Epic Games releases RealityScan for Android
Epic Games has made RealityScan, its free photogrammetry app, available on Android as well as iOS.
The app turns photos of real-world objects captured using the camera in a mobile phone or tablet into textured 3D models for use in AR, game development or general 3D work.
Free app makes photogrammetry available to anyone with a smartphone
Released last year, RealityScan is intended to make the 3D scanning capabilities of tools like RealityCapture, the photogrammetry software that Epic acquired in 2021, accessible to hobbyists as well as DCC pros.
Data is processed in the cloud, from where the resulting 3D model can be exported to Sketchfab, Epic’s model-sharing platform, and downloaded in FBX format for use in other DCC applications and game engines.
Files uploaded to Sketchfab are automatically transcoded into glTF and USDZ formats, supported in applications including 3ds Max, Blender, Cinema 4D, Maya, Unity and Unreal Engine.
Now available for Android as well as iOS
The new Android edition makes RealityScan available for phones and tablets that support ARCore, Google’s augmented reality framework: most devices from the past five years should work.
The Android version has all of the new features from RealityCapture 1.1, the latest iOS release.
System requirements and availability
RealityScan is compatible with Android phones and tablets that support ARCore, running Android 7.0+, and with iPhones and iPads running iOS 16.0+ and iPadOS 16.0+. It’s a free download.
Basic Sketchfab accounts are free. You can find pricing for paid Sketchfab accounts here.