Probably needless to say, 3D model creation remains hard AF for most people, and as such it’s a huge chokepoint in the adoption of 3D & AR viewing experiences.
Fortunately we may be on the cusp of some breakthroughs. Apple is about to popularize LIDAR on phones, and with it we’ll see interesting photogrammetry apps like Polycam:
Got the #iPhone12Pro yesterday and started playing with the new lidar 3D scanner. Works great! Here is one of my first captures, made with @PolyCamAI: https://t.co/hDtg911fHO via @Sketchfab pic.twitter.com/cIHbqwgdiF
— alban denoyel (@albn) October 24, 2020
Meanwhile Adobe is working to enable 3D scanning using devices without fancy sensors. Check out Project Scantastic:
They’re also working to improve the digitization of materials—something that could facilitate the (presently slow, expensive) digitization of apparel: