Shining 3D - Save The World ART Project

Shining 3D
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Shining 3D, the manufacturer of the EinScan-Pro Handheld Scanner and the ES360 Desktop 3D Scanner, is on a mission to capture the world’s museum treasures as 3D scans.

They have asked their current EinScan-Pro customers, as well as 3D scanning experts, artists, and museum personnel, to submit 3D scans either by email ( or via Sketchfab (tag #EinScan-Pro or #SWART). Shining 3D will be granting awards to their favorite submissions.

Don’t have a scanner? Shining 3D will loan a limited number of their scanners to qualifying individuals. To apply, send your name, organization name, position, email, and scanning project details to

For examples of projects, and additional information, go to Save the World ART.

Here’s what Shining 3D has to say about their project:

Only a small part of museum objects are on public display at any one time, and then, they’re normally only described by a small wall label in storage. People who look after large collections of historical artifacts often don’t have the onsite floor space to publicly display even a fraction of these objects.

So, let’s 3D scan it, save it, making the museum collections tangibly and creatively, let more people feel the art, to learn its history and story through printing and sharing.

Here are examples of some projects that have been submitted:

Babylonian City in Iraq – Xinyu Zhang and Hong Liang, travelmates as well as couple, went to the ancient city of Babylon with Shining 3D EinScan Handheld 3D Scanner and EinStart-S 3D printer in the trueman show ON THE ROAD (one program that is very popular in China’s biggest video website Youku), to donate the scanner and printer to the Iraq government on behalf of Shining 3D.
Tang Dynasty Relics
Tang Dynasty Relics – SHINING 3D are applying the latest 3D technology to help a gallery owner in the Binjiang District of Hangzhou give easy and open access to his family collection and share these artifacts as widely as possible.
Ancient Engraved Plate
Ancient Engraved Plate – Characters written almost 4000 years ago now preserved! Shining 3D partner Machines 3D from France scanned this ancient engraved plate with EinScan-Pro for preserving this precious treasure of human civilization.