuracy of 0.1 mm. While the 3D resolution of the Artec Eva is still very good at 0.5 mm, the Scoobe achieves a resolution of 0.1 mm.

5. Pre-treatment

Colorful spray cans to illustrate the pretreatment of objects for the 3D scan

Usually the 3D scan starts with the pre-treatment of the scan object.

The Artec Eva Scanner uses the Structured Light Technology, which is well-suited to capture matt surfaces with texture. In order to scan objects with smooth or shiny surfaces, the object should be treated with chalk spray. We have had good experiences with the Dupli-Color chalk spray.

The Scoobe3D scans even reflective materials without pre-treatment, since it uses Polarization in addition to Photogrammetry- and Time-of-Flight technologies.

6. Post-processing

A laptop on which a 3D model from mechanical engineering is processed in CAD

The post-processing of the Artec Eva happens in the Artec Studio software. You can use automatic settings to create a 3D model from the determined data in a short amount of time.

With the Scoobe3D, the creation of the 3D model is conducted on a server. After you have scanned your object, it is processed to a seamless 3D model within 15 minutes. This means that you don't have to worry about anything after scanning: The 3D model can be exported directly and used further.

7. Conclusion

Most people will be familiar with the use of Structured Light in the scanning process. But sometimes it is worth thinking outside the box to get even more bang for your buck. 

Summarized:

 Artec 3D EvaScoobe3D
Scan technologyStructured Light

Combination of Polarization, 

Time-of-Flight and Photogrammetry

Scan accuracyHigh accuracy (up to 0.1 mm) for matt objectsHigh accuracy (up to 0.1 mm) for matt & reflective objects
3D resolutionHigh resolution up to 0.5 mmHigh resolution up to 0.1 mm
WorkloadPossible pre-treatment with 3D scanning spray; post-processing using Artec Studio softwareSeamless 3D model with one scan (no pre- or post-treatment necessary)
UsabilityPartly mobile; operation requires specialistsMobile & easy to use for everyone
Application areas/ industryDesign process for new products (reverse engineering), medicine, dental technology, pathology, industry 3D documentation, duplication or adaptation of a product (reverse engineering), mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, orthopaedics/prosthetics
Price13.700 €6.999 €
Artec 3D Eva Scoobe3D
Scan technology Structured Light Combination solution of polarization, Time-of-Flight and Photo-grammetry
Scan accuracy High accuracy (up to 0.1 mm) for matt objects High accuracy (up to 0.1 mm) for matt & reflective objects
3D resolution High resolution up to 0.5 mm High resolution up to 0.1 mm
Work effort Possible pre-treatment with 3D scanning spray; post-processing with Artec Studio software Closed 3D model with one scan (no pre- or post-treatment necessary)
Usability Partly mobile; operation requires specialists Mobile & easy to use for everyone
Application areas/ industry Design process for new products (reverse engineering ), medicine, dentistry, pathology, industry  3D documentation, duplication or adaptation of a product (reverse engineering), mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, orthopaedics / prosthetics
Price 13.700 € 6.999 €

Artec Eva:

The Artec Eva Scanner is a recommendable scanner, which produces very good 3D scans. However, the mobility is limited due to its weight, size and the and the need for a second device. The handling of the scanner and the corresponding software also requires some know-how.

In addition to applications in medicine, dental technology and pathology, Structured Light Scanners such as the Artec Eva can be used excellently in industry. The 3D scanner is also helpful in the design process for new products.

Scoobe3D:

The Scoobe3D Scanner is a user-friendly professional 3D Scanner that delivers precise results with high accuracy of up to 0.1 mm. You don't need any in-depth knowledge or specific skills to use the Scoobe3D. Any beginner can operate it. The scanner is a portable all-in-one solution ,so that you only need this device to create a 3D model.

Another advantage of this industrial 3D Scanner is that scanning complex structures is very easy. Regardless of the surface texture, whether reflective, matt or rough - the Scoobe3D delivers seamless 3D models.

The application areas range from 3D documentation to the duplication or adaptation of a product. This scanner is particularly specialized for reverse engineering. The Scoobe3D is already being used extensively in the fields of mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and orthopedics/prosthetics.

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Note: All information in the above article has been given to the best of my knowledge and belief. However, no guarantee or liability for the correctness or topicality of the data can be assumed. Additional information can be found on the respective websites of the manufacturers.

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