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RealityScan Arrives On Android, Allowing Users To Create 3D Models From Photos

The 3D scan allows developers to create realistic assets for their game using Sketchfab, Unreal Engine or Twinmotion

After previously launching on iOS, Epic Games and Unreal Engine have now released RealityScan on Android devices, allowing millions of users to access their photogrammetry app on smartphones and tablets.

Android users can use RealityScan to create high-fidelity 3D models of objects by taking multiple pictures of them using their phone and leave the rest to the app. Afterwards, these photos can be exported to Sketchfab to share with others and can be downloaded for use in apps like Unreal Engine or Twinmotion.

Exporting models to Sketchfab is free and the number of models that users can upload to their Sketchfab account per month depends on their Sketchfab plan. However, they can enjoy a free Sketchfab Pro upgrade for one year on their first upload.

“Since we launched RealityScan as an iOS app last year, we’ve seen over 200,000 downloads, and many thousands of models created by the community and uploaded to Sketchfab,” Epic/Unreal wrote.

AR at your fingertips

The Android version of the app comes with a streamlined user interface and more intuitive workflows including the ability to directly open a preview of the final model, easily find and delete unconnected images from the Project Library, and the ability to add and edit a name or description for the project.

Android users can also enjoy the ease of use that comes with the RealityScan app such as being able to preview portrayal in colours to reflect photo coverage, easily select objects for export with the crop box, an improved project library to store and manage projects, and easy access to Sketchfab.

The 3D scan is one of the most impressive features as it allows users to create realistic assets for their game, project, VFX, or AR/VR experience, create assets for 3D visualization, 3D prints, and prototypes, capture and preserve memories by 3D scanning special objects or places that have meaning to them.

RealityScan is available for Android phones and tablets supporting ARCore and running Android 7 (API level 24) or higher, and iPhones and iPads running iOS 16 or higher.

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Isa Muhammad is a writer and video game journalist covering many aspects of entertainment media including the film industry. He's steadily writing his way to the sharp end of journalism and enjoys staying informed. If he's not reading, playing video games or catching up on his favourite TV series, then he's probably writing about them.

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