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Adobe Aero AR Valentine
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MUSIC: Little Black Balloon by Fog Lake (foglake.bandcamp.com)


I was a super crafty kid. From the ages of 6 to 16, I could be found at Michael’s every other weekend (at least!) with hot glue stuck in my hair, wearing paint-smeared overalls. (I wore those overalls until they fell off my body.)  Valentine’s Day was an excellent excuse for all the things I loved - all the glitter, all the paint, all the extra. Plus, I got to make something FOR someone, in celebration of them, to make them happy. That’s something I enjoy to this day. 

When Adobe commissioned me to create an AR valentine, I was excited to give people the opportunity to share their love in a remote and magical way. Reaching out and letting our loved ones know we care is especially important this year, so feel free to send this valentine to your friends, family, and maybe even that cutie you’re (not-so-secretly) crushing on. This AR Valentine is attached to an illustration, also known as an image anchor. I printed it on a valentine’s day card, a framed giclee art print, a t-shirt, and even an AR bracelet. 

1: Download and install Adobe Aero                       
2: Print this image anchor or view it on a computer
3: Open the QR code below (or open this link)       
4: Scan the image anchor (printed or on screen)   
Image Anchor: launches the augmented reality experience
I drew everything on my iPad using Procreate. I created the 2D animations in AfterEffects, then exported them as PNG sequences. The 3D elements were created in Blender and exported as GLB files.  After importing all of those assets into AdobeAero, I created the layout, set up the interactivity and set the image anchor to my illustration. 
Storyboard and color blocking
2D Intro animation created in After Effects
Thanks to the whole Adobe Aero crew. 
Thanks for Fog Lake for the lovely music. 
And, thank you for viewing!
To see more mixed reality artwork, follow me here or on Instagram: @DunawaySmith.
Adobe Aero AR Valentine
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Adobe Aero AR Valentine

Adobe commissioned me to create an AR Valentine's Day experience using Adobe Aero. This piece combines 2D animations with 3D elements and showcas Read More
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