The Fuel3D SCANIFY is a handheld 3D scanner made by Fuel3D, a manufacturer based in the UK.
The Fuel3D SCANIFY uses a photogrammetry 3D scanning technology embedded into a single portable device. The technology of the Fuel3D SCANIFY combines a number of image processing technologies. Photometric stereo is used to acquire color and high-resolution 3D detail from the subject, then stereoscopic imaging is used to acquire accurate underlying 3D shape information from the subject. At this step data fusion can be performed to combine the data output of the photometric and geometric processes.
The Fuel3D SCANIFY uses Fuel3D proprietary tracking targets. These are small round black and white markers.
The photogrammetry 3D scanning technology makes the 3D scan of very dark, transparent and mono-color objects with no texture very complicated or impossible.
The Fuel3D SCANIFY is a good product with an interesting performance for specific uses case: 3D face scanning and relatively flat objects (tree bark, leaves). You can read our full test and review of the Scanify for more information.