Spark AR Workshop: Procedural Animations

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Jun 30, 2021, 10:00 PM – Jul 1, 2021, 12:00 AM

About this event

Sign up now for the Spark AR Creator Day North America (Creators, Designers, and Developers can join from everyone in the world!) 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! Our guest speaker, Lianne Tokey will be demo-ing how you can take static images, bring them to life with procedural animation in the Spark AR patch editor! It doesn't matter what your experience level is, there's always something you can take away, whether we're talking about design best practices or learning to up-level your AR skills by learning more about the Spark AR Patch editor! 

The Spark AR Workshop:

Lianne Tokey, Digital Artist, Spark AR Official Partner, and the founder of Motionography is excited to share a complete walk through on how to use procedural animations in your Spark AR effect to bring static elements to life in your scene. In this workshop, Lianne will 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!

Pre-workshop Requirements and Resources:

Go to this link:


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.

Spark AR Studio by Facebook - this is the software used to create effects for Facebook and Instagram

Spark AR Hub - this is where you will upload your effect, view insights and track activity

Spark AR Player for Android and iOS - used to preview your effects in real-time through your phone


Taco Time Textures - Asset pack: this includes all of the textures you'll need to re-create the Taco Time effect! Please go to this link to download the asset pack!

Here’s the signature effect link that you can try so you can see what you will be working on during the workshop:

Post-Workshop Showcase

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 Speaker 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 600,000 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 Partner: Motionography

Motionography is a Canadian-based agency specializing in immersive art experiences.


  • Lianne Baron


    AR Program Manager

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