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Polycam - LiDAR 3D Scanner
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LiDAR scanning requires an iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max or 2020 iPad Pro . Capture your world in 3D with Polycam! Polycam uses the LiDAR sensor on new Apple devices to enable you to quickly create color 3D scans of objects and spaces. Polycam's colorization engine is optimized to generate the highest quality color 3D scans in the least amount of time. Single room captures take only seconds to process, and all computation happens securely on your device -- no internet connection is required. There is no limit to the number of scans you can make or process. Polycam 3D captures are also dimensionally accurate, enabling you to easily measure the distance between any two points. Measurements are generally accurate down to about one inch, or a couple centimeters. View examples of Polycam captures on the web here: https://skfb.ly/6WD8G Pro users have many options for exporting their scan data. Polycam currently supports: * Export mesh data as .obj, .glb, .usdz, .dae and .stl or direct upload to Sketchfab * Export color point cloud data as .dxf, .ply, .xyz and .pts * Export floorplan data as .dae We are excited to see what you create with Polycam! If you share something online, tag us on twitter @PolycamAI to let us know what you’ve captured! Please note: Polycam requires a device with a LiDAR sensor to work, and is not able to function otherwise. Currently, we are unable to restrict access on the App Store to only devices with a lidar sensor, so it is possible you may be able to download this app even if it does not function on your device. If this is the case, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you will consider re-downloading Polycam in the future if you happen to purchase a new device with LiDAR. Privacy Policy: https://polycam.ai/privacy_policy.pdf Terms of Use: https://polycam.ai/terms_and_conditions.pdf Video music: https://incompetech.com/
Intuitive, accurate, clean - but needs a high res mode
by LaserBen on 2021/03/04 18:50
Some of the other apps have the ability to choose a high resolution mode, which is great for non-house-sized objects. Please?
I am Amazed.
by vpavo on 2021/02/26 05:30
This app using Lidar show different way to see the world so interesting.
Fun but not something for quality
by just one more opinion on 2021/02/25 00:50
Really fun for play. Beyond that, its kind of useless. The measure function is cool and seems fairly accurate. The 3D images it generates are clear but is not generated accurately. Everything is distorted
Wow
by Eye Wont Buy again on 2021/02/20 21:02
Cool app
Great, but found an edge case when room has mirror
by Awerdedndis on 2021/02/20 20:24
I found the scanner will create a 3D world inside the mirror! A little creepy, but the app is just awesome!
Fantastic-developer api?
by gregpurdy on 2021/02/11 21:40
Add a developer API and we can do some really creative an awesome things
Waste of money.
by seekertrt on 2021/02/08 09:15
I do architecture work and scan house and buildings regularly. At first I was quite impressed with the speed and quick textures however it crashed a lot when scanning more than a few rooms. It also does not combine scans accurately. Cons One cannot share Polycam scans between devices or people. The point cloud output has low amount of points. No support No how to guide Very few options when scanning to increase quality etc. I use 3dappscanner instead. It’s more accurate, does more and does not charge you nearly what this app does. Save your money and get something else.
2 expensiv exports
by personwhousesthsiforfun on 2021/02/07 14:11
First of all this app is rlly good to do 3D scanning. BUT why did u make the exports in imessage PREMIUM. before it used to be FREE this was the reason i took away 2 stars. also if u devs dont want it to be free at least cut down the premium one time purchase price like really 119 dollars thats way too expensive
Great use of LIDAR
by The Grumpy IT guy on 2021/01/29 19:43
I love this app. It's great for mapping my home for use in CAD.
Google earth quality
by Sgaske on 2021/01/29 17:45
I don’t know why this app has such high ratings. The scans it produces are terrible, as in google earth buildings quality terrible. I’ve attempted to scan simple objects with abysmal results, and after adjusting technique and settings there was no change in the quality. The promo video shows this being used to create scale 3D models, but it’s misleading at best. Deleted. Glad I didn’t pay for this.
Worth it
by Mclovin mycock jr on 2021/01/23 13:30
Awesome app!
Edit - it now loads 😊
by Padowitz on 2021/01/22 22:46
Edit: The below review is what I said earlier. After deleting the app and reinstalling it it now works on my phone, I apologise that I forgot to delete this review. After having it for a while I realise that this app has some serious capabilities. Absolutely incredible. Well done. Old message: I hate to be one of these people, but seriously, this app doesn’t load. As soon as I open on my iPhone 12 Pro it doesn’t load! It says something like dear user your phone is incompatible as you do not have LiDAR on your phone, and trust me, I do. I gave you 2, as for the people it does load for (like my brother) it works amazingly, but I can’t give you 5 for an app that won’t open on the device it’s built for. As soon as it loads, I will delete this review.
No support for transferring to a new device
by yosunc on 2021/01/22 20:57
:-(
Developers not too smart
by Justbadonlybad on 2021/01/22 12:23
The app works with imperial metric instead metric. Probably they are stupid as the same people that uses imperial. Who uses imperial? One of those problems in US.
Bananas
by NadmanET on 2021/01/19 00:08
Just, bananas 🤯
Great app, one problem
by a guy who reviews stuff on 2021/01/18 02:15
After I bought the app, it started to crash when I try to export files the free way, through iMessage.
BEST MOBILE 3D MODELER
by Mandigis on 2021/01/16 06:30
Thanks TikTok!
Why
by JustACleverKid on 2021/01/15 20:19
It doesn’t work on other devices, yet it still allows you to download it! SMH! 🤦‍♂️
Cannot export files
by Engineer4224 on 2021/01/12 14:45
Not sure what the point of this app is if I can’t export the files I want. Fix it and I would resubscribe. Right now, this is useless. For example I want to export a DWF file (or something specific, etc) and every time it comes as a mesh.obj files and I cannot open with CAD. Waste of time. Going to try a different app.
Why?
by Cofresi86 on 2021/01/05 20:10
Why can we just Solids instead of pointclouds as a DXF, it’s a huge waste.
Pioneer
by yamanoz on 2021/01/03 05:49
Amazing!
Hands down one of the best scanning apps
by Feed The Zombie on 2020/12/29 18:50
I’m loving the captures that Polycam makes possible on my iPad and iPhone. I’ve been able to take them into Blender and touch them up as needed, though honestly, the app does an incredible job on its own. Their Discord community is growing and the team is receptive to feedback and requests. Couldn’t be happier with Polycam.
Speed over quality
by art-int-mac on 2020/12/28 05:34
I develop AR app. I planned to use this to scan objects (chairs, tables, laptop, etc) and rooms. The best things of this app are speed and one-time fee. No matter how hard and long I try, the objects always look melted. If there is an option for 4mm or even 2mm voxel, I wonder whether it will be better. I don’t mind to wait a little longer if the quality is good. Other free app produce more detailed objects and have option for scanning for person or object. I don’t mind to pay more if the dev fix all the problems.
This is a great app
by eugenehero on 2020/12/25 10:30
This app is great. The measurements are accurate and the UI is awesome!
Incredible app, seriously mind boggling
by Kiglehart on 2020/12/22 03:18
For an app that only weighs in at 10 MB this thing is amazing. Kudos to the developers I’m in awe!
Truly 4 stars but serious quality
by Nah2016 on 2020/12/22 01:10
Just got the latest iPad and wanted to use its LiDAR camera. Went through 4 or 5 apps till i landed on this one. It by far outweighs the other scanner. The inapp render is out of this world. If you are steady enough you can get amazing quality. I am a PM in the HVAC world and this is a next level opportunity. Note to designer: Once I get my 3D capture into a format that my company can use, it will be highly utilized. Note to app interface: I have no idea the level of difficulty, but have it in landscape and portrait mode. Amazing app and could be gold
Great Export Support
by bwawastaken on 2020/12/21 22:03
I love this app! I never write reviews, but I am so happy with the export features of this app that I had to write one. I can scan a room with my iPhone 12 Pro Max with Lidar and export to a shared drive on my network in OBJ format that I can import into UE4 or C4D. Don’t expect to have the quality of a $10,000 3D scanner but for a phone scanner it really is amazing. Thanks for having so many export formats.
Amazing app but very unstable
by Spsful on 2020/12/19 17:30
The app is wonderful for getting 3D scenes of rooms. It’s an invaluable tool for someone who wants to digitize floor plans and rooms. The issue I keep having is that when it goes to process the photography and turn it into a 3D model, it often crashes and breaks. Some annoyances: - Incorrect time estimates for processing. “30 seconds estimated processing time” when it takes 3 minutes. Or when I choose the lower quality option it will say 23 seconds and take about a minute. Just completely off :/ - app crashes often when I try to go back or open up a menu - app doesn’t work very well in the background. If I leave the app, it’s a 50/50 chance whether it will finish processing the pictures in the background or just crash and make me do it over again when I tap back into the app. Still love the work these developers are doing. App is great for what it is.
Crashes every time I process a scan
by aherstein on 2020/12/17 01:30
Crashes every time I process a scan
Am I using this wrong?
by CollettKenny on 2020/12/15 02:15
Every time I render a scan of a room it seems as though certain objects in the room gets missed, even though I know I scanned it with the LiDar several times over. White blotches end up where furniture is supposed to be. Am I using this wrong? Or is there another app that performs better?
Coolest lizard app out there to date
by 3M DataGeek on 2020/12/11 13:39
You ever watch a movie where a drone goes in and maps out a room and it shows up on a screen. This is that program. I have no idea how I this will be useful to me but I love it anyway. Great job developers! Put this into drone technology and have it sent to base station with Bluetooth. Sell it to the police for entering a building. $$$
Please make it work on non-lidar devices
by GraystillplaysFan on 2020/12/10 18:14
I think this would work with devices with TrueDepth as the front camera, but please make it compatible with non-lidar back cameras
Nice concept but constant crashes
by Particle_person on 2020/12/08 06:17
I really like the idea of this app, and when it works, it’s fabulous, but on my brand new iPhone 12 Pro Max it crashes CONSTANTLY. Almost every time I take a scan. I updated the app tonight which advertised “performance and stability enhancements” but while the performance improved, the stability did not. Please fix this app, developers! I really wanted to give you five stars.
Amazing app - especially if you’re in Real Estate!
by omni management on 2020/12/07 19:55
Great app. Only issues are bugs when rendering if the file is too big. App will crash! Please fix!
