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Spark AR Workshop - REMIX REALITY

Taught by Lianne Tokey sponsored by Spark AR by Facebook
Get inspired to create augmented reality effects on Facebook and Instagram as part of this workshop! You’re invited to join an interactive, 3-hour virtual workshop with Lianne Tokey of Spark AR, where you’ll learn how to publish an immersive effect and enjoy an engaging Q&A session. Students will create, show off and share their very own Instagram effects.

Sponsored by Spark AR by Facebook

Spark AR by Facebook

Free workshop thanks to our sponsors, Spark AR by Facebook

New tools and technologies are transforming the way we create. Using Augmented Reality, we can view our physical reality differently as social media platforms are including AR features in their products. Wearables and mobile devices add a new visual layer to the world we see around us.

Join AR expert, Lianne Tokey, as she shares her journey as an independent freelance illustrator to becoming a Program Manager for Facebook’s AR ecosystem. During her presentation, she will discuss her process and transition from 2D/3D ideation to creating immersive experiences. She will also walk you through Spark AR Studio, the tool used to build effects for Instagram and Facebook, and show you how easy it is to use!

In this three-hour free interactive workshop, Lianne will also cover her workflow, from best practices when creating art elements, to layout considerations when designing for immersive space. She will show you how to add looping animations that play out sequentially by using the animation patches in the patch editor. Lianne will also share her go-to list of easy-to-add visual elements in Spark that can be applied to any effect to add that extra detail to take your Spark AR effects to the next level!

Plus, there will be a panel discussion about ideation for immersive experiences, and panelists will dig into the capabilities available in Spark AR, as well as limitations. You don't want to miss this!

What You’ll Need

To fully participate in this workshop, here are the tools you'll need besides a Facebook account. Your FB account is used to sign in to Spark AR Studio, and to publish your effects.

What You'll Learn

  • The present and future of Augmented Reality in our daily lives
  • AR Opportunities for Artists
  • Creating an immersive AR experience by translating existing artwork
  • Building effects for Instagram and Facebook with Spark AR Studio
  • How to create your first effect - a step-by-step guided process
  • Learning resources and support for continuing the Creator journey

Lianne Tokey is the Spark AR Program Manager at Facebook and a digital media artist specializing in creating effects for the Instagram camera. Her background is in Fine Art from the University of Toronto, and she has extensive experience working as a Graphic Designer with Fortune 500 companies. After creating Facebook Frames for profile photos used billions of times, she was accepted into the Instagram Effects Beta program. She now builds AR experiences for Instagram.

Lianne is an artist and creator whose 2D work in illustration and design has been successfully translated into immersive AR. As a passionate advocate of the current opportunities in this space, she has made it her mission to show creatives how they can easily use the tools readily available to build for AR.

Tomás Pietravallo

Tomás Pietravallo is a self taught AR developer from Argentina, with almost two years of experience developing in Spark AR Studio.

After starting from scratch, he has now become one of the most active members of the community, and has worked with some of the top studios and creators in the space.

He has come to be known for creating highly complex shaders and scripts, as well as for helping other creators, big and small, with the problems they face.

Isabelle Udo

Isabelle Udo is an AR artist from the Netherlands. She is the founder and creative director of videOrbit Studio, an interactive design studio based in Amsterdam.

She is mostly known for her innovative use of organic materials, vibrant colors and emotive sound which she uses to create immersive AR experiences. She works cross-disciplinary to create interactive experiences perfectly balanced between Art, Design, Fashion and Technology.

About Spark AR

Spark AR is the largest platform for mobile augmented reality. Over 400,000 creators from 190 countries use Facebook’s AR creation software, Spark AR Studio, to ideate, design, and build AR experiences. And Spark AR Hub, to publish and track the performance of AR effects across the Facebook Family of Apps and devices.

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Sponsored by Spark AR by Facebook

Spark AR by Facebook

Free workshop thanks to our sponsors, Spark AR by Facebook


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Our Dribbble Workshop session with Spark AR takes place on October 13, 2021. The session begin at 9:00AM (PST).

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