Newsletter Archive

Stay up-to-date with augmented reality on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook! The AR Bootcamp newsletter is brought to you by me, Mike (aka modelsbymike3d), and I'll be sharing my tips, tricks, thoughts, and ramblings on social AR. Whether you are looking to get started with AR filters, are a seasoned professional, or you have no idea what I'm talking about, this newsletter is for you!

Newsletter #8

2021-05-13

Website updates I got search added back to the site and I added code highlighting back in as well. Still needs some work, but the redesign is coming along nicely. Tutorials I've actually had a few client projects lately so my tutorial output slowed d...

Newsletter #7

2021-04-29

Best use of a tutorial Martine Beerman watched my cloning tutorial and used that as the basis for her Jigsaw Puzzle lens. It is very inventive and very well done. I love seeing people follow my tutorials, but I really love seeing people use them as t...

Newsletter #6

2021-04-13

Visual scripting in Lens Studio I was initially excited when Lens Studio released visual scripting back in December because I saw it as a way to introduce non-coders to programming. But then I tried creating a visual script and quickly decided it was...

Newsletter #5

2021-03-30

Excellent use of a tutorial This week I am going to give a shoutout to Jonah Cohn for his excellent use of my time warp tutorial. You can give his "Scanner Background" lens a try by clicking that link or by scanning the snapcode below. If you make so...

Newsletter #4

2021-03-23

Big whoops So apparently I have no idea what I'm talking about. The flame outline filters that last week I predicted would take off have for the most part fizzled out. And no witchcraft or sorcery is needed to create the flame effect; you can find th...

Newsletter #3

2021-03-17

I'm trying my hand at making my own GIFs for demonstration purposes this week. I'm hoping my good looks will bring in more subscribers, but in all likelihood the opposite of everything I just said will happen. What's trending? I have a feeling the f...

Newsletter #2

2021-03-09

The Terminator saying I'm back" Guess who's back. Strange but probably true In honor of Pi Day which is coming up, I would like to share the following statistics. Pi used to be equivalent to the average number of posts on the Lens Studio forum befor...

Newsletter #1

2021-02-23

Professor Farnsworth from Futurama saying "Good news, everyone!" Welcome to the first issue of the AR Bootcamp newsletter! What's new? Spark AR recently released v107, and one of the central features is their new UI Shader Code Asset that is "ideall...