2022’s Best 3D Scanning Apps For Smartphones

What is a 3D scanner app?

3D scanning app can turn your smartphone into a 3D scanner easily. Most of these apps are based on photogrammetry, a 3D scanning technology that creates 3D models out of 2D photos. Just you need to take the photos from different angles and the app’s complete the 3d model for you.

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You can scan and create every object with using this kind of apps. You can also use them for augmented reality.

1.KIRI

KIRI Engine is a free 3D scanning app for Android and iOS smartphones. All the processing works on KIRI’s clouds.  So, you need only a recent smartphone.

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The free version of KIRI Engine has a 70-photo limit, which is enough for most simple scans. It’s excellent for makers, students, and anyone who wants to try 3D scanning or do the occasional scan (for small or simple objects).

2.QLONE

To use Qlone, you need to print a special black and white paper mat. The mat looks like a QR code and is used by the app as a marker.

Qlone offers a useful guiding system. A grey dome surrounds the object you’re scanning and lets you know which angle you need to capture next. The app generates the results locally (without going through a cloud platform) and almost in real time.

Users can easily share 3D scans via social media apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp.

3.Scandy Pro

Scandy Pro for iOS is a free 3D scanning app that turns your iPhone into a full-color 3D scanner. Within the app, you can edit your scans with various tools. This app is available for iPhone X/XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

The 3D scans are easy to export in PLY, OBJ, and STL formats. You can also upload them directly to Sketchfab. In the free version, you get a free mesh save every week. If you need to save more scans, you can purchase single saves or get a subscription for unlimited saves. The Scandy Pro app is free and receives frequent updates.

Scandy developers also offer their Cappy app, which allows you to capture small 3D scans for augmented reality. You can’t export the scans though!

4.CANVAS

This free 3D scanner app is ideal for professionals such as designers, architects, real estate agents, and more.

Canvas is easy to use– you only need to walk around the room while holding up your iPad. The app creates your 3D model in real time, and provides exact floor-plan measurements.

Canvas allows you to save your scans on your iPad or e-mail them to friends or colleagues. This 3D scanning app also offers a Scan To CAD service for $29.95 per scan.

5.itSeez3D

This 3D scanner app offers quality 3D scans by processing the photos on its cloud platform. itSeez3D is able to capture people in 3D, a process known as 3D body scanning.

itSeez3D offers unlimited scanning, but exports cost $7 each. The two paid versions of itSeez3D offer a limited amount of free exports and other benefits. The “Scale Up” package at $250/month lets you export up to 1,200 models per year.

This application requires an Occipital Structure Sensor to operate.

 

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Emre AKDENİZ
Emre AKDENİZ
Founder & Managing Director / One of your colleague who loves research new technologies and mostly addicted to sharing :)

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