I've been reading that my 10.12.6 OS should be compatible with Spark AR. But I downloaded it and it says I need a higher version. Is there a Spark AR I can download and use with my 10.12.6 OS? Or does everyone require the higher version?
Spark AR Player is free to download and compatible on Android and iOS devices. A desktop version is available for download on the official webpage. You can use this to mirror effect simulation from desktop to mobile.
While Spark AR Studio is designed to make AR accessible for anyone, people that have worked with 3D modeling or animation software before definitely have an advantage here. Nevertheless, you will need to be prepared to learn this tool pretty much from scratch. If you are open to dedicating some time to learning a new skill, the first step will be to download Spark AR Studio for Mac or Windows.
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This software is no longer available for the download. This could be due to the program being discontinued, having a security issue or for other reasons.
Note: Attendees will need a Facebook account and to download Spark AR studio (Mac and PC) as well as the Spark AR app (iOS and Android) for testing ahead of time. Need assistance with this process? Ask for help on the Studio X Discord (Quick Questions Channel).
Before this platform became public in August 2019, Instagram users had to be invited to use Spark AR. That meant only select Instagram users could design and publish custom AR filters. Now, anyone who downloads Spark AR Studio can get creative with filters.
In the top right-hand corner of the Spark AR Studio webpage is the Download button. From there you can find the screen with the download button (pictured below) that will install the software onto your computer.
Lens Studio - Want to build AR experiences for Snapchat? Lens Studio has you covered! Lens Studio is developed internally by Snapchat and may just be the most full-featured AR software out there. You can build something as simple as putting freckles on someone's cheeks all the way up to an AI powered game of bingo. You can download Lens Studio here for either Windows or Mac. Make sure you check the system requirements; you don't need a high-end computer to run Lens Studio, but the better your computer, the better Lens Studio will run.
Spark AR Studio - Also referred to as just Spark AR, this is Facebook's software for creating AR experiences for Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger. It is not nearly as powerful as Lens Studio and they have more restrictions as far as what you can submit. For the most part a filter built for Instagram will also work on Facebook/Messenger and vice versa, but there are a few features that don't work between platforms. You also can't upload your filter to all three platforms simultaneously. You'll have to upload to Instagram and to Facebook/Messenger separately. Why? I'm not quite sure. You can download Spark AR here for Mac or Windows. Just as with Lens Studio, the better your computer, the better Spark AR will run.
WebAR uses a mobile web browser for the AR experience rather than a standalone app. The pros to this approach are reach because no app download is required, and integration with your website. You can run the AR experience directly on your site so it is easier to integrate calls-to-action and also way faster to update due to the lack of a review process (as there is with Social AR). A big downside is performance though because web browsers don't have the same access to the device as do native apps.
To get started, you simply need to download the Spark AR Studio for free on either Windows or Mac. The company says that creating filters is simple and easy to do, thanks to drag-and-drop functionality. You can even find some inspiration to get you started.
These augmented reality filters can be created using Spark AR Studio which is a studio tool that as of 2019, allows anyone to create their own AR effects and is supported by both Windows and Mac. Spark AR Studio gives you tutorials, templates and guides to help you design your own custom filter.
Creating an augmented reality experience with Spark AR Studio is easy and requires no coding. With the asset library, drag-and-drop interface, and facial tracking, you can create AR experiences that are realistic and engaging. Those looking to create a realistic experience should download this app.