To 3D scan or to 3D model?

3D scanning may seem very tempting as it is a lot faster simpler but it’s not the best solution for all details

Suitable to 3D scan: 

  • Smaller sculptures
  • Round objects that might be hard to 3D model
  • Plaster copies
  • Objects that don’t require very high resolution
  • Human, human face – for making figurines

Suitable for 3D modeling:

  • Complex details that require higher precision
  • Very small details
  • Very large details
  • Shiny details