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Media Services: 3D Scanning

Guides for using our equipment and services

3D Scanner

EinScan Pro 2X

Structure Sensor

Einscan - Color Pack

Booking or Consultation Appointment


3D Printers and scanners

Consultation Appointment

Consultation sessions on how to use LIC equipment are required in order to reserve a timeslot through the library booking system.
Please notify us via email once your reservation has been confirmed.

For enquiries, please contact Media Services at 3917-7007 or email

3D Scanner information

Structure Sensor EinScan Pro 2X
Type Portable scanner
Dimension 119.2 x 28 x 29 mm

VGA (640 x 480), QVGA (320 x 240)

Frame rate 30/60 frames per second
View mode

Standard, X-ray, Colour 

Output Format OBJ
Type Desktop scanner
Dimension 246 x 260 x 65 mm
Colour Pack  scan colour & texture

Special objects

For scanning transparent, highly reflective or

dark objects, please contact us before booking.

Output Format STL, ASC, OBJ

Eligible Users

This service is availabe to current HKU faculty, staff and students.


  • EinScan Pro 2X is a fixed scanner which is library use only, Structure Sensor is a portable scanner which can be checked out.
  • Online reservation is required for EinScan 3D Scanner and Structure Sensor scanner is requested by email.
  • EinScan Pro 2X is a desktop scanner and attached to a workstation with turntable, scanning must be done at LIC.
  • Structure Sensor scanner is available for short term loan where reservation can be made at least 1 working day in advance via email.
  • Structure Sensor scanner can be borrowed and returned on the same day at the Media Services during service hours.
  • Late return penalty, please check this link.
  • Patron is responsible for the loss and damage to the scanner.

How to use Structure Sensor 3D scanner

In order to retrieve your scans from the Scanner, please add your email account into iPad before scanning and be sure remember to delete the email account before returning to library. 

Please note that you will need to send your files to a non HKU email account.

Press the scanner icon 

Simple pinch or pull to resize the scanning box to contain your subject.

Press “Scan” and slowly and steadily move around your subject

Press the button for done