Spark AR Workshop: Super Hero AR Effects!

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Jun 30, 2021, 12:30 – 2:30 AM

About this event

Sign up now for the Spark AR Creative 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!

The Spark AR Workshop:

Noland Chaliha, AR Developer and Spark AR Official Partner is excited to share a complete walk through on how to use skin segmentation in your Spark AR effect and how to delight any users who are interacting with your AR filters on Instagram! 

Explore the possibilities of Spark AR by making a elemental themed super hero AR effect! We will talk about creating an exciting 'Ice and Fire element' powered Super Hero for Spark AR Creator Days. This will include a introduction to skin segmentation, using colors you want to tint the user's skin to look like fire or ice, then as we learn more about utilizing Spark AR's capabilities we will cover how to add user interaction to transition and create a sense of scene and timing in our AR effects!

What to expect:

You will learn how to compose a complex asset by finding textures that help form a base for custom shaders, putting those textures in the scene, and pulling out details through procedural animations to engage the user to see a change in the effect as they use it.

Spark AR capabilities you will experiment with during the workshop:

  • Using person segmentation or skin segmentation
  • An intro to sparkSL
  • Procedural animation patches like keyframe and transition
  • Utilizing AR Media Library (using pre-recorded videos for your effects)
  • Publishing to Instagram in the Spark AR Hub and how to share and get your friends engaged

Sign up now to get inspiration from Noland who is recognized in the AR ecosystem as the Creators' Creator thanks to his in-depth sparkSL tutorials and the Spark AR Github Repo that he curates for the creator community looking for technical know-how. You can watch his Facebook F8 Refresh Lightning Talk on Segmentation (which is one of the most impactful features in Spark AR) and join his Creative Workshop to get mentorship from him and create your own Super-Hero Effect!

Pre-workshop Requirements and Resources:

Go to this link to download the Spark AR assets that you will be using during the Creator Day workshop:

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


Your Facebook account is used to sign in to Spark AR Studio, and to publish your effects!

To fully participate in this workshop, here are the tools you'll need besides a Facebook account:

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


Asset pack: this includes all of the textures you'll need to re-create the Creator Day signature effect! You will need to download this asset pack before the workshop starts! Go to to get access to all the workshop resources.

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 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.


  • Noland Chaliha

    A one-human studio

    AR Developer

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