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Easily Turn Pictures Into 3D Models with This Free iPad App

October 21, 2014
Somebody asked me about a good iPad app to turn pictures into 3D.123D Catch is the one I would recommend. This is a free app that allows you to easily capture pictures and turn them into interactive 3D models that can be shared with others. Some of the features provided by 123D Catch include:

  • Turn your photos into realistic 3D models by taking a series of photographs from different angles.
  •  Be guided through the process of capturing all angles of your subject with the Integrated Photo Compass.
  •  Capture 3D portraits of your friends, museum displays, architecture, plants, cats or anything else you can photograph.
  • Share your captures with friends through Twitter, Facebook, Email and SMS.
  •  Showcase your work and follow other amazing 3D photographers from around the world through the in-app gallery.
  •  Store your captured objects in the cloud to access them from all your devices.
  •  Use the 123D Catch web app for healing and 3D printing your captures in a web browser! (
  •  Export 3D models in a variety of formats from the 123D online community for use in other 3D tools and projects.
  •  Works on your iPad/iPhone & iPod Touch.
123D Catch is also available for Android users from this link.

Watch this video to see how 123D Catch works.