Project Management

Creating New Projects

To make sure that you can get started in Spark AR Studio as quickly as possible, we've made it easy to create a new project. Simply, click Create New Project on the AR Studio welcome screen.

If you've already moved past the welcome screen, you can:

  1. Click File in the menu bar.
  2. Select New Project.


When you first save your project, Spark AR Studio creates a project folder on your computer. This folder contains:

  • Every asset you've imported, including objects, textures and your script
  • A project file

If you import assets, this project format lets you and the people you work with edit assets independently at the same time. However, you can't add or remove assets at the same time as somebody else, or save the project file when somebody else is trying to save it.

If an asset is updated externally, it will automatically be updated in AR Studio.

Saving and Sharing Projects

Your project isn't saved automatically. To save it to your computer:

  1. Click File in the menu bar.
  2. Select Save File.
  3. Choose a location on your computer.

Save New Version

Saving a new version won't copy any assets, but it will create a new version of the existing project file. Use this if you want to experiment with a part of your project, but don't want to duplicate everything.

Packaging Projects

If you want to send a version of your project to somebody, you can bundle the project folder and file together to create a package.

To package your project:

  1. Click File in the menu bar.
  2. Select Package Project....

Saving your project in a shared folder is the best way of collaborating over a period of time, but packaging projects is useful for quick and easy distribution of your work.

Missing Folders and Assets

Missing or invalid project folders

Your project must stay together. This means that project file and any assets you've imported must stay in the folder you created when you first set up your project. If Spark AR Studio can't find the folder that your project is linked to, it will prompt you to find the folder or create a new one.

Assets aren't automatically removed from the project folder if you delete them from Spark AR Studio.

Missing assets

If an asset is moved from the folder, it will no longer be rendered in the project. You'll be alerted that an asset is missing next time you open the .arproj file and the missing asset will be marked with a red symbol.

You'll also be able to search for and replace the asset that has gone missing. To re-open the Missing Assets alert:

  1. Click Project in the menu bar.
  2. Select Show Missing Assets.

Adjusting Asset Alerts

To turn asset alerts on or off:

  1. Click AR Studio in the menu bar.
  2. Select Preference > General.
  3. Check or uncheck the box next to Missing Assets.