New MSQRD iOS App becomes Number One in App Store

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With this app you can quickly apply the effects and send over an image or video where you are literally appearing as a dog, snout and all. Or, you can be creepier and turn yourself into a skeleton. Try for yourself!

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At times, it seems that every single mobile user is addicted to selfies, but how do they make them stand out among so many? Well, now there is an app for the iOS called MSQRD that assists you in making your selfies stand out.

MSQRD is a fascinating app created by Masquerade Technologies Inc. that allows you to take your videos or images and edit them. Want to make it look like you are crying? No problem, you can morph your face with a dog’s or even anime eyes, if you want. If you’re really into Minecraft, you can convert yourself into Steve as well.

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Now, if you are thinking at this point that there are already many apps that allow you to do these things, well, you are correct. However, this app offers a unique approach, as you can also add the effects to videos, and not just images. The technology auto-aligns with your face, even in motion.

No longer will you have to paint yourself like a dog or something else, which either looks horrible or takes a long time. Now, you will be able to quickly apply the effects and send over an image or video where you are literally appearing as a dog, snout and all. Or, you can be creepier and turn yourself into a skeleton.

How does it work?

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We knew you would eventually be asking yourself how it can be done, and the answer is 3D face tracking technology. It is designed to track all sorts of reference points on the face. It literally looks like a bad connect the dot activity (similar to what you may see on a movie set). Then, the movement is mapped, and the 3D model of your facial movements is created.

Basically, it is a simpler version of the technology used in movie making, such as in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, that brought the character Gollum to live. As though the app alone is not enough, the price makes it even better, because it is free.

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You read correctly, Masquerade Technologies Inc. created the free app as a marketing ploy to bring attention to their major product, the professional version of the face tracking development kit and software.

Not only do you get to use this really neat and creative technology, you do not have to pay for it, unless you decide to upgrade to the pro version. Your friends will find what you can do interesting, and sometimes scary. The only downside is that it is only available on iOS, and there is currently no Android application.

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