Needed: Sense2 3d-Scanner software/Grasshopper-plug-in?

I have a Sense2 3d-scanner from 3DSystems (which comes with an Intel Realsense SR300 camera). It has been discontinued from them and they do not give any further support. It is not recognised by their software Sense, so I cannot use it anymore. The camera itself works well.


  • Is there any Grasshopper plug-in where I can use the Scanner direclty?
  • Do you know any 3rd party solution to plug my scanner?
  • Or is it just another brick of expensive hardware garbage?

Any idea is highly recommended. Thanks.


For this type of equipment there is no standard plug and play driver. You need to use the driver that came with the scanner.

Maybe you have already seen this article:

You might consider testing a trial of Geomagic Control/Qualify or Geomagic Wrap since they have a scanner module that is intended to use the driver supplied by the manufacturer of the device.

At some point though I imagine an older driver may no longer function with a newer application version.


Hello, I don’t understand how we can retrieve the scanner driver using the link you sent. You can help me ? Thanks a lot

I think the XBOX Kinect scanner worked with firefly. I don’t have firefly anymore but chances are it works with that plugin

good idea I will try thanks

well that doesn’t work I tried to change the usb port and the computer now recognizes the scanner but the 3D SYSTEMS SENSE software does not recognize the scanner even though it is ready for use by the computer

There is no driver at the link. It provides information about other 3D Systems software that may work with the scanner.

You might consider testing a trial of Geomagic Control X, Geomagic Design X or Geomagic Wrap since they are former 3D Sytems applications that have a scanner module may recognize the older driver for the Sense2 (I assume you have the old driver). There is no plug in required for these apps as the scanner module is native. It appears 3D Systems has sold or split off the software division and these apps are now represented by Oqton.

At some point though I imagine an older driver may no longer function with a newer application version, perhaps this is already the case.

I had the same issue. They had a registration process in the past that they switched off when the stopped the service. I did not find any solution, so I kicked the scanner away and bought a new one. Shitty solution as it is a big waste of money and material, but that seeme to be the way how things go…