Updating Spark AR Studio

We release a new version of Spark AR Studio every other week. Read the changelog before you update to find out what's new.

Once we release a new version, you won't be able to upload new effects created with an older version. To continue submitting effects, you must update Spark AR Studio.

To check for available updates:

  1. Open Spark AR Studio and go to the menu bar.
  2. Click Spark AR Studio.
  3. Select Check for Updates....

If an update is available, Spark AR Studio will download it and you'll be asked to install it and relaunch. Make sure you save your work before you download the update.

If there's no update to download, Spark AR Studio will let you know that you're running the latest version.

You might also need to update your effects from time to time.

Version Archiving

When you have version archiving turned on, older versions of Spark AR Studio will be stored in your Applications folder. You'll be able to choose whether to continue working on effects in the version they were started in, or a newer version.

Opening a project in a newer version than it was created in will prompt you to do one of the following:

  • Upgrade the file to the current version of Spark AR Studio.
  • Open the file in its original version, if installed.
  • Download the original version, if not installed.

Opening a project in an older version than it was created in will prompt you to either:

  • Open the file in the correct version, if installed.
  • Download the correct version, in not installed.

To turn version archiving on or off:

  1. Click Spark AR Studio in the menu bar.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Updates.
  4. Check or uncheck the box next to Archive previous versions when updating.