Hey everyone, I’m Tomás, I’m an AR developer based in Argentina, and I’m excited to debut my interview as part of the Scripting AR video series. For this episode, we’re focusing our conversation on how to add creativity to your effects using simple scripts, and I am demonstrating three different projects, including Wiggly Eyes, Cherry, and Víboritas, to help show you exactly how scripting helped me add creative elements to each one. Watch the full episode now, and see my three tips after to help you get started with scripting your own AR projects.
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I know we covered a lot of topics in this video interview, but I wanted to highlight just a few of the tips shared in this discussion that I thought were important, especially for those of you who may be new to scripting in Meta Spark Studio.
You can use scripts to improve your efficiency and leverage it as a new tool to create more complex and novel experiences. This doesn’t mean you have to walk away from what you’ve already learned using Meta Spark, in fact it’s the opposite — consider coding as a way to continue building your skills and experience, so you can apply it to your next project!Screenshot from a project where I started an exploration of 3D modeling, and then I was able to enhance it using scripts. Way too many bones to animate conventionally!
The first thing that I encountered when I started to code, was a console error, and you know what, so does everybody else! The console is simply a tool to let you know what is broken and needs to be fixed, but that in no way means you should stop. If you get stuck, you can always check the documentation and learning materials, or just jump into the Meta Spark Community and ask your questions.Screenshot of what a console error looks like in Meta Spark Studio.
I hope you find the interview and these tips helpful. If you’re interested in learning more about scripting, I highly recommend watching the first episode of Scripting AR where Viv Galinari provides a great overview of the scripting capabilities in Meta Spark Studio, as well as how to use the library of documentation and tutorials available.
You can learn more about me and my work at tomaspietravallo.com, and if you haven’t already, I encourage you to join the Meta Spark Community where me and many other talented creators and developers regularly talk about our AR projects!
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