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Bellus3D, the company that is known for its uncannily accurate but somewhat creepy 3D selfie camera, is now gearing up to move to iPhones with its new app. The new app will enable users to take strangely realistic scans of the user's face without using any extra hardware.
At CES 2018, the company announced the launch of its face-scanning camera for a price of $499. But after the advent of the iPhone X, the company has found a new way to bundle its software into an iPhone app. This also eliminates the need for using an extra hefty hardware besides the already expensive iPhone X. The new app is still in beta development and interested users can register on the company's website. The full version of the app on App Store is slated to launch later in 2018.
Well, there are still a lot of questions that are unanswered, such as how Bellus3D will make money through the app or what will be the use of the app for developers since it will be easy to make 3D scans. The company has a lot of expectations and sees a lot of potential in the technology, but will it really attract the user remains to be seen.
Talking of the previously showcased hardware, Bellus3D Face Camera Pro is a 3D face scanning camera that is designed for self-scanning. Users just have to attach the Face Camera Pro to a smartphone or a tablet to fire up the camera and start creating 3D face models.
The camera is a blend of two technologies that measure 500,000 3D points on user's face to create a high-resolution face model. The scanned model can then be used for facial recognition, animation, and analysis.
The Bellus3D Face Camera Pro is a small add-on camera designed to work with existing Android mobile devices. It draws power from the smartphone's USB port. The data captured by the camera is streamed to the mobile device for processing in order to create a 3D face model.
Bellus3D's technology automatically registers the sensor with the smartphone's camera every time a user scans a face. The scanning quality of the Face Camera Pro depends on the smartphone's camera quality.