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MagiScan AR App Transforms Real Objects Into 3D Models Using Smartphones

As augmented reality becomes more of an integral part of our lives, MagiScan’s AI could allow users to generate 3D models for the metaverse at high speed

Kiryl Sidarchuk of AR-Generation is playing a pivotal role in blurring the boundaries between the physical and digital realms as augmented reality (AR) gains increasing prominence and accessibility around the globe.

Sidarchuk, who is co-founder and CEO of AR-Generation, a member of the Nvidia Inception program for startups, developed MagiScan, an AI-based 3D scanner app with his company. MagiScan allows users to capture any object with their smartphone camera and create a 3D model for use in any AR or metaverse application.

AR-Generation has introduced a new extension that facilitates exporting of 3D models from MagiScan to NVIDIA Omniverse, a platform for integrating and constructing 3D tools and metaverse applications.

Simplifying 3D modeling

“Augmented reality will become an integral part of everyday life,” said Sidarchuk. “We customised our app to allow export of 3D models based on real-world objects directly to Omniverse, enabling users to showcase the models in AR and integrate them into any metaverse or game.”

The process is made achievable through the utilisation of Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD), an adaptable framework that acts as a shared language among various digital content creation tools.

Omniverse extensions serve as fundamental components that empower individuals to develop and expand the functions of Omniverse applications using widely adopted programming languages such as Python or C++ programming languages.

Creating 3D models from real-world objects

According to Sidarchuk, building the extension using AR-Generation was a simple and convenient process, thanks to accessible documentation and technical guidance from Nvidia teams, AWS credits as well as networking opportunities with other AI-driven companies.

Sidarchuk also estimates that MagiScan has the potential to generate 3D models from objects at a speed that is 10 times faster and with a cost that is up to 100 times lower compared to manual creation by a designer.

AR-Generation built an extension for Omniverse as the platform, “Provides a convenient environment that integrates all the tools for working with 3D and generative AI,” said Sidarchuk. “Plus, we can collaborate and exchange ideas with colleagues in real time.”

Take part in the creation

Individuals have the opportunity to develop their own Omniverse extension or Connector to enhance their 3D workflows and tools. Nvidia’s Omniverse is available free to creators and developers worldwide, while enterprise teams can utilise the platform for their 3D projects.

Users can also explore artwork created by fellow ‘Omnivores’ and submit their projects in the gallery. Individuals can also integrate their workflows with Omniverse using software like Adobe, Autodesk, Epic Games, Maxon, Reallusion and a host of others.

Android and iOS 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.

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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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