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Epic Games Introduces RealityScan App which enables enables AR-powered 3D scanning of the real world

Epic Games Introduces RealityScan App which enables enables AR-powered 3D scanning of the real world

 

What happened?

Epic Games has introduced reality scan a new free app that turns smartphone photos into high-fidelity 3d models. Realityscan is a fast and easy-to-use app to create 3D models of real-world objects. The Realityscan app is a new technology that scans the real-life environment of the user and creates high-quality 3D models. Good to know is that Epic's game engines power many popular games such as Fortnite and Gears of War 4 and this app might be a game ganger for creating user-generated 3D content for games and AR applications.

 

 
 

 

Why is this important?

As more creators and hobbyists embrace 3D photogrammetry technology from Epic Games’ new company Capturing Reality.com. They can now bring ultra-detailed 3D models of real-world objects into their virtual projects using the company’s free mobile app called “Reality Scan”. The app guides them through the process with interactive feedback as well as augmented reality guidance to ensure quality scans every time! Once the scan is complete the models can be created almost instantly thanks to the company’s lightning-fast photogrammetry software and then uploaded to Sketchfab.com where artists can publish and share their work with the world!

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