Domestika Basics 6 courses

Introduction to Spark AR

By Paul Brown
Digital Artist. Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico.
Joined August 2016
, Digital Artist

Learn from scratch how to use the software to professionally create your own interactive augmented reality filters for Instagram and Facebook

  • Domestika Basics 6 courses Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (23)
  • 1875 students
Introduction to Spark AR

Learn from scratch how to use the software to professionally create your own interactive augmented reality filters for Instagram and Facebook


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (23)
  • 1875 students
  • 6 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 56 Lessons (12h 47m)
  • 10 downloads
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
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Domestika Basics · 6 courses included

Can you imagine being able to create your own augmented reality filters and instantly use them on Instagram and Facebook? Spark AR Studio software is ideal for getting started, allowing you to create them in a simple and intuitive way. Through some basic exercises, Paul Brown, 3D generalist and augmented reality specialist, shows you what the software is capable of and teaches you the entire process of creating and publishing your first interactive filter.

In his first Domestika course, Augmented Reality Filters for Instagram and Facebook, Paul gave you an introduction to the subject. Now, in this Domestika Basics, delve deeper and become a Spark AR Studio master.

Start by getting to know Spark AR, including its interface, menus, and libraries. Discover the basics and how to start planning your AR project.

In the second course, explore the different 2D and 3D elements that make up a scene, such as space and lighting. Use LUTs to create color and mood effects, review the 3D particle system, and get started in the Patch Editor.

Discover the scope of trackers and their capabilities in the third course, where you dive into the creation of portals and learn how to use occlusion geometry.

The fourth course teaches the basic concepts of people tracking (hand tracking and the different aspects of facial tracking), including how to use segmentation. Then it’s time to apply digital makeup and go into skin smoothing.

Interactivity is the central theme of the fifth course. Explore the most common patches to add animation, sounds, or instructions. Learn how to create a Native UI (picker or slider) to control your effects.

Finish this Domestika Basics by seeing how to optimize your filter and the necessary requirements for publishing it. Paul concludes by giving you some final recommendations for becoming an advanced user of Spark AR Studio.

Technical requirements

    ⦁ A computer capable of running Spark AR and a smartphone for testing purposes. To find out if your computer is compatible with the program, check the minimum requirements on Spark AR's official website.
    ⦁ Spark AR Studio (you can download it online for free)
    ⦁ Basic knowledge of 3D for object modeling
    ⦁ Knowledge of creating and editing 2D images using programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Procreate.


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Paul Brown

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Digital Artist

Paul Brown is a freelance 3D generalist who creates motion graphics, medical and scientific animations, and augmented reality filters. He trained as a graphic designer at UNAM (Mexico), and specializes in creative code for animation. He is passionate about exploring the fields of virtual reality and augmented reality. His career started in advertising agencies, where he created corporate videos, stands, graphic identities, POP and architectural visualizations, and characters for advertising campaigns. He has collaborated with brands like American Express, DIAGEO (Guinness, Johnny Walker, Ciroq, etc.), Sauza, and Helvex, among others.

For several years, he has worked as a freelancer for different international brands and agencies, developing motion graphics, TV graphic packages, augmented reality filters, 3D models and animations, as well asnd medical and scientific visualizations.


Contents

Course 1: Introduction to Spark AR

  • U1

    Presentation

    • Presentation
  • U2

    Types of AR Tracking

    • Types of AR Tracking
  • U3

    Software Installation

    • Software Installation
  • U4

    Walk through the interface

    • Tour of the 1 interface
    • Walk through the 2 interface
  • U5

    AR project planning

    • AR project planning
  • U6

    Practice: Create an AR project

    • Practice: Create an AR project

Course 2: Create a Scene

  • U1

    Create a scene

    • Elements that make up a scene 1
    • Elements that make up a 2 scene
  • U2

    2D elements

    • 2D elements
  • U3

    3D elements

    • 3D Elements P1
    • 3D Elements P2
  • U4

    materials

    • Materials 1
    • Materials 2
    • 3 Materials
    • 4 Materials
    • 5 materials
  • U5

    Lighting and LUTs

    • Lighting and LUTs 1
    • Lighting and LUTs 2
    • Lighting and LUTs 3
  • U6

    Particles

    • Particles
    • Particles 2
  • U7

    Basic patch editor and actions

    • Basic patch editor and actions 1
    • Basic patch editor and actions 2
    • Basic patch editor and actions 3
  • U8

    Practice: Create a basic effect using LUTs and Patches

    • Practice: Create a basic effect using LUTs and Patches

Course 3: Tracking of Planes and Images

  • U1

    Tracking of Plans and Images

    • Place virtual objects in the real world
  • U2

    Trackers

    • Trackers
  • U3

    Portals and Occlusion

    • Portals and Occlusion 1
    • Portals and Occlusion 2
  • U4

    Practice: Create an effect using an image or plan track

    • Practice: Create an effect using an image or plan track

Course 4: People Tracking

  • U1

    Introduction to people tracking

    • Introduction to People Tracking.
  • U2

    Make up Digital and Smoothing

    • Make up Digital and Smoothing
  • U3

    Deformations

    • Deformations
  • U4

    Segmentation and Occlusion

    • Segmentation and Occlusion
    • Segmentation and Occlusion 2
  • U5

    Transfer of movements to objects

    • Transfer of movements to objects
    • Transfer of movements to objects 2
  • U6

    Practice: Make a filter using elements, occlusion and / or segmentation

    • Practice: Make a filter using elements, occlusion and / or segmentation

Course 5: Interactivity

  • U1

    Introduction to interactivity in Spark AR

    • Introduction to interactivity in Spark AR
    • Introduction to interactivity in Spark AR 2
  • U2

    Animation

    • Animation
    • Animation 2
    • Animation 3
  • U3

    Sound

    • Sound
    • Sound 2
  • U4

    Reusable Blocks and Patches

    • Reusable Blocks and Patches
    • Reusable Blocks and Patches 2
  • U5

    Instructions

    • Instructions
  • U6

    Native UI-Picker & Slider

    • Native UI-Picker & Slider
  • U7

    Practice: Add animation, sound, and instructions to your filter

    • Practice: Add animation, sound, and instructions to your filter

Curso 6: Publication

  • U1

    Items for Publication

    • Items for publication
  • U2

    Optimization and Testing

    • Optimization and Testing
  • U3

    The Spark AR HUB and approval process

    • The Spark AR HUB and approval process
  • U4

    Final recommendations

    • Final recommendations
  • U5

    Practice: Optimize and publish your first filter!

    • Practice: Optimize and publish your first filter!

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Introduction to Spark AR. A 3D, and Animation course by Paul Brown

Introduction to Spark AR

By Paul Brown
Digital Artist. Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico.
Joined August 2016
  • 100% Positive reviews (23)
  • 1875 students