What's New
Version 2.6.0
May 11, 2022
  • Added Commenting. Post, reply to, and like comments on posted scans.
  • Create Video / Shading option. Export a video with wireframe rendering.
Version 2.5.1
May 2, 2022
  • Wireframe mode. Visualize a scan's mesh geometry.
  • Library / Filters. Limit which types of scans to display.
  • Library / Add to Folder. Add scans to a folder from your library.
  • Folder / Show Map. Show a folder's scans on a map.
  • Added 1 sec auto-capture interval option.
Version 2.5.0
April 15, 2022

We focused on making it easier for you to organize your growing scan collection.

  • Folders tab. Organize your scans into folders.
  • List/Grid option. View scans in a list or grid.
  • Sort options. Sort your library by title, date, or size.
  • Custom background. Pick any color for your video background.
  • Increased maximum number of photos in Photo Mode. Now 300 (up from 200.)
Version 2.4.0
March 25, 2022
  • Added Follow button. Follow users to see their posts in your feed.
  • Added Activity button. See who's liked your posts and followed you.
  • Added Fullscreen button. View scans without any user interface.
Version 2.3.3
March 16, 2022
  • Added Duplicate scan.
  • Added XYZ point cloud export.
Version 2.3.2
March 1, 2022
  • Added Quick Look support for AR on web.
  • Added Settings / Video format. Choose between 1080p or 4K resolution and 30 or 60 FPS.
Version 2.3.1
February 24, 2022
  • Added Settings / Clear cache.
Version 2.3.0
February 23, 2022
  • Profiles
    • New Profile tab. Create an account and share your scans publicly.
    • Choose a username, and add a profile picture, banner image, bio, website and location.
    • Links to shared scans and profiles open directly in the app.
  • Explore
    • Search and like public scans.
    • Added zoom in/out.
  • Added Show Map to Library.
  • Added focus and exposure control to Photo Mode. Tap on the viewfinder to focus on point of interest.
  • Added STL mesh export.
  • Added What's New to detail changes in app updates.
Version 2.2.1
November 17, 2021
  • Photo Scan Quotas
    • Metascan Pro subscribers now get 150 captures every 30 days (up from 100.)
    • Canceled or failed scans no longer count towards your quota.
    • Settings screen now shows scans remaining.
  • Added a splash screen.
  • Added link to our Discord server in Settings.
Version 2.2.0
November 14, 2021
  • Added Share / Create Video to customize and export a video of your scan.
  • Added Export / Photos to export the raw images captured in Photo Mode.
  • Added Upload Scan / Availability option to mark scans as not publicly downloadable when posting.
  • USDZ materials now support Procreate.
  • Fixed bug uploading scans with iOS 14.
Version 2.1.0
October 26, 2021
  • Added Explore tab that features public scans by other Metascan users.
  • Added Share / Upload Scan to post your scan either unlisted, or publicly to get featured.
  • Photo Mode PBR textures (normal, occlusion, roughness) are now exported to OBJ.
Version 2.0.0
October 12, 2021

With version 2.0, Forge is now Metascan!

Metascan now has Photo Mode for 3D object capture on all iPhones and iPads, in addition to LiDAR Mode for capturing spaces.

  • New Photo Mode scanning (powered by Apple's Object Capture API.)
  • Landscape support on iPad.
  • Added Save Thumbnail - select the initial view and thumbnail for your scans.
  • Fixed USDZ export and volume button as shutter on iOS 15.
Version 1.3.0
August 22, 2021
  • Added Measure tool.
  • Added Clear raw data option.
  • Added Export LAZ (georeferenced point cloud.)
  • Added Enter VR mode on scans shared to the web.
Version 1.2.0
June 18, 2021
  • Added Copy Link to share scans to web.
  • Added Pause button during scanning.
  • Added Mini-map toggle button.
Version 1.1.1
June 7, 2021
  • Added Settings / Display to control dark/light mode.
  • Added Preview features / Hole filling.
Version 1.1.0
May 5, 2021
  • Added Edit button to rotate and crop scans.
  • Added Grid button to toggle a grid when viewing scans.
  • Fixed bug processing large scans.
Version 1.0.2
April 1, 2021
  • PLY point cloud exported with Z axis pointing up.
  • Fixed Settings / Share App on iPad.
Version 1.0.1
March 24, 2021
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 1.0.0
March 17, 2021
  • Initial release.