Learn 3D modeling for beginners: Visiting the 3rd dimension

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Nov 19, 2021, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Join Spark AR Studio creator and 3D animator Kym Fiala as he takes you on a journey into the world of 3D animation. Create and model your own 3D character at this free 3-hour online workshop. Both beginners and experts can learn from Kym's 15 years of experience. Sign up today to get started on your 3D design career.

About this event

Taught by Kym Fiala; sponsored by Spark AR

Create captivating 3D artwork with Spark AR Studio

November 19, 2021 • 9:00AM - 12:00PM PST

New to the world of 3D? Don't be intimidated! In this workshop, we will dive into the fundamentals of 3D modeling. Our goal is to create some fun animations and artwork using the skills we learn on the way.

This free workshop will start with a 30-minute panel discussion between Facebook employees Craig Cook (Engineering Director, Spark AR), Jaleh Afshar (Product Design Manager), Mate Steinforth (Product Design Prototyper) and Jennifer Fong (Head of Developer Ecosystem). They will discuss the importance of AR as a technology, how each of them got started on their journeys in AR, and the possibilities with Spark AR. You will have a chance to ask your questions too!

You’ll then get the chance to learn to design, model, and render your own characters from scratch! Both beginners and experts will enjoy exploring the field of 3D modeling in Spark AR Studio. We will start out with basic 3D concepts and animation and learn what goes into creating a 3D project. You'll leave with a fully-fledged 3D animation ready for Spark AR.

During this 3D modeling workshop, Kym Fiala brings his expert experience in motion graphics, augmented reality, and digital activations to the classroom.

After seeing Finding Nemo in his second year of college, he fell in love with 3D and has never looked back. It's Kym's mission to change the world 1 Pixel at a time, and we can't think of a better way to accomplish that goal than to host this interactive workshop. Kym’s work speaks volumes and engages millions with clients like Nike, Fifa, Coke, Ford, and too many more to list!

“A lot of the most used effects are basic but really clever.” -Kym

Whether you’re looking to become a 3D creator in the digital art industry or simply gain an understanding of the work behind your favorite video games, animated films, and cartoons, this webinar will help you learn about the skills and software required to get started in 3D modeling.

Who should take this workshop?

Anyone interested in designing and modeling their own character, whether they are designers, illustrators, animators, or designers-in-training.

You’ll learn:

  • How to use Spark AR's tools to create 3D art
  • The setup of your World template and importing the required assets
  • How to bring a project to life through textures and animation playbacks
  • Nulls and patching to give your character movement
  • A step-by-step guide to creating your first 3D modeled character
  • How to animate your character to create the finished product 

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.


  • Kym Fiala

    Pixel Chefs

    Global Developer Programs Lead


  • Jennifer Fong


    Global Developer Programs Lead

  • Jaleh Afshar (she/her)


    Product Design Manager

  • Craig Cook


    Engineering Director, Spark AR

  • Mate Steinforth


    Product Design Prototyper

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