Great App
by J Hackman on 2020/12/02 02:40
Using it on an iPhone 12 Pro Max. I love the app but I wish it could calculate the area / square footage based on the room size. I wish this feature can be implemented on future version.
Downloads metr increase
by SherikCheetah on 2020/11/28 08:14
Not working on other devices but they allow to download!
Gets the job done
by mai54. on 2020/11/28 03:54
I got the iPhone 12 pro with LiDAR capabilities and this app has blew me away. Both the app and phone are amazing, but mixed together is something else.
This is cool
by yoga9-68 on 2020/11/28 03:51
I can’t believe there’s a free app that uses both the LiDAR sensor on my iPad Pro and cameras to construct models of my home and objects with such detail and no adds! it’s seriously amazing.
Lidar scans with iPhone 12 Pro
by thoki- on 2020/11/28 03:47
Love all the features this app has. Great job!!​ LiDAR support is amazing and just very cool
It’s amazing and free!.
by loang. on 2020/11/28 03:43
So one of the best apps and easiest to use. Made life easy. It gets the job done!!!!!     ‍‌ 
Amazing scanning abilities,.
by himu01 on 2020/11/27 23:19
A life saver. Wonderful! Very helpful! Invaluable! Thank you. Highly recommended.    
User friendly!!!.
by poi9- on 2020/11/27 10:03
Unlike all the other apps that require tedious cropping and lighting, genius scan app gets you a perfect scan with very minimal effort.​    ​ 
Best scanner app on the market!.
by engte789 on 2020/11/27 02:20
The best downloaded app by far , very easy to use. Always have great success with this app!     
Best so far but could learn from others
by legitscanguy on 2020/11/24 06:47
This does the best job of texturing the model over all others. But the mesh resolution is worse than others. If you don’t need texture you will be better off with the free apps better mesh resolution. Also cropping and decimation and post retexture for that woul be an excellent improvement. If that gets added there would be no need to consider any other app. You get what you pay for. I appreciate the non subsciption option. Think about what you paid for your hardware. Is $39 for a forever license really that bad? These guys did great work and they make it better all the time. My investment keeps getting better.
Totally satisfied
by Sarita Repp on 2020/11/23 00:49
This app works as it claims to in the description with all the great features that help me measure real distance between 2 points in space.
Works Awesome
by TayTML on 2020/11/22 20:02
🤯💚🗺
Very buggy
by Piddington Bear on 2020/11/22 19:12
With the caveat that this is on a new iPhone 12 Pro Max, updated to iOS 14.2 so there’s a chance the app is still lagging behind the update. The app is constantly crashing. Sometimes when scanning, sometimes when processing. Sometimes when you have just finished a scan which is very frustrating. The menu screen can be unresponsive to any press and the app has to be restarted. Rarely gives option to process in HD. The standard when it does is considerably worse than comparable apps like Canvas. This is after having paid the (high) price to purchase outright. Very disappointing. Hoping for an update to sort out this issues so I can revisit this review. For now, avoid.
Architect
by TMarcS on 2020/11/22 13:21
If you have dreaded measuring as builds, this is your solution. Reliable fast and all the exports you need.
Super useful
by Zakeem Probets on 2020/11/19 07:10
Without internet connection, I can still use this app to scan everything I need and get the high-quality 3D images. So much convenient for me!
Novel idea
by Jazlen Clemitt on 2020/11/19 07:08
Really like the novel idea behind this app, which helps me scan nearly everything around me in high-quality images.
Great features
by Daynesha Thomazet on 2020/11/18 07:08
There are many things that make Polycam stand out from oher 3D scanner app: high-quality 3D images, accurate measurements,... and more.
Decent and easy to use scanner
by ereinecke on 2020/11/16 19:41
The interface is pretty good but it can have some difficulty with more complex geometry. It often has troubles resolving the shape of objects scanned from multiple angles (arms disappear off humans when doing a 360 scan for instance). Also the textures picked for geometry can sometimes be images captured at an off-normal angle to the face so it sometimes ends up with strange perspective baked into the textures. I had experienced some of the crashing issues from previous versions, but the latest version addresses that and is much faster at processing!
Can’t read the buttons
by Carl in Oakland on 2020/11/14 10:43
I wanted to purchase the pro version so I could export my scans. No such luck. Can’t find the button to do the in app purchase. Also had a button pop up that was white text on a white background. I have no idea what was written on it.
iPhone 12 pro max
by dariuswhat on 2020/11/14 01:43
This app is incredible. LiDar on the new iPhones, excels with this app and so far this seems to be the only FREE app to let you use this technology . Will update to 5 stars once I learn how to use it LOL.
Amazing app that showcases the use of LiDAR
by @micanbar on 2020/11/04 22:12
This app in tandem with the iPhone 12 Pro has pretty much replaced using a Kinect tethered to a wall and PC. Really nice having the ability to do photogrammetry on the go with detailed results. Unfortunately had to knock a star off for HQ processing consistently crashing the device, most likely due to resources but hard to tell. Most scans at 50k verts caused a crash.
Thank you for pushing the quality in updates so often
by Shb10865 on 2020/11/04 17:32
I’ve spent a lot of time testing nearly every lidar scanner. This one so far seems to have the best texture capture and spatial understanding and that rescan feature on prior captures is awesome. I do kind of wish it would fix more obvious errors but I’m sure it will only get better
Amazing
by Joel Leibius on 2020/11/01 09:41
Very easy to use, produces the best 3d scans I have see on a ipad. You can use video to capture an object however its limited in recording length.
Great platform
by Lucy Whitfeld on 2020/11/01 09:40
Takes a few attempts to get it right but when you do the end result is amazing. When you scan the object it is better to over do it to make sure you get all the angles covered. Polycam iis best app for scanning objects in 3D. "
So good
by Stella Marsden on 2020/11/01 09:40
I have tried many apps in this space over the past year. If you have a new-ish cell phone, this app works very well. Even on ipad, it works nicely
Really easy to use
by Tyler Wiseman on 2020/11/01 09:40
Easy to use and follow but i wish there was an easier way to get full body scans without the help of another person. Other than that its great!
Great!!!
by Makayla Ogilvy on 2020/11/01 09:40
Pretty cool thing to play around with. Takes some time to get it right. Larger scans are tricky but i love its smooth performance on my ipad
Okay
by Jacob Hateley on 2020/11/01 09:40
Really excited about this technology! My first attempts to scan were very positive. The one gripe I have to mention is that it doesn't seem to scan hollow objects very well, but I've only tried one thing and it's probably not the best thing to scan (a glossy ceramic cup my son made)
So helpful
by Koby Oxley on 2020/11/01 09:40
Can be a little tricky to get the scanning done, but I found that lighting is key! Still getting used to it, but holds a lot of promise. I had an issue and emails to the developer were swiftly and professionally handled!
Awesome
by Kiara Pottinger on 2020/11/01 09:40
It work best. It serve my job very well. Easy to operate too. Devoloper is very friendly too. Nice quality on ipad
Love this app
by Hamish Ferres134 on 2020/11/01 09:39
This app saved my day and prevented me from loosing a customer! After my €1500 Einscan SE scanner died for no reason not even after a year, I needed an alternative to still be able to deliver. This brilliant app made it possible!
Very well-designed
by Leah Reichstein on 2020/11/01 09:37
Fantastic software in a pinch. You will not find anything remotley this good for under a few hundred dollars. If you don't have the time or money for a professional setup, use this. It really is that good.
Very impressive but needs some bugs fixed
by MartialEagle on 2020/10/28 13:18
I downloaded after reading about it in an article and after trying to process in HD format it unexpectedly quit. I’ve got plenty of space so I it’s not a storage issue. After the third crash I was able process it in SD format and it’s very impressive, but until I can save in HD I’ll wait until the developer gets the bugs out. I still chose to give four stars because this is a phenomenal app and I am confident it will be addressed. Happy to Test Flight it and see if I can recreate the unexpected quitting.
In app purchase to export!
by moony5556 on 2020/10/27 21:57
Developers should be required by law to expose in the description exactly what the in app purchase consists of! This is endlessly frustrating for customers download an app, begin using it, and then find they can’t do anything with it without making a purchase. There is a law against this… It is called bait and switch! Do the right thing.
Outdated and outclassed
by cbiscuit2 on 2020/10/26 23:20
Doesn’t use the new iOS depth maps, just low resolution meshes. Amateurish UI. There are better options for LiDAR 3D scanning.
No instructions, didn’t work at first
by CoreyW on 2020/10/26 16:37
After completing a scan it just showed a button that said “process capture” on a white background. The button didn’t work, and nothing happened for over 5 minutes. Leaving the app and coming back showed a gallery that had my scan in it and clicking the process capture button this time worked. Quality is okay. It’s hard to tell what did or didn’t capture in the scanning process, and the viewer doesn’t seem to offer a way to change the height of the camera. Panning is also a bit finicky, more often zooming or staying put than panning as expected. But for a free app, it’s a fun demo of LIDAR.
Killer app for iPhone 12 Pro
by epik on 2020/10/25 10:44
This is exactly the reason I was excited to have lidar in my iPhone. Scanning is incredibly fast and quite accurate for working on a cell phone.
iPhone pro
by jackwt54321 on 2020/10/18 01:49
App does not generate color after model is made. Stays textureless
Great for scanning environments and large scenes
by SaveTheYucca on 2020/10/16 22:38
Super useful tool for scanning environments and larger scenes. The color quality is the highest I’ve seen in any of these LiDAR scanning apps, and the runtime for texturing is also quite fast. Overall seems like a very useful tool that I’ll be using regularly for my job.
An impressive app
by Auni Wirtanen on 2020/10/14 03:27
It’s so impressive that there is no limit to the number of scans I can make or process at all, which means I can scan any rooms or objects I want.
Amazing
by Adamo7- on 2020/10/13 02:28
This app is wonderful. It is user friendly and extremely helpful when it comes to quick planning. I think this app is very very handy, awesome work Developers, keep it up.
Great platform
by feetonfloor. on 2020/10/13 02:24
Best ever app. Made life of architect/civil engineer/interior designer a way better than expected. Auto generate pdf with high quality graphics.
