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4 STEPS to Make a Photorealistic 3D Model for VR/AR with Mobile Phone

Updated: Dec 29, 2020

Now you can make every object around you into a virtual 3D model from pictures and you can see it in 3D with Desktop AR on your home computer!

Online shopping is growing rapidly, especially in the covid era, and when you buy online, most people want to see and touch real products before making decisions. With Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, the shopping experience is now very different as you can see the objects in 3D with AR/VR systems. With many AR/VR systems available on the market, the 3D contents are wanted more than ever. In this article, we show you how to create 3D models from real objects with multiple pictures to make 3D contents for the AR/VR technology in 4 STEPS.

Once you finish making the models, you can add it to the Desktop AR system with Holo-SDK and you can see your models in holographic 3D!

What you need

  1. Mobile Phone

  2. Red-Blue 3D glasses

  3. Computer

  4. Agisoft Metashape (30-day trial version)

  5. Unity (Version: 2019.3.14f1 plus)

STEP 1: Take pictures

To take pictures for making a photorealistic 3D model, the rule of thumb is that consecutive pictures must be at least 50 percent overlap. You have to take pictures around the object of interest. Make sure that an entire object is visible in each image and the object should not be reflective or glossy.

STEP2: Make a Photorealistic 3D model

Once you have installed Agisoft Metashape Standard Edition (trial version), open the program and these steps.

2.1 Add Photos

  • Click Workflow -> Add Photos... on the top menu.

  • Browse to the folder containing your images. Select all images you want to use to create a 3D model. Then, click Open to import all images into Agisoft Metashape.

2.2 Align Photos

  • Click Workflow -> Align Photos... on the top menu. Make sure that in the General option menu, in the Generic preselection list, set Accuracy to