Introducing Object Capture

Turn photos from your iPhone or iPad into high‑quality 3D models that are optimized for AR using the new Object Capture API on macOS Monterey. Object Capture uses photogrammetry to turn a series of pictures taken on your iPhone or iPad into USDZ files that can be viewed in AR Quick Look, seamlessly integrated into your Xcode project, or used in professional 3D content workflows.

Get started.

Install macOS Monterey beta and use videos, documentation, sample code, and resources to create high‑quality and immersive AR content with Object Capture.

macOS Monterey and SDKs

Download macOS Monterey beta and Xcode 13 beta, which include support for the Object Capture API.

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Create 3D models with Object Capture

Learn how to get started and bring your assets to life with the Photogrammetry API for macOS.

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AR Quick Look, meet Object Capture

Discover simple ways to bring your Object Capture assets to AR Quick Look while optimizing for visual quality and file size.

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Create 3D workflows with USD

Discover the flexibility, versatility, and power of Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD) for your 3D workflows.

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Capturing Photographs for RealityKit Object Capture

Take high‑quality images of objects to generate 3D models.

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Creating 3D Objects from Photographs

Construct virtual objects to use in your AR experiences.

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Taking Pictures for 3D Object Capture

Capture high‑quality images with depth and gravity data to use with RealityKit Object Capture.

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Creating a Photogrammetry Command‑Line App

Generate 3D objects from images using RealityKit Object Capture.

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Ask questions and discuss development topics with Apple engineers and other developers.

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Photogrammetry Examples

View 3D models created with a series of high‑quality source photos.*

Nike Air Force 1

Photos (368 MB)

USDZ File (26 MB)

Nike Pegasus

Photos (357 MB)

USDZ File (23 MB)

Fruit Cake

Photos (157 MB)

USDZ file (43 MB)

Lemon Meringue Pie

Photos (157 MB)

USDZ file (25 MB)


Photos (205 MB)

USDZ file (38 MB)