Face ID, the most popular feature of iPhone X, attracted everyone’s interest this year. Starting with all the possibilities it offers to the users to some security breaches, it remained in the spotlight during the last months of 2017. Now, a Japanese developer managed to perform a surprising but apparently useful trick with Face ID, which looks both disturbing and funny. He erased his face with the tool, and recorded a video to show how this is possible.
The developer made his face transparent
Kazuya Noshiro, or @noshipu, is a video game developer for ViRD. He knew how the sensors used by Face ID can be used in gaming, as well as for art or other visual apps. This is why he decided to play with them and revealed some more quirky things you can do with them.
In a ten-second video he posted on Twitter, he showed us how he used the Face ID sensors to erase his face almost completely. The only things that remained visible were his eyes and mouth, which kept moving, creating an eerie image. He described the trick as optical camouflage, and said he couldn’t really tell if it had any practical use.
He used several tricks with the help of the Face ID sensors
To the disappointment of the viewers, he didn’t explain how he did the trick. However, he still offered some clues. One user asked him if he recorded the background before using the Face ID sensors to scan his face, and he admitted that was true.
If he covered his face and eyes while recording the face, he could place the background over his face and make it look transparent. Thanks to the sensors of the phone, he could sync the recordings with the movement of the camera and make everything look real.
This was a great example of what the iPhone X could do. Such sensors are likely to be widely used in the future, not only because of security systems like Face ID, but also for entertainment or creative purposes.
— のしぷ (@noshipu) December 27, 2017
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