Automatically convert photos
of an object into a 3D model
If you have photos of an object that you want to 3D print, or include in a game or film, but don't have the budget to hire a 3D artist, then Beholder can build the model for you. You'll need 20 or more high quality photos, taken in a ring around the object of interest.
Drag and drop the photos into the browser
Click align images to get camera images and an initial point cloud
If the point cloud looks good, click 'Construct Mesh' to build a detailed textured mesh
And you're done! Download your 3D model in STL, OBJ or GLB format
Works with objects of any size. Build models of buildings using a drone, or capture smaller objects using your phone
Focus on just the part of a scene that you're interested in by using a bounding box to cut out unnecessary detail
If you need to build lots of 3D models, integrate Beholder into your pipeline by using our easy to use REST API
Build for 3D printing by exporting to STL, build for import to 3D packages such as Blender or Maya by exporting to OBJ, build for the web by exporting to GLB
1 Credit = Reconstruction of 1 image
Beholder works best with photos of objects with a non-reflective surface that have a clear texture on them, which luckily includes a lot of man made and natural materials. Beholder does not work well on objects that are highly reflective (cars, shiny metal) or which are translucent, such as glass or liquids.
Beholder will work with as few as 6 images if you just want to model one side of an object, but in general we would recommend at least 20 to 50 images of an object. Try to take photos evenly spaced in one or two rings around the object of interest.
Unfortunately no. At the moment objects need to be still and to not move between photos for Beholder to be able to build a model of them.
Yes. Modern phone cameras, produced by the likes of Apple, Samsung and Google are very high quality, and so with care can be used to build 3D models. If you have a DSLR with a tripod though, you will likely get even better results.