The process of 3D scanning is not new, but the technology today is very accessible. In the past you would need expensive equipment. In the video below, the guys at Cinecom demonstrate how you can scan real life objects using a simple app on your iPhone or iPad.
This app is called Polycam. You simply walk around an object as you scan it with your phone. Next, the app will process your scan and you have a fully textured 3D model. This model can be exported to various file formats, which can be used in your favorite 3D program such as Unreal Engine, Cinema4D, Blender…
Read on at Cinecom to discover more about LIDAR -vs- Photo AI.
Polycam is the leading 3D capture application for iPhone and iPad! Create high-quality 3D models from photos with any iPhone or iPad, and rapidly generate scans of spaces with the LiDAR sensor. Edit your 3D captures directly on device, and export them in over a dozen file formats. Polycam is available in Free and Paid versions here.