EM3D: Ethan Makes 3D Scanner 4+

Making 3D selfies a thing

Brawny Lads

    • 3.9 • 54 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Share your 3D selfie. Start scanning for free!
Introductory prices. Unlock features with one-time in-app purchases.

Ethan Makes 3D Scanner lets you 3D scan objects using the front-facing TrueDepth 3D camera sensor on your device. If your device has Face ID, it has a TrueDepth camera.

- Share your 3D selfies on social media.
- Automatically create a 360° selfie or create your own custom selfie video.
- Scan your kids. They're only little once. Scan your pets.
- Capture moments in 3D.
- Create full color scans that can be exported and 3D printed in full color.
- Supports Bluetooth shutter buttons for 3D scanning on a tripod.

Send your full color 3D scan files away to have them 3D printed if you don't own a 3D printer.

Use the Mirror Saver feature or the stand-alone EM3D: Mirror Saver app to view the screen on another device, which makes it easier to scan objects in front of you. If you don't have a second device, use the link in the app to download a 3D printable mirror adapter, which changes the direction of the front facing camera 90 degrees. If you follow the link, there is also information on purchasing a mirror adapter if you don't have access to a 3D printer.

Use the Toggle Mesh feature from the Action menu to preview the mesh before you purchase an export option.

What’s New

Version 1.4.1

- Fixed issue that was causing the feature bundle package to expire. Feature bundle package should now work as advertised.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Putosever ,


I give it a 4 star because I can only scan through front camera but other than that All I have to say is wow simple to use app and great resolution. Hopefully they can update app to switch from front to rear camera.

Developer Response ,

Hi. The front facing camera provides higher resolution than the rear facing LIDAR. Do you have a use for larger scans with lower resolution? If a lot of people want this, we'll consider adding it. Thank you.

Bryson H. ,

Very impressive app that just works. Accurate enough for engineering.

I needed to mount a speaker to curved plastic box (a storage box on my atv). 3D printing a mount was the best solution. The curves on the box were complicated and would have been very difficult to measure and model. I tried using the lidar built into the iPhone 12, but quickly found the resolution was too low. I happened to come across this app and found the quality of the scan was very impressive. The app itself is very easy to use and reliable. I’m not sure if the scan scale is supposed to be accurate to real life, but I found that each of my scans measured accurately after measuring in CAD. I used the STL mesh output from the app to cut the solid mesh I created for the speaker mount. This created a mesh that would theoretically fit perfectly against the curved box. After printing I found that it fit perfectly with no adjustments needed! I’m sure I’ll use this in the future. It’s great for creating models for fun, but it looks like it’s also accurate enough for engineering purposes.

Kilomanjaro4 ,

Best scanner for headshots

So far I have found this to be the best scanner for headshots. I am debating whether to put it to 4 star but since I haven’t used one that works better it’s 5 for now.

The star demerit would be due to the fact that after about 15-20 seconds the app seems to begin freezing up and stops scanning. This means headshots are great but I haven’t been able to get a full body scan yet. I get close but I have to move very fast and the results are blurry and usually duplicate body parts/facial structure when it scans them again. I don’t know if the app is running out of ram usage allocated or something like that. My phone definitely isn’t running out of storage space so that’s all I can think of. Hopefully this buffer can be increased for longer captures.

Developer Response ,

I'm glad that you're enjoying the app. Please come to the Facebook group and share your experience, so we can help you get the scan that you're trying to get.

App Privacy

The developer, Brawny Lads, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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