Tastes Like Burning: An Example of ARKit and iOS Particle Systems

Derek Andre Development Technologies, Mobile Leave a Comment

We have reached a peak in computer science: I can make fire come out of my face. Apple has made it simple with an iPhone X to track a user’s face and use a particle systems file to add special effects.

In this post, I will demonstrate how to “breathe fire” using Xcode 9.4.1, Swift 4.1.2, and iOS 11.4.1 on my iPhone X. For this tutorial, you will need a physical device with a TrueDepth camera. The completed project is available on GitHub.

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A lot of iOS tutorials start off with creating a Single View Application. That can get boring. Luckily in this article….

In Your Face! Figuring Out Apple’s Face Detection API

Derek Andre Development Technologies, Mobile, Tutorial 3 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 7 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.I am making a native iOS app that has face detection. Apple has an awesome image detection API that can find faces, barcodes, and even rectangular shapes in images or video frames. …