Using the 3D Scanner on my Samsung Phone

Last Update date : Oct 20. 2020

Create fun 3D images with your Galaxy Note10+Note10+ 5G, S20+ and S20 Ultra by capturing an object using the 3D Time of Flight (ToF) depth camera. Simply download 3D Scanner on your on your compatible Galaxy phone to begin creating your very own 3D models.


Follow the below guide the learn how to use the 3D Scanner feature on your Galaxy phone.

Please Note: The 3D Scanner is only available on the Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, S20+ & S20 Ultra. Functionality may differ depending on various factors including shooting conditions - being outdoors, object characteristics - object is too large, too small, highly reflective or extremely dark. The measurement range is approximately in between 20x20x20 (cm) by 80x80x80(cm).

1 Launch your Camera app
Launch your camera app
2 Swipe through the camera modes and select MORE
Swipe to More
3 Select Bixby Vision
Select Bixby Vision
3 Agree to the Pop up Permissions.
Agree to the Privacy Policy, Bixby Vision partners and pop up permissions
4 Under Apps select 3D Scanner
Select 3D Scanner
5 Download and Open 3D Scanner.
download and open 3d scanner
6 Tap the record button when you have the object within the guided lines.
tap record button to start scanning

For best results, scan things that are at least 20cm tall and aren't dark, transparent or reflective. Also make sure there's nothing else nearby that could be scanned by mistake. Ensure you hold your phone 20 - 80cm away from what you want to scan.

7 Slowly circle around the object ensuring you scan all areas indicated in blue.

Once complete, tap on the stop button.
Slowly scanning object
8 Once the model is complete, you will be able to view the completed 3D scan where you can convert to AGIFs and create videos or images with other objects or people.
Viewing completed 3D scan

Transferring to a PC

You can easily transfer you 3D scan to your PC to further edit, simply connect your Galaxy phone and PC using a Samsung approved cable then drag and drop the zipped file onto your desktop or downloads on your PC. Ensure you have unlocked your Galaxy phone and allowed permissions to access your data saved on the device.

1 Open up File explorer and select your Galaxy phone
Click on Phone
2 Select the 3D Scanner folder
Select 3D Scanner folder
3 Right click zipped folder and select Extract Files
Double click zipped file
4 Once the files have been extracted double click the 3D Object file to open
Double click 3D ojcet file to open
5 If you have a program that support 3D Oject files you will be able to view and edit your 3D scan
Viewing 3D Scan from PC

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