Dive into Shark Week with These Snapchat AR Lenses

Shark Week, which debuted in 1988 as per week of programming at the Discovery Channel devoted to the titular predatory fish, has grown right into a cultural beast of its personal.

At Subsequent Fact, we will be able to recall to mind no higher option to commemorate the week than to check out out some shark-themed AR Lenses by means of Snapchat. On the lookout for “shark” in Lens Explorer returns no scarcity of choices, however those separate themselves from the pack (or shiver, as that’s what a bunch of sharks is named)…

Glance Cool Whilst Swimming with Digital Sharks

Shark Week is Discovery Channel’s factor, so, after all, it has created its personal Lens to commemorate the instance.

The Shark Week Lens uses background segmentation to replace your background with an ocean scene, with an ocean overlay with virtual sharks in the foreground to create the illusion that you’re treading water at sea.

Images via Snap, Tommy Palladino/Next Reality

If you angle your selfie camera just right, you can also make it look like you are sinking into the water and then rising above the waves.

To top it all off, the Lens also anchors a pair of virtual sunglasses on your face so you can look cool while swimming with the virtual sharks.

Image via Snap

Bring Sharks into Your Home

While Snap is proud of the work from its Lens Studio community, many of the best Lenses still come from its internal teams, including a pair of Lenses that bring sharks into your personal space through the rear camera.

The Shark Lens fills your camera view with a shimmering texture, giving the appearance of being underwater. Floating in front of you is a shark swimming towards you. The shark accelerates towards you until it collides with your screen, leaving virtual cracks in the camera view. Phew! You’re safe for now.

(1) Shark, (2) Undersea World. Images via Snap, Tommy Palladino/Next Reality

In addition, the Undersea World Lens fills your physical space with a virtual ocean habitat, with schools of fish swimming around you, plants anchored to the floor, a starfish that attaches itself to physical surfaces in your surroundings, and, of course, a menacing shark circling overhead. The Lens is designed to work with the Depth API for ARCore, which results in a more realistic AR experience.

(1) Shark, (2) Undersea World. Images via Snap (1, 2)

Turn Yourself into a Shark

Lens Studio creator Phil Walton has a knack for creating Lens that change users into inanimate objects or animals, including the popular Potato Lens.

Another Walton creation that follows this formula is the Happy Shark Lens. This Lens replaces your background with an undersea backdrop, with a cartoon shark mask anchored onto your face.

Images by Tommy Palladino/Next Reality

In keeping with his usual style, the shark mask moves within the camera view as you move your head. In addition, the Lens morphs your eyes to simulate those of the shark and mimics your eye and mouth movements. If you open your mouth wide enough, you’ll see that the inside of your mouth fills out the virtual shark’s mouth.

Image via Snap

Check Out These Trippy Sharks

Another creative take on shark filters for the front-facing camera comes from Wayne Lambo, another prolific member of the Snap Lens Studio community.

The Mind Sharks Lens creates a halo of miniature virtual sharks that swim around your head. The sharks also carry colorful shadows with them, giving the whole experience a psychedelic feel.

Images by Tommy Palladino/Next Reality

In addition, Lambo inserts a wavy effect over the camera view that, while seemingly lifted from one of the many old school VHS video filters, also gives one the sense of being underwater. You know, where sharks live.

Image via Snap

Sharks That Twerk?!

You may have noticed a recent retweet from the Next Reality account that includes photos from Snap Spectacles smartglasses that incorporated a twerking shark.

That is in truth the Dancing Shark Lens, courtesy of Snapchat. So, whilst few have the 2021 version Spectacles, you’ll nonetheless revel in the similar content material.

Pictures through Tommy Palladino/Subsequent Fact

For another take at the theme, take a look at the Twerk Shark Lens through Sergio Rodriguez.

In last, SHARK WEEK!

Pictures by means of Snap (1, 2)
Quilt symbol through Tommy Palladino/Subsequent Fact

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