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. Creators can take advantage of 2D Objects and 3D Objects to design 2D and 3D lenses that can be overlaid on images and/or video. The 3D Object template is a bit more powerful than the 2D Object template in that it also includes a script for animating loops. Other templates include FacePaint, Photo, Distort, Trigger, and Baseball Cap. These let creators map artwork to faces, overlay lenses, stretch or shrink facial features, trigger action via blinking or opening mouths, and create unique hats. Lens Studio is available to anyone and can be downloaded from Snap's web site. Once people design and create their lenses, the lenses can be shared with others on Snapchat.
Dec 14, 2017
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.
Apr 6, 2018
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.
Feb 8, 2018
Snapchat today made it possible for people to create their very own lenses and filters that can be used in pre-defined areas. Custom filters, for example, can be created by people holding events, such as weddings or birthday parties.
Apr 18, 2017
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.