Not having the same experience as other users. The minute I activate AR mode, the camera goes almost completely dark to where I can barely see anything. It's like it turns the exposure down. No problems in normal camera mode. Makes this feature unusable for me. UPDATE: Now that I tried it in the day time in brighter light, it works fine. Doesn't seem to work I'm low light I guess.
This is going to stay at 1 star regardless of whether the app is any good. It is the most complicated app to install that I have ever seen on any phone. No hyperbole there. It has no instructions. And it has dependencies on other apps from Google that you have to manually install yourself as well before it will even work. Good luck. You will need it.
Definitely a fun feature to play with, and the interactions between the characters are cool. For just a phone camera feature it's quite impressive, but you would think they could make it detect multiple surfaces and use the foreground ones to clip the model for slightly more realism. The only negative is that it eats your battery like crazy.
These are very cool and for the most part work really well. There aren't a huge amount to chose from just yet but hopefully more will be added. It would be nice to see object occlusion added in the future, too. But as it stands there is something very special about having R2D2 in your living room next to a demigorgon.
For me (Google Pixel, 2016) it has a hard time detecting planes to put the stickers on. I'll drag one and then it won't land on the ground but somehow be up in the air. Only works like 30% of the time. When it does it's really cool though. Just wonder why Snapchat can make the placement so simple but Google can't figure it out.
This is great AR integration with the existing Google Camera. It's depth and surface perception is excellent as is the implementation of shadows. Individual characters seem to be able lightly interact with other characters of the same bundle. All this needs are periodical updates for photo-realistic stickers through partnerships like the Star Wars bundle. The Stranger Things one is pretty cool to.
Initial app listing. Have fun!