Display.land is a new app from Ubiquity6 that generates 3D captures of physical spaces using the everyday smartphone camera, empowering anyone to create shared digital spaces for self-expression and creativity.
Display.land generates 3D Captures using a process called photogrammetry. It uses many images of the same geometry taken from different perspectives to create a 3D reconstruction of the scene. It’s the same reason animals have two eyes - you can’t tell how far away things are with just one eye open.
Display.land records a video and a big packet of sensor data. This information is sent to our servers, where we turn it into a 3D model. We never share your video with any other company, and we don’t extract any information from the video that isn’t relevant to the capture. See our Privacy Principles for more info.
The app is simultaneously recording a video and tracking your position in space. It’s important that this tracking is relatively accurate, although it’s OK if you notice it ‘drifting’ a little bit during your capture. You can tell if there’s any ‘drift’ by checking that the dots in the video match up to the real world.
1. Uploading - When your capture is in Uploading mode, we are compressing the video file and sending it to our servers. This part could take a few minutes depending on your internet connection at the time. Uploading requires a significant amount of data, so it is best to upload your capture while on WiFi. During this step your capture remains private.
2. Processing - When your capture is in Processing mode, we are busy building your 3D creation! Processing time depends on the size of your capture. Smaller captures will take anywhere between 5-10 minutes. Larger captures may take up to a few hours. During this step your capture remains private.
3. Preview - When your capture moves into Preview mode, this is your chance to edit your capture before publishing. You can crop your capture, decorate with 3D objects, and write a caption. This is also when you decide if you would like your capture to be public or personal. But don’t worry— you can also go back and edit your capture or change the visibility settings once it has been published.
Unfortunately, we do not have an official offline mode at the moment. We are working hard to make this feature available.
The best resolution for this issue is to restart your phone and try again. Otherwise, try waiting a few hours and the issue should resolve itself. If not reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can investigate further.
You can create an account with an email or phone number.
Yes! Just be sure to click the flag icon and use the drop down to scroll and select your country. Your country code will then automatically populate.
To delete your account, please go to Settings and press Delete Account.
A list of specific device models that are currently supported can be found here:
Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, S10
Pixel 4, 3, 3XL, 2, 2XL
iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X
iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7Plus, 6s, SE
If your phone is not one of the supported devices, you may still be able to download and run Display.land from the Google Play store. However, we cannot guarantee the app’s functionality on unsupported devices as they have not passed Quality Assurance. For best results, we recommend using Display.land on one of the devices listed above. We are always adding to the list of devices we support.
Our app requires ARCore. If your Android device does not support ARCore then unfortunately your device is not supported at the moment to use display.land.
Please close and restart your app. Make sure you have a strong internet connection, as well.
Though your device's camera may appear blurry, this does not mean the geometry isn’t clear to our 3D tracking system. Our engineers have determined that disabling autofocus improves the quality and accuracy of 3D captures. This is a function of ARCore, and is subject to change as ARCore remains in active development.
Yes! All spaces are viewable on any VR headset that has a web browser. All you have to do is point the browser to the URL of the space that you want to see. You can snag the URL by going into the app, selecting the share icon, and copying the link.
The link is pretty long, so we recommend using a URL shortener. You can copy/paste the link for your space into bit.ly for example, and then just type in the shortened link into your VR browser.
Then, you should see a link pop up in the top right when your page is loading that says “Enter VR” - just select that with your controller, and it’ll drop you into the scene.
You can download any of your captures as a 3D model, which you can then use with any compatible 3D software. We currently support OBJ, GLTF, and PLY file formats, which make it possible to use captures from display.land in Blender, Cinema4D, Unity, Unreal, Maya, and most other popular creative software applications. Once you’ve created and published your capture (Public or Personal):
1. Click the share button on your capture
2. Click the new Download Mesh icon
3. Select the file type you wish to download ( PLY, GLTF, or OBJ are the current options) and click the “Send Link” button next to your selection
4. Decide which method you want to use to share the download link (email, discord, text message, etc)
5. Send it!
You can also download the 3D model on web. Just open one of your captures in a desktop web browser, and click the download button in the upper-right corner of the screen. You’ll need to be logged in to see it.