Einscan Pro 2X Plus

Einscan Pro 2X Plus

Today, we're testing this Shining 3D EinScan Pro 2X Plus The latest version of EinScan Pro and EinScan Pro Plus. It is the most popular member of the line and has slightly higher performance over EinScan Pro 2X. EinScan Pro 2X.

The major difference between these 3D scanners is their scanning area and stand-off distance. EinScan Pro 2X Plus is more suitable for large-sized objects. Additionally the 2X is available in a light gray color and it's 2X Plus is black in almost all respects.




EinScan Pro 2X Plus

The dimensions are 208 x 133.6 mm.

312 x 414 millimeters

510 millimeters

EinScan Pro 2X

135 100 x 135 millimeters

170 x 225 millimeters

400 millimeters

Its EinScan Pro 2X Plus is described by the manufacturer - Shining 3D as it is a "Professional 3D Digitizing Solution for Versatile Applications in an easy Way". Does it live up to the promises?


We were provided with the 3D scanner as well as an extremely powerful laptop (courtesy from Machines 3D) for us to run this test. Everything was carefully packed and secured inside the same cardboard box. EinScan Pro 2X Plus EinScan Pro 2X Plus and all of its accessories were packed in a single, sturdy hard plastic case.

The entire package, which includes three-dimensional scanner, laptop and the other equipment, is weighty, yet it weighs just 10 kg . It is easily transportable by one person.

Instruction manual

In this review, we did not employ any manuals and adhered to the program's instructions that were displayed in the program's interface. 3D scanners are typically difficult to use, but with EinScan Pro 2X Plus we were able to quickly perform 3D scans with a variety of settings such as Fixed HD mode as well as Free mode.


In the EinScan Pro 2X Plus review we received each of the "Professional" pack (includes the tripod as well as an automatic turntable) as well as the "color" pack (includes the color sensor). We didn't receive"HD Prime" or the "HD Prime" pack that is specifically designed to HD Handheld Mode. HD Handheld Mode.

It comes equipped with all the features to operate it, including :

  • One USB cable that connects to the 3D scanner with the PC (USB 3.0)
  • Two power cables
  • A plate for calibration
  • A turntable with an automatic mechanism.
  • A tripod
  • A color sensor

Minimum PC requirements

For the purpose of running the software during our testing, Machines-3D provided us with a gaming laptop that was powerful with the ASUS ROG STRIP 15.6-inch.

This computer is equipped with the following specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ @ 2.80GHz
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060
  • Ram: 16 Gb
  • OS : Windows 10 Pro x64

The specifications fall within Shining 3D's guidelines regarding the minimum requirements for PCs required by the EXScan Pro software, which is designed to work with Nvidia GTX graphic cards. In our tests, the program was running smoothly , and we didn't have any problems with the software.

Einscan Pro 2X Plus

We could clearly tell that the program was taking up computer resources. The GPU fan was buzzing and it was clear to hear.


The laptop we received with the software already installed. So, we did not need to do the installation by ourselves.

Comparatively to earlier Shining 3D software, this version is part of EXScan PRO software features an updated user interface and a simplified workflow. It offers a quick 3D scanning with easy navigation.


The setup process was simple. There's a single USB 3.0 cable which links the 3D scanner with the computer.

A power cable that plugs into the similar USB cable (which is equipped with a particular power slot) via your power outlet. So, just one cable is connected to the scanner. It's convenient!

After installing the 3D scanner, we installed after which we mounted the color pack. This was a simple process and only required that you plug in the tiny module to the side of the scanner and the module to be secured. The whole thing feels sturdy and solid after being it's all put together.

Einscan Pro 2X Plus

The last step involves connecting the turntable to the USB port of the laptop and connect it to the power supply by using the adapter that is specifically designed for it. It is important to note that turntable adapters as well as 3D scanner adapter is one and the same that will eliminate any confusion.

You'll need 2 USB ports for connecting your scanner's USB cable as well as the turntable's USB cable. So you'll require an additional USB connection on your computer to connect an electronic mouse. This is highly recommended when working using 3D content.

Einscan Pro 2X Plus

(The Shining 3D EinScan Pro 2X Plus 3D scanner as well as tripod.)

Getting started

When held in your hands when held in your hand, when held in your hand, the EinScan 2X Pro Plus feels sturdy and comfortable. The finish of the product is sleek and helps to reinforce its solid industrial design. Its Start scanner button is conveniently located, as are the two other smaller buttons.

To begin 3D scanning quick calibration setup is suggested. The procedure is extremely simple and a step-by step video is displayed directly through the application, with no requirement to go to any YouTube tutorials in your web browser.

It starts by three-dimensional scanning of the plate different distances and angles. The software displays the "calibrating" message as it is doing its calculations (lasts up to a few minutes) and then displays the results by converting the pixels.

It then calibrates the white balance. This is nearly instantaneous (you just need to flip the calibration plate).

Not to mention it determines precision, which needs a single step prior to display of the result. We obtained 0.100106 millimeters on our first test.

After calibration is completed after which you are able to select a 3D scanning option within the menu. After that, you can immediately begin 3D scanning.

Einscan Pro 2X Plus

(The 3D scanner working with the turntable automatic.)


The program guides you through various steps in order to conduct an 3D scan. The first is choosing the appropriate 3D scanning technique:

  • Fixed Scan
  • Handheld HD Scan
  • Handheld Rapid Scan

After selecting a mode when a mode is selected, the program automatically starts the proper instructions to start this 3D scan process.

