Bellus3D Facial Scan

Hello All! I hope everyone has had a great and prosperous start to their new year! I actually recently got a new job out in Los Angeles, working at a Trader Joe’s. A great company to work for and honestly a great place to shop as well! If you haven’t yet, do yourself a favor and try our Mac N’ Cheese. I promise you that this shameless plug will lead those who listen to momentary bliss. Emphasis on momentary. This new job is relevant because it’s allowed me to upgrade from my old iPhone 6 to a nice and new iPhone Xs 64GB. I know you’ve seen it, but for those who haven’t, this phone flaunts some mightily impressive specs. 

The new phone has opened up a world which I knew existed, but quite honestly wasn’t aware of how shockingly developed it has become. Specifically I have been impressed by Bellus3D. This facial scanning tech utilizes the infrared facial scanning components built into the iPhone Xs, and creates a photo realistic “3D Selfie”, to use the description from their site, within a few seconds. Yes, literally a few seconds. The days of slowly turning your head for 15 minutes to get a sub par scan are behind us! I have been really enjoying playing around with this tool, and the built in lighting tools on the app. It’s something I highly recommend to any users who are even slightly intrigued by the idea. Below is a screen cap of the appearance on my mobile app.

First off, how crazy is that. But secondly, look at this next screen cap. Look at how detailed this facial scan really is. Look at my ear. You can clearly see where my ear was pierced back in 3rd grade. If that isn’t detail, then I am not sure what is. AND YES, MY EAR WAS PIERCED FOR A FEW MONTHS IN 3RD GRADE. IT WASN’T A PHASE, MOM.

All in all, extremely impressed with what I saw from this really cool app. Have enjoyed playing with, and will continue to enjoy. It’s for sure something I’ll be pulling out at the next social gathering I attend. Time to blow some minds. Here is the online link to my scan. The online quality is far inferior to that of the app itself, but you can get a hang of the tools offered, and how the app works. I hope you enjoy!

Japan Trip Video

Happy New Year all! I hope everyone had a prosperous year, and plans to have an even better one in 2019! I’ve been hard at work on some code for you guys, but I wanted to share a trip video I made a couple months ago after a dream trip to Japan with my girlfriend. I hope you guys enjoy!

My Summer “Break”

Hello all! As I’m sure you can see from the gap of time since my last post, I haven’t been as active on here as normal. I’ve spent my summer up to this point working a lot on developing my skills within Unreal Engine 4, making use of the online course program called Udemy. Specifically, I have been taking the course “The Unreal Engine Developer Course” posted and instructed by Professor Ben Tristem. I’ve learned a lot of great new skills from this course, but am far from finished. I’m hoping to have completed the course in it’s entirety by the end of the summer. But I’m here to make this post to first of all update all on where I have bee, as well as speak to why I find Udemy such a useful platform. Online courses can be a struggle, but Udemy is perhaps the best form an online course can take. The platform makes it seamless to contact my professors, view other student’s previously answered questions, and push myself and really track my own progress based on the scores of quizzes I take. There is tons of programming courses on Udemy of all languages not just C++, & I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to sharpen their skills or learn a new language. I will try to be more frequently on here for the remainder of the Summer, but want to thank you all for stopping by and hearing my 2 cents.