Snapchat’s latest effect lets you draw in AR

Snapchat is introducing a new 3D Paint feature that lets you draw in augmented reality. You can use it to draw on your own face using your phone’s front-facing camera, and it’ll also work with your rear-facing camera to let you to draw on objects in the environment. One video produced by Snap shows the feature being used to draw a pair of eyes and a mustache on the front of a van.

The feature is available through a “Create” button in the AR Bar. You’ll have to be patient if you’re an Android user, unfortunately. Snap only expects to bring 3D Paint to Google-powered devices sometime in the “coming months,” so you’ll have to make do with the usual filters and other eye candy in the near future.

If you want to give the feature a go yourself, then Snapchat’s 3D Paint is rolling out starting today. You’ll be able to find the feature within the Create section of the iOS app’s AR Bar. Unfortunately, the feature isn’t available on Android at launch, but Snapchat says that it will be coming to the platform in the coming months.

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