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Using Templates

Templates are pre-designed AR effects that you can quickly and easily customize to make your own.

To find them, open Spark AR Studio. There are lots of templates to choose from:



To open a template, either:

  • Select a template from options when you first open Spark AR Studio.
  • Create a new project and select File in the menu bar, then Open Template.

Assets you’ll need

Some templates can be customized by simply adjusting the options in Spark AR Studio. To customize other templates you’ll need to add your own:

You can choose from a range of 3D objects in the AR Library or make your own. Use the face reference assets to create textures that fit perfectly on someone’s face.

Check the supported file formats before your import any textures and objects.

How to customize templates

When you open a template, the object or asset we recommend changing will be highlighted in blue. You can edit other parts of the project too if you want.

Depending on the template you’re editing, you’ll either:

  • Replace elements of the scene.
  • Drag and drop objects.
  • Adjust properties in the Inspector.

Replace

The example below is the Background template. You can replace the texture using the options in the Assets panel:

Drag and drop

Import your own objects like 3D models, then drag and drop them from the Assets panel into the Scene panel. In the example below, we're replacing the object in the Head Decoration template:

Adjust properties in the Inspector

When objects are selected in the Scene panel, make changes to them using the options in the Inspector. In the example below, we're changing the hue in the Color Filter template:

Templates to choose from

In some templates we’ve used blocks to combine assets, objects and patches. Learn more about blocks.

Face Decoration

Use this template to place objects on the face, like glasses. Just add the objects to your project and drag them into the Scene panel.

Object in the World

Place an object in the world to create a world effect visible through the back camera on a mobile device with a gyroscope.

Makeup

Use the options in the Inspector to edit the make-up effect on the face in the scene.

Background

This template has background segmentation already set up. Replace the texture applied to the background material to customize the effect.

Head Decoration

Use this template to place objects on the head, like hats or crowns. Just add the objects to your project and drag them into the Scene panel.

Color Filter

Adjust options in this template to create color filters. All you need to do is select the object named ColorFilter in the Scene panel, and edit the values in the Inspector.

Neck Decoration

Use this template to place objects on the neck, like jewelry or a bow tie. Just add the objects to your project and drag them into the Scene panel.

Face Mask

This is a face effect that uses a physically-based material to create a mask with metallic details, surface texture and realistic lighting. Replace the texture in the Assets panel to make it your own.

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