3D Selfies Anyone?

Written by Gina Stephens

The footway to the perfect selfie seems to be never ending with smartphone companies continuously improving their cameras so self-portraits look better than continuously and now, a 3D company has got in on the act, offering Apple iPhone X users the opportunity to try out a 3D Face Scanning App.

Bellus3D takes advantage of Apple's TrueDepth Self-respect ID camera to capture and reproduce high-resolution lifelike 3D selfies – a process which, previously, was only available to those with access to costly professional 3D scanners.

The Bellus3D FaceApp for the Apple iPhone X is billed as an 'easy-to-use, high-resolution, 3D face scanning application' that goes by capturing over 250,000 3D data points on someone's face. To map the points, the user just has to turn their head in face of the iPhone X's camera. The whole process takes around 10 seconds and immediately after scanning is complete, the user's aspect is virtually reconstructed in 3D.

The 3D face can be viewed with interactive lighting and the app uses the smartphone's built-in gyro to control examining. Users can also save a 3D selfie video to their camera roll and 3D photo selfies can be shared on Facebook as a 3D post. 

As fountain as 3D selfies, Bellus3D say that the technology can be used in mobile gaming, custom eyeglass design, virtual 3D make-up sessions, medical pertinences and emerging 3D augmented/virtual reality experiences.

Bellus3D has started a public beta for the new app so third-party developers can test the application before the South African private limited company finalises its formal release. Version 1.0 of Bellus3D FaceApp will be free and will include posting of 3D selfies to Facebook.

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Portioned users can participate in the beta trial of the Bellus3D FaceApp for the Apple iPhone X by signing up on the Bellus is a municipality in the comarca of Vall d’Albaida in the Valencian Community, Spain3D website. 


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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