Creativity

Learning AR: Using Segmentation in AR Effects

Transport people to new places and environments using background segmentation

By: Spark AR Team
December 5, 2019
Creativity

Learning AR: Using Segmentation in AR Effects

Transport people to new places and environments using background segmentation

By: Spark AR Team
December 5, 2019

As part of our ongoing AR Learning series, today we’re exploring the use of segmentation in AR effects. Segmentation is frequently used to separate what you see in the foreground from what you see in the background.

For example, a person or object is typically in the foreground as the subject, while the background or context is the space or the environment you choose to put them in.

Segmentation opens up a wide range of creative possibilities, especially since you can import custom background textures, allowing you to transport your subjects into near endless contexts. You can even play with the boundaries between these two focal points. Here’s a few quick examples of effects using segmentation:

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From left to right: GoodVibes from @danmollervfx; Optical Camo from @mikemanhworks; Street Art from @chrispelk

Segmentation gives you the freedom to create fun, realistic and original AR effects with any texture you like. If you’re a new creator, an easy way to get started with segmentation is to use our new templates feature, which includes a background template. Additionally, you can use our segmentation guide or watch our latest segmentation video tutorial:

Using Segmentation and the Camera Texture

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