FaceApp FAQ

What is Bellus3D FaceApp?

Bellus3D FaceApp for Apple iPhone X uses the internal TrueDepth camera of the smartphone to capture a face in 3D. FaceApp then reconstructs the face as a lifelike 3D selfie that can be exported and shared with others.

How does it work?

The Apple TrueDepth camera of iPhone X projects 30,000 infrared dots onto a user’s face. The Bellus3D FaceApp utilizes this camera system to capture over 250,000 3D data points of information while the user slowly turns their head in front of the camera. FaceApp then uses proprietary and sophisticated vision processing to generate a high-resolution and photo-realistic 3D model of the user’s face within a few seconds.

How does it compare to the Bellus3D Face Camera Pro?

The Bellus3D Face Camera Pro is a USB-based camera accessory for Android OS and Windows tablets and is designed for professional markets. The Face Camera Pro is a high-resolution camera system designed by Bellus3D that captures over 500,000 3D data points. In comparison, the Bellus3D FaceApp application captures 250,000 data points.

Download: Comparison Files - iPhone vs Face Camera Pro (ZIP)

What kind of files can I save with Bellus3D FaceApp for Apple iPhone X?

The free version the Bellus3D FaceApp for iPhone X will allow users to save their 3D selfie as an MP4 video clip that is stored in the camera roll of the iPhone X. The next version of FaceApp will include an In-App purchase to provide a 3D export of commonly used 3D file formats such as .glb, .obj with .jpg texture map, and other full 3D data file formats.

How big are the MP4 files?

The MP4 video files are typically just under 5MB depending on the compression of the scan.

Who would want to use Bellus3D FaceApp?

High resolution 3D face scanning is a brand-new capability that has never been available to consumers. We are seeing 3rd party app developers bring many exciting and new consumer applications to market such as: virtual try-on of cosmetics, personalized avatars for inserting yourself into video games, and 3D selfies. Another exciting application is customized eyewear. You can scan your face and design your own eyeglasses.

When is it available?

The Bellus3D FaceApp iPhone X application is available today in the Apple App store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bellus3d-faceapp/id1352268131

How much will it cost?

Bellus3D FaceApp for iPhone X is free for all Apple iPhone X users. An In-App purchase allows you to have unlimited exporting of 3D files for 30 days for a price of $7.99.

Is there an SDK?

Yes. We will be offering Face SDK for iPhone X iOS to enable developers to integrate our face scanning solution directly into their own application. We will release the SDK in conjunction with the 3D export In-App purchase version of the Bellus3D FaceApp in Q2 2018.

What is the price of the SDK and how do I sign up for it?

We have not announced pricing of the Face SDK for iPhone X iOS at this time. More details will be forth coming soon. You can sign up for our iOS developer list on our website.

Are there other applications that do 3D face scanning?

We are not aware of any other iOS application that offers high resolution 3D scanning of faces using the TrueDepth camera of the Apple iPhone X delivering the precision level of detail we are delivering with the FaceApp application.