Epic Game launches an app that turns photos into 3D models

Once the scanning is complete, RealityScan creates a realistic model almost instantly, thanks to its lightning-fast photogrammetry software.

Epic Games has introduced RealityScan—a new free 3D scanning app that turns smartphone photos into high-fidelity 3D models. Developed in collaboration with Capturing Reality (creator of RealityCapture) and Quixel (creator of Megascans), the app builds on their pioneering technology to broaden access to sophisticated photogrammetry for creators of all levels.

RealityCapture is state-of-the-art photogrammetric software that reconstructs objects and scenes of any size from images or laser scans to yield 3D scans with unparalleled accuracy and mesh quality at speeds many times faster than competing software. Now in limited beta, the RealityScan app takes what people love about RealityCapture—fast and easy 3D scanning—and puts it in the palm of your hand. 

RealityScan walks users through the scanning experience with interactive feedback, AR guidance, and data quality checks. Once the scanning is complete, RealityScan creates a realistic model almost instantly thanks to its lightning-fast photogrammetry software. From there, users can seamlessly upload their finished assets to Sketchfab,  the ultimate platform for publishing, sharing, and selling 3D, VR and AR content.

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“AR-powered 3D scanning of the real world is the future of virtual content creation. For years it was just a dream that many of us hold, but today it’s a dream that we can begin to realize,” said Martin Bujnak, co-founder Capturing Reality.

As part of the RealityScan limited beta, Epic is granting access on a first-come, first-served basis to 10,000 users via TestFlight, with a wider Early Access release for both iOS in Spring, followed by Android later this year. 

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Kartik Wali
A writer by passion, Kartik strives to get a deep understanding of AI, Data analytics and its implementation on all walks of life. As a Senior Technology Journalist, Kartik looks forward to writing about the latest technological trends that transform the way of life!

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