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RealityScan lets users create 3D Models With Your Phone

Snap a photo with your phone and let the app do the rest

CapturingReality has announced RealityScan, a new mobile app that allows users to create high-fidelity 3D models. Made in collaboration with Quixel, the free app will enable users to turn photos taken on their smartphones into three-dimensional models. The company announced its new product in a Twitter post.

Bringing 3D Scene Creation to the Masses

Typically, the process of utilizing real-world imagery to create digital experiences is complex and time-consuming. With RealityScan, however, allows users to quickly and easily scan images and turn them into 3D designs. Likewise, as a smartphone app, RealityScan brings 3D model creation to a much broader audience.

In related news, NVIDIA has combined inverse rendering with NeRF technology to create instant NeRF. Instant NeRF analyses photos of a scene taken from multiple angles and create a 3D scene within seconds.

“As more creators and hobbyists embrace 3D photogrammetry, we want to make our technology even more accessible, so anyone can bring ultra-detailed, digital models of real-world objects into their virtual projects,” CapturingReality writes on its website.

The app provides users with real-time feedback and AR guidance, allowing users to check the quality of their data quickly. After scanning, the app utilizes photogrammetry software to create a realistic 3D model almost instantly. Next, users can upload their models to Sketchfab, which is the top platform for publishing and selling AR and VR content, according to CapturingReality. 

Currently, the app is running as a limited beta for apple devices which is open to 10,000 users. The company is granting spaces within the beta on a first-come, first-served basis. CapturingReality plans to open the app for early access for IOS later this spring, and an android version is planned for later this year. Metaverse developer Epic Games acquired CapturingReality in 2021. The company also acquired Harmonix last year. Additionally, Epic Games recently invested in Spire Animation Studio.

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Jack Brassell is a freelance journalist and aspiring novelist. Jack is a self-proclaimed nerd with a lifelong passion for storytelling. As an author, Jack writes mostly horror and young adult fantasy. Also an avid gamer, she works as the lead news editor at Hardcore Droid. When she isn't writing or playing games, she can often be found binge-watching Parks & Rec or The Office, proudly considering herself to be a cross between Leslie Knope and Pam Beasley.

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