Epic Games launched on Monday a new software called “RealityScan” that would allow anybody to scan things and convert them to high-fidelity 3D models using their iPhone camera. The software was built with technologies from Capturing Reality, a photogrammetry startup bought by Epic in 2021.
As the business said, collecting physical assets can be challenging due to the fact that it typically needs complex equipment. However, more producers and amateurs are adopting 3D photogrammetry, and RealityScan simplifies the process significantly for them.
RealityCapture is cutting-edge photogrammetric software capable of reconstructing objects and sceneries of any scale from pictures or laser scans, producing 3D scans with unmatched accuracy and mesh quality at rates several times quicker than rival applications. […] Historically, capturing physical assets for digital experiences has been hard, technological, and labor-intensive—but today it’s as simple as unlocking your smartphone.
Utilizing RealityScan is relatively straightforward, albeit you must follow all directions to guarantee that the item is recorded in the best possible quality. For example, the app requires at least twenty photographs of the object from various perspectives, and having decent lighting and a clean backdrop really helps.
Once the 3D item has been captured, it may be exported and posted to Sketchfab — a popular site for publishing and finding 3D, augmented reality, and virtual reality material. These models may be used for a variety of applications, including transforming them into augmented reality items or incorporating them into Unreal Engine-powered games.
RealityScan is the first step on our path to democratizing 3D scanning for all creators. We believe that this tool will significantly aid individuals of all skill levels in gaining a better understanding of fundamental scanning concepts, bridging the divide between novices and specialists. We’re delighted to continue developing the app in response to community input and to provide new features as we near the complete release.
For the time being, RealityScan is available as a restricted beta. Users interested in giving the app a try can do so via TestFlight, with the official release scheduled for later this year. According to Epic Games, the app will also be available on Android.