In late 2018 I was the Spark AR developer at Nexus Studios for a filter for Sony featuring six characters from their newly released series ‘Deadly Class’, a TV adaptation of a popular US comic book.
Tapping the screen while in the filter, you could switch between each character – each featuring a unique interaction triggered by opening your mouth.
One of the main challenges was getting all six characters and their corresponding backgrounds/props to fit within Facebook’s 2 MB upload limit, and finding a creative way around the custom shader limitations at the time (later Spark releases have since enabled far more features) to give a sharp, dynamic lighting effect.
Creative Director: Margaux Renaudin
Producer: Sharon To
Art Director: Signe Cold
Spark AR Developer: Jen Haugan
3D Modeller: Jerôme Ferrera