2. Creating Memorable Reactions: Facial Elements

Hey there!

In the previous unit, you made your first Lens using the 2D Objects template. 

In this unit, you will build a new Lens that manipulates faces using Face Paint or Distort functions.

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to ...

  • Build a Lens that uses facial manipulations

Materials

Estimated Time: 45 minutes

Step 1: Explore

Try out the following Face Paint Lenses:

And these Distort Lenses:

As you can see, Face Paint adds elements to your face as if they were painted on. Distort stretches, shrinks, and multiplies parts of your face to create illusions.

Step 2: Create (Option A)

It’s time to create your own Lens using one of the facial manipulations that we just explored. 

For this activity, you will use the Face Paint template to paint a 2D texture onto your face. 

1. 👻 Open the Lens Studio software on your computer.
2. 👻 Find and open the “Face Paint” template.

3. 💻 Watch this Face Paint tutorial video below by Lens Creator Roman Jaquez. Follow along the tutorial with these sample assets (optional).


4. 🎨 Develop your own Lens using the Face Paint template.

5. 👻 Spend a few more minutes finishing up your Lens and trying it directly on your Snapchat app!

  • Actions to consider: stretching, duplicating, liquifying with pre-configured effects or creating your own.asd

6. 💬 If you have any questions, try these resources below or post your question on Unit #2 Padlet.

📎  Face Inset Resource 📎  Face Stretch Resource 📎  Face Liquify Resource

7. 💻  Save your progress on your computer.

8. 📤  Save a screenshot of your Lens as a .PNG to upload to the Unit #2 Padlet.

If you’d like, you can also Preview the Lens and save a video copy.

Step 2: Create (Option B)

For this activity, you will use the Distort template to create face distorting effects.


Suggested workflow:

1. 👻 Open the Lens Studio software on your computer.
2. 👻 Find and open the “Distort” template.

3. 💻 Watch this Distort tutorial video below by Lens Creator Roman Jaquez

4. 🎨 Develop your own Lens using the Distort template.  

5. 👻 Spend a few more minutes finishing up your Lens and trying it directly on your Snapchat app!

  • Actions to consider: replacing elements, changing textures, adding layers

6. 💬 If you have any questions, try this resource below or submit your question on the Piazza.

📎  Face Stretch Resource 📎  Face Liquify Resource 📎  Face Inset Resource

7. 💻  Save your progress on your computer.

8. 📤 Save a screenshot of your Lens as a .PNG to upload to the Unit #2 Padlet.

If you’d like, you can also Preview the Lens and save a video copy.

Step 3: Share

Congratulations on creating yet another awesome Lens!


1. 🤳 Make sure to upload it as a screenshot (.PNG) to the Unit #2 Padlet to share with the rest of the AR Lens Challenge community.

2. ✏️  In the caption of your photo, write your answer to one of the following questions: 

  • What has been your favorite Lens template so far? Why?
💬  Unit #2 Padlet

Extra Credit

Not done yet? Try adding text to your Lens, too: https://lensstudio.snapchat.com/guides/2d/text/