This man used iPhone X’s face-tracking to make his face invisible

Dec 27, 2017

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This man used iPhone X’s face-tracking to make his face invisible

Dec 27, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Japanese app developer Kazuya Noshiro has recently introduced an app he’s working on. It uses iPhone X’s face-tracking feature in the creepiest and the coolest way possible: it makes his face invisible. In a short video he shared, he shows off his see-through face and the room behind him. It’s unsettling and amazing at the same time.

As you can imagine, the Twitter users wanted to know how he did it. Apparently, there’s a fixed-position camera shooting the background, according to the comments. Noshiro says he’s making the app on a Japanese game development platform Unity, and it’s still in progress.

Since the app is still in the making, it’s not sure what exactly it will be used for, although it will most likely be connected with gaming. Still, it could probably have its application in mobile photography and filmmaking and open new possibilities in these areas.

There are plenty associations in connection to this strange app. The Verge compares it to a “see-through face mask” and “Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak.” DIYP’s John Aldred sees it as a kind of a “green screen face mask.” The first thought I had was the first horror movie I ever watched in the cinema, Hollow Man. Whatever your first thought may be, this app certainly sparks the imagination.

[via The Verge]

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3 responses to “This man used iPhone X’s face-tracking to make his face invisible”

  1. Massimiliano Schilliro Avatar
    Massimiliano Schilliro

    With photoshop same effect can be obtained in few min

    1. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      Except this is video, in real-time. :)

    2. Massimiliano Schilliro Avatar
      Massimiliano Schilliro

      John Aldred yup agree with this point ? but still not super difficult to do I think considering face tracking and fixed background right?