Snapchat’s virtual reality costumes are powered by 3D Full Body Tracking technology and respond your movements in real-time
While many people spend the weeks leading up to October planning their Halloween costumes, this year, sadly most Halloween events will be cancelled.
Thankfully, you can still don a costume at home without having to so much as move from the sofa, thanks to Snapchat ’s new VR costumes.
The costumes are powered by 3D Full Body Tracking technology and respond your movements in real-time.
Snapchat explained: “We’re releasing a set of more than 10 3D Full Body Tracking Lenses in Snapchat, which track 18 joints on the human body and apply 3D models to follow the movements of people in the camera’s view.”
Seven of the new lenses overlay virtual costumes on your body, allowing you to become a sorceress, a zombie, or even a dancing hot dog!
The other three filters add AR characters next to you in the camera’s view, following your every movement.
Snapchat added: “Through 3D motion capture, multiple neural networks running simultaneously in real-time, and the integration of several technologies, you can trick your friends with your AR costume, or treat them to a dance party featuring you and your AR backup dancers.”
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