So good
by GlucknGlove+ on 2020/10/13 02:22
Fantastic App!!!! Love it... Accuracy is BANG ON👍 Worth paying for upgrade >>perfect interface--user friendly
Really easy to use
by Mc Duoglass on 2020/10/13 02:19
Superb This app is very accurate and simple to use. This can give very good estimates and can is small cases be used as a ruler.
Great!!!
by Biran+ on 2020/10/13 02:11
This is awesome! Works even in my crowded house. Obviously not 100% accurate, but pretty darn, and would probably work better if I didn't have to move around so much to spot my corners.
Okay
by KrulSuirs/ on 2020/10/13 02:07
Excellent app! Everything you would expect and more! Sounds as if I'm paid to say this, I wish. App is great.
So helpful
by verse1- on 2020/10/13 02:05
One of the best room measuring tools I've ever used. Very accurate and very low error frequency due to noise which I feel is common for a lot of these AR-based measuring apps.
Awesome
by faroulle on 2020/10/13 02:00
Well this makes it alittle to simple. I rechecked a few measurements and they were spot on each time.
Love this app
by Kinda123- on 2020/10/13 01:54
Architect here, and I've just started using this app. It's pretty crazy how easy it is to get floor plans throught this!
Very well-designed
by Sewage.l on 2020/10/13 01:51
It doesn't even have to be used specifically for construction work or its commercial education use. Im more than confident it could be used for other applications and intend to test it. So far it has delivered exactly what was advertised
Great OBJ, GLTF export functionality
by woolyGmammoth on 2020/10/13 01:27
I work in 3D modeling, and sometimes use 3D scans as a rough starting point for my models. Not only is this a great scanner app, it also allows you to export your 3D models in almost any format you would care to use, which saves me time so I don’t have to convert the 3D model format before importing into my editor. The new crop functionality is also very nice and saves me time so I don’t have to crop in blender!
The fastest textured LiDAR app around
by champae on 2020/10/12 18:27
Since the release of the Ipad Pro with Lidar, I've had the opportunity to test a significant amount of apps that support the new lidar hardware. When I came across Poly Cam not too long ago, I was immediately impressed by the results. The speed and quality of the captures are some of the best I've seen. Really impressed by the texture mapping, the blending of the seams are really well done, including the UV layout. The model formats currently supported will get you into any DCC application out there for further editing. Overall I love the ease of use and speed of this app and looking forward to new features and improvements from the Poly Cam team. I highly recommend giving this application a go for your capture needs.
actual real-time photogrammetry!
by hobnobgob on 2020/10/12 17:44
Feels like the future - you can generate the mesh in real-time and then texture it when you’re done. Took between 5 and 15 seconds for the captures I made. Keeps coming out with new features too - awesome job developers!
Fast and high quality texturing. Great for photogrammetry
by Pirate4367 on 2020/10/12 05:18
I am a photogrammetry enthusiast who purchased the LiDAR iPad Pro as soon as it was available. I was initially disappointed with the iPad’s ability to do 3D scanning until I discovered Polycam. Polycam generates the best quality captures of any 3D scanning app out there, and texturing is lightning fast — only takes about 10 seconds to texture my living room. I have been using Polycam on a daily basis and found it to be a nice tool in my photogrammetry tool belt. The spatial resolution is not as good as what you get using images and something like Reality Capture, but the speed and convenience make it a fantastic tool nonetheless. The new crop tool is very nice though, and if you’ve used other 3d editing programs you know how much easier this is to use!
Lots of recent improvements
by weekendsareforsleeping2943 on 2020/10/12 02:05
Scan quality has consistently gotten better and faster over the past few weeks. Really having a good time scanning.
Not working on 2020 iPad 12.9 with iOS 14
by liambolling on 2020/09/30 18:45
Look at the title
Outdated, not properly supported, but decent.
by TreyL16 on 2020/09/29 22:15
Uses the older method of scanning despite it being a new app. Doesn’t properly support the 12.9” iPad. The resolution is low and constantly updates. You have to be careful to not re-scan over areas you carefully scanned, or it will update with your far away scan. The textures don’t align as nicely as some other apps, but the smoothing of the geometry is kinda nice though it gets in the way of sharper objects. Overall, this app is good for large area scans that don’t need to be very detailed. If you’re looking for an app that can scan something like an object or a somewhat detailed room, you’ll need another app.
Fast texturing and high quality scans
by l4stewar on 2020/09/28 22:22
Speed and quality of texturing with this thing is second to none. Lovely design, intuitive to use. Tons of use cases could benefit from this tool - real estate, appraisal, asset capture for game dev. Excited to see where they go with this!
Fast and high quality texturing. Great for photogrammetry
by Pirate4367 on 2020/10/12 05:18
I am a photogrammetry enthusiast who purchased the LiDAR iPad Pro as soon as it was available. I was initially disappointed with the iPad’s ability to do 3D scanning until I discovered Polycam. Polycam generates the best quality captures of any 3D scanning app out there, and texturing is lightning fast — only takes about 10 seconds to texture my living room. I have been using Polycam on a daily basis and found it to be a nice tool in my photogrammetry tool belt. The spatial resolution is not as good as what you get using images and something like Reality Capture, but the speed and convenience make it a fantastic tool nonetheless. The new crop tool is very nice though, and if you’ve used other 3d editing programs you know how much easier this is to use!
Edit - it now loads 😊
by Padowitz on 2021/01/22 22:46
Edit: The below review is what I said earlier. After deleting the app and reinstalling it it now works on my phone, I apologise that I forgot to delete this review. After having it for a while I realise that this app has some serious capabilities. Absolutely incredible. Well done. Old message: I hate to be one of these people, but seriously, this app doesn’t load. As soon as I open on my iPhone 12 Pro it doesn’t load! It says something like dear user your phone is incompatible as you do not have LiDAR on your phone, and trust me, I do. I gave you 2, as for the people it does load for (like my brother) it works amazingly, but I can’t give you 5 for an app that won’t open on the device it’s built for. As soon as it loads, I will delete this review.
The fastest textured LiDAR app around
by champae on 2020/10/12 18:27
Since the release of the Ipad Pro with Lidar, I've had the opportunity to test a significant amount of apps that support the new lidar hardware. When I came across Poly Cam not too long ago, I was immediately impressed by the results. The speed and quality of the captures are some of the best I've seen. Really impressed by the texture mapping, the blending of the seams are really well done, including the UV layout. The model formats currently supported will get you into any DCC application out there for further editing. Overall I love the ease of use and speed of this app and looking forward to new features and improvements from the Poly Cam team. I highly recommend giving this application a go for your capture needs.
Great OBJ, GLTF export functionality
by woolyGmammoth on 2020/10/13 01:27
I work in 3D modeling, and sometimes use 3D scans as a rough starting point for my models. Not only is this a great scanner app, it also allows you to export your 3D models in almost any format you would care to use, which saves me time so I don’t have to convert the 3D model format before importing into my editor. The new crop functionality is also very nice and saves me time so I don’t have to crop in blender!
No instructions, didn’t work at first
by CoreyW on 2020/10/26 16:37
After completing a scan it just showed a button that said “process capture” on a white background. The button didn’t work, and nothing happened for over 5 minutes. Leaving the app and coming back showed a gallery that had my scan in it and clicking the process capture button this time worked. Quality is okay. It’s hard to tell what did or didn’t capture in the scanning process, and the viewer doesn’t seem to offer a way to change the height of the camera. Panning is also a bit finicky, more often zooming or staying put than panning as expected. But for a free app, it’s a fun demo of LIDAR.
Best so far but could learn from others
by legitscanguy on 2020/11/24 06:47
This does the best job of texturing the model over all others. But the mesh resolution is worse than others. If you don’t need texture you will be better off with the free apps better mesh resolution. Also cropping and decimation and post retexture for that woul be an excellent improvement. If that gets added there would be no need to consider any other app. You get what you pay for. I appreciate the non subsciption option. Think about what you paid for your hardware. Is $39 for a forever license really that bad? These guys did great work and they make it better all the time. My investment keeps getting better.
Amazing app but very unstable
by Spsful on 2020/12/19 17:30
The app is wonderful for getting 3D scenes of rooms. It’s an invaluable tool for someone who wants to digitize floor plans and rooms. The issue I keep having is that when it goes to process the photography and turn it into a 3D model, it often crashes and breaks. Some annoyances: - Incorrect time estimates for processing. “30 seconds estimated processing time” when it takes 3 minutes. Or when I choose the lower quality option it will say 23 seconds and take about a minute. Just completely off :/ - app crashes often when I try to go back or open up a menu - app doesn’t work very well in the background. If I leave the app, it’s a 50/50 chance whether it will finish processing the pictures in the background or just crash and make me do it over again when I tap back into the app. Still love the work these developers are doing. App is great for what it is.
Very impressive but needs some bugs fixed
by MartialEagle on 2020/10/28 13:18
I downloaded after reading about it in an article and after trying to process in HD format it unexpectedly quit. I’ve got plenty of space so I it’s not a storage issue. After the third crash I was able process it in SD format and it’s very impressive, but until I can save in HD I’ll wait until the developer gets the bugs out. I still chose to give four stars because this is a phenomenal app and I am confident it will be addressed. Happy to Test Flight it and see if I can recreate the unexpected quitting.
Very buggy
by Piddington Bear on 2020/11/22 19:12
With the caveat that this is on a new iPhone 12 Pro Max, updated to iOS 14.2 so there’s a chance the app is still lagging behind the update. The app is constantly crashing. Sometimes when scanning, sometimes when processing. Sometimes when you have just finished a scan which is very frustrating. The menu screen can be unresponsive to any press and the app has to be restarted. Rarely gives option to process in HD. The standard when it does is considerably worse than comparable apps like Canvas. This is after having paid the (high) price to purchase outright. Very disappointing. Hoping for an update to sort out this issues so I can revisit this review. For now, avoid.
Decent and easy to use scanner
by ereinecke on 2020/11/16 19:41
The interface is pretty good but it can have some difficulty with more complex geometry. It often has troubles resolving the shape of objects scanned from multiple angles (arms disappear off humans when doing a 360 scan for instance). Also the textures picked for geometry can sometimes be images captured at an off-normal angle to the face so it sometimes ends up with strange perspective baked into the textures. I had experienced some of the crashing issues from previous versions, but the latest version addresses that and is much faster at processing!
