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New Video Series: Unpacking AR

Watch Spark AR Experts Demo & Discuss Popular AR Creation Topics

By: Spark AR Team
February 10, 2021
Spark AR

New Video Series: Unpacking AR

Watch Spark AR Experts Demo & Discuss Popular AR Creation Topics

By: Spark AR Team
February 10, 2021

Today we’re thrilled to introduce Unpacking AR, this is a new long-form video series where we explore a range of popular AR creation topics, from how to use 2D and 3D objects, to target trackers, music, audio, and more. In each episode, host Dan Moller invites a new Spark AR expert to join him to talk about how they approach these topics, using some of their effects as examples.

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For our first series of interviews, we spoke with six talented AR creators, including Leighton McDonald, Kyo Park, Isabelle Udo, Paige Piskin, Doddz, and Kym Fiala. In each episode, we dig into their Spark AR Studio project files to better understand their creative process, some of the challenges they encountered building their effects, and most importantly, the practical tips and advice they have that might help other AR creators working on similar projects. Here’s a quick breakdown of the topics, creators and effects discussed in this initial series of Unpacking AR interviews:

Episode 1
Using 2D Objects
Dan and Leighton discuss using 2D objects and animations in his effects, including Crwnd, Smokey Eye, and Cyber Shades.

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Episode 2
Using Patch Editor
Dan and Kyo discuss using the Patch Editor to add logic and interactivity to her effects, including Elf Yourself and Strawberry Frog.

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Episode 3
Using Audio
Dan and Isabelle discuss using sounds and building music reactive effects, including Kandinsky in Concert, Medusa and God/dess.

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Episode 4
Using Segmentation
Dan and Paige discuss using hair and background segmentation in her effects, including Lil Cartoon Me, Lil Supernova and Cyber Hair.

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Episode 5
Using Target Trackers
Dan and Doddz discuss using target trackers and optimizing target images for his effects, including Rose, Home Concert and The Gallery.

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Episode 6
Using 3D Objects
Dan and Kym discuss using 3D objects and animations in his effects, including Caterpillar, Paul the Bulldog and Hungry Spider.

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Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced AR creator, we think you’ll find that each episode of Unpacking AR is filled with inspirational stories, expert perspectives and practical advice to help you create a range of AR experiences using the Spark AR platform. Big thanks to all of our guest creators for taking the time to demo and discuss what they’ve learned.

All six episodes of Unpacking AR are available today to watch, and you can subscribe to get updates when new episodes become available. We hope you find this new video series helpful!

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