Einstar 3D Scanner

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Versatile handheld 3D scanner
  • Built-in RGB camera for color capturing
  • Great outdoor performance
  • Safe for face scanning
  • Easy set-up and operation
When purchasing with us you get:
  • FREE Delivery
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Local U.S. Support
  • Up to 20% Filament Discount
We Accept Purchase Orders From All Educational Institutions and Eligible Business Customers
This 3D scanner comes with:
  • Carrying case
  • Calibration board
  • Markers
  • Power and USB cables
Price $959.00
The estimated lead time is 5-10 business days.

The Shining 3D Einstar is a compact handheld 3D scanner providing professional-grade quality scans at an affordable price. The device uses white structured light combined with the infrared VCSEL technology, the latter being extremely useful for face scanning. Thanks to the built-in RGB camera, the Einstar is capable of making full-color scans, and its three IR VCSEL projectors together with two stereo depth cameras ensure flawless outdoor performance even in bright light.

The scanner boasts high-resolution accurate scans and fast acquisition speed. The flexible working distance allows scanning items of different sizes in object or portrait modes. The latter also includes the hair mode for better hair capturing. The ergonomic design and weight of only 500 grams ensure comfortable operation, and the intuitive controls and software provide smooth 3D scanning experience even for beginners.

Due to its hybrid light source and variable object size, the Einstar can be used for numerous applications, such as 3D printing, design, digital archiving, education, culture and art, VR and AR, and others. The affordable price and ease of use make it the number one choice for consumer applications.

The recommended object size for this scanner is between 30 and 300 cm.

Below you can see the examples of highly detailed scans captured with the Shining 3D Einstar.

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Scan accuracy

The resolution provided by the Einstar varies depending on the selected scanning mode. In the portrait mode the point distance is 0.2–3 mm. The object mode allows you to create point clouds with a point distance of 0.1–0.5 mm for small objects and 0.2–3 mm for larger parts. The scanner is able to create accurate scans at an impressive speed, yielding professional-grade results.

a lion model scanning on the Shining 3D Einstar 3D Scanner


Scanning modes

Before starting to scan, the user selects either a portrait or an object mode. The portrait mode is meant for face scanning and uses the infrared laser (VCSEL technology) — eye-safe and invisible — so that the light does not “blind” the person being scanned. In the object mode, you indicate the object size, choosing between small (from 50 x 50 x 50 mm up to 200 x 200 x 200 mm) and large (more than 200 x 200 x 200 mm) options.

The Einstar offers four alignment methods to choose from — namely, feature, hybrid, texture, or global markers modes, the latter being available only in the object mode.


Scan volume

a scan volume on the Shining 3D Einstar 3D Scanner

The Einstar’s effective working distance of 160–1400 mm allows it to effectively capture both small and large objects, starting from the minimum size of 50 x 50 x 50 mm. With the recommended working distance of 400 mm, the field of view of the Einstar is 434 x 379 mm.


Scanner controls

Before the first use, you need to connect the Einstar to the computer via the USB cable and complete the calibration process, following the EXStar software prompts. Once you’ve calibrated the position and the white balance for color capturing, you can proceed with scanning by pressing the button on the top back side of the scanner. Before the scanning process starts, you will see the preview which allows you to adjust the scanning distance and exposure if necessary.

The Einstar features the detail-oriented enhancement technology which optimizes the point cloud, while the data quality indicator provides you with the real-time view of the areas that do not have enough scanning data yet.

a scanner controls on the Shining 3D Einstar 3D Scanner



a software on the Shining 3D Einstar 3D Scanner

The Einstar comes with the proprietary EXStar software, which is a complete solution for 3D scanning and data processing. It provides advanced options for post-processing, including mesh editing functions, such as mesh optimization, auto and manual hole filling, cutting plane tool, texture remapping, and more.


What’s in the box

Shining 3D Einstar 3D Scanner kit

  • Shining 3D Einstar 3D scanner
  • Carrying case
  • Silicone case 
  • Calibration board
  • Markers
  • User manual
  • Wrist strap
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Power adaptor 12 V / 5 A
  • Power cable
  • USB cable

For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.


Look and feel

The Shining 3D Einstar handheld 3D scanner is available in a black-and-gray color scheme. Its stylish and compact design makes it ideal both for beginners and experienced users.

Shining 3D Einstar 3D Scanner

The scanner dimensions are 8.7 x 1.8 x 2.2 in (220 x 46 x 55 mm). It weighs approximately 1.1 lb (0.5 kg).



To learn the current price of the Shining 3D Einstar, click the "request the quote" button and fill in the form. We will contact you as soon as possible and send you all the details.

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