RealityScan App That Turns Photos into 3D Models is Now Available on iOS

The Epic Games RealityScan App is now available to download on iOS. The app launched into a closed beta earlier this year and allows users to turn iPhone photos into 3D models quickly and easily.

As Engadget reports, the app launched on the Apple App Store late last week and is designed to allow game developers to make 3D assets for game design by scanning real-world assets.

“RealityScan is a 3D scanning app for mobile devices that turns photos into high-fidelity 3D models. The app has been designed to be super-easy to use, so no experience is required to get started,” the company says.

“Simply take photos of the object you want to replicate in 3D using your smartphone or tablet, and the app will assemble them into a 3D model. Once you’re happy with the results, you can export to Sketchfab and share your creation with the world.”

RealityScan was developed by Capturing Reality, a company that Epic acquired last year, and Quixel to allow developers to generate assets without having to build them from scratch. As PetaPixel reported earlier this year, after an asset is scanned, users can then export the scan to Sketchfab — another 3D asset platform Epic purchased back in 2021 — where they can then sell the asset to other creatives or use it themselves in their virtual reality (VR), 3D, or augmented reality (AR) projects.

Epic Games says that the app will prove to be incredibly valuable to game developers who want a particular or specific-looking object for a game and the ability to simply take a picture of the object instead of having to completely recreate it in 3D modeling software will save them countless hours of programming time.

Epic says that it has larger plans for RealityScan in the future, and hits at more features and improvements that it hopes to roll out in the next year. Additionally, the company says it will release a version of the app for Android devices in 2023. Those who are interested in staying updated on the progress of the Android app or other major development milestones can subscribe to the RealityScan newsletter.

RealityScan can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.