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Epic Games Launches RealityScan App in Limited Beta

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.

"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 held, but today it’s a dream that we can begin to realize," said Martin Bujnak, co-founder Capturing Reality.
"RealityScan is the first step on our journey to make 3D scanning available to all creators. We believe that this tool will greatly help people of all skill sets to better understand basic scanning principles, bridging the gap between beginners and professionals. We’re excited to develop the app with feedback from the community and to introduce new features as we approach the full release," added Michal Jancosek, co-founder Capturing Reality.

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.

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