3DMakerPro Seal 3D Scanner Review

The latest 3D scanners from 3DMakerPro – the Seal and Seal Lite models – are available at 3DMakerPro’s online store.

Below, we look at the features and what to expect of the 3D scanners.

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PRICE: SEAL | SEAL LITE 

3DMakerPro Seal Scanners

3DMakerPro is a brand created by Shenzhen Jimuyida Technology Co. Ltd. The company, which was started in 2015, is fast gaining traction in the 3D scanning industry.

The core busines of 3DMakerPro is developing 3D scanning and related technologies. Over time, they’ve introduced several products to the market, including the “Mole,” which we are currently testing in our Product Test Lab.

Interestingly, they’re also the ones behind the hardware and software of Creality’s CR-SCAN Lizard 3D scanner, a scanner that many consumers attribute to Creality. You can read our Creality CR-SCAN Lizard 3D Scanner review.

Now, 3DMakerPro has introduced a new line of 3D scanners named the “Seal.” This line consists of two models: the Seal and Seal Lite. While the Seal model offers higher resolution, both models share similar features in other aspects.

Let’s find out more about the scanners.

3DMakerPro Seal 3D Scanner Specs

The Seal and Seal Lite 3D scanners are probably the smallest ones we’ve ever seen. The camera is really tiny, measuring just 110 x 60 x 35mm and weighing almost nothing. But, here’s the catch – they can’t work on their own. They need to connect to a computer or use the “Smart Grip,” as we’ll talk about later.

According to 3DMakerPro, the Seal is super accurate, being off by only 0.1mm. Its detailed pictures are as fine as 0.05mm, which is really amazing considering how affordable these scanners are.

A cool thing about these scanners is that you don’t need markers. Lots of other 3D scanners want you to stick special things on the object you’re scanning, so the scanner knows where it is. But these ones from 3DMakerPro are smart enough to know where they are without any extra help.

Lastly, both Seal models can do different things. You can hold them and hook them up to a computer, or use the “Smart Grip” and walk around. They can also just sit still while the thing you’re scanning spins around on a turntable.

The SEAL and SEAL Lite 3D scanners offer a range of impressive features that contribute to their exceptional scanning capabilities.

See the table below that shows the features of the two scanners.

Seal 3D Scanner Seal Lite 3D Scanner
Scan Performance
Accuracy 0.01mm 0.02mm
Resolution 0.05mm 0.07mm
Frame Rate 10fps 10fps
Tracking mode Visual tracking Visual tracking
Work Distance 180-280mm 180-280mm
Single Capture Range 100x75mm 100x75mm
Typical Object Sizes 10-300mm 10-300mm
Hardware Requirements
Light Source Blue light Blue light
Color Texture Support Mono textures
USB Interface USB2.0 USB2.0
Dimensions 110×60×35mm 110×60×35mm
Weight 200g 190g
Software Requirements
Output Format OBJ/STL/PLY/ASC OBJ/STL/PLY/ASC
Compatible Systems Windows10/11 64bit, MacOS12/13 Windows10/11 64bit, MacOS12/13
Compatible Mobile Android 10.0 or later, iOS 15.0 or later Android 10.0 or later, iOS 15.0 or later
Minimum Computer Requirements Minimum computer requirements: Intel Core i5 8th, 16GB RAM MX250 GPU with 2GB VRAM Intel Core i5 8th, 16GB RAM MX250 GPU with 2GB VRAM
Minimum Mobile Requirements Recommended computer requirements: Intel Core i7 8th, 16GB RAMNVDIA 3060 GPU with 4GB VRAM Intel Core i7 8th, 16GB RAMNVDIA 3060 GPU with 4GB VRAM

Vivid Textures

While scanning, this machine can pick up colors that are really vivid – 24-bit color textures. This can be handy for specific types of 3D scans. Though, when we tested the machines, this particular feature didn’t seem to be working.

Here’s the trick behind how the Seal scanners work: they use something called structured light. They shine a special pattern on the thing being scanned, and by checking how the pattern gets messed up, they figure out the shape in 3D.

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Vivid Textures – 24-bit color camera adds vivid colors, contrast, and intricate details to models.

The light used here is a bit different than what most other 3D scanners use. Instead of LED or near-infrared light, the Seals use a short blue light. This short light helps the scanner get more detail.

With the inclusion of a 24-bit color camera, these scanners can capture textures in a stunning way. This camera adds vibrant colors, brings out contrasts, and captures even the tiniest details of the models you’re scanning. This means that the scanned objects will look more realistic and true to life.

Smooth Scan

Thanks to the advanced optical system and JMStudio algorithms integrated into the Seal and Seal Lite 3D scanners, the scanning process becomes incredibly smooth. The technology behind these scanners ensures that the scanning process is seamless and produces high-quality results without any hiccups.

Anti-Shaking Lenses

The SEAL scanners are equipped with optical stabilization that effectively filters out any unwanted shaking or jitter during the scanning process. This means that even if your hands aren’t perfectly steady while scanning, the technology compensates for it, resulting in scans that are continuous and smooth.

Lightning-Fast Speed

These scanners are lightning-fast when it comes to data collection. With the ability to gather 100,000 points every second, they excel in scanning various objects, including body parts. This rapid scanning speed ensures that you can create accurate 3D models quickly and efficiently.

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Lightning-Fast Speed – Collecting 100,000 points per second, it swiftly scans body parts and more.

Brilliant in Darkness

The SEAL and SEAL Lite scanners are designed to perform exceptionally well even in different lighting conditions. They come with a 9-level light adjustment feature that lets you adapt to varying colors, materials, and lighting environments. This versatility allows you to achieve consistent and high-quality scans, regardless of the lighting conditions you’re working in.

