December 5, 2020

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How To Use Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy Note 20 series 3D Scanner

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ allows users to create fun 3D images by capturing an object using the 3D Time of Flight (ToF) depth camera. Users can get the feature by simply downloading the 3D scanner on your phone, apparently a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, or S20+, etc. so you can begin creating your own 3D models.

In a demo video released by Samsung, it is reported that this app is the only feature utilizing the ToF sensor on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. For people who aren’t aware, the Time of Flight sensor (ToF) is the fourth “camera” at the back, which the Note 10 doesn’t have.

As mentioned earlier, Samsung released a demo video, and in the demo video, they took a stuffed bear, scanned it with the phone to create a 3D representation, which they could animate at a later time.

So, without further ado, follow this guide so you can learn how to use the 3D scanner feature on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10+.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10+ 3D Scanner is now available for download

Note: The 3D Scanner is only available on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, S20+ & S20 Ultra. Its functionality may differ depending on the various factors such as shooting conditions such as location, and object characteristics such as size, color, etc.

How To Use The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 3D Scanner

Step 1

Download the App. First check if the App is preinstalled. If not, then download from Samsung’s Galaxy Store.

Step 2

Accept install from unknown sources, and then install the app.

Step 3

Once installed, tap the 3D Scanner app in your App drawer or launch your smartphone’s Camera app.

Step 4

Tap Bixby vision at the top left of the window.

Step 5

Select 3D Scanner there.

Step 6

Agree to the Pop up permissions which will appear when you tap on Bixby vision.

Step 7

Under the Apps menu, select the 3D Scanner option.

Step 8

Download and open the 3D Scanner

Step 9

Tap on the record button when you have picked an object within the guided lines. For better results, scan objects that are at least 20cm tall, and aren’t dark, transparent or reflective. You should also ensure that there’s nothing else nearby, which could be scanned by mistake.

Step 10

Slowly circle round the object with the camera, ensuring you scan all areas indicated in blue. Once done, tap on the stop button.

Step 11

On completion of the model, you should be able to view the completed 3D scan where you can convert to AGIFs and create videos or images with other objects or people.

See also: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ gets updated 3D Scanning

One great feature this app displays, is that you can transfer recorded scans to your PC! Isn’t that great?! So, let’s discus on how we can make that happen.

How to Transfer 3D Scans to PC on Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Transferring recorded 3D scans to your PC so you can further edit it is very easy. All you have to do is connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ to your PC, using an approved Samsung cable. Drag and drop the file onto your desktop.

Sending Your Note 10+ 3D Scans To A Computer - YouTube

Ensure your phone is unlocked, and permissions to access your data saved on the device is enabled. For readers who didn’t really grasp the whole steps, here is a step-by-step guide.

Step 1

Open File explorer on your PC, and then select Galaxy phone.

Step 2

Select and open the 3D Scanner folder

Step 3

Right click on the zipped folder, and then select Extract Files

Step 4

Once extracted, double click the 3D Object file to open.

Step 5

Having a program which supports 3D Objects will be of great use here, so if you have one open the file with it. If you don’t, then download from here.

And there you go on how to use the 3D Scanner app on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ as well as other Galaxy phones that support it. Good luck now with getting some good models out of it.

Let’s know how it goes with the App, drop a comment in the box below!

Author: Joel Onyeike

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