Metascan - 3D Scanner 4+
Scan, Edit & Share in 3D
Abound Labs Inc.
- Offers In-App Purchases
Metascan is a powerful all-in-one 3D capture tool. Create photorealistic 3D models of objects from photos, or walk around and quickly capture spaces using LiDAR.*
Edit your scans, then share them to the web, via Messages, or in VR. Take scale-accurate measurements with the measure tool, or customize and export a video of your scan.
Metascan Pro (available via in-app purchase) adds mesh and point cloud export for popular 3D file formats, gives you 150 Photo Mode captures per month, and unlocks the highest detail LiDAR reconstructions.
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* LiDAR Mode requires a device with LiDAR Scanner, e.g. iPhone 12 Pro, iPad Pro 2020.
Performance improvements and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I use this app multiple times every week, and after several months, I’m very happy with it. It is fairly simple to use, and what it can do is amazing. The company responds quickly to queries, and it makes regular software updates that improves the features significantly. It is probably among the best in its price range and features…. That said, be aware that there are practical limits to what this virtual reality software can do. This software is a cheap way to initially try VR, but to make quality videos, you have to learn its strengths and limitations. You have to probably buy the proper lighting/studio equipment too. Higher quality videos require the latest/best iPhone too. It requires a fast processor and memory to handle files for the best videos—meshing the max of 300 pictures per scan. But that is true for any software like this. Although you can still do a lot without much additional equipment (and with relatively new cell phones). I am constantly amazed with what I can do with it. But there are things it cannot do—especially if you try to push it beyond its design limits.
Best Lidar scanning app I’ve found — “just works”
This app produces the best scans I’ve seen on iOS. It allows free roaming scanning and is capable of capturing very large spaces (had no trouble with a ~1200 square foot space I tried). Now that the app uses Lidar, the accuracy of the meshes is vastly improved, without the warping that would sometimes occur in the earlier RGB-only versions. Interior walls are perfectly straight and meet at the correct angles (e.g., 90 degrees). Texture quality is great and the USDZs look really great when viewed on a desktop computer. Definitely give this a try especially if you need something that “just works” for serious purposes.
Definitely my favorite mobile scanning app
I have an iPhone11 Pro (so no Lidar) and have tried pretty much every scanning app- Metascan is the only one that has consistently produced high quality results. The interface is simple and it has the features I want (double sided scanning/object masking, scan quality settings, etc). Also, support on the developer’s Discord channel is top notch!
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- Abound Labs Inc.
- 101.8 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
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- © 2023 Abound Labs Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Metascan Pro $6.99
- Metascan Pro $49.99