Great Export Support
by bwawastaken on 2020/12/21 22:03
I love this app! I never write reviews, but I am so happy with the export features of this app that I had to write one. I can scan a room with my iPhone 12 Pro Max with Lidar and export to a shared drive on my network in OBJ format that I can import into UE4 or C4D. Don’t expect to have the quality of a $10,000 3D scanner but for a phone scanner it really is amazing. Thanks for having so many export formats.
Speed over quality
by art-int-mac on 2020/12/28 05:34
I develop AR app. I planned to use this to scan objects (chairs, tables, laptop, etc) and rooms. The best things of this app are speed and one-time fee. No matter how hard and long I try, the objects always look melted. If there is an option for 4mm or even 2mm voxel, I wonder whether it will be better. I don’t mind to wait a little longer if the quality is good. Other free app produce more detailed objects and have option for scanning for person or object. I don’t mind to pay more if the dev fix all the problems.
Coolest lizard app out there to date
by 3M DataGeek on 2020/12/11 13:39
You ever watch a movie where a drone goes in and maps out a room and it shows up on a screen. This is that program. I have no idea how I this will be useful to me but I love it anyway. Great job developers! Put this into drone technology and have it sent to base station with Bluetooth. Sell it to the police for entering a building. $$$
Thank you for pushing the quality in updates so often
by Shb10865 on 2020/11/04 17:32
I’ve spent a lot of time testing nearly every lidar scanner. This one so far seems to have the best texture capture and spatial understanding and that rescan feature on prior captures is awesome. I do kind of wish it would fix more obvious errors but I’m sure it will only get better
Hands down one of the best scanning apps
by Feed The Zombie on 2020/12/29 18:50
I’m loving the captures that Polycam makes possible on my iPad and iPhone. I’ve been able to take them into Blender and touch them up as needed, though honestly, the app does an incredible job on its own. Their Discord community is growing and the team is receptive to feedback and requests. Couldn’t be happier with Polycam.
Okay
by Jacob Hateley on 2020/11/01 09:40
Really excited about this technology! My first attempts to scan were very positive. The one gripe I have to mention is that it doesn't seem to scan hollow objects very well, but I've only tried one thing and it's probably not the best thing to scan (a glossy ceramic cup my son made)
Google earth quality
by Sgaske on 2021/01/29 17:45
I don’t know why this app has such high ratings. The scans it produces are terrible, as in google earth buildings quality terrible. I’ve attempted to scan simple objects with abysmal results, and after adjusting technique and settings there was no change in the quality. The promo video shows this being used to create scale 3D models, but it’s misleading at best. Deleted. Glad I didn’t pay for this.
Nice concept but constant crashes
by Particle_person on 2020/12/08 06:17
I really like the idea of this app, and when it works, it’s fabulous, but on my brand new iPhone 12 Pro Max it crashes CONSTANTLY. Almost every time I take a scan. I updated the app tonight which advertised “performance and stability enhancements” but while the performance improved, the stability did not. Please fix this app, developers! I really wanted to give you five stars.
Amazing app that showcases the use of LiDAR
by @micanbar on 2020/11/04 22:12
This app in tandem with the iPhone 12 Pro has pretty much replaced using a Kinect tethered to a wall and PC. Really nice having the ability to do photogrammetry on the go with detailed results. Unfortunately had to knock a star off for HQ processing consistently crashing the device, most likely due to resources but hard to tell. Most scans at 50k verts caused a crash.
Great for scanning environments and large scenes
by SaveTheYucca on 2020/10/16 22:38
Super useful tool for scanning environments and larger scenes. The color quality is the highest I’ve seen in any of these LiDAR scanning apps, and the runtime for texturing is also quite fast. Overall seems like a very useful tool that I’ll be using regularly for my job.
Truly 4 stars but serious quality
by Nah2016 on 2020/12/22 01:10
Just got the latest iPad and wanted to use its LiDAR camera. Went through 4 or 5 apps till i landed on this one. It by far outweighs the other scanner. The inapp render is out of this world. If you are steady enough you can get amazing quality. I am a PM in the HVAC world and this is a next level opportunity. Note to designer: Once I get my 3D capture into a format that my company can use, it will be highly utilized. Note to app interface: I have no idea the level of difficulty, but have it in landscape and portrait mode. Amazing app and could be gold
actual real-time photogrammetry!
by hobnobgob on 2020/10/12 17:44
Feels like the future - you can generate the mesh in real-time and then texture it when you’re done. Took between 5 and 15 seconds for the captures I made. Keeps coming out with new features too - awesome job developers!
Lots of recent improvements
by weekendsareforsleeping2943 on 2020/10/12 02:05
Scan quality has consistently gotten better and faster over the past few weeks. Really having a good time scanning.
Very well-designed
by Sewage.l on 2020/10/13 01:51
It doesn't even have to be used specifically for construction work or its commercial education use. Im more than confident it could be used for other applications and intend to test it. So far it has delivered exactly what was advertised
Great platform
by Lucy Whitfeld on 2020/11/01 09:40
Takes a few attempts to get it right but when you do the end result is amazing. When you scan the object it is better to over do it to make sure you get all the angles covered. Polycam iis best app for scanning objects in 3D. "
In app purchase to export!
by moony5556 on 2020/10/27 21:57
Developers should be required by law to expose in the description exactly what the in app purchase consists of! This is endlessly frustrating for customers download an app, begin using it, and then find they can’t do anything with it without making a purchase. There is a law against this… It is called bait and switch! Do the right thing.
Really easy to use
by Tyler Wiseman on 2020/11/01 09:40
Easy to use and follow but i wish there was an easier way to get full body scans without the help of another person. Other than that its great!
Am I using this wrong?
by CollettKenny on 2020/12/15 02:15
Every time I render a scan of a room it seems as though certain objects in the room gets missed, even though I know I scanned it with the LiDar several times over. White blotches end up where furniture is supposed to be. Am I using this wrong? Or is there another app that performs better?
Can’t read the buttons
by Carl in Oakland on 2020/11/14 10:43
I wanted to purchase the pro version so I could export my scans. No such luck. Can’t find the button to do the in app purchase. Also had a button pop up that was white text on a white background. I have no idea what was written on it.
2 expensiv exports
by personwhousesthsiforfun on 2021/02/07 14:11
First of all this app is rlly good to do 3D scanning. BUT why did u make the exports in imessage PREMIUM. before it used to be FREE this was the reason i took away 2 stars. also if u devs dont want it to be free at least cut down the premium one time purchase price like really 119 dollars thats way too expensive
Love this app
by Hamish Ferres134 on 2020/11/01 09:39
This app saved my day and prevented me from loosing a customer! After my €1500 Einscan SE scanner died for no reason not even after a year, I needed an alternative to still be able to deliver. This brilliant app made it possible!
Very well-designed
by Leah Reichstein on 2020/11/01 09:37
Fantastic software in a pinch. You will not find anything remotley this good for under a few hundred dollars. If you don't have the time or money for a professional setup, use this. It really is that good.
So helpful
by Koby Oxley on 2020/11/01 09:40
Can be a little tricky to get the scanning done, but I found that lighting is key! Still getting used to it, but holds a lot of promise. I had an issue and emails to the developer were swiftly and professionally handled!
Amazing
by Adamo7- on 2020/10/13 02:28
This app is wonderful. It is user friendly and extremely helpful when it comes to quick planning. I think this app is very very handy, awesome work Developers, keep it up.
Super useful
by Zakeem Probets on 2020/11/19 07:10
Without internet connection, I can still use this app to scan everything I need and get the high-quality 3D images. So much convenient for me!
Great App
by J Hackman on 2020/12/02 02:40
Using it on an iPhone 12 Pro Max. I love the app but I wish it could calculate the area / square footage based on the room size. I wish this feature can be implemented on future version.
Killer app for iPhone 12 Pro
by epik on 2020/10/25 10:44
This is exactly the reason I was excited to have lidar in my iPhone. Scanning is incredibly fast and quite accurate for working on a cell phone.
Great!!!
by Biran+ on 2020/10/13 02:11
This is awesome! Works even in my crowded house. Obviously not 100% accurate, but pretty darn, and would probably work better if I didn't have to move around so much to spot my corners.
So helpful
by verse1- on 2020/10/13 02:05
One of the best room measuring tools I've ever used. Very accurate and very low error frequency due to noise which I feel is common for a lot of these AR-based measuring apps.
Great app, one problem
by a guy who reviews stuff on 2021/01/18 02:15
After I bought the app, it started to crash when I try to export files the free way, through iMessage.
So good
by Stella Marsden on 2020/11/01 09:40
I have tried many apps in this space over the past year. If you have a new-ish cell phone, this app works very well. Even on ipad, it works nicely
Novel idea
by Jazlen Clemitt on 2020/11/19 07:08
Really like the novel idea behind this app, which helps me scan nearly everything around me in high-quality images.
User friendly!!!.
by poi9- on 2020/11/27 10:03
Unlike all the other apps that require tedious cropping and lighting, genius scan app gets you a perfect scan with very minimal effort.​    ​ 
Gets the job done
by mai54. on 2020/11/28 03:54
I got the iPhone 12 pro with LiDAR capabilities and this app has blew me away. Both the app and phone are amazing, but mixed together is something else.
Waste of money.
by seekertrt on 2021/02/08 09:15
I do architecture work and scan house and buildings regularly. At first I was quite impressed with the speed and quick textures however it crashed a lot when scanning more than a few rooms. It also does not combine scans accurately. Cons One cannot share Polycam scans between devices or people. The point cloud output has low amount of points. No support No how to guide Very few options when scanning to increase quality etc. I use 3dappscanner instead. It’s more accurate, does more and does not charge you nearly what this app does. Save your money and get something else.
Totally satisfied
by Sarita Repp on 2020/11/23 00:49
This app works as it claims to in the description with all the great features that help me measure real distance between 2 points in space.
An impressive app
by Auni Wirtanen on 2020/10/14 03:27
It’s so impressive that there is no limit to the number of scans I can make or process at all, which means I can scan any rooms or objects I want.
Great features
by Daynesha Thomazet on 2020/11/18 07:08
There are many things that make Polycam stand out from oher 3D scanner app: high-quality 3D images, accurate measurements,... and more.
Amazing
by Joel Leibius on 2020/11/01 09:41
Very easy to use, produces the best 3d scans I have see on a ipad. You can use video to capture an object however its limited in recording length.
