Luma AI

Luma AI

Capture 3D NeRFs & Models on iPhone

Luma AI, Inc.

Imagine 3D v1.2 (alpha)

An early experiment to prototype and create 3D with text (not released as yet but access to image generation is gradually expanding to everyone on the waitlist. So please visit the website and signup !)

Photorealistic, high quality 3D

Luma is a new way to create incredible lifelike 3D with AI using your iPhone. Easily capture products, objects, landscapes and scenes wherever you are. From your captures create cinematic product videos, impossible camera moves for TikTok, or just relive the moment. No Lidar or fancy capture equipment necessary, all you need is an iPhone 11 or newer.


  • Capture 3D scenes with intricate details, reflections, and lighting and share with everyone. Bring people where you are!

  • Capture products in 3D and showcase them on your website exactly how they appear in real life. No more "fake 3D".

  • Capture 3D game assets in unmatched quality and bring them to Blender, Unity or your 3D engine of choice.

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Note: while Luma's 3D Viewing and Video Uploads will work on iPhone X + XR, AR Capture requires an iPhone 11 or newer.

Capture in lifelike 3D

Unmatched photorealism, reflections, and details.

The future of VFX is now, for everyone!

Video to 3D API

Luma API

Luma's NeRF (Neural Radiance Fields) and meshing models are now available on their API, giving developers access to world's best 3D modeling and reconstruction capabilities. At a dollar a scene or object.

Today it costs anywhere from $60-$1500 and 2-10wk, and rounds of back and forth to have 3D models created. At a dollar a model, and around 30 min of compute Luma can imagine 3D models for entire inventories for e-commerce, and every previs scene for VFX. (Previsualization (previs) is the process of creating a visual representation of a scene before it is filmed. This can be done using a variety of techniques, including storyboards, animatics, and 3D modeling).

The API expects video walkthroughs of objects or scenes, looking outside in, from 2-3 levels. The output is an interactive 3D scene that can be embedded directly, coarse textured models to build interactions on in traditional 3D pipelines, and pre-rendered 360 images and videos.

For capture best practices please see:

Luma developers should expect continuous improvements in the quality of outputs, and processing time as we push the state of the art in 3D AI. If you're planning a larger project, please reach out to us at

We are eagerly listening for feedback and want to hear from you:

Game Art

Generate high quality photorealistic 3D assets and environments in minutes at scale with the Luma API.


VFX stands for Visual Effects, which can be shortened to visual FX. The use of visual effects in movies and TV has increased exponentially. It is the process of creating or manipulating imagery outside of the context of a live-action shot in filmmaking and video production. VFX can be used to create realistic environments, objects, creatures, and even people that would be impossible to film in a live-action shot. VFX can also be used to enhance or alter existing footage.

There are many different techniques that can be used to create VFX, including:

  • Computer-generated imagery (CGI)

  • Compositing

  • Motion capture

  • Matte painting

  • Particle effects

  • Lighting

  • Texturing

VFX is a rapidly growing field, and the techniques that are available are constantly evolving. VFX is now used in a wide variety of films and television shows, from big-budget blockbusters to independent productions.

Here are some examples of VFX in movies:

  • The dinosaurs in Jurassic Park

  • The city of Gotham in The Dark Knight

  • The planet Pandora in Avatar

  • The Hulk in The Avengers

  • The dragons in Game of Thrones

VFX can be used to create realistic and believable imagery that can transport audiences to new worlds and tell stories that would not be possible otherwise. It is a powerful tool that can be used to enhance the storytelling experience.

Here are some of the differences between VFX and SFX:

  • VFX stands for visual effects, while SFX stands for special effects.

  • VFX is typically created using computer-generated imagery (CGI), while SFX can be created using a variety of techniques, including practical effects, pyrotechnics, and makeup.

  • VFX is typically added to a film in post-production, while SFX can be added during production or in post-production.

  • VFX is often used to create realistic environments and characters, while SFX is often used to create more fantastical or unrealistic effects.

Integrate with the Luma API to get photorealistic NeRF renders in your workflow. If you are working on plugins, in-house tools or in a studio, please reach out.

Luma AI

Luma AI’s Imagine 3D tool allows you to enter a text input to generate a fully solid 3D model with a full color texture. Luma AI is said to produce higher quality 3D assets than some of its competitors because it uses real time imaging for reference. What’s unique about Luma AI is it works with iOS devices so users can generate 3D assets in environments they are already familiar with in the real world.

Users can use their own 2D images to generate 3D models and can edit animations and other details in the web app. This provides a quick pathway to creative uses for AR. Check out the video below to see how they created a portal through a real door using a hardware trigger.

Their app is free on the App Store.

Ecommerce & AR

Get lifelike 3D models in unmatched quality for your website and AR experience. In minutes. For your entire inventory.

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