Having trouble capturing your good side in a selfie? Well, the Bellus 3D Face Camera makes it possible to shoot all sides of your face, both good and bad.
The Face Camera is capable of replicating your scanned face as a high resolution 3D image that is as accurate as can be. The device clips to the top of any Android smartphone or tablet (sorry, Apple users) and scans your face in mere moments using two 1.2 megapixel IR sensors, a 1.2 megapixel color sensor, two IR laser projectors and a front facing camera.
While not as instant as snapping a selfie, Bellus 3D scanning your face is incredibly simple. All you need to do is sit in front of the camera, within the displayed ring, and rotate your head slowly from left to right. The Face Camera scans your face in about 20 seconds, and you can fiddle with the scanned image as you see fit, including panning and adjusting lighting. And because the Face Camera’s scans are .obj files, they can be used in 3D projects or printed as a mask of your own face. Finally, you can go as yourself to a Halloween party and not be called lame for not wearing a costume (just kind of creepy).
Bellus 3D is still working out just how the Face Camera can be applied. Some creative options include virtual makeup demos or accurate VR avatars. Though the Face Camera is just a prototype, Bellus 3D anticipates rolling out consumer versions toward the end of 2017 for around $300.
So, how long do you think it is until Kardashian takes a 3-d selfie?
[via The Verge]