This Epic Game app on iPhone can turn real objects into their 3D avatars

Epic Game introduces an app for iOS users that can convert the real objects into 3D Avatars.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:25 IST
This iOS app by Epic game can turn real objects to 3D avatars. (AP)
This iOS app by Epic game can turn real objects to 3D avatars. (AP)

Epic Games has introduced a new app for iOS called RealityScan that can convert real objects into 3D avatars. The application lets users quickly convert laser scans or images into 3D scans of assets, just by using the phone's camera. As of now, the app is rolling out for

limited beta only and is likely to be made available for all. Those iS users who are interested in taking it for a spin can get it via TestFlight now. Epic has partnered with Capturing Reality to develop the application. The same would also be launched for android users later.

Announcing the launch of RealityScan app, Epic Game in one of its blogpost said, “RealityCapture is a state-of-the-art photogrammetric software able 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.”

They have also shared that the RealityScan app has already been made available for some of the beta testers allowing users to enjoy fast and easy 3D scanning. The Epic Game has said that capturing real-world assets for digital experiences has traditionally been complicated, technical, and labor-intensive, but now with the RealityScan app, it's as simple as unlocking your smartphone.” 

How would this RealityScan app work? 

iOS users will be able to convert the real objects in 3D avatars by just opening the RealityScan and scanning the things that they want to turn into its 3D avatars just the way they click pictures using the phone's camera. Once RealityScan scans an object into its 3D version, users will be able to import it into Sketchfab, where they can do more with it, including sharing, publishing and even selling.

As of now, Epic is offering the first 10000 users access to the RealityScan beta app via TestFlight. This access is being served on a first come, first served basis. The company has also announced that a wider Early Access release will be announced for iOS in Spring this year and later for Android.

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First Published Date: 07 Apr, 08:46 IST
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