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3-D Optical Illusion Uses iPhone X’s Face ID To Imagine The Gadget’s Interior
By Mikelle Leow, 22 Mar 2018
Video screenshot via rodzi11a
Face ID is to the iPhone X as ‘Snake’ is to the Nokia 3310—both are catalysts to keeping you entertained. Apart from Animoji, the iPhone X’s front-facing camera sensors allow for the making of trippy optical tricks that create the illusion of depth.
Recently, you saw a mind-blowing effect that transforms iPhone X’s 2D display into a hollow, unending 3D labyrinth. The creator behind the animation—Peder Norrby—fashioned the illusion through an app he made, ‘TheParallexView’.
Soon after, Redditor ‘rodzi11a’ shared a video featuring a second UI animation that likely leverages on the same app.
Here, the clip offers a glimpse of what an iPhone X’s internal hardware might look like.
“[T]hey have plenty of room for a headphone jack,” joked user ‘ironmanthing’. “[Y]ou could put a roll of nickels in all that free space.”
Such optical illusions are made using iPhone X’s head tracking capabilities and Apple’s ARKit. ‘TheParallexView’ relies on the smartphone’s powerful face recognition to track users’ eye movements, and then renders accurate perspectives that follow their orientations.
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