Scanned 3D models are not only useful in films and video games to represent digital objects as realistically as possible. It can also be practical for companies and private individuals to produce 3D models or to use ready-made 3D items - if e.g. B. the apartment is to be equipped with new furniture. The LiDAR scanner and the camera can be used on the iPhone and iPad to display the selected objects in the correct size using augmented reality (AR). In the following you will find out which free apps you can use to create your own 3D models on Mac, iPhone and iPad or use ready-made ones. Feel free to leave your own app tips in the comments! :)
Reading recommendation: Create objects step-by-step in Reality Composer
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3d scanner app by Laan Labs
The 3d scanner app for macOS, iOS and iPadOS is completely free and uses the camera and the LiDAR scanner on Apple's mobile devices not only to create 3D structures, but also to give them the right textures and colors. There are a lot of options for adjusting the scans as well as an option for measuring the scanned objects. They can also be output and shared in various formats. Photos can be used on the Apple Mac - by feeding in images from different perspectives, the photographed object is created as a 3D model. More details and the download can be found in the App Store.
Canvas for Homeowners by Occipital, Inc.
I recommend this app for iPhone and iPad with reservations because it promises to scan entire rooms and create larger 3D models. This can be interesting for room planning, renting out rooms or apartments and for renovation / refurbishment. However, this program collects significantly more data than the aforementioned one. The reviews aren't that good either. If you still want to try out the software and create CAD files of your property (or try out whether the free app works reasonably well), then come along with this link to the App Store.
IKEA Place by Inter IKEA Systems BV
Who doesn't immediately think of IKEA when they think of new furniture, if only out of reflex? If you want to use augmented reality with your iPhone or iPad to try out new furniture in your space, then the IKEA Place app could be the right thing for you. This way you can deal more immersively with the potential new additions and in the end you are better informed and can make a purchase decision that is less frustrating. When I took a quick look at the app, I found the best sellers and a few new products. The complete product catalog does not seem to be available down to the smallest detail. But just take a look for yourself: To the App Store.
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