Facebook’s Portal video calling device is getting a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hybrid that lets you and up to three friends dress up as characters from the play utilizing expanded reality technology.
Here’s the means by which you can utilize it’s anything but, a Facebook blog:
Anyone can initiate the experience by tapping “Curtain Call” in the effects tray on Portal. You can then select one of three locations from the menu to visit: Hogwarts Great Hall, the Ministry of Magic or the Edge of the Forbidden Forest. When the lights come up, each person on the call will embody a character from the show with a unique spell, which is assigned randomly. Simply nod your head or tap the screen to cast it and watch as your friends marvel at the magic.
The AR masks that transform you into a character, which are controlled by Facebook’s Spark AR innovation, will likewise coordinate with your skin tone. “Callers can fully embody the characters thanks to real-time skin sampling that matches the 3D character to your unique skin tone before converting it into an AR mask for seamless integration,” Facebook says in its blog.
The feature works with Portal-to-Portal video calls for clients in the US and UK. What’s more, on the off chance that you don’t have a Portal gadget, “fans on Instagram and Facebook can still interact with the AR masks via each app’s camera and share video and photos via Stories,” as per the organization.
Facebook has been ramping up its augmented reality efforts; it reported last September that makers would have the option to make AR impacts for Messenger and Portal in 2021. The organization is likewise investing heavily in AR and VR gadgets, with almost 10,000 representatives apparently working in its Reality Labs division.