Snapchat's Lens Studio Lets Anyone Create Lenses
Snapchat today debuted Lens Studio, a desktop application that makes it easy for anyone to design and create Lenses for the Snapchat community. Snapchat says Lens Studio is free to Mac and Windows, and guides creative types through the process of animating their ideas for mobile devices. Artists can then use a special Snapcode to share their creations with others who can unlock the Lens. Snapchat hopes developers and other creators will put Lens Studio to use in making more personal and more diverse Lenses available to all Snapchat users.
Snapchat Improves Lens Studio Creation Tools
Snapchat has added a number of features to its Lens Studio tool, which developers, students, and others can use to create their own, custom lenses. To start, Lens Studio now has seven new templates for creating lens.
Snapchat Adds 3D Lenses
Snapchat today introduced a new way to use its Lenses feature in a way that the company says is more interactive. When using the rear camera, Snapchatters can discover new Lenses that can "paint the word around you with new 3D experiences." These new Lenses include sticker-like animations that float and move around people within Snapchat images.
Snapchat's TrueDepth Lenses for iPhone X Now Live
Snapchat has made a handful of lenses available specifically for the iPhone X. These lenses, first previewed last year, take advantage of the TrueDepth camera of the iPhone X and its 3D face-mapping capabilities.
Snappables Are Gamified Lenses from Snapchat
Snapchat today rolled out Snappables, which it says are new Lenses meant for playing augmented reality games with other Snapchat users. Snappables are controlled via touch, movement, and facial expressions.