Spark AR: Customizable Beanie with Shading, Render Pass Segmentation, and Physics

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Aug 26, 2021, 9:00 – 11:00 PM

About this event

Sign up now for the global Spark AR Creator Day Boston Workshop and get inspired to design, build and publish augmented reality effects on Facebook and Instagram! Join an interactive, two-hour virtual workshop, where an expert creator will walk you through how to publish an immersive Spark AR effect and answer your questions. You'll have the opportunity to ideate, create and showcase your own effects on the Instagram platform.

Spark AR Creator Days are short, virtual workshops, led by AR experts designed to inspire and challenge creative professionals and AR enthusiasts how to design, build and publish AR effects using Facebook’s Spark AR platform.

As a participant, you’ll have access to individual and small group coaching, plus helpful resources to help move your own AR ideas from concept to completion. Space is limited, sign up today! Please join the Spark AR Creator Days Facebook Community to get direct feedback from our speakers!

The Spark AR Workshop: Design a Customizable Beanie Using Shading, Render Pass Segmentation, and Physics

Sign up to join Nelson Schmidt, AR Director @ Lightfarm Studios and his incredible team of AR Artists for their signature 'Beanie Effect Workshop'!

The Lightfarm Studios AR team will be sharing the most effective ways to achieve great realistic and customizable looks for 3D assets using PBR material and baked texture maps! Using Spark's Neck Decoration Template, Nelson and his team will go over their process to combine Person Segmentation and Scene Render Passes to better integrate 3D objects to the user's head. For the final touch, they will show you how to add Color LUTs and Physics using the Patch Editor. At the end of this hands-on workshop, you'll be able to publish your uniquely customized Beanie Effect, with a more advanced touch!

You'll have the opportunity to be mentored by the award-winning Lightfarm Studios team:

  • Nelson Schmidt - AR Director
  • Vivi Adade - AR Coordinator
  • Beatriz Yuassa - AR Artist
  • Vinicius Imbimbo - AR Artist
  • Mex G.M. - AR Artist

Pre-workshop Requirements

RESOURCES: Please download the Project Assets Pack for the workshop before joining the virtual event: Link will be updated pre-workshop!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: to fully participate in this workshop, here are the tools you'll need besides a Facebook account:

Post-Workshop Showcase

Please join the Spark AR Creator Days Facebook Group to share your new Instagram effects created during the workshop and get more feedback!

Workshop Agenda

  • Event kick-off and intros (15 min)
  • Guest Speakers AR Journey (15 min)
  • Spark AR Demo & Tutorial (30 min)
  • Design Jam Kick-off and Creator Pods in Breakout Rooms (40 min)
  • Publish Spark AR Effects and Showcase Your New Instagram Effect (20 min)

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.

Event Partners: Lightfarm Studios Brazil 

In 2010, Lightfarm was opened in Auckland, New Zealand. In a short time, the studio gained worldwide notoriety and opened branches in Australia, Singapore, and Brazil, where our largest studio is now located, in Rio de Janeiro. In 2020, Lightfarm opened another new studio in São Paulo, focused mainly on new technologies, specializing in XR (AR and VR).

Lightfarm is a multi-award-winning visual arts production house recognized by Cannes and winner of the LIA Grand Prix. Delivering stress-free creative solutions on time and on budget, we build and produce everything, from ultra-realistic CGI images and videos to AR filters and VR applications. Our core values are good service, efficiency, and artistic quality.

We understand that working with advertising can be stressful. However, we believe that our healthy culture, combined with an agile workflow method, allows us to present speed and efficiency in simple or too complex projects. Thus, we can work in direct partnership with agencies and clients, sharing each step of the process transparently.

Our studio is unlike any other. Our team is made of a diverse group of really passionate artists – so much that every spare time becomes a good chance to create new ideas and inspire others while we get inspired by our surroundings.

We’re a mix of craziness + creativity + professionalism.

And we are very proud to be just like that! 🐙👽

Event Host: Facebook Developer Circles Boston

Facebook Developer Circles are communities of innovators, where experienced developers receive free opportunities to strengthen their expertise in Facebook products. Take part in online discussions and attend local meet-ups by joining one of hundreds of circles around the globe.

To join the Facebook Developer Circles Boston community, you can request an invite here.


  • Nelson Schmidt

    Lightfarm Studios Brasil

    Creative and AR Director


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