… this guy proved it. #softwaremagic
Some of us are still recovering from the Christmas food coma, while others… are busy putting the finishing touches to their dream projects. Japanese app developer Kazuya Noshiro just published the final result of his experiment with Apple’s face tracking technology that made waves since its launch for iPhone X.
Using game development platform Unity, Noshiro showed his Twitter followers that it’s possible to make yourself invisible using a smartphone camera. The “camouflage” clip was watched more than 80k times since its publication:
— のしぷ (@noshipu) December 27, 2017
This mask is just like the invisibility cloak Harry Potter wore to hide from Filch in the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library. It gives viewers the feeling that they’re looking through the user’s head, looking directly at the background.
Of course, it’s not perfect . As you can see, the eyes, hair and mouth are a dead giveaway but it’s still a pretty cool illusion. We know what you’re thinking – it’s great for a prank, right? Noshiro hasn’t made the app public yet, though – not on the App or on the Google Play Store.
If anything, you’ll see it online in 2018, and if it debuts before Spring… well, that will just be the cherry on the cake.