You can save and share groups of patches with other Spark AR Studio creators, and import ready-made patch groups into your own projects. It's a great way to efficiently build effects with logic and interactivity.
Once you're happy with your graph:
Your patch group will look like this:
You can change the name of the patch group by right-clicking on the name at the top of the patch group.
To edit the properties of a patch group:
A new window will appear where you can edit the patch groups's properties, such as the name and the inputs and outputs:
You can reorder the inputs and outputs by clicking and dragging to new locations. The new order will be reflected automatically in the patch group.
In order to save and share a patch group, convert it to a patch asset. To do so:
The patch group will now be orange in color. It will be listed in the Assets panel because you’ve converted it to a patch asset:
Now you’ve created a shareable patch asset file either import or drag the .arp file directly into the Assets panel, like you would any other asset.
Add the patch asset to the Patch Editor by dragging it from the Asset panel straight into the Patch Editor and connecting it to other patches in your project.
You can use the patch asset as many times as you want in your patch graph and quickly edit all instances of this patch asset at the same time.
Any changes you make to the patch asset, either in the Asset panel or in your graph, will be applied to the patch asset wherever it is used in the project.
To edit the properties of a patch asset:
A new window will appear where you can edit the patch asset’s properties and reorder the inputs and outputs:
You can view and edit the individual patches even after you’ve created it. To do so:
A great way to find and share patch assets is by joining the Spark AR Creator Group.
You can also import patch assets into your project directly from AR Library to quickly add logic and interactivity to your effect.