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LiDAR scanning requires an iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max or 2020 iPad Pro . Capture your world in 3D with Polycam! Polycam uses the LiDAR sensor on new Apple devices to enable you to quickly create color 3D scans of objects and spaces. Polycam's colorization engine is optimized to generate the highest quality color 3D scans in the least amount of time. Single room captures take only seconds to process, and all computation happens securely on your device -- no internet connection is required. There is no limit to the number of scans you can make or process. Polycam 3D captures are also dimensionally accurate, enabling you to easily measure the distance between any two points. Measurements are generally accurate down to about one inch, or a couple centimeters. View examples of Polycam captures on the web here: https://skfb.ly/6WD8G Pro users have many options for exporting their scan data. Polycam currently supports: * Export mesh data as .obj, .glb, .usdz, .dae and .stl or direct upload to Sketchfab * Export color point cloud data as .dxf, .ply, .xyz and .pts * Export floorplan data as .dae We are excited to see what you create with Polycam! If you share something online, tag us on twitter @PolycamAI to let us know what you’ve captured! Please note: Polycam requires a device with a LiDAR sensor to work, and is not able to function otherwise. Currently, we are unable to restrict access on the App Store to only devices with a lidar sensor, so it is possible you may be able to download this app even if it does not function on your device. If this is the case, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you will consider re-downloading Polycam in the future if you happen to purchase a new device with LiDAR. Privacy Policy: https://polycam.ai/privacy_policy.pdf Terms of Use: https://polycam.ai/terms_and_conditions.pdf Video music: https://incompetech.com/
Intuitive, accurate, clean - but needs a high res mode
by LaserBen on 2021/03/04 18:50
Some of the other apps have the ability to choose a high resolution mode, which is great for non-house-sized objects. Please?
I am Amazed.
by vpavo on 2021/02/26 05:30
This app using Lidar show different way to see the world so interesting.
Fun but not something for quality
by just one more opinion on 2021/02/25 00:50
Really fun for play. Beyond that, its kind of useless. The measure function is cool and seems fairly accurate. The 3D images it generates are clear but is not generated accurately. Everything is distorted
Wow
by Eye Wont Buy again on 2021/02/20 21:02
Cool app
Great, but found an edge case when room has mirror
by Awerdedndis on 2021/02/20 20:24
I found the scanner will create a 3D world inside the mirror! A little creepy, but the app is just awesome!
Fantastic-developer api?
by gregpurdy on 2021/02/11 21:40
Add a developer API and we can do some really creative an awesome things
Waste of money.
by seekertrt on 2021/02/08 09:15
I do architecture work and scan house and buildings regularly. At first I was quite impressed with the speed and quick textures however it crashed a lot when scanning more than a few rooms. It also does not combine scans accurately. Cons One cannot share Polycam scans between devices or people. The point cloud output has low amount of points. No support No how to guide Very few options when scanning to increase quality etc. I use 3dappscanner instead. It’s more accurate, does more and does not charge you nearly what this app does. Save your money and get something else.
2 expensiv exports
by personwhousesthsiforfun on 2021/02/07 14:11
First of all this app is rlly good to do 3D scanning. BUT why did u make the exports in imessage PREMIUM. before it used to be FREE this was the reason i took away 2 stars. also if u devs dont want it to be free at least cut down the premium one time purchase price like really 119 dollars thats way too expensive
Great use of LIDAR
by The Grumpy IT guy on 2021/01/29 19:43
I love this app. It's great for mapping my home for use in CAD.
Google earth quality
by Sgaske on 2021/01/29 17:45
I don’t know why this app has such high ratings. The scans it produces are terrible, as in google earth buildings quality terrible. I’ve attempted to scan simple objects with abysmal results, and after adjusting technique and settings there was no change in the quality. The promo video shows this being used to create scale 3D models, but it’s misleading at best. Deleted. Glad I didn’t pay for this.
Worth it
by Mclovin mycock jr on 2021/01/23 13:30
Awesome app!
Edit - it now loads 😊
by Padowitz on 2021/01/22 22:46
Edit: The below review is what I said earlier. After deleting the app and reinstalling it it now works on my phone, I apologise that I forgot to delete this review. After having it for a while I realise that this app has some serious capabilities. Absolutely incredible. Well done. Old message: I hate to be one of these people, but seriously, this app doesn’t load. As soon as I open on my iPhone 12 Pro it doesn’t load! It says something like dear user your phone is incompatible as you do not have LiDAR on your phone, and trust me, I do. I gave you 2, as for the people it does load for (like my brother) it works amazingly, but I can’t give you 5 for an app that won’t open on the device it’s built for. As soon as it loads, I will delete this review.
No support for transferring to a new device
by yosunc on 2021/01/22 20:57
:-(
Developers not too smart
by Justbadonlybad on 2021/01/22 12:23
The app works with imperial metric instead metric. Probably they are stupid as the same people that uses imperial. Who uses imperial? One of those problems in US.
Bananas
by NadmanET on 2021/01/19 00:08
Just, bananas 🤯
Great app, one problem
by a guy who reviews stuff on 2021/01/18 02:15
After I bought the app, it started to crash when I try to export files the free way, through iMessage.
BEST MOBILE 3D MODELER
by Mandigis on 2021/01/16 06:30
Thanks TikTok!
Why
by JustACleverKid on 2021/01/15 20:19
It doesn’t work on other devices, yet it still allows you to download it! SMH! 🤦‍♂️
Cannot export files
by Engineer4224 on 2021/01/12 14:45
Not sure what the point of this app is if I can’t export the files I want. Fix it and I would resubscribe. Right now, this is useless. For example I want to export a DWF file (or something specific, etc) and every time it comes as a mesh.obj files and I cannot open with CAD. Waste of time. Going to try a different app.
Why?
by Cofresi86 on 2021/01/05 20:10
Why can we just Solids instead of pointclouds as a DXF, it’s a huge waste.
Pioneer
by yamanoz on 2021/01/03 05:49
Amazing!
Hands down one of the best scanning apps
by Feed The Zombie on 2020/12/29 18:50
I’m loving the captures that Polycam makes possible on my iPad and iPhone. I’ve been able to take them into Blender and touch them up as needed, though honestly, the app does an incredible job on its own. Their Discord community is growing and the team is receptive to feedback and requests. Couldn’t be happier with Polycam.
Speed over quality
by art-int-mac on 2020/12/28 05:34
I develop AR app. I planned to use this to scan objects (chairs, tables, laptop, etc) and rooms. The best things of this app are speed and one-time fee. No matter how hard and long I try, the objects always look melted. If there is an option for 4mm or even 2mm voxel, I wonder whether it will be better. I don’t mind to wait a little longer if the quality is good. Other free app produce more detailed objects and have option for scanning for person or object. I don’t mind to pay more if the dev fix all the problems.
This is a great app
by eugenehero on 2020/12/25 10:30
This app is great. The measurements are accurate and the UI is awesome!
Incredible app, seriously mind boggling
by Kiglehart on 2020/12/22 03:18
For an app that only weighs in at 10 MB this thing is amazing. Kudos to the developers I’m in awe!
Truly 4 stars but serious quality
by Nah2016 on 2020/12/22 01:10
Just got the latest iPad and wanted to use its LiDAR camera. Went through 4 or 5 apps till i landed on this one. It by far outweighs the other scanner. The inapp render is out of this world. If you are steady enough you can get amazing quality. I am a PM in the HVAC world and this is a next level opportunity. Note to designer: Once I get my 3D capture into a format that my company can use, it will be highly utilized. Note to app interface: I have no idea the level of difficulty, but have it in landscape and portrait mode. Amazing app and could be gold
Great Export Support
by bwawastaken on 2020/12/21 22:03
I love this app! I never write reviews, but I am so happy with the export features of this app that I had to write one. I can scan a room with my iPhone 12 Pro Max with Lidar and export to a shared drive on my network in OBJ format that I can import into UE4 or C4D. Don’t expect to have the quality of a $10,000 3D scanner but for a phone scanner it really is amazing. Thanks for having so many export formats.
Amazing app but very unstable
by Spsful on 2020/12/19 17:30
The app is wonderful for getting 3D scenes of rooms. It’s an invaluable tool for someone who wants to digitize floor plans and rooms. The issue I keep having is that when it goes to process the photography and turn it into a 3D model, it often crashes and breaks. Some annoyances: - Incorrect time estimates for processing. “30 seconds estimated processing time” when it takes 3 minutes. Or when I choose the lower quality option it will say 23 seconds and take about a minute. Just completely off :/ - app crashes often when I try to go back or open up a menu - app doesn’t work very well in the background. If I leave the app, it’s a 50/50 chance whether it will finish processing the pictures in the background or just crash and make me do it over again when I tap back into the app. Still love the work these developers are doing. App is great for what it is.
Crashes every time I process a scan
by aherstein on 2020/12/17 01:30
Crashes every time I process a scan
Am I using this wrong?
by CollettKenny on 2020/12/15 02:15
Every time I render a scan of a room it seems as though certain objects in the room gets missed, even though I know I scanned it with the LiDar several times over. White blotches end up where furniture is supposed to be. Am I using this wrong? Or is there another app that performs better?
Coolest lizard app out there to date
by 3M DataGeek on 2020/12/11 13:39
You ever watch a movie where a drone goes in and maps out a room and it shows up on a screen. This is that program. I have no idea how I this will be useful to me but I love it anyway. Great job developers! Put this into drone technology and have it sent to base station with Bluetooth. Sell it to the police for entering a building. $$$
Please make it work on non-lidar devices
by GraystillplaysFan on 2020/12/10 18:14
I think this would work with devices with TrueDepth as the front camera, but please make it compatible with non-lidar back cameras
Nice concept but constant crashes
by Particle_person on 2020/12/08 06:17
I really like the idea of this app, and when it works, it’s fabulous, but on my brand new iPhone 12 Pro Max it crashes CONSTANTLY. Almost every time I take a scan. I updated the app tonight which advertised “performance and stability enhancements” but while the performance improved, the stability did not. Please fix this app, developers! I really wanted to give you five stars.
Amazing app - especially if you’re in Real Estate!
by omni management on 2020/12/07 19:55
Great app. Only issues are bugs when rendering if the file is too big. App will crash! Please fix!
