The new app allows turning smartphone photos into high-fidelity 3D models.
Today Epic Games revealed RealityScan – the team's new free 3D scanning app that allows users to turn smartphone photos into high-fidelity 3D models. The app was developed in collaboration with Capturing Reality (creator of RealityCapture) and Quixel (creator of Megascans), to broaden access to sophisticated photogrammetry for creators of all levels.
RealityCapture is described as a state-of-the-art photogrammetric software that allows users to reconstruct objects and scenes of any size from images or laser scans, "yielding 3D scans with unparalleled accuracy and mesh quality at speeds many times faster than competing software". The new tool is now available in limited beta.
Epic Games states RealityScan empowers anyone to bring ultra-detailed, digital models of real-world objects into their virtual projects. The toolkit comes with interactive feedback, AR guidance, and data quality checks. Generated assets can also be uploaded to Sketchfab.
During the RealityScan limited beta, Epic Games will grant 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. You can learn more and download the limited beta here.