[UPDATE: LINK REMOVED] Sony’s 3D Creator Software gets Ported to Android 6.0+ Devices
UPDATE 9/8/2017: Download link removed at Sony’s request
Sony typically has some smartphone launches prepared for IFA and that’s exactly what happened last week. The company formally announced both the Xperia XZ1 as well as the Xperia XZ1 Compact at the event in Berlin. These are devices we had reported on rumors in the past, but a feature that was new was a 3D Creator application that came with them. Once we learned about it we looked over the landing page and took the time to dive into the features that it brings to the table.
Sony describes their 3D Creator application a “breakthrough in mobile creativity,” and it’s definitely something that sparked a lot of interest at the event. At the announcement event, the company was boasting their latest Motion Eye camera, so some started to wonder if this 3D capture software was dependent on a certain type of hardware. That doesn’t seem to be the case entirely, though, as XDA Senior Member IgorEisberg just released a port of the application.
This application was taken from the stock firmware used on the Xperia XZ1 and has had its manifest edited along with the application re-signed. This was done so that it will work on any device running at least Android Marshmallow with support for the Camera2 API. You’ll be able to tell if your device does not support the Camera2 API because this application will hang when loading the camera. You should be aware though, that some devices (such as the Xiaomi Mi 5) can enable the Camera2 API by setting persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1 in the build.prop file.
The port works just like it is advertised to, with the ability to create 3D models for AR and 3D printing purposes. The application also has support for the live wallpaper feature for objects you have just digitally scanned. You can even tap the “software version” option tucked away in the application’s settings to enable developer mode if you’d like.
Check out this port in our Apps and Games forum