Epic Games RealityCapture

New Release April 2024 - RealityCapture 1.4

RealityCapture runs on x64bit machines with at least 8GB of RAM, 64bit Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, 11 or windows Server version 2008; graphics card with nVidia Cuda 3.0+ GPU and at least 1GB VRAM. Detailed specifications…

Epic Games RealityCapture is a state of the art all-in-one photogrammetry software solution that automatically generates beautiful and accurate 3D models from a range of ordinary images and/or laser scans.

Create a 3D model with images, laser scans, UAVs, or synchronized camera rigs

… and mix different inputs to create a visually consistent triangular 3D model. No restrictions.

RC's new software release 1.4 aims for photogrammetry-, SFM- and 3D specialists requiring the highest precision and speed.

Since 1.3:

  • Up to 2x faster Reconstruction
  • Up to 3x faster Texturing
  • Mosaicing-based UV Unwrap and Texturing (Experimental)
  • Improved one-click model generation
  • Direct upload to Nira
  • And major bug fixes & stability improvements
Since 1.2.1:

– Improvements to a renderer for showing large models in the 3D viewport*
– Faster mesh calculation**
– RealityCapture Online Help Section link
– Improvements and fixes for a seamless transition to Unreal Engine 5 and speed-ups in the reconstruction process**

*dependent on GPU VRAM
**up to 25% speed-up in the mesh reconstruction process

RealityCapture - unique in every regard

The photogrammetry software RealityCapture is extremely fast, has a highly modern and innovative core and a number of unique features – a power package that is changing the industry!

Go beyond the 3D limits of what can be achieved with photogrammetric methods with amazing speed, quality and accuracy at low computer hardware usage. Registering images, calculating meshes, texturing, parallel projections, DSM, geo-referencing and coordinate system conversion are just a fraction of what you get with RC.

Neupfarrkirche - architectural design. Presentation model by Hans Hieber of 1520 (modified 3D-model)

Laser & photos

Laser scanning meets state-of-the-art photogrammetry – all in one package. Laser scanners are natively supported within the application and are also fully involved during the position estimation of a camera or laser scanner. This results in truly unbeatable accuracy.

Analysieren & Fortsetzen

Super-fast design mode that aligns 500×12 megapixel images in less than 10 minutes on a notebook, right on the spot. Combine all types of data – images, laser scans, aerial photos…

Analyze directly on site and get what you need efficiently.

  1. Take photos and add them to a project                                                                                       
  2. Click on draft alignment                                                                       
  3. Review the result                                                                 
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 until the desired result is achieved.
Detail scans of the columns of the Karlskirche in Vienna

Create 3D models from photos, combine them with drone images and laser scan data for a fast and high-quality result! Create virtual reality scenes, textured 3D meshes, orthographic projections, geo-referenced maps and much more from images and/or laser scans completely automatically with the photogrammetry software RealityCapture.

Function - Highlights

RealityCapture neue Funktion - Beispiel mit Slope ShadingRealityCapture neue Funktion - Beispiel ohne Slope Shading

In Tarasque processes have been optimized for faster calculations — more specifically for depth maps. The new UserInterface UI enhances the functionality by switching to ribbon based navigation corresponding to the context of your active window — 2D, 3D, Help, etc. It’s a step-by-step walkthrough of the calculation process, while being able to refine and troubleshoot within each step. Also, some new troubleshooting tools are detecting misaligned cameras, visually seeing camera position uncertainties and controlling LODs (level of details).

Work effectively and isolate and calculate volumes and areas, view contours and create elevation profiles, calculate and export contour lines and cross sections, enable slope shading in terrain etc.

Key features in the last version 1.3:

  • Faster model reconstruction and texturing
  • Improved one-click model generation
  • Mosaicing-based texturing and UV unwrap (Experimental)
  • Direct upload to Nira
  • Axis and transformation adjustment on import model dialog
  • Updated resource cache behavior

Selected New Features:

  • Support for PLY model import
  • HEIC decoder metadata added
  • Added render mesh from custom position – CLI commands + reporting system functions
  • Added large triangle unwrap option to the level of detail export
  • Revision of Inspection tool

And much more!

Create e.g. iso-lines on your terrain model
Cross Sections
Quickly and easily create cross sections
Cross Sections
You can also isolate cross sections
Create mosaics on your digital terrain surface
Drawing Polygones
Like in GIS, trace the 3D area on an orthophoto and export the shape.
Elevation Profiles
Create elevation profiles and calculate the selected area (area calculation)
Profile Measurements
Example: display excavation profiles with a line
Display profile measurement
Display profile measurement
Color Corrections
Match and optimize true to original colors
Volume Measurements
Calculate volume of selected areas
Volume in 3D
Calculate cut and fill volume
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Ortho Projection using Image mosaicking

Option to create an ortho projection rendered from images rather than textured/colorized mesh.

Orthomosaic Editing

Allows to select a region and specify which cameras should be used for the orthomosaic generation – to fix possible visual issues, remove cameras that captured a moving car/person you don’t want in the orthomosaic.

Profile Measurements

Definition and elevation profile display of a drawn polyline/shape, identity of high and low points within the selected area.

Volume Measurements

Select a region, specify the base plane type and measure cut and fill volumes – useful for topographical surveys, identifying how much groundwork needed to level an area, as well as stockpile measurements.


Ability to display contours(isolines) to visualize the height profile of the displayed orthographic projection – users are able to set the min and max altitude and contour intervals. Giving a visual representation of how the land is falling and where the high and low points are – useful for topographical surveys and engineering workflows.

Cross Sections

Cross sections are mainly used within GIS workflows – they basically provide you with multiple profiles of an area along a specified plane – these can then be exported as shapefile/dxf format.

Cut by Box

Allows to remove triangles inside/outside box or slice.

Misalignment Detection Tool

A new option within the Inspect tool that can visually highlight camera misalignments.

Optimized LOD and add LOD Texture Format

New border decimation setting in Simplify Tool Option to keep border intact on simplification (keep original number of vertices along the borders, or make new simplified border) Ribbon 2.0 Other than that RC 1.2. version comes with major UI Improvements, as well. One Export, UX Improvements, better tool grouping

Faster depth maps calculation Ribbon 2.0 Additional Selection Tools

Polygon, Polyline, Adjustable Brush


Unlimited number of photos, unlimited scene sizes, unlimited detail. Algorithms automatically divide the problem into smaller parts that best fit your hardware.

RealityCapture brings great freedom to your work. Just concentrate on your goals and let the software do the rest. You don't have to limit yourself to a small number of photos because RealityCapture is amazingly fast. With the appropriate computer equipment, the calculation of several thousand images is possible.

RealityCapture Photogrammetriesoftware 3D-Modell Brunnen
Fast and precise processing of photogrammetry photosets. (c)Photos: Jannis Dittmer
3D-Daten prozessiert mit RealityCapture im Vergleich3D-Daten prozessiert mit Photogrammetrie-Software


Capturing Reality is now part of Epic Games. This has simplified the licenses at a mega great price point! Buy RealityCapture seats at ArcTron – an official reseller.

create 3D models from photos

integrate laserscan data

Free to use

Available for individuals and small businesses with less than $1M in revenue in the past 12 months, as well as educational institutions and students.
  • All RealityCapture features
  • Access to learning materials
  • Community-based support

Buy seats

For individuals and businesses with revenue exceeding $1M in the past 12 months.
1160 per year / per seat/ price net + tax
  • All RealityCapture features
  • Access to learning materials
  • Community-based support
  • Free upgrades for one year from purchase

Unreal Subscription

For individuals and businesses with revenue exceeding $1M in the past 12 months.
1730 per year / per seat / price net + tax
  • Unlock access to all three creative tools (RealityCapture, Twinmotion and Unreal Engine) for one year at $1850 per user.
  • Start a 30 day trial to all RealityCapture, Unreal Engine and Twinmotion

* The prices shown here may not be the final prices and may be subject to additional tax.
** You can use the application offline without any restrictions. The app sends a small amount of statistics like the number of photos, scans or triangles only when exporting the results.
*** You can use the application and export the results without restrictions in a fully offline environment.
**** Please read more here about the license terms of Capturing Reality, the license activation process and the exchange of computers.

Coded Targets / Markers

Coded Targets für die Photogrammetrie

Coded Targets

Targets for Photogrammetry with RC
4,90 net + tax, price/piece in a set of 100 pieces
  • each target a different motive
  • AluDibond direct print on one side
  • with UV-Lack matt coading
  • size: 10cm x10cm
CodedTargets für die Drohnenbefliegung, Gr. 55x55cm

Coded Targets for drone flights

Targets for Photogrammetry with RC
39,90 net + tax, price/piece in a set of 10 pieces
  • each target a different motive
  • AluDibond direct print on one side
  • with UV-Lack matt coading
  • size: 55cm x55cm

Coded Targets for Reality Capture

Our newest RealityCapture models in project highlight

WW - II Bunkers in LØKKEN (Denmark)