Lens Studio creator Andrew Mendez created a handy tool called the Smile Rater.
The lens is simple yet effective. A white bar floats over the user's head, showing a rating of one through 100, delivered by a corresponding smiley face. The number improves based on how big the user's smile grows. A frown wants to show up about eight, while an open mouthed show of excitement scores the user a 100.
Smile Rater, like all augmented reality lenses on the app, utilizes computer vision.
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The Smile Rater lens takes advantage of Snapchat's active shade model, which helps locate individual facial features , and allows the Smile Rater to decipher the shape of the user's mouth, as well as how far apart their lips are. Snapchat (iOS and Android) and scanning the yellow snap code below.
"My goal is to explore new human-computer interaction "Mendez is a graduate of Cornell Tech with a dual degree in Information Science and Connective Media."
Although Mendez has a technical background, Lens Studio still simplifies the Lens creation process, thus allowing him, and others to create experiences that have the potential to engage and inspire Snapchat users around the world. On his official Lens Studio creator introduction video, he framed the software platform as an opportunity for indie creators to produce against a range of creative augmented reality experiences.
The Lens Studio tool means that the AR field is now open for non-technical artists, designers, and even
Some of the more popular Lens features in the past have laser beams that can shoot out of their cat's eyes, the ability to give your dog a top has and monocle, and a stop sign showing up on a user's hand as they hold their palm up.
And while those simple ones filter show AR's power to connect people with technology But sometimes, all we want is a little extra confirmation that our smile is smiley
enough and, for that , Smiler Rater is the perfect AR window into our virtual souls.
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