Huawei 3D Live Maker for Mate 20 Pro Lets You Scan Toys and Create 3D Avatars, Here’s How?


Huawei’s very own 3D scanning app is now finally available for the Mate 20 Pro users. WIth Huawei 3D Live Maker, you can create a virtual 3D avatar of any real object.

Huawei last month launched its next iteration of flagship Mate devices dubbed Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20. Both the smartphones will now make its way to the Indian market on November 27. When it comes to key specifications, Huawei Mate 20 series packs Kirin 980 chipset with dual NPUs, up to 8GB of RAM, triple rear cameras, reverse wireless charging and much more. Apart from hardware, the Mate 20 series flaunts off tons of interesting software related features. One such feature is Huawei 3D Live Maker which, as the name suggests, is a 3D scanning app.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro finally gets the 3D Live Maker

At the time of unveiling, Huawei showed off its very own 3D scanning app which was able to catch a lot of viewer’s attention easily. Unfortunately, the live version of the app was not available during the launch. The 3D Live Maker is now available at Huawei app store. Mate 20 Pro users can now try out this new feature on their devices. You can search 3D Live Maker on the play store. The app weighs 145.7MB in size with version 1.0. In the screenshots, Huawei has shown the working of the application. We see a rendered bear in the first image which represents the actual stuffed bear or you can say a real object. In the following images, the working of the application is demonstrated. As you can see in the images, the idea behind this app is to take multiple photos of an actual object from different viewing angles. The 3D Live Maker will then combine all those photos to create a virtual avatar of that object. That’s how this app basically works.

An XDA Junior Member myomar posted some images on the thread showing the results of the 3D scanning. As per the images, the 3D live image of stuffed bear turns out to be pretty well. When it comes to complex objects such as Octopus, 3D Live Maker was not able to capture tentacles with perfection. The technology falls short a bit in the case of a complex object. That said, the brand might try to improve it in the coming months. For what it’s worth, the app works pretty well considering the fact that it is on initial stages.

Sony’s take on 3D scanning space with its own 3D Creator app
Son last year revealed its very own 3D scanning app called 3D Creator along with Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. Sony described it as a “breakthrough in mobile creativity”. This app also shares a similar ideology. You take photos of an object from various angles which then combined into a virtual 3D avatar. Since this is still a new tech, the process is tedious and the results might be different from what you expected. With many big players like Google and Apple trying to improve mobile virtual reality, we might eventually be able to see some of the groundbreaking pieces of tech in near future.

To recall, Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a massive 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It is powered by Kirin 980 chipset coupled with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU. Kirin 980 is an octa-core processor fabricated with a 7nm process which offers a clock speed of 2.6GHz. The device comes in two different storage variant – 6GB + 128GB storage and 8GB +256GB memory. For optics, there is a triple 40MP + 20MP + 8MP camera setup at the back and a single 24MP selfie snapper on the front. Other key specifications include 3D facial recognition, an In-display fingerprint sensor, IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, 4200mAh battery with 40W fast charging, wireless charging support, and an IR blaster. The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.