Great App
by J Hackman on 2020/12/02 02:40
Using it on an iPhone 12 Pro Max. I love the app but I wish it could calculate the area / square footage based on the room size. I wish this feature can be implemented on future version.
Downloads metr increase
by SherikCheetah on 2020/11/28 08:14
Not working on other devices but they allow to download!
Gets the job done
by mai54. on 2020/11/28 03:54
I got the iPhone 12 pro with LiDAR capabilities and this app has blew me away. Both the app and phone are amazing, but mixed together is something else.
This is cool
by yoga9-68 on 2020/11/28 03:51
I can’t believe there’s a free app that uses both the LiDAR sensor on my iPad Pro and cameras to construct models of my home and objects with such detail and no adds! it’s seriously amazing.
Lidar scans with iPhone 12 Pro
by thoki- on 2020/11/28 03:47
Love all the features this app has. Great job!!​ LiDAR support is amazing and just very cool
It’s amazing and free!.
by loang. on 2020/11/28 03:43
So one of the best apps and easiest to use. Made life easy. It gets the job done!!!!!     ‍‌ 
Amazing scanning abilities,.
by himu01 on 2020/11/27 23:19
A life saver. Wonderful! Very helpful! Invaluable! Thank you. Highly recommended.    
User friendly!!!.
by poi9- on 2020/11/27 10:03
Unlike all the other apps that require tedious cropping and lighting, genius scan app gets you a perfect scan with very minimal effort.​    ​ 
Best scanner app on the market!.
by engte789 on 2020/11/27 02:20
The best downloaded app by far , very easy to use. Always have great success with this app!     
Best so far but could learn from others
by legitscanguy on 2020/11/24 06:47
This does the best job of texturing the model over all others. But the mesh resolution is worse than others. If you don’t need texture you will be better off with the free apps better mesh resolution. Also cropping and decimation and post retexture for that woul be an excellent improvement. If that gets added there would be no need to consider any other app. You get what you pay for. I appreciate the non subsciption option. Think about what you paid for your hardware. Is $39 for a forever license really that bad? These guys did great work and they make it better all the time. My investment keeps getting better.
Totally satisfied
by Sarita Repp on 2020/11/23 00:49
This app works as it claims to in the description with all the great features that help me measure real distance between 2 points in space.
Works Awesome
by TayTML on 2020/11/22 20:02
🤯💚🗺
Very buggy
by Piddington Bear on 2020/11/22 19:12
With the caveat that this is on a new iPhone 12 Pro Max, updated to iOS 14.2 so there’s a chance the app is still lagging behind the update. The app is constantly crashing. Sometimes when scanning, sometimes when processing. Sometimes when you have just finished a scan which is very frustrating. The menu screen can be unresponsive to any press and the app has to be restarted. Rarely gives option to process in HD. The standard when it does is considerably worse than comparable apps like Canvas. This is after having paid the (high) price to purchase outright. Very disappointing. Hoping for an update to sort out this issues so I can revisit this review. For now, avoid.
Architect
by TMarcS on 2020/11/22 13:21
If you have dreaded measuring as builds, this is your solution. Reliable fast and all the exports you need.
Super useful
by Zakeem Probets on 2020/11/19 07:10
Without internet connection, I can still use this app to scan everything I need and get the high-quality 3D images. So much convenient for me!
Novel idea
by Jazlen Clemitt on 2020/11/19 07:08
Really like the novel idea behind this app, which helps me scan nearly everything around me in high-quality images.
Great features
by Daynesha Thomazet on 2020/11/18 07:08
There are many things that make Polycam stand out from oher 3D scanner app: high-quality 3D images, accurate measurements,... and more.
Decent and easy to use scanner
by ereinecke on 2020/11/16 19:41
The interface is pretty good but it can have some difficulty with more complex geometry. It often has troubles resolving the shape of objects scanned from multiple angles (arms disappear off humans when doing a 360 scan for instance). Also the textures picked for geometry can sometimes be images captured at an off-normal angle to the face so it sometimes ends up with strange perspective baked into the textures. I had experienced some of the crashing issues from previous versions, but the latest version addresses that and is much faster at processing!
Can’t read the buttons
by Carl in Oakland on 2020/11/14 10:43
I wanted to purchase the pro version so I could export my scans. No such luck. Can’t find the button to do the in app purchase. Also had a button pop up that was white text on a white background. I have no idea what was written on it.
iPhone 12 pro max
by dariuswhat on 2020/11/14 01:43
This app is incredible. LiDar on the new iPhones, excels with this app and so far this seems to be the only FREE app to let you use this technology . Will update to 5 stars once I learn how to use it LOL.
Amazing app that showcases the use of LiDAR
by @micanbar on 2020/11/04 22:12
This app in tandem with the iPhone 12 Pro has pretty much replaced using a Kinect tethered to a wall and PC. Really nice having the ability to do photogrammetry on the go with detailed results. Unfortunately had to knock a star off for HQ processing consistently crashing the device, most likely due to resources but hard to tell. Most scans at 50k verts caused a crash.
Thank you for pushing the quality in updates so often
by Shb10865 on 2020/11/04 17:32
I’ve spent a lot of time testing nearly every lidar scanner. This one so far seems to have the best texture capture and spatial understanding and that rescan feature on prior captures is awesome. I do kind of wish it would fix more obvious errors but I’m sure it will only get better
Amazing
by Joel Leibius on 2020/11/01 09:41
Very easy to use, produces the best 3d scans I have see on a ipad. You can use video to capture an object however its limited in recording length.
Great platform
by Lucy Whitfeld on 2020/11/01 09:40
Takes a few attempts to get it right but when you do the end result is amazing. When you scan the object it is better to over do it to make sure you get all the angles covered. Polycam iis best app for scanning objects in 3D. "
So good
by Stella Marsden on 2020/11/01 09:40
I have tried many apps in this space over the past year. If you have a new-ish cell phone, this app works very well. Even on ipad, it works nicely
Really easy to use
by Tyler Wiseman on 2020/11/01 09:40
Easy to use and follow but i wish there was an easier way to get full body scans without the help of another person. Other than that its great!
Great!!!
by Makayla Ogilvy on 2020/11/01 09:40
Pretty cool thing to play around with. Takes some time to get it right. Larger scans are tricky but i love its smooth performance on my ipad
Okay
by Jacob Hateley on 2020/11/01 09:40
Really excited about this technology! My first attempts to scan were very positive. The one gripe I have to mention is that it doesn't seem to scan hollow objects very well, but I've only tried one thing and it's probably not the best thing to scan (a glossy ceramic cup my son made)
So helpful
by Koby Oxley on 2020/11/01 09:40
Can be a little tricky to get the scanning done, but I found that lighting is key! Still getting used to it, but holds a lot of promise. I had an issue and emails to the developer were swiftly and professionally handled!
Awesome
by Kiara Pottinger on 2020/11/01 09:40
It work best. It serve my job very well. Easy to operate too. Devoloper is very friendly too. Nice quality on ipad
Love this app
by Hamish Ferres134 on 2020/11/01 09:39
This app saved my day and prevented me from loosing a customer! After my €1500 Einscan SE scanner died for no reason not even after a year, I needed an alternative to still be able to deliver. This brilliant app made it possible!
Very well-designed
by Leah Reichstein on 2020/11/01 09:37
Fantastic software in a pinch. You will not find anything remotley this good for under a few hundred dollars. If you don't have the time or money for a professional setup, use this. It really is that good.
Very impressive but needs some bugs fixed
by MartialEagle on 2020/10/28 13:18
I downloaded after reading about it in an article and after trying to process in HD format it unexpectedly quit. I’ve got plenty of space so I it’s not a storage issue. After the third crash I was able process it in SD format and it’s very impressive, but until I can save in HD I’ll wait until the developer gets the bugs out. I still chose to give four stars because this is a phenomenal app and I am confident it will be addressed. Happy to Test Flight it and see if I can recreate the unexpected quitting.
In app purchase to export!
by moony5556 on 2020/10/27 21:57
Developers should be required by law to expose in the description exactly what the in app purchase consists of! This is endlessly frustrating for customers download an app, begin using it, and then find they can’t do anything with it without making a purchase. There is a law against this… It is called bait and switch! Do the right thing.
Outdated and outclassed
by cbiscuit2 on 2020/10/26 23:20
Doesn’t use the new iOS depth maps, just low resolution meshes. Amateurish UI. There are better options for LiDAR 3D scanning.
No instructions, didn’t work at first
by CoreyW on 2020/10/26 16:37
After completing a scan it just showed a button that said “process capture” on a white background. The button didn’t work, and nothing happened for over 5 minutes. Leaving the app and coming back showed a gallery that had my scan in it and clicking the process capture button this time worked. Quality is okay. It’s hard to tell what did or didn’t capture in the scanning process, and the viewer doesn’t seem to offer a way to change the height of the camera. Panning is also a bit finicky, more often zooming or staying put than panning as expected. But for a free app, it’s a fun demo of LIDAR.
Killer app for iPhone 12 Pro
by epik on 2020/10/25 10:44
This is exactly the reason I was excited to have lidar in my iPhone. Scanning is incredibly fast and quite accurate for working on a cell phone.
iPhone pro
by jackwt54321 on 2020/10/18 01:49
App does not generate color after model is made. Stays textureless
Great for scanning environments and large scenes
by SaveTheYucca on 2020/10/16 22:38
Super useful tool for scanning environments and larger scenes. The color quality is the highest I’ve seen in any of these LiDAR scanning apps, and the runtime for texturing is also quite fast. Overall seems like a very useful tool that I’ll be using regularly for my job.
An impressive app
by Auni Wirtanen on 2020/10/14 03:27
It’s so impressive that there is no limit to the number of scans I can make or process at all, which means I can scan any rooms or objects I want.
Amazing
by Adamo7- on 2020/10/13 02:28
This app is wonderful. It is user friendly and extremely helpful when it comes to quick planning. I think this app is very very handy, awesome work Developers, keep it up.
Great platform
by feetonfloor. on 2020/10/13 02:24
Best ever app. Made life of architect/civil engineer/interior designer a way better than expected. Auto generate pdf with high quality graphics.
