The social media platform, Snapchat today announced that it was opening Lens Studio to everyone. Everyone is free to develop their own Lens, one of Snapchat’s most admired AR feature.

Lens Studio is an app available for both Windows and Mac, only you need to do is to log into your Snapchat account to download it. It is consists of guides, templates, 3D modelling software, and a scripting API. As per the Lens Studio page, app users are also free to participate in design challenges for prizes.

Locked Studio Lenses can be unlocked through special Snapcodes for a 24-hour period. Once done with developing your own Lens, users can share the Snapcode with their friends or through a story, and anyone who scans it will have the Lens added to their collection. All of those displayed up til now put 3D objects into the world via the rear-facing Snapchat camera — unfortunately, that means now creative face Lenses.

Snapchat claims the ease of the app’s use, stating all a user have to do is upload their creation and enhance with adding some animations to it.

Have you tried it yet? Let us know in the comments.



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