3D Modeling & Optimization Tips and Tricks with Isabel Catherine Yayla

Meta Product Events

Jun 15, 2023, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Meta Spark

About this event

Sign up now for this globally accessible workshop – gain inspiration and learn about all the most practical tips and tricks on how to create 3D characters and include them in your next Meta Spark AR effects! All the know-how comes straight from one of the most versatile and experimental XR artists Isabel Catherine Yayla. Her tutorial is going to showcase a full process of creating a World AR experience from start to finish, tailored-made for our event, aimed to help you come up with your own submission for the Lenslist & Meta Spark Storytelling with AR Hackathon, which will open on June 6 and end on July 4.

Apart from the tutorial, Isabel will also answer your questions and advise you on how to ideate, create and showcase your own submission for the hackathon. Hope to see you there!

Sign up for the workshop today and take part in our Storytelling with AR Hackathon!

When: June 15, 2023 at 5 PM CEST

Check the time for this workshop in your location here

Where: Once you sign up, you’ll get a Zoom link for this event via email.

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

What You’ll Learn:

  • Conceptualizing a story-based AR effect;
  • Drafting your ideas in Procreate;
  • Using AI tools in your AR creation process;
  • Modelling 3D objects in Blender;
  • Setting up your scene for a World AR effect in Meta Spark;
  • Scripting to achieve a next level of interaction in your next effect.

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!

We’ll provide you with a link to download the project file during the live event!

What You’ll Need

  • Your FB account is used to sign in to Meta Spark Studio, and to publish your effects;
  • Meta Spark Studio - this is the software used to create effects for Facebook and Instagram;
  • Meta Spark Hub - this is where you will upload your effect, view insights and track activity;
  • Meta Spark Player for Android and iOS - used to preview your effects in real-time through your phone;
  • Procreate (or similar),

  • Blender (or similar),

  • Adobe Illustrator (or similar),

  • Adobe Photoshop (or similar).

Post-Workshop Showcase

Please join the Lenslist for Creators Group and Meta Spark Community Group on Facebook to share your new Instagram effects created during the workshop and get more feedback!


Workshop Agenda

  • Event kick-off and intros (10 min)
  • Isabel's AR Journey (20 min)
  • Meta Spark Demo & Tutorial (45 min)
  • Design Jam Kick-off and Creator Pods in Breakout Rooms (~30 min)
  • Publish and Showcase Your New Instagram Effect (~20 min)

About Isabel Catherine Yayla

Check Her Instagram Effects: @icybitch3d

Isabel Catherine Yayla is a NYC based creative and multidisciplinary artist working with AR, VR, AI solutions in her daily practice. She has recently delivered an interactive World AR experience for Coachella in collaboration with Balraj Bains called Harmony the Hare. 

About Meta Spark

Meta Spark is the largest platform for mobile augmented reality. Over 600,000 creators from 190 countries use Meta's AR creation software to ideate, design and build AR experiences. And Spark AR Hub, to publish and track the performance of AR effects across the Meta Family of Apps and devices.

About Lenslist

Lenslist is a platform made for AR Creators and others interested in AR focused on community building, inspiration, curation and creating opportunities for Creators to get spotlighted and monetize their work. Lenslist’s mission is to support AR Creators on their journey and deliver innovative projects for and with the AR Community.

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