As the Spark AR Studio is now available to all and by that it means that anyone can create Instagram filters just the way they want it. Instagram Stories is an effective way to engage with the users and with such amazing filters you must be intrigued how to get them but now that AR Studios has given us all access you can now create your your own filter.
Augmented reality (AR) sounds futuristic, but Instagram Stories has used augmented reality filters since 2017 when it launched its face filters.
And recently, Instagram Stories took augmented reality to a new level. The Facebook-owned platform Spark AR Studio lets users create their own interactive AR filters. In August 2019, that platform was opened to the public.
Now, anyone can create custom AR filters for Instagram Stories.
What is Instagram AR filter?
Augmented reality (AR) filters are computer-generated effects layered over the real-life image your camera displays. In Instagram Stories, an AR filter alters the image your front or back camera displays.
Think of Instagram’s face filters. For example, the puppy filter superimposes a dog’s ears and nose over top of your image. Those digital effects move with you as you move.
Or its “Hello 2020” filter: 2020 glasses are superimposed onto your face and digital balloons fall down the screen.
Keep in mind that Instagram AR filters are different from its pre-set filters. Instagram’s pre-set filters elevate the quality of photos in one click, so you don’t need to spend lots of time editing photos for Instagram. In contrast, Instagram AR filters are an interactive element only for Instagram Stories.
How to make Instagram filter with AR Studios?
Step 1: Download Spark AR Studios
Step 2: Now decide your effect, decide whether you’ll create a filter from scratch or choose from one of the eight templates.
Step 3: In the viewport, you will be able to build the filter. When you’re ready to start this sample project, go to the Samples tab and choose Face Distortion.
Step 4: Choose a 3D asset for your filter from the AR Library or import your own. For this guide, we are importing a free asset from the AR Library.
Step 5: Choose a save location you’ll be able to easily find later and choose “.arexport” as the file type.
Step 6: Open a web browser and make sure you’re logged in to the Facebook / Instagram account where you want to publish the effect.