My Bug Book recommenations

June 20, 2020
A few people have asked what books I recommend for people interested in entomology, so I thought I'd put together a list. Now I'm not a professional entomologist myself, but it is a pretty serious hobby of mine and I think this is a good list for…

AI powered bingo in Snapchat

June 12, 2020
Yesterday Snap announced a new version of Lens Studio, version 3.0 (Lens Studio is the software that people like me use to make filters for Snapchat). Maybe the most exciting new feature is the addition of machine learning capabilities. One of the…

An Exciting Prius Commercial

June 10, 2020
Toyota ran some Prius commercials a few years ago about some bank robbers using a Prius to evade the police. I was not motivated at all to buy a Prius. Maybe I wasn't their target market? But I do like to think of myself as creative, and sometimes I…

My Definitive Software Guide for AR

December 27, 2019
No one's ever asked what software/resources I use when creating my filters and lenses, but I'm going to tell you anyway. Ready? Let's get started. Final AR Effect For actually creating the effect, I use Lens Studio for Snapchat and Spark AR for…

Face in Video Tracking With Blender

September 03, 2019
This is a quick tutorial on how to export face in video tracking data from Blender for use in Lens Studio. This is not a tutorial on how to use Blender, Python, or Lens Studio. That being said, the script is set up to provide a mostly painless…

Milkshake Breakdown

August 15, 2019
The milkshake lens was made on a whim late one night. Thanks to this commercial, the song "Milkshake" by Kelis was (and probably still is to this day) stuck in my head. I first did a search for milkshake lenses to make sure I wasn't copying someone…

Budget Dancing Hot Dog Breakdown

July 17, 2019
The dancing hot dog. It was before my time as a Snapchat user, but its popularity was such that I had seen it before. One day I was browsing the r/SnapLenses subereddit when I came across this post asking for a poorly drawn, poorly animated dancing…

Welcome

July 11, 2019
I finished my website redesign! Originally I was focusing on making 3D models for Facebook posts, but then Facebook decided to discontinue 3D models in posts. So now I'm focusing on Snapchat lenses! I am planning on providing brief breakdowns of each…