Phiz 3D Scanner
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A typical 3D scanner would usually require four things to work together: a light source, a camera, a turntable, as well as a powerful CPU to compute the 3D model. Today's smartphone already has two things we need for an accurate 3D scanner, a camera, and a powerful CPU.
So we decided to take advantage of our smartphone and create a laser 3D scanner that's never been more affordable.
Phiz 3D scanner is compatible with all 3D printers in the market. The 3D scans can be exported as .STL and .OBJ formats, they can be easily used in 3D printing slicers and 3D printers.
Engineering and Education
Phiz creates accurate 3D models. You can reverse-engineer an existing design, or improve the current design. The intuitive user interface in the Phiz app is meant not only for professionals but also for students. With Phiz 3D Scanner, they are able to explore the full digitization process and build up engineering thinking skills.
Make your own "Toy Story" with Phiz 3D Scanner. 3D model assets are the fundamentals for 3D animation and 3D game development. Phiz can help create detailed 3D assets out of your physical collections.
Phiz is AR compatible. After creating 3D models, you could bring digitization to the next level and import them into AR/VR applications like this.
Phiz uses a 3D scanning algorithm called "Laser Triangulation", this algorithm can be found in all kinds of professional 3D scanning equipment, meaning it is accurate and robust. But unlike its industrial brothers, Phiz does not have its own camera system nor 3D chips, it works in conjunction with your smartphone instead. So Phiz is also very affordable.
(Image source: MoviMED, https://www.movimed.com/knowledgebase/what-is-laser-triangulation)
From the above picture, you see the conventional setup of Laser Triangulation equipment. It is easy and well-known... as far as you know the exact distances between the Camera and the Laser and the Target. That's why you will find most existing desktop 3D scanners have a frame to contain their camera system, illumination source, and turntable (it's also why they are usually expensive).
But different smartphones would have entirely different camera parameters and sizes, the conventional Laser Triangulation algorithm does not apply in Phiz. That's where our patented technology really shines through. At KIRI Innovation, we developed a unique algorithm that no longer needs the fixed distances between the camera and the laser and the turntable. That's why only Phiz can use your smartphone to be its own camera system, and Phiz has a fully adjustable scan range because the turntable is detached from the camera and laser frame.
Besides the patented technologies, our secret weapon is the machine learning algorithm running behind the curtain that constantly optimizes your 3D scan. Mathematically, it is a cross-validation algorithm called "data-driven regression". But thankfully, you don't need to understand any of those because Phiz is quietly doing everything for you. All you need to do is pressing the "scan" button.
Phiz 3D Scanner is inseparable from the Phiz app: 3DScanLink. 3DScanLink is available on App Store and Google Play store. When designed the 3DScanLink, we put user experience as the priority and wished to provide an intuitive 3D scanning process even to beginners.
Low Resolution: est. 4min – 10min
Medium Resolution: est. 8min – 15min
High Resolution: est. 16min – 30min
*scan duration will vary on different devices
Accuracy: up to 0.2mm
Max. scan volume: 400mm x 400mm x 400mm
Min. scan volume: 50mm x 50mm x 50mm
Max. turntable load: 2kg
Phiz Beacon: 8 hours / charge
Phiz Turntable: 6 hours / charge
Effective Wireless Range
≤ 1.3 ft. (40 cm)
iOS: iPhone 6s and later models (excluding the SE series), with iOS 12 and newer.
Android: Most Android phones after 2017, with Android 7.0 and newer.
*see ”Phone Requirement” for spec.
Point Cloud resolution
Up to 1 million vertices
STL, OBJ, PLY
English, Simplified Chinese
1.65kg (excluding the package)
18650 Lithium Battery
Low Battery Warning On
Battery Voltage < 3.5V
RF operating frequency
Rated RF power
-10°C -- +45°C
Max 4.2V，STD 3.7V，Min 3.3V
Max 1750mA，STD 500mA
iPhone 6s and newer
(excluding the SE series)
2017 Android models and newer
iOS 12.0 and newer
Android 7.0 and newer
Support two or more concurrent BLE connections
Has rear-facing camera
OpenGL 3.0 +
>2GB of RAM
Phiz Beacon not working, cannot start it.
So I can scan stuff with it and I think the hardware looks neat. But beyond that it has a lot of limitations mainly in the software.
1. The setup process is problematic to get both the magic mark and the object to scan in the viewing window. I found to get the magic mark visible, the turntable and the scanned object needed to be quite far away.
2. The step that requires you to align the laser with the center of the turntable requires the scanner part to be angled which feels odd and results in the cellphone camera viewing window also to be at an odd angle.
3. The EV and Thr settings are baffling - it isn't clear how to adjust these two to get the best scan. You basically flip back and forth between preview and the two sliders hoping to get a clean laser line.
4. The scan app doesn't have much in the way of options to fix error points in the final scan. Neither does it have an option to combine or stitch multiple scans. This makes it impossible to get a good result with many typically shaped parts since the top, bottom and cavities don't show up well in the scan.
So in summary the scanner is a great concept bt the software feels "Beta"
The machine is having consistant issues with calabration and the finished scan resuslts are just very smeary, not understanding depth of the obect correctly is also and issue
I've been using the Phiz 3D Scanner for a week and I'm delighted with it. It works perfectly and it's very easy to use. I strongly recommend new users to see the tutorials and the posts they shared in their blog because there are a few important tips to handle the scanner better. I hope they keep adding more content there in order to help us "smoothing" the learning curve.
Phiz 3D Scanner