Creator Spotlight: Omega Centauri

Creator from 🇯🇵 Japan

Hi, Omega.c! Please, tell us something about yourself.

I’m a German architect living in Japan. I do AR art since 2018 and create Instagram filters since 2019. I’m freelancing for brands and individuals.

How many effects have you created so far and for which platforms?

I have a constantly growing portfolio of 22 filters on my Instagram.

Name the best three effects you created and briefly describe them.

My first popular filter was Crystal Tentacles. It attaches soft waving tentacles to the user’s face and people can play around with the subtle movements.

I really like my Behind the Waterfall filter. It adds a layer of falling down water on people and distorts their appearance.

Another filter I really like is The Matter. It places a wobbly blob of a clear matter on the floor that creates light reflections on the ground.

Which platform for creating AR filters is your favourite and why?

By far Instagram.

What in your opinion makes an AR effect successful?

For me it’s about giving the user an interesting experience that goes beyond a cute selfie. I want people to feel something using my filters.

If there is anything else you would like to share please do it here.

I’m also doing AR art outside of Instagram. I render videos of elements attached to faces and the environment. There are much more possibilities in rendered videos compared to Instagram, which makes it interesting for me.

Worth the attention