Epic Games Introduces RealityScan App, Now in Limited Beta
April 4, 2022
Today Epic Games introduces RealityScan—a new free 3D scanning app that turns smartphone photos into high-fidelity 3D models. Developed in collaboration with Capturing Reality (creator of RealityCapture) and Quixel (creator of Megascans), this app builds on their pioneering technology to broaden access to sophisticated photogrammetry for creators of all levels.
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. Now in limited beta, the RealityScan app takes what people love about RealityCapture—fast and easy 3D scanning—and puts it in the palm of your hand. Capturing real-world assets for digital experiences has traditionally been complicated, technical, and labor-intensive—but now it’s as simple as unlocking your smartphone.
As more creators and hobbyists embrace 3D photogrammetry, RealityScan empowers anyone to bring ultra-detailed, digital models of real-world objects into their virtual projects. RealityScan walks users through the scanning experience with interactive feedback, AR guidance, and data quality-checks. Once scanning is complete, RealityScan creates a realistic model almost instantly thanks to its lightning-fast photogrammetry software. From there, users can seamlessly upload their finished assets to Sketchfab, the ultimate platform for publishing, sharing, and selling 3D, VR and AR content.
This release represents a new milestone in the growing Epic Games family, blending technology and talent across Unreal Engine, Capturing Reality, Quixel, and Sketchfab to deliver integrated, end-to-end content creation tools at consumer scale.
"AR-powered 3D scanning of the real world is the future of virtual content creation. For years it was just a dream that many of us held, but today it’s a dream that we can begin to realize." Martin Bujnak, co-founder Capturing Reality
"RealityScan is the first step on our journey to make 3D scanning available to all creators. We believe that this tool will greatly help people of all skill sets to better understand basic scanning principles, bridging the gap between beginners and professionals. We’re excited to develop the app with feedback from the community and to introduce new features as we approach the full release." Michal Jancosek, co-founder Capturing Reality
As part of the RealityScan limited beta, Epic is granting access on a first-come, first-served basis to 10,000 users via TestFlight, with a wider Early Access release for both iOS in Spring, followed by Android later this year. To download the limited beta, please visit: capturingreality.com/introducing-realityscan