Creator Spotlight: Egidijus Uckuronis
Creator from 🇱🇹 Lithuania
Hi, Egidijus! Please, tell us something about yourself.
I’m 3D modeller working on creating digital avatars, digital clothing and AR for fashion and enhanced-self experiences. Currently I am freelancer, but I am working on creating my own AR development studio where I am planning to offer brands AR development services and digital fashion models/avatars.
How many effects have you created so far and for which platforms?
±100 AR effects for Snapchat and Instagram.
Name the best effects you created and briefly describe them.
My #1 lens I made for Snapchat platform is called Crash Site. I 3d modelled and textured pop culture-inspired drones and created story around them explaining what might cause their crash in our planet. I actually created short AR fiction stories called Stories from Within where I explored possibility to tell tv show-like stories with the help of AR.
#2 is Fierce Lux lens I made for Snapchat new Lens Studio release where they introduced face mesh feature. I love its dark but glamorous aesthetics.
#3 is Arizona lens. I modeled and textured it inspired by Adidas and Arizona iced tee drink collaboration limited edition sneakers. I wanted to create digital wearable athleisure piece that would translate original aesthetics, colors and mood.
Which platform for creating AR filters is your favourite and why?
Lens Studio is my first choice when it comes to creating AR lenses. For me, tracking quality of world objects, sky segmentation and material editor for creating my own shaders are very important. It allows me to develop very high-quality visuals.
What in your opinion makes an AR effect successful?
If it’s enriching users-captured moments and lets them express that moment as well as themselves or experience visuals that in other mediums wouldn’t be possible – I consider it succesful.