EXScan PRO offers a light interface with a limited number of choices. This greatly reduces 3D scanning procedure, however, it can be a challenge for experienced users. It isn't as functional like the ability to let users choose manually which 3D scan (within the similar project) they want to keep or to discard at any point.

Important: Shining 3D worked a partnership in collaboration with Siemens PLM Software to offer "Solid Edge SHINING 3D Edition" software. We weren't able to try it however, its goal is to aid in the engineering process by providing the user advanced re-meshing as well as designing tools (including reverse engineering and the generative design process, convergent modeling, simulation and synchronous modeling) when it is clear that the 3D scan is completed.

3D scanning

Like all the structured light 3D scanners it is advised to locate yourself in a space free of direct sunlight to help make your 3D scanning process simpler.

We tried one of three scanning modes in 3D.

Fixed Scan

This method was employed to record a number of small objects that could be placed onto the turntable. In certain instances we manually moved the objects in order to capture certain areas without causing problems with occlusion.

The objects we examined comprised of a variety of textures (plastic wood, wood, metal and rubber) ...), and surfaces which were either more or less complicated.

The turntable was of tremendous assistance, and allowed us to carry out 3D scans in just a couple of minutes. After a 360deg 3D image is finished (which comprises 8-12 scans, which are then merged) The object has to be turned over to get a better view of its lower top structure. It is possible to alter the number of stop that the turntable performs within its 360deg rotation is altered by hand.

Handheld Rapid Scan

This method was more challenging because it requires the 3D scanner person (user) in order to travel fluidly and in a steady manner while remaining at an exact, constant separation from an object.

This mode was used to scan a couple of faces and get excellent results in just a few seconds. We also saw interesting results while taking pictures of legs (hands and legs, feet, and arms).

According to us, this method is the best to 3D scanning large objects , such as a car's door, or even a scooter as shown on the Shining 3D's website.

One thing we observed is that based on the selected mode, the pattern of light emitted by the scanner will not be the identical. In for the Fixed Scan mode the light is made of fine stripes. However, in the Handheld Rapid Scan mode it's the pattern is pixelated.

Meshes as well as 3D models

After the 3D scanning is done, it's possible to build an actual mesh using the dot cloud by choosing the type of meshto be created:

Open meshes are basically surfaces. They are used to create digital assets, to reverse engineering or for particular custom applications.

Watertight: These meshes are fully closed 3D models (required for use in applications like 3D printing).

The 3D models we created were made using an unstructured mesh. There are a variety of choices for mesh generation that include smoothing, sharpening, and hole filling parameters.

Once the mesh has been created, it's an option to save it into an 3D file format. These include STL, OBJ, PLY 3MF, ASC and P3. The export menu allows users to alter the size of your 3D model.

Dinosaur toy (plastic)

The plastic white, silky toy measures approximately 150x100x50 millimeters. It's not a complex surface, however its form is hard to capture completely due to its occlusion (especially around the head and neck).

It was clear that EinScan Pro 2X Plus did an excellent job of merging 20 scans into one mesh. The basic texture of the object was rendered well and it was possible for manually aligning the 3D scans, if needed (although most times EXScan PRO could do this independently).

Einscan Pro 2X Plus

(EinScan Pro 2X Plus review: dinosaur toy 3D scan.)


We used a child's footwear (size 21, for Europeans) to understand the 3D scanner's capability to record multi-material objects.

Its EinScan Pro 2X Plus did great job of getting the shoe's silhouette captured, with just two complete 360deg rotations of the turning table. It also did a great job 3D scans of inside the shoes which was adorned with a repetitive pattern of stripes (known as difficult to 3D scan).

Einscan Pro 2X Plus

(EinScan Pro 2X Plus review 3D scan of child's shoes.)

Mouthpiece of the Saxophone

It's widely acknowledged that 3D scanners are often struggling with metallic materials and thin components. To test the EinScan Pro 2X Plus to the test, we attempted to capture a saxophone made of metal mouthpiece. There is also a small black plastic insert that is matte to one side, making it difficult to scan. To test this, it was used with the textures (color) recording was disabled.

The first time we tried, we couldn't get anything but eventually we turned towards one of the most kept secrets in the world of 3D scanningMake sure you have toothpaste in the cupboard! We made a small mix of water and toothpaste in order to seal the mouthpiece, and then 3D-scanned it.

In a flash, the program began showing the surface it had captured. The final result was stunning The shape that the mouthpiece took was very well-recorded, and provided enough detail the reverse engineering procedure.

Einscan Pro 2X Plus

(EinScan Pro 2X Plus review): mouthpiece for saxophone 3D scanning (right-hand picture is actually a picture of the actual object not the result of the scan)


Its EinScan Pro 2X Plus is an extremely unique product that is available on the market at the moment of writing this review. It's affordable, provides flexibility (with 3 scanning options) and offers professional performance.

For the typical applications like dental jewelry, design or jewelry applications there is no need for an additional color system. It might be useful in e-commerce, e.g. uploading 3D scans of goods rather than just simple photos. In comparison to this scanner's overall performance color capture is just a little small bit dismal.

The EXScan PRO software is ideal for those who are just beginning their journey and aren't interested in complicated functions. It is able to do its job without sacrificing simplicity.