Light & Quiet

You can easily take the SEAL’s lightweight design, weighing just 200g, anywhere you need to scan. This portable design ensures convenience and flexibility. Not only is it light, but it’s also quiet. The scanning process is smooth and virtually noise-free, thanks to its excellent heat dissipation and the absence of fan noise. This means you can focus on your scanning without any distractions.

Incredible Precision – 5x More Detail Per Unit

The SEAL’s Precision Blue imaging system takes precision to a whole new level. It provides an astounding accuracy of 0.01mm. This level of accuracy is backed by an imaging system that offers up to 5 times the resolution of scanners in its category. How does it achieve this? Well, its secret lies in the shorter wavelength of light it uses (ranging from 400 to 500 nanometers). This unique feature allows it to project structured light that’s even more refined, enabling it to achieve that remarkable 0.01mm accuracy.

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Unsurpassed Resolution – Boasting a remarkable 0.05mm resolution, Seal captures intricate details effortlessly, offering up to 5 times the resolution of similar scanners.

This advanced technology doesn’t miss even the tiniest details. It captures the smallest dents, textures, and edges, resulting in high-resolution 3D models that are incredibly detailed.

Our Review

Imagine a small device, not bigger than a soap bar – that’s the Seal 3D scanner. But don’t let its size fool you, because it’s packed with cool stuff. Inside, there’s a super clear color camera that can capture colors and textures in really high quality. It’s like taking a super-detailed picture.

And that’s not all. It also has a special 3D scanning system that uses blue light. This system can catch 3D details so well that it’s up to 5 times better than most cameras. This means the scans it makes are super sharp and accurate, down to 0.01mm – that’s really tiny!

This scanning magic makes the Seal one of the best 3D scanners out there, even better than some professional ones. And because it’s so good, it makes working with 3D models on the computer faster, like up to 40% faster. You spend less time fixing things and more time creating.

The Seal Lite is like its little sibling. It’s just as good at scanning fast, but its accuracy is a bit lower at 0.02mm. Also, instead of capturing all the fancy colors, it just sees things in one color. But it still gets the job done well.

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The Seal and Seal Lite scanners have two special things that help make scanning really easy. It’s like spreading butter on toast – so smooth!

For smaller stuff and when you want to scan things in a very neat way, there’s something called the Multi-Axis Turntable. It’s like a stand that holds your Seal or Seal Lite in place. The thing you want to scan goes on a spinning plate. This plate can even turn a little bit to the side, up to 90 degrees, to get better views. Once you set everything up, it does its job all on its own. The plate spins around, and while it does that, the scanner captures the 3D information. All of this info goes into 3DMakerPro’s JMStudio app, so you can see what you’ve scanned.

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If you have really big things you want to scan, the Smart Grip is the answer. It’s like the perfect helper for your Seal. You attach it to the bottom of your Seal, and it’s kind of like a magic wand that scans things when you move it around.

There’s a cool thing on the back that shows you how far you should be from the object you’re scanning. And guess what? There’s just one button! Press it, and you start scanning. Press it again, and you stop.

And you know what else? The Smart Grip can talk to your phone, whether it’s an iPhone or an Android one. This way, you don’t need to worry about wires or computers. Plus, it has a special battery that can last a really long time – up to 240 minutes of non-stop scanning or about 100 times of scanning things before you need to charge it again.

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Brilliant in Darkness – 9-level light adjustment for versatile scanning in varying colors, materials, and lighting conditions.

Although having good hardware might make you think you’ll get great scans right away, the truth is that making the Seal so amazing involves working on the software that runs it. There’s a whole bunch of stuff going on behind the scenes!

Let’s start with how it sees things. The Seal uses a special kind of light that’s really good at catching tiny details. But it’s not just that – the Seal also has a special power that stops your hand from shaking too much. This way, even if your hand isn’t super steady, the scan still comes out smooth.

The Seal can also look at stuff and figure out how to scan it without needing any special marks. This means you don’t have to stick anything on the things you’re scanning – the Seal’s super smart.

And you won’t believe how fast it works. It can look at a whole lot of points, like 100,000 of them, in just one second. This makes scanning really quick.

Lastly, the Seal is kind of like a chameleon. It can adjust its light to work well whether you’re outside in the sun or in a dark room. This way, you always get good scans no matter where you are.

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Versatile – Supports OBJ/STL/PLY/ASC formats, catering to all 3D model needs.

After the Seal or Seal Lite finishes scanning, the information it collects goes to either your phone app or a special program on computers. You can use this program on Windows or Mac computers.

The Seal and Seal Lite don’t just give you scans in one way. They make the scans look good and colorful. You can save them in three types of files: OBJ, STL, and PLY. Plus, they keep the colors in the scans too. This makes the scans really stand out and look real. The Lite version keeps the colors simple, but it still looks great.

What can you do with these scans? Well, a lot! You can use them in many computer programs to make cool things like models, animations, and even stuff for virtual worlds. And if you have a 3D printer, you can use the scans to make real things!

The Seal 3D scanner starts at $399 when it’s on sale (usually it’s $699), and it’s got a strong metal shell. The Seal Lite is even cheaper, at $199 on sale (normally $359), and it’s made from strong plastic.

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Compatible Software

In summary, the Seal and Seal Lite  3D scanners combine advanced technology to capture vivid textures, provide smooth and stable scanning, work at lightning-fast speeds, and adapt to different lighting conditions. These features collectively make them powerful tools for creating detailed and accurate 3D models.

PRICE: SEAL | SEAL LITE 

 

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