How to create 3D scans with Reality Capture

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(Image credit: Phil Nolan)

Reality Capture is a great way of making your own 3D scans. All you need is your camera and you can scan a range of objects to make your own assets – in this case, to use in game or animation backgrounds. This saves you creating your own models.

In this tutorial we’ll be doing some 3D scanning out in nature using any digital camera – see our best camera phones if you're in need of an upgrade – and the Reality Capture software. You can quickly build up a large collection of models to use in various projects or for one big job. 

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After spending five and a half years in school for art, animation and film, Phil has worked as a freelancer for about 16 years. He also makes 3D models that you can buy as 3D prints.