Your dream of becoming a princess or maybe a cartoon character is no longer a dream. This is possible with the newest functions launched by Snapchat making users “cartoonify” themselves. Here is how you can do it.
Various platforms, apps, and sites use AR to make these effects and filters possible. It has been used in different popular games as well, creating an augmented reality making things possible to do for its users. For instance, Pokémon Go, which is one of the most popular and addictive games last 2016 you’ve played, was made possible because of AR. Players get to catch Pokémon all over the city through Augmented Reality.
This technology does not change your vision, whereas it alters or adds to it. Certain AR devices like smart glasses also make it possible for you. It can display simple data showing time or as complicated as a hologram in the middle of a room. Sounds simple yet this technology is a great help for various fields.
Snapchat’s Cartoon 3D Style Lens
Recently, Snapchat released their newest Cartoon 3D Style that will make you look like your own cartoon character. This newest feature has been taking users by storm as 215 million users have engaged with it since its release. It has also been viewed for over 1.7 billion times. This is also not the first time that this popular messaging app used AR for their platform.
Last August 2020, Snapchat released the Cartoon Face lens which was used more so for users to “Disneyfy” their pets. This got 40.9 million views on TikTok as it went viral. It also reached 28.5 million new installs. Not only that, another “cartoonify” lens was released by the company at the latter part of that year as they add Cartoon lens. This update was claimed to be more realistic for human faces to be transformed to cartoons.
As of this newest update, Yahoo described that Snapchat once more gained attention from its users through this cartoon lens. As it went viral, and people wanted to see the Disney princess version of themselves, Snapchat hit No. 6 on the App Store’s free apps charts, compared to TikTok’s No. 2 slot.
Another Option for you – Voila
Aside from that, Snapchat is not the only company to maximize the use of Augmented Reality. TikTok, this popular video sharing app, also has their own AR cartoon effects. However, users are not that convinced as to the aesthetic of it. Consequently, users use other apps like Snapchat but post their videos on TikTok.
Voilà, another app using AR has made quite news as it reached the No. 1 slot for the app installs. This was released in March, yet Voilà AI Artist also offers the same option to its users. The difference with the use of Voilà is that it is a photo editor.
Here is how you can use it: first, you upload a selfie. If you do not want to avail of the ad-free version which is $3/week, you have to watch an ad. From there, you can already see your photo as a cartoon. As of today, this app has already been downloaded more than 10.5 million times. You have to use an internet connection to be able to use the app. Moreover, it has certain terms that simply tells users that once you upload an image, the company has the right to use it, but not own it.
These are the terms that you have to consider before you decide on installing the app and “cartoonifying” yourself. If you are fine with that, well, be ready for the Disney princess of yourself. Let us know how it was in the comments below.