New Zealand Forest (3D modeling, Snapchat)

A Snapchat lens I made, creating a portal to a magical forest in New Zealand. I made all the assets (except for the rock) in Blender, and used Lens Studio to assemble everything. All the trees were modelled by me and based off of real trees native to New Zealand: a cabbage tree, nikau palm, manuka tree and tree fern. A kakapo (a rare parrot found only in New Zealand) sits on the entrance, and a sign informs the user about it.

During lockdown it is impossible for most people to travel, and often even the museums and zoos are shut. I believe that AR offers people a chance to discover the natural world without leaving their homes.

A video of the lens in action:

To try out the lens yourself, scan this Snap code with Snapchat: