While 2020 has had its share of challenges, using Snap Lens Studio is definitely not one of them.
If you are an illustrator or graphic artist looking to add 3D or digital elements to your portfolio, here are some great tips to help you quickly explore, learn and create lenses.

It all starts with importing your 2D or 3D design into Snap Lens Studio. You can use your preferred software, so far so good, right.
From there, if you are new to Lens Studio, we recommend first taking their tutorial. It will give you the lay of the land and bring you up to speed on terminology. More importantly you’ll learn how to add new objects, understand panels or preview your lens. 



Once you’ve taken the tutorial, feel free to use one of Snapchat’s templates or if you are feeling adventurous - create your own from scratch. The template selections are robust and broken out by multiple categories such as Face (front camera experiences), World (rear camera experiences), Interactive, Machine Learning, etc. If even this seems daunting, there are beginner templates to help you fully dive into the process. We love the animated template, because well, we love animation.


Snap isn’t done with the learning just yet, probably one of the most useful and critical components are the scripting guides provided in Lens Studio. We highly recommend reviewing this section as it will ultimately save you time and enhance your lens creation experience. 

With 75% of Snapchat’s users engaging in AR daily we will be sharing additional tips and tools in the next few months. Technology and art have always gone hand in hand with creativity and innovation at the root of their coexistence. The ability for artists to interact, collaborate and engage with individuals around the world is evolving and growing, so the only question is where do you want to go next?

Create innovative AR experiences in Lens Studio for Snap Inc! Submissions close September 16 at 5pm London local time.