So good
by GlucknGlove+ on 2020/10/13 02:22
Fantastic App!!!! Love it... Accuracy is BANG ON👍 Worth paying for upgrade >>perfect interface--user friendly
Really easy to use
by Mc Duoglass on 2020/10/13 02:19
Superb This app is very accurate and simple to use. This can give very good estimates and can is small cases be used as a ruler.
Great!!!
by Biran+ on 2020/10/13 02:11
This is awesome! Works even in my crowded house. Obviously not 100% accurate, but pretty darn, and would probably work better if I didn't have to move around so much to spot my corners.
Okay
by KrulSuirs/ on 2020/10/13 02:07
Excellent app! Everything you would expect and more! Sounds as if I'm paid to say this, I wish. App is great.
So helpful
by verse1- on 2020/10/13 02:05
One of the best room measuring tools I've ever used. Very accurate and very low error frequency due to noise which I feel is common for a lot of these AR-based measuring apps.
Awesome
by faroulle on 2020/10/13 02:00
Well this makes it alittle to simple. I rechecked a few measurements and they were spot on each time.
Love this app
by Kinda123- on 2020/10/13 01:54
Architect here, and I've just started using this app. It's pretty crazy how easy it is to get floor plans throught this!
Very well-designed
by Sewage.l on 2020/10/13 01:51
It doesn't even have to be used specifically for construction work or its commercial education use. Im more than confident it could be used for other applications and intend to test it. So far it has delivered exactly what was advertised
Great OBJ, GLTF export functionality
by woolyGmammoth on 2020/10/13 01:27
I work in 3D modeling, and sometimes use 3D scans as a rough starting point for my models. Not only is this a great scanner app, it also allows you to export your 3D models in almost any format you would care to use, which saves me time so I don’t have to convert the 3D model format before importing into my editor. The new crop functionality is also very nice and saves me time so I don’t have to crop in blender!
The fastest textured LiDAR app around
by champae on 2020/10/12 18:27
Since the release of the Ipad Pro with Lidar, I've had the opportunity to test a significant amount of apps that support the new lidar hardware. When I came across Poly Cam not too long ago, I was immediately impressed by the results. The speed and quality of the captures are some of the best I've seen. Really impressed by the texture mapping, the blending of the seams are really well done, including the UV layout. The model formats currently supported will get you into any DCC application out there for further editing. Overall I love the ease of use and speed of this app and looking forward to new features and improvements from the Poly Cam team. I highly recommend giving this application a go for your capture needs.
actual real-time photogrammetry!
by hobnobgob on 2020/10/12 17:44
Feels like the future - you can generate the mesh in real-time and then texture it when you’re done. Took between 5 and 15 seconds for the captures I made. Keeps coming out with new features too - awesome job developers!
Fast and high quality texturing. Great for photogrammetry
by Pirate4367 on 2020/10/12 05:18
I am a photogrammetry enthusiast who purchased the LiDAR iPad Pro as soon as it was available. I was initially disappointed with the iPad’s ability to do 3D scanning until I discovered Polycam. Polycam generates the best quality captures of any 3D scanning app out there, and texturing is lightning fast — only takes about 10 seconds to texture my living room. I have been using Polycam on a daily basis and found it to be a nice tool in my photogrammetry tool belt. The spatial resolution is not as good as what you get using images and something like Reality Capture, but the speed and convenience make it a fantastic tool nonetheless. The new crop tool is very nice though, and if you’ve used other 3d editing programs you know how much easier this is to use!
Lots of recent improvements
by weekendsareforsleeping2943 on 2020/10/12 02:05
Scan quality has consistently gotten better and faster over the past few weeks. Really having a good time scanning.
Not working on 2020 iPad 12.9 with iOS 14
by liambolling on 2020/09/30 18:45
Look at the title
Outdated, not properly supported, but decent.
by TreyL16 on 2020/09/29 22:15
Uses the older method of scanning despite it being a new app. Doesn’t properly support the 12.9” iPad. The resolution is low and constantly updates. You have to be careful to not re-scan over areas you carefully scanned, or it will update with your far away scan. The textures don’t align as nicely as some other apps, but the smoothing of the geometry is kinda nice though it gets in the way of sharper objects. Overall, this app is good for large area scans that don’t need to be very detailed. If you’re looking for an app that can scan something like an object or a somewhat detailed room, you’ll need another app.
Fast texturing and high quality scans
by l4stewar on 2020/09/28 22:22
Speed and quality of texturing with this thing is second to none. Lovely design, intuitive to use. Tons of use cases could benefit from this tool - real estate, appraisal, asset capture for game dev. Excited to see where they go with this!
Fast and high quality texturing. Great for photogrammetry
by Pirate4367 on 2020/10/12 05:18
I am a photogrammetry enthusiast who purchased the LiDAR iPad Pro as soon as it was available. I was initially disappointed with the iPad’s ability to do 3D scanning until I discovered Polycam. Polycam generates the best quality captures of any 3D scanning app out there, and texturing is lightning fast — only takes about 10 seconds to texture my living room. I have been using Polycam on a daily basis and found it to be a nice tool in my photogrammetry tool belt. The spatial resolution is not as good as what you get using images and something like Reality Capture, but the speed and convenience make it a fantastic tool nonetheless. The new crop tool is very nice though, and if you’ve used other 3d editing programs you know how much easier this is to use!
Edit - it now loads 😊
by Padowitz on 2021/01/22 22:46
Edit: The below review is what I said earlier. After deleting the app and reinstalling it it now works on my phone, I apologise that I forgot to delete this review. After having it for a while I realise that this app has some serious capabilities. Absolutely incredible. Well done. Old message: I hate to be one of these people, but seriously, this app doesn’t load. As soon as I open on my iPhone 12 Pro it doesn’t load! It says something like dear user your phone is incompatible as you do not have LiDAR on your phone, and trust me, I do. I gave you 2, as for the people it does load for (like my brother) it works amazingly, but I can’t give you 5 for an app that won’t open on the device it’s built for. As soon as it loads, I will delete this review.
The fastest textured LiDAR app around
by champae on 2020/10/12 18:27
Since the release of the Ipad Pro with Lidar, I've had the opportunity to test a significant amount of apps that support the new lidar hardware. When I came across Poly Cam not too long ago, I was immediately impressed by the results. The speed and quality of the captures are some of the best I've seen. Really impressed by the texture mapping, the blending of the seams are really well done, including the UV layout. The model formats currently supported will get you into any DCC application out there for further editing. Overall I love the ease of use and speed of this app and looking forward to new features and improvements from the Poly Cam team. I highly recommend giving this application a go for your capture needs.
Great OBJ, GLTF export functionality
by woolyGmammoth on 2020/10/13 01:27
I work in 3D modeling, and sometimes use 3D scans as a rough starting point for my models. Not only is this a great scanner app, it also allows you to export your 3D models in almost any format you would care to use, which saves me time so I don’t have to convert the 3D model format before importing into my editor. The new crop functionality is also very nice and saves me time so I don’t have to crop in blender!
No instructions, didn’t work at first
by CoreyW on 2020/10/26 16:37
After completing a scan it just showed a button that said “process capture” on a white background. The button didn’t work, and nothing happened for over 5 minutes. Leaving the app and coming back showed a gallery that had my scan in it and clicking the process capture button this time worked. Quality is okay. It’s hard to tell what did or didn’t capture in the scanning process, and the viewer doesn’t seem to offer a way to change the height of the camera. Panning is also a bit finicky, more often zooming or staying put than panning as expected. But for a free app, it’s a fun demo of LIDAR.
Best so far but could learn from others
by legitscanguy on 2020/11/24 06:47
This does the best job of texturing the model over all others. But the mesh resolution is worse than others. If you don’t need texture you will be better off with the free apps better mesh resolution. Also cropping and decimation and post retexture for that woul be an excellent improvement. If that gets added there would be no need to consider any other app. You get what you pay for. I appreciate the non subsciption option. Think about what you paid for your hardware. Is $39 for a forever license really that bad? These guys did great work and they make it better all the time. My investment keeps getting better.
Amazing app but very unstable
by Spsful on 2020/12/19 17:30
The app is wonderful for getting 3D scenes of rooms. It’s an invaluable tool for someone who wants to digitize floor plans and rooms. The issue I keep having is that when it goes to process the photography and turn it into a 3D model, it often crashes and breaks. Some annoyances: - Incorrect time estimates for processing. “30 seconds estimated processing time” when it takes 3 minutes. Or when I choose the lower quality option it will say 23 seconds and take about a minute. Just completely off :/ - app crashes often when I try to go back or open up a menu - app doesn’t work very well in the background. If I leave the app, it’s a 50/50 chance whether it will finish processing the pictures in the background or just crash and make me do it over again when I tap back into the app. Still love the work these developers are doing. App is great for what it is.
Very impressive but needs some bugs fixed
by MartialEagle on 2020/10/28 13:18
I downloaded after reading about it in an article and after trying to process in HD format it unexpectedly quit. I’ve got plenty of space so I it’s not a storage issue. After the third crash I was able process it in SD format and it’s very impressive, but until I can save in HD I’ll wait until the developer gets the bugs out. I still chose to give four stars because this is a phenomenal app and I am confident it will be addressed. Happy to Test Flight it and see if I can recreate the unexpected quitting.
Very buggy
by Piddington Bear on 2020/11/22 19:12
With the caveat that this is on a new iPhone 12 Pro Max, updated to iOS 14.2 so there’s a chance the app is still lagging behind the update. The app is constantly crashing. Sometimes when scanning, sometimes when processing. Sometimes when you have just finished a scan which is very frustrating. The menu screen can be unresponsive to any press and the app has to be restarted. Rarely gives option to process in HD. The standard when it does is considerably worse than comparable apps like Canvas. This is after having paid the (high) price to purchase outright. Very disappointing. Hoping for an update to sort out this issues so I can revisit this review. For now, avoid.
Decent and easy to use scanner
by ereinecke on 2020/11/16 19:41
The interface is pretty good but it can have some difficulty with more complex geometry. It often has troubles resolving the shape of objects scanned from multiple angles (arms disappear off humans when doing a 360 scan for instance). Also the textures picked for geometry can sometimes be images captured at an off-normal angle to the face so it sometimes ends up with strange perspective baked into the textures. I had experienced some of the crashing issues from previous versions, but the latest version addresses that and is much faster at processing!
