==== New in version 1.2.2
Bug fix: fixed crashing after tapping the Share button of a PLY/STL file on iPad.
==== New in the previous versions
=== New features:
– Improved color scanning!
– Added tuneable Color Improvement factor (iOS Settings app > Heges > Color Improvement)
– New scanning method (you can switch to the old one in the iOS Settings app > Heges > Use New Scanning Method [off])
– Better model manipulation in 3D viewers
– You can now choose model units: m, cm, mm or ft (in iOS Settings app > Heges > Exported Model Units)
– Added "Share" button for PLY and STL models (above the "Delete model" button): you can now AirDrop (or send to another app) a model from the 3D Scan detail screen! No need to go to the iOS Files app anymore.
– You can now start/stop scanning session from the device you are sharing screen to when using the Screen Sharing feature
=== Bug fixes:
– Fixed lighting bug in STL 3D viewers: models are now lighted across the whole surface — no more dark areas
– Fixed bug that caused Heges to crash after renaming file and immediately going back to the Library of scans
– Bug fix: exported model units are now being properly set based on the "iOS Settings app > Heges > Exported Model Units" settings
For more details please visit https://hege.sh/faq
Ratings and Reviews
Best mobile 3D scanner for iPhone X
I’m kind of blown away at how well this scanner works. It’s not perfect however compared to what’s been available this is incredible.
The biggest issue is not the 3D scanning, its the “WiFi file sharing” feature. While I suppose this could be useful I really don’t understand why the developer doesn’t let you just share using the expected avenues such as email, iMessage, save to phone or air drop. I don’t even know what it means to wifi share a file is to be honest... I’m still not sure how to access the scanned data.
I’m guessing file size concerns have something to do with the choice to WiFi share/export your 3D scans, maybe the app isn’t very strong with managing the captured scan data? I think it would be nice to at least have other export options. At very least make it more clear on how you send/receive captured files over WiFi. Also, adding .fbx and .obj as file format options would be fantastic. Right now the .stl files are strictly catering to 3D printing apps. .obj and .fbx would be easier to share with industry standard 3D modeling applications, like C4D, Zbrush, Unity.
Still giving it 4 solid stars (assuming I figure out how to accept a shared WiFi file). The quality is really impressive and again, compared to what’s available, this is amazing.
Please polish and continue working out the bugs, this is a really promising app. Finally getting some use out if this iPhone X depth sensor!
Developer Response ,
you can access the exported files either via the iOS Files App (where you can share the exported files via Airdrop or send them via iMessage) or through iTunes File Sharing or finally via the Wi-Fi sharing. I didn't include sharing via iMessage because of the file size as you correctly mentioned.
Wi-Fi sharing works like this: your iPhone needs to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the computer you want to download the models from. First you scan a model, then you export the model into PLY and/or STL formats and after that you click on the "Sharing" icon in the Library and press "Start sharing".
Please take a look at this image: https://hege.sh/img/wifi_sharing.png. After clicking on "Start sharing", you can go to your computer and connect to your iPhone via a web browser by typing in the browser one of the addresses that are displayed in the "Start sharing" popup (in the image it can be for example http://Tmp.local or 192.168.1.189). After that a website should open with all of your *exported* models (models that you don't export into PLY and/or STL won't be displayed there) that you can download.
If you have any problems/questions then please contact me at email@example.com.
I really didn't expect much, but the quality of the scans is actually quite impressive.
I've done scanning using both Kinect 1 & 2, and while they can do larger areas, they were not meant for close up details. This app allows much better fine detail. First scan of course was my face. And I was blown away that it didn't make my nose look all deformed like the Kinects'.
It does lose tracking if you try going around and object, so I'll be stitching separate scans together in other software.
1. When exported to PLY, it would be nice to be able to turn off the color to inspect the geometry, instead of also exporting STL to do the inspection.
2. When viewing in non AR, I'd like a way to update where the viewer pivots from. Say if I want to inspect and rotate around an area, right now the pivot point is fixed somewhere else and the object goes out of view. Add a pivot mode so we can tap on part of the model and it will pivot around that.
3. With the AR mode, it sometimes loses track and the model moves out of sight, sometimes even behind me. I'd like an option to redraw the object where I'm currently pointing.
4. Would like option in AR mode to rotate the scan.
5. Photo capture in AR mode. I'm using screen capture now, but would be nice to hit a take photo button of the scan in the photo.
Can't wait to try 3D printing something captured.
Image mirroring reverses text
App scans better when I also slowly move the phone in a ~4” circle perpendicular to the object being scanned. I expect the IR pattern is inconsistent and this manner cleans up the scan. The sensor also seems to have a regular error pattern, which indicates that an initial calibration against a flat surface could be added to the app (apple should do that as part of manufacturing and lock the calibration matrix into each phone). Many times the app will mess up if you get too close. Likely better registration using the color camera and the phone gyros could prevent that error.
When using mirror option, the text also reverses. Please keep the text “normal”.
The academic papers on RGB-D scanning for deformable objects have some great new algorithms to register in post processing. This app would be amazing if it could perform those algorithms, or send the data stream to the cloud for post processing.
Ideally I’d like to be able to walk around my house, moving closer to some objects and further away from less interesting areas, and have the entire house rendered. It would be even cooler if I could do the scanning over multiple sessions and they would all be merged together.
Does the output to STL maintain accurate measurements? Is 1mm in a scan going to be reflected as 1mm in the STL?
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.