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Snapchat Launches Lens Studio 3.2 For The iPhone 12 Pro

AR Snapchat

Snapchat has unveiled Lens Studio 3.2. This allows AR creators and developers to build LiDAR-powered Lenses for the new iPhone 12 Pro. Lens Creators can create Lenses that leverage LiDAR technology. AR experiences will get closer to the real world.

Snapchat Lens Studio 3.2
Snapchat Lens Studio 3.2

This new level of scene understanding allows Lenses to interact realistically with the surrounding world.

The LiDAR Scanner on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max enables immersive AR experiences. This will overlay more seamlessly onto the real world. It lets Snapchat’s camera see a metric scale mesh of the scene. It understands the geometry and meaning of surfaces and objects.

This new level of scene understanding allows Lenses to interact realistically with the surrounding world. Thanks to the power of A14 Bionic and ARKit, you can render thousands of AR objects in real time. It will let you create immersive, magical environments for the whole Snapchat community to explore.

“The addition of the LiDAR Scanner to iPhone 12 Pro models enables a new level of creativity for augmented reality,” said Eitan Pilipski, Snap’s SVP of Camera Platform. “We’re excited to collaborate with Apple to bring this sophisticated technology to our Lens Creator community.”  

Next generation of AR

Through a new interactive preview mode in Lens Studio 3.2, developers can create Lenses and preview them in the world, even before the new iPhone 12 Pro drops in stores. Snapchat’s LiDAR-powered Lenses can also be used on Apple’s latest iPad Pro.

Robyn Foyster

Written by Robyn Foyster

Robyn Foyster is an award-winning journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Women's Weekly. She is also the owner and publisher of Women Love Tech, Game Changers and The Carousel. Robyn is the owner and founder of a tech business called AR tech, where she helped create the world's first AR community shopping app called Sweep and her team produced the 2018 Vivid app. She is a speaker and a judge of the Telstra Business Awards and Mumbrella Awards. Robyn is passionate about supporting women in STEM.


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