Creality CR Scan Lizard Features- professional grade accuracy to the consumer grade market
This entry-level Creality 3D scanner Lizard for consumers follows the CR Scan 01 — as an affordable option for users to digitalize objects. The new Lizard is smaller in size for better portability and feel with improved features such as accuracy up to 0.05 mm, and better handling of bright environments and dark objects. All that for less money than its predecessor, even.
With the Lizard, you can scan small or large objects with ease. The CR Studio software does the heavy lifting of optimizing models and even sends those files via the Creality Cloud directly to your 3D printer, to realize one stop solution from 3D scanning to 3D printing.
1. HIGH ACCURACY
With the CR-Scan Lizard, Creality brings professional-grade accuracy to the budget market. According to its spec sheet, the scanner has an accuracy of up to 0.05 mm allowing it to capture small parts and intricate details with high precision. Thanks to the scanner’s binoculars and improved precision calibration, it can pick up rich detail from objects as small as 15 x 15 x 15 mm, or as large as objects like car doors, engines, rear bumpers, and so on.
2. SCAN MODES
The CR-Scan Lizard comes with three different scanning modes. You can either use it in turntable mode, handheld mode, or a mixture of the two to scan an object.
Turntable mode is suitable for 15 – 300 mm objects and will scan automatically. You can use the combination mode for larger objects up to 500 mm, where you put the object on the rotary table but hold the scanner in hand to scan.
Lastly, its handheld mode is suitable for scanning large objects up to 2 meters in size, such as the car parts mentioned above.
Plus, thanks to its visual tracking, the Lizard doesn’t need markers to work. You can scan objects without having to pin a bunch of stickers to them first — its software’s tracking algorithm will take care of that for you.
3. LIGHT OR DARK
Besides its scan modes, the Lizard also offers some improved scanning functions that should make it easier for users to achieve good results with minimal effort.
For one, Lizard can scan accurately in sunlight. 3D scanners typically struggle with too much direct light, forcing users to scan in a darkened room for best results. However, Lizard, thanks to its multi-spectral optical technology, maintains excellent performance even in bright sunlight — which would vastly improve its field of application. The scanner can also be powered by a portable charger, so, in theory, you could go out there and scan the woods to your heart desire.
What’s more, the CR-Scan Lizard has better material adaptability when scanning black and dark objects.
4. COLOR MAPPING
The fully automated color mapping texture suite that promises true color fidelity for your scanned objects, you can make use of the mapping process, where high-definition color pictures of the model taken with a phone or DSLR camera can automatically be mapped onto the 3D model, allowing you to create high-quality, vivid color scans.
5. CR STUDIO
The Lizard’s accompanying software, CR Studio, has many features that should help to achieve clean scans. For example, the software features on-click model optimization and multi-positional auto alignment, auto noise removal, topology simplified, texture mapping, and much more.
You can also upload and share models via the Creality Cloud, allowing you to slice your scanned objects and even send them to a 3D printer — all with the click of a button.
6. Tech Specs
Here are the technical specifications for the Creality CR-Scan Lizard 3D scanner:
▲Precision: 0.05 mm
▲Resolution ratio: 0.1 – 0.2 mm
▲Single capture range: 200 x 100 mm
▲Operating Distance: 150 – 400 mm
▲Scanning Speed: 10 fps
▲Tracking mode: Visual tracking
▲Light: LED+NIR (Near-infrared mode)
▲Splicing Mode: Fully automatic geometry and visual tracking (without marker)
▲Output Format: STL, OBJ, PLY
▲Compatible System: Win 10 64bit, MacOS
▲Machine Size: 155 x 84 x 46 mm
▲Machine Weight: 370 g
Source: All3DP, Florian Gehrke, Feb 5, 2022. “Creality CR-Scan Lizard: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews”