We were inspired to make this effect because we love physics and wanted to be able to let other people see these physics models in action.
What it does
The Effect displays three physics animations: Trebuchet, Rocket, Free Fall
How we built it
We built our animations in Blender, and then created baked keyframe animations for these blenders.
Challenges we ran into
There were some compatibility issues between our Blender models and when we imported them into Spark AR. In addition, we spent a lot of time whittling down our file size to fit the 4MB limit allowed for Instagram effects.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Our physics animations took hours of work to make, from making the 3d model, to animating them realistically, which can prove challenging.
What we learned
We learned that Spark AR is a great tool for making AR effects for both Facebook Camera and Instagram Camera. We also gained experience making 3d models in Blender.
What's next for Physics AR Part 2
We want to be able to expand this into an AR app.