The Future of Snapchat is 3D

Several months ago, Snapchat secretly acquired a 3D capture company called Seene. Seene had a mobile app that let users scan objects in three dimensions with a regular camera phone. They were also working on facial scanning, augmented reality, and reconstructing full scenes in 3D. Snapchat bought the company for a relatively low price and moved the employees to its headquarters in Venice Beach, California.

Fast forward to last week, when Snapchat listed a good handful of 3D related jobs on their site. They are currently hiring 3D designers, 3D animators, 3D lighting artists, 3D character animators, 3D max morph modelers, and 3D UI/UX engineers. Snap states that these roles will be crucial in shaping how Snapchat tells visual stories.

It will be interesting to see how this continues to develop. Obviously Spectacles will play a big role in this as well.


Snapchat also just announced two new features…

  1. You can now Shazam songs from within Snapchat.
  2. You can create groups to Snap with.

Happy holidays from Snapchat!

snapchat future 3D

img via The Verge

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