Scanner Needed - for 3D objects

  trump 12:02 20 Sep 03

Wondering if anyone has any advice?
I sell miniature figures on ebay, so I need a scanner that will scan 3D objects of approximately 25mm depth with fair quality focus.

For an example of the type of image required visit:
click here

My old mustek bearpaw 2400 did this very well until it died suddenly - I tried to fix it but with no success.
I bought a discounted HP scanner at Dixons but it didn't do the job (no depth-of-field) so I returned it and had much hassle getting a refund.

Most sites don't give depth of field on technical specs.
Does anyone have any suggestions for an inexpensive (reluctant to spend much more than £50) replacement?

  mark500 12:09 20 Sep 03

Use a cheap digital camera!

  trump 15:18 20 Sep 03

I've tried but the quality isn't anywhere near as good - any other advice?

  Pesala 20:44 20 Sep 03

Years ago I used to see ads for Black Widow scanners which stressed their 3D capabilities.

click here for one that has a 3D scanning head.

  Pesala 20:47 20 Sep 03

Note: This scanner does not work with Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP

  Peter 21:49 20 Sep 03


I have a Black Widow 9636 Pro scanner, running under Windows 95, which I have used to scan a half inch thick earing, in 3D. The results were very good.

The SCSI II card is very basic and supports only the scanner. Daisy chaining in not permitted.

It cost me about £300 back in 1998. $12.75 sounds like an absolute bargine, but remember as Pesala points out, it's not suitable for Windows 2000 or XP.


  -pops- 07:28 21 Sep 03

Don't forget your other thread click here

  -pops- 07:29 21 Sep 03

Black Widow is dead and buried - they are a defunct company!

  trump 18:40 21 Sep 03

thanks for everyones help - i've been contacting scanner companies too, hopefully I'll find one thats suitable.

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