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3DefineMe Exhibiting at SILMO Paris 2015

We will participate in the SILMO Paris Optical Fair held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre between 25th and 29th September 2015.

At the exhibition, we will present the new version of 3DefineMe, our 3D virtual glasses try-on mobile app. In the meantime, we are developing new features and working on our facial modelling technology to provide an improved version of our solution for an enhanced user experience.

Visit us in Hall 6 at Stand H 125, enjoy the engaging interactive augmented reality experience and learn more about how our app can be tailored to your business needs.

Until then, for more information and to get 3DefineMe customized for your company, please contact us.

Written by Péter Torma

Published: 6 August 2015

3DefineMe in the App Store on iTunes

The iOS version of 3DefineMe has been available for download from the App Store on iTunes since the end of May. The main features of our virtual eyewear try-on solution:

  • Automatic capture
  • The 3D models of faces can be turned around.
  • The glasses and sunglasses tried on virtually can be viewed from different angles.
  • Glasses are scaled to the face models of users and their position can be further adjusted manually.
  • Favourite snapshots can be shared on social networks.

Our app requires iOS 8.0 or later and is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

We are really interested in your opinion, so please drop us a line and help us build an app that makes shopping glasses online more fun.

Written by Péter Torma

Published: 01 June 2015

3DefineMe in Japan at DENSO MURAN

One of the many possible uses of our Mirror Stereo technology was introduced to the public at the DENSO MURAN Idea Contest at the beginning of November. The contest is a biennial event held at DENSO Corporation Headquarters in Japan with the aim of developing the creativity of the company’s associates through conceptualising potential innovations. As we learnt, the word ‘Muran’ comes from two Japanese words ‘dream’ and ‘egg’, as ‘the egg symbolizes the conception of a new idea, eventual development and unpredictable nature’. MURAN is one of the biggest events of DENSO Group attracting 17,000 visitors this year. The winner of the contest chosen by the DENSO MURAN Committee was awarded 1,000,000 JPY.

Our technology was used in the invention called ‘Mask Club’ by a Hungarian DENSO associate, Karoly Gorbe. His idea is based on his observation that Japanese people wear sanitary/surgical masks in public for many reasons, but while having a mask on, the face is almost unrecognisable. So he decided to create personalised sanitary masks with the users’ own photos printed on them. We entered into partnership this summer to help him develop a solution to take stereoscopic photos and then generate 3D models of the faces. After customising our 3DefineMe app as a result of a joint effort, Karoly was able to render the 3D face models to fit the size of sanitary masks. He created a special printing method and even made his very own printing machine so the 3D face models could be printed on the masks (which is actually quite a challenge). Users can add funny features to their photos (e.g. beard, moustache) before printing the masks.

Karoly’s invention was a great success among the visitors of the event and many of them were really interested in our app itself. As a result of this special cooperation, we received a great deal of useful feedback on our technology that we can use to further develop the accuracy of our face modelling.

Written by Péter Torma

Published: 26 November 2014

Development of our Mirror Stereo Technology

The development of the technology used in our app goes on, we are already working on the next version of 3DefineMe. We are pretty satisfied with our stereo calibration technology, but our face modelling needs to be further enhanced by using state-of–the-art facial landmark point estimation (e.g. this article). We firmly believe that with this new technology our application will be even more suitable for supporting real-life applications where finding accurate facial matches with height is critical.

The new facial modelling engine is expected to arrive in a few months. Stay tuned.

Written by Péter Torma

Published: 24 October 2014