Great Export Support
by bwawastaken on 2020/12/21 22:03
I love this app! I never write reviews, but I am so happy with the export features of this app that I had to write one. I can scan a room with my iPhone 12 Pro Max with Lidar and export to a shared drive on my network in OBJ format that I can import into UE4 or C4D. Don’t expect to have the quality of a $10,000 3D scanner but for a phone scanner it really is amazing. Thanks for having so many export formats.
Speed over quality
by art-int-mac on 2020/12/28 05:34
I develop AR app. I planned to use this to scan objects (chairs, tables, laptop, etc) and rooms. The best things of this app are speed and one-time fee. No matter how hard and long I try, the objects always look melted. If there is an option for 4mm or even 2mm voxel, I wonder whether it will be better. I don’t mind to wait a little longer if the quality is good. Other free app produce more detailed objects and have option for scanning for person or object. I don’t mind to pay more if the dev fix all the problems.
Coolest lizard app out there to date
by 3M DataGeek on 2020/12/11 13:39
You ever watch a movie where a drone goes in and maps out a room and it shows up on a screen. This is that program. I have no idea how I this will be useful to me but I love it anyway. Great job developers! Put this into drone technology and have it sent to base station with Bluetooth. Sell it to the police for entering a building. $$$
Thank you for pushing the quality in updates so often
by Shb10865 on 2020/11/04 17:32
I’ve spent a lot of time testing nearly every lidar scanner. This one so far seems to have the best texture capture and spatial understanding and that rescan feature on prior captures is awesome. I do kind of wish it would fix more obvious errors but I’m sure it will only get better
Hands down one of the best scanning apps
by Feed The Zombie on 2020/12/29 18:50
I’m loving the captures that Polycam makes possible on my iPad and iPhone. I’ve been able to take them into Blender and touch them up as needed, though honestly, the app does an incredible job on its own. Their Discord community is growing and the team is receptive to feedback and requests. Couldn’t be happier with Polycam.
Okay
by Jacob Hateley on 2020/11/01 09:40
Really excited about this technology! My first attempts to scan were very positive. The one gripe I have to mention is that it doesn't seem to scan hollow objects very well, but I've only tried one thing and it's probably not the best thing to scan (a glossy ceramic cup my son made)
Google earth quality
by Sgaske on 2021/01/29 17:45
I don’t know why this app has such high ratings. The scans it produces are terrible, as in google earth buildings quality terrible. I’ve attempted to scan simple objects with abysmal results, and after adjusting technique and settings there was no change in the quality. The promo video shows this being used to create scale 3D models, but it’s misleading at best. Deleted. Glad I didn’t pay for this.
Nice concept but constant crashes
by Particle_person on 2020/12/08 06:17
I really like the idea of this app, and when it works, it’s fabulous, but on my brand new iPhone 12 Pro Max it crashes CONSTANTLY. Almost every time I take a scan. I updated the app tonight which advertised “performance and stability enhancements” but while the performance improved, the stability did not. Please fix this app, developers! I really wanted to give you five stars.
Amazing app that showcases the use of LiDAR
by @micanbar on 2020/11/04 22:12
This app in tandem with the iPhone 12 Pro has pretty much replaced using a Kinect tethered to a wall and PC. Really nice having the ability to do photogrammetry on the go with detailed results. Unfortunately had to knock a star off for HQ processing consistently crashing the device, most likely due to resources but hard to tell. Most scans at 50k verts caused a crash.
Great for scanning environments and large scenes
by SaveTheYucca on 2020/10/16 22:38
Super useful tool for scanning environments and larger scenes. The color quality is the highest I’ve seen in any of these LiDAR scanning apps, and the runtime for texturing is also quite fast. Overall seems like a very useful tool that I’ll be using regularly for my job.
Truly 4 stars but serious quality
by Nah2016 on 2020/12/22 01:10
Just got the latest iPad and wanted to use its LiDAR camera. Went through 4 or 5 apps till i landed on this one. It by far outweighs the other scanner. The inapp render is out of this world. If you are steady enough you can get amazing quality. I am a PM in the HVAC world and this is a next level opportunity. Note to designer: Once I get my 3D capture into a format that my company can use, it will be highly utilized. Note to app interface: I have no idea the level of difficulty, but have it in landscape and portrait mode. Amazing app and could be gold
actual real-time photogrammetry!
by hobnobgob on 2020/10/12 17:44
Feels like the future - you can generate the mesh in real-time and then texture it when you’re done. Took between 5 and 15 seconds for the captures I made. Keeps coming out with new features too - awesome job developers!
Lots of recent improvements
by weekendsareforsleeping2943 on 2020/10/12 02:05
Scan quality has consistently gotten better and faster over the past few weeks. Really having a good time scanning.
Very well-designed
by Sewage.l on 2020/10/13 01:51
It doesn't even have to be used specifically for construction work or its commercial education use. Im more than confident it could be used for other applications and intend to test it. So far it has delivered exactly what was advertised
Great platform
by Lucy Whitfeld on 2020/11/01 09:40
Takes a few attempts to get it right but when you do the end result is amazing. When you scan the object it is better to over do it to make sure you get all the angles covered. Polycam iis best app for scanning objects in 3D. "
In app purchase to export!
by moony5556 on 2020/10/27 21:57
Developers should be required by law to expose in the description exactly what the in app purchase consists of! This is endlessly frustrating for customers download an app, begin using it, and then find they can’t do anything with it without making a purchase. There is a law against this… It is called bait and switch! Do the right thing.
Really easy to use
by Tyler Wiseman on 2020/11/01 09:40
Easy to use and follow but i wish there was an easier way to get full body scans without the help of another person. Other than that its great!
Am I using this wrong?
by CollettKenny on 2020/12/15 02:15
Every time I render a scan of a room it seems as though certain objects in the room gets missed, even though I know I scanned it with the LiDar several times over. White blotches end up where furniture is supposed to be. Am I using this wrong? Or is there another app that performs better?
Can’t read the buttons
by Carl in Oakland on 2020/11/14 10:43
I wanted to purchase the pro version so I could export my scans. No such luck. Can’t find the button to do the in app purchase. Also had a button pop up that was white text on a white background. I have no idea what was written on it.
2 expensiv exports
by personwhousesthsiforfun on 2021/02/07 14:11
First of all this app is rlly good to do 3D scanning. BUT why did u make the exports in imessage PREMIUM. before it used to be FREE this was the reason i took away 2 stars. also if u devs dont want it to be free at least cut down the premium one time purchase price like really 119 dollars thats way too expensive
Love this app
by Hamish Ferres134 on 2020/11/01 09:39
This app saved my day and prevented me from loosing a customer! After my €1500 Einscan SE scanner died for no reason not even after a year, I needed an alternative to still be able to deliver. This brilliant app made it possible!
Very well-designed
by Leah Reichstein on 2020/11/01 09:37
Fantastic software in a pinch. You will not find anything remotley this good for under a few hundred dollars. If you don't have the time or money for a professional setup, use this. It really is that good.
So helpful
by Koby Oxley on 2020/11/01 09:40
Can be a little tricky to get the scanning done, but I found that lighting is key! Still getting used to it, but holds a lot of promise. I had an issue and emails to the developer were swiftly and professionally handled!
Amazing
by Adamo7- on 2020/10/13 02:28
This app is wonderful. It is user friendly and extremely helpful when it comes to quick planning. I think this app is very very handy, awesome work Developers, keep it up.
Super useful
by Zakeem Probets on 2020/11/19 07:10
Without internet connection, I can still use this app to scan everything I need and get the high-quality 3D images. So much convenient for me!
Great App
by J Hackman on 2020/12/02 02:40
Using it on an iPhone 12 Pro Max. I love the app but I wish it could calculate the area / square footage based on the room size. I wish this feature can be implemented on future version.
Killer app for iPhone 12 Pro
by epik on 2020/10/25 10:44
This is exactly the reason I was excited to have lidar in my iPhone. Scanning is incredibly fast and quite accurate for working on a cell phone.
Great!!!
by Biran+ on 2020/10/13 02:11
This is awesome! Works even in my crowded house. Obviously not 100% accurate, but pretty darn, and would probably work better if I didn't have to move around so much to spot my corners.
So helpful
by verse1- on 2020/10/13 02:05
One of the best room measuring tools I've ever used. Very accurate and very low error frequency due to noise which I feel is common for a lot of these AR-based measuring apps.
Great app, one problem
by a guy who reviews stuff on 2021/01/18 02:15
After I bought the app, it started to crash when I try to export files the free way, through iMessage.
So good
by Stella Marsden on 2020/11/01 09:40
I have tried many apps in this space over the past year. If you have a new-ish cell phone, this app works very well. Even on ipad, it works nicely
Novel idea
by Jazlen Clemitt on 2020/11/19 07:08
Really like the novel idea behind this app, which helps me scan nearly everything around me in high-quality images.
User friendly!!!.
by poi9- on 2020/11/27 10:03
Unlike all the other apps that require tedious cropping and lighting, genius scan app gets you a perfect scan with very minimal effort.​    ​ 
Gets the job done
by mai54. on 2020/11/28 03:54
I got the iPhone 12 pro with LiDAR capabilities and this app has blew me away. Both the app and phone are amazing, but mixed together is something else.
Waste of money.
by seekertrt on 2021/02/08 09:15
I do architecture work and scan house and buildings regularly. At first I was quite impressed with the speed and quick textures however it crashed a lot when scanning more than a few rooms. It also does not combine scans accurately. Cons One cannot share Polycam scans between devices or people. The point cloud output has low amount of points. No support No how to guide Very few options when scanning to increase quality etc. I use 3dappscanner instead. It’s more accurate, does more and does not charge you nearly what this app does. Save your money and get something else.
Totally satisfied
by Sarita Repp on 2020/11/23 00:49
This app works as it claims to in the description with all the great features that help me measure real distance between 2 points in space.
An impressive app
by Auni Wirtanen on 2020/10/14 03:27
It’s so impressive that there is no limit to the number of scans I can make or process at all, which means I can scan any rooms or objects I want.
Great features
by Daynesha Thomazet on 2020/11/18 07:08
There are many things that make Polycam stand out from oher 3D scanner app: high-quality 3D images, accurate measurements,... and more.
Amazing
by Joel Leibius on 2020/11/01 09:41
Very easy to use, produces the best 3d scans I have see on a ipad. You can use video to capture an object however its limited in recording length.
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