Project and Workflow Management

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 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.

Collaboration

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....

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.
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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 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.

Collaboration

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....

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.
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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 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.

Collaboration

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....

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.
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Keyboard Shortcuts

To help with your workflow, we've included some default keyboard shortcuts in Spark AR Studio. You can edit these, and add your own for other common actions.

Default keyboard shortcuts for Mac

GroupDescriptionShortcut

Edit

Copy

Command + C

Edit

Cut

Command + X

Edit

Duplicate

Command + D

Edit

Find

Command + F

Edit

Paste

Command + V

Edit

Redo

Shift + Command + Z

Edit

Undo

Command + Z

File

Preferences

Command

File

Close

Command + W

File

Undo

Command + Z

File

Save As...

Shift + Command + X

File

New

Command + N

File

Open

Command + O

File

Save

Command + S

Help

Welcome to Spark AR Studio

Shift + Command + W

Project

Edit Properties...

Shift - Command

View

Focus on Selected Objects

F

View

Move Backward

S

View

Move Forward

W

View

Move Left

A

View

Move Right

D

View

Rotate Simulator

Command + Left Arrow Key

View

Show/Hide Asset Summary

Option + Command + A

View

Show/Hide Console

Option + Command + I

View

Show/Hide Patch Editor

Option + Command + P

View

Zoom In

Command +

View

Zoom Out

Command -

Viewport

Pan

Alt + Left Mouse

Viewport

Pan - Alternative

Middle Mouse

Viewport

Rotate

Ctrl + Left Mouse

Viewport

Rotate - Alternative

Right Mouse

Viewport

Zoom

Ctrl + Alt + Left Mouse

Default keyboard shortcuts for Windows

GroupDescriptionShortcut

Edit

Copy

Ctrl + C

Edit

Cut

Ctrl+ X

Edit

Duplicate

Ctrl + D

Edit

Find

Ctrl + F

Edit

Paste

Ctrl + V

Edit

Redo

Ctrl + Y

Edit

Undo

Ctrl + Z

File

Close

Ctrl + F4

File

New

Ctrl + N

File

Open...

Ctrl + O

File

Save...

Ctrl + S

Help

Welcome to Spark AR Studio

Ctrl + Shift + W

Project

Edit Properties...

Ctrl + Shift +,

View

Focus on Selected Objects

F

View

Move Backward

S

View

Move Forward

W

View

Move Left

A

View

Move Right

D

View

Rotate Simulator

Ctrl + Left

View

Show/Hide Asset Summary

Ctrl + Alt + A

View

Show/Hide Console

Ctrl + Alt + I

View

Show/Hide Patch Editor

Ctrl + Alt + P

Viewport

Pan

Alt + Left Mouse

Viewport

Pan + Alternative

Middle Mouse

Viewport

Rotate

Ctrl - Left Mouse

Viewport

Rotate + Alternative

Right Mouse

Viewport

Zoom

Ctrl + Alt + Left Mouse

Adding new shortcuts

To add your own keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Click AR Studio in the menu bar.
  2. Select Preferences > Shortcuts.
  3. Click on the existing shortcut and enter a new one.

Restoring default shortcuts

To revert to the default keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Click AR Studio in the menu bar.
  2. Select Preferences > Shortcuts.
  3. Click Restore Default Settings.
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