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If you are looking to making a celebratory theme in your Lenses, Lens Studio provides a template that allows you to do so. In this article, we will look at how you can make such a Lens.

The first thing is to ensure you have installed Lens Studio. Click here to download Lens Studio.

Team Celebrate Controller Settings

Open Lens Studio and search for the Team Celebrate template and open it. In the template, you will see a Team Celebrate Controller [EDIT_ME]. This is where you can customize the different properties that you want to be included in your Lens.

Once you select the…


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Using images in Lens Studio is one of the best ways to make basic and fun Lenses. In this article, we will look at how you can use and add images to your Lenses.

Images are 2D planes that can be added to Lenses. They can be used as resources and attached to the face, screen, and added to 3D scenes.

Adding Resources

Images are added to Lens Studio by adding them as resources in the Resource panel. You can add them in PNG, JPEG, or GIF formats. To add them to the Resources panel, click the + button then + From…


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You have probably come across lenses with makeup and wondered how you would make a Lens with your own look. In this article, you will learn how you can customize makeup features such as Eyeshadow, Lip tint, Mascara, and others to achieve your desired makeup lens.

Let's get started!

We will use the Makeup template and customize makeup properties. To get started, open Lens Studio, search for the makeup template and open it.

Makeup Controller

Once you have opened the makeup template, you will see a number of key items including First face, Second face, and Makeup Controller. The Makeup Controller allows…


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Lens Studio enables you to add visible effects such as Analog Tv, Pixelization, and Color Correction Post Effect which improves the nature of your lenses. The Post Effects are built-in Lens Studio and therefore free to use. In this article, we will look at how you can add Post Effects and Color Correction Effects and how they can be modified to achieve the outcome that you want.

Let's get started!

Post Effects

Open Lens Studio and go to the objects panel, then click on the Add New button and search for Post Effects.

They are quite a number of them including Analog…


Make masks that mimic facial movements and attach objects to the mesh with the help of face mesh.

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Face mesh provides a 3D mesh that mimics the user's facial movements. You can add 3D masks using the face mesh which makes your lenses more interesting. In this article, we will create a mask using the material provided in the asset library. Then, we’ll attach objects to the mesh so that they can move with the user's face movements.

Let's get started!

Adding a Face Mesh

Open Lens Studio and create a new project. On the left upper side, there is an object panel. Click on the + button and select face mesh. This adds a head binding and face mesh.

Now that…


How you can use portrait background segmentation to change your lens background and portrait hair segmentation to change hair texture

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Sometimes you might want to change part of your lenses and replace them with an image or object or even an effect. Segmentation allows you to do that while using segmentation textures. For instance, you can change the background by adding the texture you want or changing the user’s hair by adding color or a texture to it.

Types of segmentation textures include portrait background, portrait hair, portrait shoulder, portrait face, portrait head, sky, and body. We will look at what they do later on in this article.

Let's first look at how you can create a different background and…


Create interactive Lenses by using nodes and logic

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Visual scripting is one of the ways that you can add interactivity to your lenses. It is node-based, enabling you to see the logic as you are creating. You also don't need to write code.

In this article, you will see how responses can be executed when certain events are enabled using node-based visual scripting.

Events and Responses

The events that will be used are the smile started and smile finished events. The responses will be an appearance of text when the user smiles and a second, different text when the user stops smiling. Let's see how to do that with Visual Scripting.


Looking at Tweens in Tween Manager

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Tween Manager is used in making custom animations within Lens Studio. This helps you make your lenses more engaging and captivating. You also don't need to write any code. In this article, you will learn how the different types of tweens works.

Getting Started

To get started, you will need to open Lens Studio and create a new project.

Adding Tween Manager Script

Once you have a new project, go to the Objects panel and search for Helper scripts. Then hover on Helper scripts and click on Tween Manager.


Learn how to get started with Pandas

Pandas is a powerful open-source library that is used in the analysis and manipulation of data. A Pandas DataFrame is a tabular representation of data.

A Pandas DataFrame is similar to an excel spreadsheet.

Now that we have a basic understanding of what Pandas is we will look at how you can start using Pandas DataFrame methods.

Getting started

The first thing you need to do is to install Pandas. After you have had Pandas installed, we will look at Data Frames.

To begin with go to the Jupyter Lab and then we will use this data for this article.

Loading data

Once you…


Learn how to create particles in Lens Studio

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Particles in Lens Studio make your lenses look cool and are fun to create. Lens Studio has a template that comes with a number of particle presets which give you an idea of what particle effects are. These presets can be exported from Lens Studio and used in your project. Let's get started with creating particles and learning how they can be manipulated.

Adding Particle Object

The first thing you need to do is open Lens Studio and click on New Project to open a new project. After opening, head over to the Objects panel and select particles.

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