Have you ever wondered how to create your own Instagram filter? With Spark AR, the possibilities are limitless. Spark AR is a software that allows you to create augmented reality filters for Instagram and Facebook. Here, we will explore the creation of my three published filters – 3D Daddysander, Paperface Happy, and Funny Skeleton.
Creating 3D DaddySander
One of the most popular Spark AR filters, 3D DaddySander, uses augmented reality technology to create a fun 3D environment around the user. This filter is created using Spark AR’s built-in 3D object library and animation tools.
As a beginner, it is best to start with simple 3D models and familiarize yourself with the 3D space. Animations and advanced 3D object creation can come later once you gain more experience.
Creating Paperface Happy
Paperface Happy is a 2D filter that tracks the user’s face and overlays a static image. This filter is created by importing images, positioning them accordingly, and using Spark AR to track the user’s face.
To make filters more interactive, use script-based programming. Try using scripts for cosmetics changes, facial expressions or animations.
Creating Funny Skeleton
Funny Skeleton is a filter that uses augmented reality technology to create a spooky environment around the user. This filter uses a mix of 3D and 2D elements, with 3D objects placed in a 2D space using the transparent background of 3D models.
To create this filter, I use the built-in 3D object library in Spark AR and import their own custom textures or models.
Spark AR is a powerful tool for creating immersive augmented reality experiences for Instagram and Facebook. The possibilities with Spark AR are vast and varied, and the creation process can be as simple or as complex as you like. Start with basic 2D filters and gradually move to 3D filters with animation, that pattern helps in building filters serving basic ideas as well as creative ones. With published filters like 3D Daddysander, Paperface Happy, and Funny Skeleton, the potential for creating exciting new filters is infinite.