The best 3D scanners

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Three of the best 3D scanners on a dark blue background

(Image credit: Future / Creality / Revopoint / 3DMakerPro)

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1. Best overall: Creality CR Scan
2. Best handheld: Revopoint POP 3
3. For beginners: 3DMakerPro Seal
4. Big projects: Shining 3D Einstar
5. Best budget: Revopoint INSPIRE
6. Pro option: Shining 3D EinScan SP
7. Pocket option: iPhone 15 Pro
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The best 3D scanners can allow you to create a 3D model on your computer from a real-life object. They use a variety of methods depending on the scanner, and they can either be portable or fixed to the wall. The former can scan much larger items due to the mobility. 

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Mike Griggs

Mike Griggs is a veteran digital content creator and technical writer. For nearly 30 years, Mike has been creating digital artwork, animations and VR elements for multi-national companies and world-class museums. Mike has been a writer for 3D World Magazine and Creative Bloq for over 10 years, where he has shared his passion for demystifying the process of digital content creation.

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