A500 Mini Feat CR-Scan Lizard

A while back I managed to snag a ‘Super early bird’ for the Creality CR-Scan Lizard on Kickstarter (there were some legal issues ) – the kickstarter is no longer active, and you can purchase them online .

Needless to say, I got a bargain!.

The original software that came with it was ‘crap’ and I struggled to get any scans out of the thing. But, an hour ago, I downloaded the latest version (from here )

and, ten minutes later, after two geometry and 1 texture scan merged, I got the below! – woo

Woo! first scan

Having an accurate scan helps a LOT when recreating things in CAD. Yes, the switches don’t look great, BUT, they’re 7mm squares – what I’m seeing, for the price I paid is, frankly amazing, AND, there’s quite a lot of improvement to be had.

So, next steps – Scanning larger things, and instead of working from photos as a canvas, I can use the original 3D item to create the angles! it’s going to be an interesting few months


Author: Bleugh

Early Fourties, Wife, two kids in primary school. Both of us work full time...5 years now we’ve been Back in Blighty after a decade away...It's a new country for everyone! Still finding time to tinker!

3 thoughts on “A500 Mini Feat CR-Scan Lizard”

  1. If you are brave enough, try using some sort of removable paint (if there is such a thing) to paint it one solid color. Clearly it had troubles detecting details when the thing is of many colors. Perhaps some sort of water color? Should just wash right off right? Run the scan like that and you should get very, very good results.


    1. Cheers, I like the idea of that, I recon the kids school water paint stuff that washes off could work……..But, first on my list to try is ‘dry shampoo’ which apparently is all the go in the 3D scanning community. Talcum powder also works apparently (mixed in with alcohol of some type)….either way, there’s a LOT of experimentation to do! and this is just the start.

      I’m not too worried about the fine details here – no modern scanner will get those well….a LOT of detail can be further eeked out by overlaying more scans! it’s all a ‘noise’ thing – each additional pass with the scanner lowers the noise floor, giving a cleaner scan. this was only 3 and I think I goofed up a little.


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