Meet Bellus3D Face Camera Pro

Bellus3D Face Camera Pro is an easy-to-use, high-quality, and affordable 3D face scanning camera for mobile devices. The Face Camera Pro is designed for self-scanning. Simply attach the Face Camera Pro to a smartphone or a tablet, turn your head from left to right, and start creating amazingly realistic 3D face models in seconds. You are ready to share your virtual self with others, be a star in your favorite games, or get an accurate 3D print of your head.

Fast and High Quality

Bellus3D Face Camera Pro combines two proprietary state-of-the-art technologies that measure 500,000 3D points on your face to create a high-resolution and accurate face model in seconds. The scanned model can further be used to fit a statistical face model for face recognition, analysis, and animation.

DepthShape™ reconstructs 3D shape using an infrared structured-light depth camera designed for close range scanning at up to 0.4mm resolution with submillimeter accuracy.

PhotoShape™ leverages mobile device’s high-resolution front-facing camera to capture face details such as skin pores and wrinkles. An optional LED ring light ensures your face is captured with perfect lighting and color every time.

DepthShape & PhotoShape
3D face model example

A 3D face model example created with Bellus3D Face Camera Pro

Scanned fitted model example

A scanned model is used to fit a statistical face model for face recognition and animation

3D Face Applications

Many applications can benefit from having high-resolution 3D face models. Please tell us your application and we will work with you to realize it.

Bellus3D Partner Showcase

3D Virtual Makeup

Apply digital makeup to your 3D face model for a realistic simulation of the makeup effect without the time and mess associated with normal trial-and-error. Inspect your makeup from different angles and under different lighting.

Custom 3D Game/VR Character

Use your own face to customize a character in your favorite game or VR world.

3D Printing

Bellus3D Face Camera Pro output is ready for printing with a 3D printer or a printing service. It is the easiest way to get a high-quality 3D print of your face.

Bellus3D Print Example

Virtual Try-on

Our accurate 3D face models let you virtually try on eyewears and wigs, not only for the look but also for the fit. You can get precise measurements based on your own 3D face data.

Dentistry / Orthodontics

Integration of Bellus3D Face Camera Pro into a comprehensive dental solution.

3D Facial Recognition

Increase the recognition accuracy with 3D face models independent of the illumination or the camera angle. Please see our recent announcement on 3D face recognition.

Product FAQ

How does Bellus3D Face Camera Pro work?

The Bellus3D Face Camera Pro™ is an add-on camera to a mobile device designed for high-resolution 3D face scanning. It works with the mobile device's front-facing camera to scan your face in about 15 seconds while you turn your head from left to right. The scanned data is processed on the device in seconds to generate a 3D face mesh. The output is a standard 3D file with a high-resolution color texture map that can be sent to a 3D printer or printing service, uploaded to a 3D site such as Sketchfab, or imported to a 3D system for rendering or processing.

What are the applications of the Face Camera Pro?

The Face Camera Pro measures 500,000 3D face points and generates a face mesh with up to 1 million triangles. It also generates a color texture map with up to 4K (image width) resolution. Many applications can benefit from having access to such a high-resolution 3D face model. Some examples include virtual try-on, medical/cosmetic surgery, virtual makeup, game character customization, 3D facial recognition, and 3D printing.

What is the technology behind the Face Camera Pro?

Bellus3D has developed state-of-the-art 3D face scanning technology optimized to run on mobile devices. The Face Camera Pro uses two infrared laser projectors to project many tiny invisible dots on your face, and 4 sensors (3 in the camera and 1 from the mobile device host) to simultaneously capture hundreds of high-resolution infrared and color images of your face from different angles. These images are registered and fused using our proprietary software running on the mobile device to create a full-color 3D face model. Unlike other 3D scanners, the Face Camera Pro is specifically designed for close range high-resolution scanning (from 20cm) and works with most mobile device cameras. By incorporating an external color camera in our scanning, the output quality can be improved with a better external color camera and lighting. The 3D scanning can also be done in total darkness if color is not required as the Face Camera Pro emits infrared light during scanning.

What devices are supported by the Face Camera Pro?

The Face Camera Pro requires a high-resolution front-facing color camera (8MP or up recommended), a fast multi-core processor with 3GB of RAM, and USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. At this time, we have tested with the following tablets:

  • Android (via End User Andorid App and SDK):
    • Huawei MediaPad M3 (Android 6 or 7)
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (Android 6 or 7)
    • Samsung Galaxy S7, S7+, S8 and S8+ (Android 6 or 7)
    • Huawei Honor 8 (Android 6 or 7)
    • Motorola Moto Z (Android 6 or 7)
    • Other devices MAY work, but have not been tested.
    • Android 8 is not supported yet.
    • Current release does not support armv7a platform.

  • Windows OS 10 (Support only via SDK):
    • Microsoft Surface Pro
    • Alienware
    • Some Dell Laptops

We are keeping an up to date list of supported devices on our website. Please check there for up to date news. We also recently announced our Windows SDK and will be making announcements of our support of Windows devices. iOS devices are not currently supported.

What is the output format and file size of the Face Camera Pro?

The Face Camera Pro generates an OBJ file with MTL and JPG texture map. The OBJ file can be easily converted to other 3D file formats, such as PLY or STL, using third party apps. A full scan without any reduction in size can contain 1 million triangles. The output file size and the number of triangles can be controlled by the user. A standard resolution output with 60,000 triangles and a 2K (width) color texture map is about 6 MB. A high-resolution output file with about 250,000 triangles and a 4K texture map is about 24 MB. Addition information, such as normal or depth map, is also available.

When will the Face Camera Pro be available and what's the cost?

The Face Camera Pro is currently in production and available to order on our website. The retail price is $499.00.

How do I develop applications for the Face Camera Pro?

To develop applications for the Bellus3D Face Camera Pro you need to become a registered Bellus3D Developer. If you are interested in joining the developer program, please fill out our developer enrollment form.

Can I embed the Face Camera Pro in my own device?

The production version of the Face Camera Pro with the case is 100mm x 26mm x 13mm (w, h, d) in size and has a USB cable with a Type-C connector. Please contact us for more details.