Playing around Spark AR
The world of AR/MR changes way too fast. One moment you’re wresting with ARCore’s complicated API, next moment, you’re publishing a fully functional AR app just by a few drag and drops.
Today I took some time and tried Facebook’s Spark AR. The making is incredible simple, requires no coding. They do have a pretty powerful node-base visual programming tool, but for very basic AR effect like attaching a hat on the user’s face, you don’t need to touch it. It is just so incredible that nowadays you don’t even need to know how to do OpenCV face or object recognization to create a very smooth AR app. I made two very simple AR app using Spark AR.
We all need to make a “hello world” when we are getting started with a new technology. But I personally always try to figure out a way to make it not just a demo. We are going through the effort to make a thing anyway, why don’t put some more thoughts into it to make it meaningful for ourselves.
The text translates as 伤风败俗 “Harms social morality and degenerates tradition.” a common accusation from the conservatives towards progressive behaviors, like advocating for the rights of abortion.
Another demo is less critical. Since the stay-at-home life started we have been purchasing a lot indoor plants. It makes the isolated life more bearable. I tried to speed up our effort by planting a few big trees in our living room.
it looks pretty relaxing if you ask me.