Learn Spark AR Studio

Everything you need to know to create an interactive augmented reality experience.


There may be differences between your version of Spark AR Studio and this tutorial because the product is currently in beta and we update it regularly.

Tutorial: Previewing Effects with Spark AR Player

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Once you've built a project, you can use the Spark AR Player app to:

  1. Preview and test it using your mobile device.
  2. View previous versions of your projects.

Download Spark AR Player and the sample content to follow along with this tutorial

Before You Start

You'll need:

  1. An iOS or Android mobile device with AR Player installed.
  2. A USB cable.
  3. A computer with AR Studio installed.
  4. A project - you can use our sample content.

Testing Projects

First, connect your mobile device to your computer with the USB cable.

Open the Spark AR Player app. If you're opening it for the first time you'll be asked:

  1. To enable access to some features, like your camera and microphone.
  2. To turn on developer mode and USB debugging in your phone settings, if you're using an Android device.

Once you've done that:

  1. Go to AR Studio on your computer.
  2. Open the project you want to test.
  3. Click Mirror in the toolbar - the Mirror button will be grayed out if a mobile device isn't connected.

You should now see the effect playing on your mobile device.

Viewing Previous Versions of Effects

AR Studio Player stores a version of your effect whenever you click Mirror in the Toolbar.

You can view earlier versions of projects you've previously mirrored on your device, without being connected to your computer or the internet.

To toggle between versions:

  1. Open Spark AR Player.
  2. Tap the menu in the top left.
  3. Select the effect you want to view, and the version.
  4. Tap Done.

You should now see the previous version playing on your device.


If you're having trouble previewing your project, make sure you have the latest versions of both AR Studio and AR Studio Player installed. If the tool and the app versions are incompatible, you won't be able to mirror.

If that doesn't help, check:

  1. Your mobile device is connected to your computer correctly.
  2. You've clicked Mirror in the toolbar.

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