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How to create an AR Emoji with the Samsung Galaxy S9

From the problem to the idea to the solution: this is how the AR Emoji have been developed in Samsung

Samsung wanted to explain the ideas that led to the creation of AR Emoji for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. In the first place, they realized something obvious: multimedia is today a fundamental part of communication. This includes not only gifs, music and videos, but also the emoticons. However, despite the fact that they believe that they add color, they declared them insufficient due to the lack of personality.

If that was the problem, What was the goal? To express ourselves, nothing like using ourselves: we had to create a digital avatar that could express more and better. The idea It was then to use the camera of the Galaxy S9 to create a digital, unique and fun version of each person. The solution It came using the facial recognition technology of these devices. First a 3D render is created and then data is extracted from the 2D image. This is coupled with face tracking technology to detect expressions and replicate them. Finally, a technology is added to mix expressions and expand the available range.

How to create your own AR Emoji with the Samsung Galaxy S9

Along with all these explanations about the development of AR Emoji, Samsung He has also attached a tutorial on how to create your own using the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S9 or its Plus version.

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The process is very simple. Open the app camera and select in the menu at the top the category of AR Emoji. Below then a blue button should appear with the text Create my emoji. Press it and take a photo with your face inside the indicated circle. Wait for the data processing to complete and that’s it.

From there, you can use your AR Emoji to communicate through messaging applications, using a range of 18 expressions that will gradually increase until 54. You can use them as gifs, still images or videos using your voice, depending on what you prefer and need at all times. The last rumors they even talk about video calls using these avatars.