Camera Kit Compatibility

If you are a Camera Kit developer please review the Lens Studio compatibility table to ensure your Lens will work in your application.

Release Notes


If you’re reading this, we 💛  you. We hope you love this version as much as we do! It’s been a pleasure building Lens Studio 5.0 with all of you. Thank you for everything!

The Big Little Things
  • New home page for project management! You can start a project for Snapchat, Camera Kit, or Spectacles with just 1 click.

  • Improved version control-friendly project formats

  • You can now see Tags of the Month within Lens Studio and My Lenses, which provide you inspiration on what to build next.

  • Enhancements to our current Bitmoji capabilities within the Friends API. You can now use any pose from the Bitmoji Sticker Library.

  • Multiple windows support

  • Multiple device simulation

  • History panel

  • Pinnable inspector (and panels in general)

  • Improved prefabs support. Users can now double click on prefabs to view them in the scene hierarchy and editor.

  • Dynamic Asset Preview

  • A new “Add New” button and organization of assets to help you get started more quickly!

  • Project in-place auto-save

  • ML models compression support

  • Inspector panel now supports component reordering by drag and drop. This helps provide easier control on ordering of script execution on a single scene object.  

  • VFX comes with several improvements under the hood, including batching which can significantly improve workflow and performance.

  • Support of multiselect for Face Liquify

  • Node and Subgraph improvements in VFX and Material Graph:

  • New: Depth Distance Fade, Get Object Transform, Normalize to AABB, Polar Coordinates, Vertex ID

  • Improved: Discard, new size mode (Normalize to AABB) for all VFX Size subgraphs, greatly improved noise calculations (Random Noise, Code Node system.getRandomFloat/Vec, and Particle Random)

  • Application switching no longer freezes Lens Studio

  • Fixed Asset Library Report button

  • Fixed issue when text blend mode does not allow non-black solid colors for transparent mode

  • Fixed issue when compression setting were not saved for LSO,GLTF reimport

  • Texture property for Text component has been fixed

  • Fixed issue with VFX component on hardware with AMD GPU

Known Issues
  • Script Graph is largely not functional. Graphs will not execute in the scene or in published lenses. Most nodes are not addable.

  • Removing AnimationClips from AnimationPlayer via script doesn’t work correctly in Snapchat 12.90-12.91 or Lens Studio 5.0.14

  • BlendShape animation via AnimationPlayer will ignore the weight of AnimationClip in Snapchat 12.90-12.91 and Lens Studio 5.0.14

  • Typescript files exported as custom components, will have compilation issues when imported back into Lens Studio. 

  • See more in the Migration Guide.

System Requirements

Operating System

Windows 10 (64 bit); MacOS 10.15+


Minimum of Intel Core i3 2.5Ghz or AMD FX 4300 2.6Ghz or Apple M1 with 4 GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics 5000 / Nvidia GeForce 760 / AMD Radeon HD 5570 or better; screen resolution of 1280x768 or higher

Please make sure that you have the latest driver for your specific graphics card installed

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