Human scanning app for Avatars



Does anyone know an app for iPhone to scan human faces for avatars? We need the mesh + texture from the chest upwards to use them as avatars in a AR/VR application.

I am aware of itSeez3D but it is only available for iPad.

We would also be happy to talk to a freelancer about developing one if none exist.




Did you try Scanner from Occipital?


Yeah, the texture generation is quite bad for scanning people…

It doesn’t use one image for the face and therefore the face always has visible seams.


If your problems are related to the seams, you can try to modify the scanner app changing an option responsible for the texture generation.

  • Download the last structure sdk.
  • Go to samples and open scan project.
  • In line 63 of ViewController.h set “prioritizeFirstFrameColor” to false
  • Build and run

It should avoid the seams you describe.



The Scanner Sample App is a sample app designed to show off what can be done with the Structure SDK. It, thusly, lacks certain features that would make it a full-fledged app.

You can find all apps available for the Structure Sensor by doing the following:
Connect the Structure Sensor to your supported iPad or iPhone
Navigate to Settings -> General -> About -> Structure Sensor -> Find App for Accessory
This will open the App Store, and display all apps available for the Structure Sensor and your mobile device.


Thanks but I’ve checked out all apps and they are mostly medical and none that are fit for our purpose…

Hence the reason for this post.


Have you seen Occipital’s Skanect Application for PC and Mac computers:


Yes… I don’t want to always carry my computer with me plus I’ve found that the tracking is not very reliable (go back to last position often appears every 10 seconds).


Okay, then it seems like you might want to look into developing an application that is specific to your use-case.

I’ve sent you a DM just now that includes some more information about connecting you with a developer who could, potentially, design an application for your specific use-case.

You can find out more information about our Structure SDK, please look here: