‘Capture’ App Lets You Create 3D Models Using Your iPhone’s Camera

Developed by Jeff Huber and Garrett Spiegel for Standard Cyborg, Capture is a new proof of concept app that lets users create 3D models using the iPhone X’s front camera and laser scanning system, which can then be viewed inside the iPhone app or in an AR setting (via TechCrunch).

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3D models created by Capture can also be exported into a USDZ file for use in other applications. According to the app’s developers, who have worked in a number of high-profile vision startups and have raised $2.4 million in funding, the app is actually “a Trojan horse for the company’s other applications” including a programming framework for 3D scanning.


“Standard Cyborg is building the API for the physical world,” said Huber while adding that they are making it easy for developers to build 3D scanning, analysis, and design into their applications

“We are at the bleeding edge – deploying 3D dense reconstruction and point cloud deep learning on mobile devices,” said Huber. “We package up this core technology for developers, abstracting away all the math and GPU acceleration, and giving them superpowers in just 3 lines of code.

Our Capture app is a showcase of our technology that makes it easy for anyone with a FaceID-enabled iPhone to play with the technology and share scans with their friends.”

Capture’s scanning SDK is launching in January and is currently in beta with a few enterprise-level sporting goods companies. You can grab the app and try it out for free using the following App Store link.

Download Capture 3D Scan for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad [Direct Link]

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