Inspiration

Studying fractal generation, I felt that they had artistic and social value. I wanted to integrate them with social media platforms through AR Filters.

What it does

The AR Filter detects and applies a material onto the eyes. A shader is attached to the material, which produces the animated fractal pattern.

How I built it

I used SparkAR Studio for designing the filter, and SparkSL for writing the fractal generator.

Challenges I ran into

  • This was my first time using the Studio, so I had to learn the basics of creating AR filters before starting my work.
  • The eyes are too small to view the detail in the fractal animation. I would've preferred to place the fractal in the mouth, but I wasn't able to position the material.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Implementing the fractal generator required a deep understanding of the mathematical concepts behind Julia sets and complex numbers.

What I learned

I learned a lot about writing shaders to generate special visual effects and creating AR-based applications.

What's next for Fractals in AR

In the future, I plan on adding variance to the generated patterns through user interaction, allowing users to create their own animated fractals.

Built With

  • glsl
  • spark-ar
  • spark-sl
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