RealityScan: A New App for Creating 3D Models from Photos

RealityScan 3D scanning app
Mohamed Fawzy

Written by Mohamed Fawzy

Mohamed is the founder of SALAMA PRODUCTIONS ©, an indie game developer and writer. He has a passion for creating episodic cinematic games that combine stunning graphics and captivating stories. His vision is to showcase the beauty and mystery of nature and reality. He believes that games are a powerful medium for expressing ideas, emotions, and messages that can inspire and entertain people around the world.

June 22, 2023

Epic Games, the creators of Unreal Engine and Fortnite, have partnered with Capturing Reality, a leading developer of photogrammetry software, to bring you RealityScan, a free app that lets you create stunning 3D models from photos on your Android device.

How RealityScan Works

The app, called RealityScan, is free to download and use, and it works by taking multiple photos of an object or a scene from different angles and then processing them into a 3D mesh that can be exported to Unreal Engine or other 3D applications.

RealityScan app

Features and Benefits of RealityScan App

RealityScan is designed to be easy and intuitive to use, and it offers various features such as automatic alignment, color correction, texture generation, and mesh optimization. Users can also preview their 3D models in augmented reality (AR) mode or share them online with other creators.

RealityScan app

Epic Games’ Vision for 3D Content Creation

According to Epic Games, RealityScan is part of their vision to democratize 3D content creation and make it accessible to everyone. The app is also compatible with Unreal Engine’s MetaHuman Creator, a tool that allows users to create realistic digital humans in minutes.

Availability and Compatibility of RealityScan App

RealityScan is currently available for Android devices that support ARCore, and it requires at least 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Epic Games and Capturing Reality plan to release an iOS version of the app in the future.

What the Developers Say

In a press release, Marc Petit, General Manager of Unreal Engine at Epic Games, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Capturing Reality to bring RealityScan to the Unreal Engine community. This app is a game-changer for anyone who wants to create high-quality 3D models from photos, whether they are hobbyists, professionals, or students.”

Martin Bujnak, CEO of Capturing Reality, added: “RealityScan is the result of years of research and development in photogrammetry. We’re excited to collaborate with Epic Games and leverage their expertise in 3D graphics and AR technology. We believe that RealityScan will open up new possibilities for 3D content creation and storytelling.”

How to Get Started with RealityScan

If you want to try out RealityScan for yourself, you can download it from the Google Play Store or visit the official website for more information.


RealityScan | Free to download 3D scanning app for mobile – Unreal Engine

RealityScan is now available for Android devices! – Unreal Engine

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