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Polycam Adds Gaussian Splatting

Michael Rubloff

Sep 28, 2023

Polycam
Polycam

For the last year or so, I've been waiting for Polycam to introduce photorealism into their app. Back in 2020, I took hundreds of LiDAR scans, but could never achieve photorealism.

Today, Polycam has unveiled support for Gaussian Splatting. Not only that, but it comes with a full interactive viewer. And for those that have gotten tired of looking at the same available datasets, they also have a featured section, where you can explore early user submitted Gaussian Splats.

You can get started immediately with uploading your datasets, but there is a disclaimer that all footage will be publicly available. There is a minimum of 20 photos to process and a maximum of 200. Currently only photos are supported, but if you use FFMPEG, it's very easy to get photos out of videos.

I am very excited to upload all of my 2020/2021 scans that I took on Polycam and see them be transformed into Splats. If you also have a ton of data sitting in your Polycam account, here's how you do it:

In the Export view for an individual capture, scroll down to “raw images” and select it. This will generate a ZIP file, which you can send to your computer. Unpack the ZIP and upload the images here to generate a new Gaussian Splat.

This is an extremely exciting development and now Polycam has fully joined the radiance field party. Welcome!

UPDATE: Polycam has formally announced the feature. They also said that we can expect to see improvements like faster processing times and automatic floater removal very soon!

https://twitter.com/Polycam3D/status/1707449958947762451

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