Check out this ARKit based optical illusion made on the Apple iPhone X

Swedish artist Peter Norrby, is planning on offering an AR based app for free in the Apple App Store titled The Parallax View. Last week, the artist posted an example of what can be done with Apple's ARKit in the form of an optical illusion that he created using the "iPhone X with ARKit's face-tracking to perform head-tracking in 3D." The artist shows off the illusion and explains how he put it together on a video that you can view at the top of this story. By the way, the illusion looks its best when viewed with one eye closed.

As you probably know by now, Apple CEO Tim Cook is extremely high on AR; not only does the executive call it "cool and interesting," but he compares it to the smartphone in terms of being "a big idea." And while Apple is just scratching the surface of AR's potential, it helps when ARKit users like Norrby carry the ball for the feature.

Speaking again of the artist, he says that The Parallax View is currently under review by Apple, and he plans on making the source code available to anyone interested in having it.

source: RobertMcGregor, Mashable

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5. Man_Utd

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Pretty neat effect

7. Subie

Posts: 2445; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

This is the first demo I've seen where the notch actually ruins it for me. Not a complete deal breaker yet for a device IMO, but this was an eye opener... Cool Parallax effect though!

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The parallel effect is cool, but I do like what he did combining AR and the FaceID. It's almost looking at the old skool 3D pictures but on steroids.

17. Subie

Posts: 2445; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I agree, and this won't be the last we'll see of something like this.

9. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I think it won't be that great to naked eye,but it is still awesome and has high potential for many applications Think about seeing a watch, shoe ..etc before buying online.

24. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Anyone remember when people were doing stuff like this with the Wiimote? :) 10 years ago.

25. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

Parallax effect gets perfected!

27. BullDozer

Posts: 160; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Great demo. It reveals how bottomless money hole iphone is.

28. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Omg ITS amazing. Apple are the best........or that looks like s**t compared to VR on a gear VR....

32. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Oh nice one but for what use is this for everyday life then?

33. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Maybe if someone wants to buy something online then he can see the shape more 3D in this than moving his finger before buying anything. Maybe some games would look more realistic or have better dynamics. It is too early to know whether it will be a cool feature or a gimmick.

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