Epic Games is perhaps best known for Fortnite and other blockbuster titles, but the company is also known for its Unreal game development engine. In a rather unexpected move, Epic recently unveiled a smartphone camera app, RealityScan, that aims to turn real-life objects into 3D models, which can be used in games and other games. another virtual experience.
Epic said: “Developed in partnership with Capturing Reality (the creators of RealityCapture) and Quixel (the company behind Megascans), this app builds on the companies’ pioneering technology to expand measurements complex for use by creators of all levels. RealityScan is state-of-the-art software that can reconstruct objects of any size, producing 3D scans with unparalleled accuracy and at speeds much faster than competing software.”
The app isn’t available for download yet, but Epic says it will teach you how to scan a real-world object using your smartphone’s AR feature. Once the scan is complete, you’ll be able to upload the model to Sketchfab, a platform for buying and selling 3D models that Epic Games acquired last year.
The Verge site has been beta tested, and the results when used with the iPhone 12 Mini are not quite as impressive as the demo video from Epic. However, this is a beta and the scanning technology will probably improve before the final release.
Epic Games has made available 10,000 iOS beta testing slots through Apple TestFlight, but the pilot program has run out of space. The company plans to start an open beta program in the next few months for iOS, with the Android version expected to launch later this year.
Reference: XDA Developers