Introducing Room Scan

Latest iRhino3D WIP available from TestFlight includes Room Scan feature.
This feature allows you to quickly create a 3D model from an interior space using the LiDAR sensor of your iOS device. The resulting 3D model contains walls, openings, cabinetry, appliances and furniture bounding boxes.

You can then save the geometry into a Rhino 3dm file.

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will this feature also support non LIDAR devices (iphones)?

Unfortunately LiDAR is required for this feature.
Some iPhone models have LiDAR sensor

What kind of accuracy can be expected?

Accuracy depends on a lot of factors including lighting conditions, texture of surfaces, size of the room etc.
Probably similar to the accuracy you’d expect from the iOS measure tools. In my experience it’s been within 1-4 inches of the actual dimension.
I wouldn’t recommend using it for construction without verifying dimensions first.

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Something to note is that we are using a feature provided by iOS 16 and are doing very little of the “real” work during the scan. iRhino just starts the room scanning feature and then collects the geometry as a result when it is complete.

The feature is called Room Plan and I would suspect that the accuracy of the scan will improve over time as Apple continues to work on this with updates to iOS

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In my testing here, Roomscan works great for capturing rough data. I am actually using it myself right now for a house reno in my spare time and it’s pretty cool with a few caveats.

100% do backup measurements with a good quality laser for anything even remotely dimensionally critical.

That said, the models come in as a well ordered mesh, Rhino has had a feature for years called meshtonurbs which usually results in a bit of an unwieldly monster model with thousands of surfaces.

In the case of room scan, it works amazingly well and converts the mesh to nice simple surfaces that can be joined, booleaned or adjusted with sub object section/ gumball edit.

The cool thing is once you convert to nurbs, the MergeAllCoplanarFaces command will simplify your model even further making it quite useable and fairly easy to edit.

give it a go!

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The latest version of iRhino released to the App Store now contains the Room Scan feature. This also includes detection/classification of different household items and placing them in different layers.

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