Trimensional: MakerBot Edition is a revolutionary 3D scanner that lets you quickly capture 3D models, upload them to, and print them out on your MakerBot 3D printer.

"It actually works amazingly well… this really is a 3-D object scanner for the iPhone." -FastCompany

Technology: The app takes advantage of both the screen and the front-facing camera on your iOS device, detecting patterns of light reflected off your skin (and other surfaces) to build a true 3D model.

Speed: The 3D scanning process takes 4 seconds in total, from the moment you hit the capture button to the time you're looking at a 3D model which you can rotate, zoom, and share.

Exporting: Upload ready-to-print STL files directly to or export any scan as an STL, OBJ, or PLY file via email, with optional mesh smoothing. STL: watertight geometry suitable for 3D printing, OBJ: texture-mapped polygonal model compatible with Maya, Blender, and most other 3D software packages, PLY: point cloud with position (XYZ) and color (RGB) information per vertex.

-Capture your own 3D scans
-Browse your 3D scan library
-Rotate and zoom your 3D models
-Pick from 6 different 3D rendering modes
-Upload 3D models to
-Export STL, OBJ, PLY via email
-Share images, videos, and animated GIFs via email

Technical Details:
-Polygon Count: 54,626 polygons per scan
-Capture Speed: 4 seconds per scan

For best results, scan objects in an extremely dark room and hold device steady 4-8 inches from the scanned object (10-20 cm). Watch our videos at for examples of how to get great scans with the app. Enjoy!

"This is the most innovative mobile phone application I have ever seen to date. Absolutely brilliant." -App Store User Review

What's New

Version 1.05

-iOS 8, iOS 7, and iOS 6 support
-iPad support
-Restored Thingiverse upload functionality
-New "Smooth" rendering option is on by default

Ratings and Reviews

1.4 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings

The most fun for the money!

I found it on the internet that the next 3D Scanner may be in my pocket, and after I found this app it actually was. I took a few scans, picked the best (dark black non reflective space behind is critical) downloaded to my Da Vinci Duo, and in about two hours I had my first 3D portret. This was the most fun for the money.


Novel, cute, useless

If you know anything about 3D, this app basically produces a low resolution bump map based off an image. All faces appear as distorted mongoloids -it's funny, and most renders rival clown fun house mirrors in terms of accuracy. The posted screen shots are best case scenarios. It's pretty much useless. I give it one star for entertainment/being silly. Realistically, I couldn't print or utilize the 3d objects (if one refers to them as "3d objects") this app produces with any sense of usefulness. I could achieve 100x better results tracing a few profile pics brute-force in a few minutes.



Why in the world wouldn't you take multiple pictures and stich/map?
Don't buy this version.


Trimensional, LLC
11.8 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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