This developer made his face invisible with the help of an iPhone X

The iPhone X’s face-tracking capabilities range from supremely cute to oh, that might be useful. Now comes something truly terrifying. A Japanese app developer named Kazuya Noshiro has tweeted a preview of an app he’s working on that camouflages a user’s face with the background (first spotted by Design Taxi). The brief, ten-second video shows Noshiro moving his transparent face around to reveal the contents of his home through his head.

The effect is like a creepy, see-through beauty mask — similar to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak. According to Noshiro’s tweets, the app was made on game development platform Unity, and uses a fixed camera position to shoot a background in order to create the illusion. There’s no word yet on when the app will be released or what exactly it will be used for. But chances are good that it’ll serve the same purpose as every other consumer-focused AR effort so far: novelty.

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How did he managed that?

ACCORDING TI NOSHIRO’S TWEETS, THE APP WAS MADE ON GAME DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM UNITY, AND USES A FIXED CAMERA POSITION TO SHOOT A BACKGROUND IN ORDER TO CREATE THE ILLUSION.

Why do you even click on the article when you don’t intend to read it?

- He took a picture of the room from the same camera.

- He asked the phone to define his face.

(The definition and tracking is the beautiful part…so delicious)

- He then asked it to blank out his face every frame and replace it with the picture from before.

The trick is great. Makes great desktops for PCs. If you Google "monitor see through" you’ll get the idea.

If that is just an API call, this is really amazing tracking.

Seems like it would work similar to how Photo Booth on Mac can change backgrounds just with better sensors and instead on your face??

He’s wearing a green screen mask. full stop.

He’s good at Paint. full stop.

Slenderman was so 2 years ago he had to get a job as an app developer to support his slender family. Full stop.

Exactly. Good-bye green-screen. Our PHONES are fast enough to replace green screens.

Spooky.

$1200.

Developers learning how to use these tools and sharing that with others

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Novelty?

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How soon people forget, the "novelty" apps that first came out for accelerometers, gps and compass.

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