I have a love for design and people. I think that the best designers don’t understand just design alone, but understand the world and people in it: the thing that we are fundamentally designing for. I wanted to combine my love for nature and people to create something than can be used in a positive way.
What it does
My effect summons an animated beast when it is pointed at this recycling bin. There is text that says "FEED THE BEAST" with a cute yet cool monster that wants your recyclable items. It's facial expression changes from hangry to happy when it eats something recyclable. The goal I had was to encourage kids to recycle (while showing what they can recycle in the monsters stomach) in an entertaining way.
How I built it
Photoshop and SparkAR
Challenges I ran into
It only works on my recycling bin, I would like it to target track the recycling symbol so it can work universally, but I wasn't able to accomplish that...just yet.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
The different layers to this effect...it looks cool even from the side ;)
What I learned
I learned how to work with animation and depth in SparkAR.
What's next for FEED THE BEAST (RECYCLE)
Make it target track a recycling symbol so it can work universally. The monster could look even cooler with more animation added in. Perhaps add hand tracking so if you make a tossing motion, it's facial expression changes from hangry to happy then.