The Studio, or ROBLOX Studio, is the program that ROBLOX Places are developed with. Using the Studio you can build, script, and test Places. ROBLOX developers update Studio to add in new features to ROBLOX.
ROBLOX Studio was originally programmed for Windows, and could not be used on any other operating system. In mid-2012, a cross-platform version that worked on both Windows and Macintosh was introduced. A Linux compatible version has also been discussed, but there are no current plans for it. On February 1, 2013, the new, cross-platform Studio 2.0 was released and renamed to Studio 2013. As of that update, studio 1.0, the Windows only version, is no longer available.
 What to use the Studio for
The Roblox Studio was built to be your all-inclusive Place editing program. Using the Studio you can script, build and test your Places all before you show off your Place to the rest of the community. If you want to make any kind of changes to your Places, then you should use the Studio to make those changes. Rather than playing in Solo mode, using Edit and Studio allows you to edit the Place while time is frozen. The map will not run, so scripts will not run early and bricks will not move around while you're trying to work with them. The camera can move around freely so you're not limited to the movements of a character. Serious builders and scripters use Studio in Edit mode.
 Launching the Studio
It's easy to find Roblox Studio, open up Start, click on All Programs, and scroll to ROBLOX. Then click on ROBLOX Studio 2013. After updating if it needs to, Studio will open the Projects page.
 Interactive Tour
Instead of using a lot of text to explain everything, here's a picture of what we like to call the Standard Studio View. This is the window positions, toolbars and settings that people tend to use, and we will assume that you are using for any tutorials on the Wiki. If your setup doesn't look quite like this or is missing things, then you can to go the setup guide to make it look like this.
 Menu Bar
This is the top title bar of the Studio. There are many options in this bar, it's encouraged that you try them out
 File Buttons
These are your basic buttons, which you'd find in any program.
These are two buttons here, Group and Ungroup. When you select several different bricks you can use the Group command to make them into a Model instead of separate bricks. This is very very useful, and something that you will use a lot of the time. Models can be selected at once, instead of having to select hundreds of tiny bricks, and they can be moved as one unit.
Ungrouping is as easy as selecting a model, and hitting the Ungroup button. This will make the model come apart, and each brick will be separate.
 Brick Movement
These buttons let you move bricks in specific directions.
 Camera Tools
These buttons allow you to move the camera around to look at things
 Run, Pause and Reset
These buttons let you start and stop the actual Place if you're in Edit mode.
 Brick Properties
This set of buttons lets you alter the properties of a brick. Things like color, position, etc.
 Surface Types
These buttons let you select what type of surface an object has. Click on the type of surface you want, then on the specific surface you wish to change.
 Window Elements
Right below all of the toolbars you'll find the Tabs. These let you move between different windows. When you open a Script it opens up a tab next to the Place tab. You can reorder tabs by clicking and dragging them, and close individual tabs by clicking on the tab, and then clicking the X icon in the right corner of the Tab area.
 Game Window
This is the space where you can see the 3D view of the level. You move bricks around and edit things in this window. When you open a Script, this 3D view is replaced by the Script view.
Inside and in the bottom left corner of the Game Window you will see the Gear list. This lists the different items that are in the StarterPack, which is the set of items each player gets when they enter the server, and when they respawn.
 Status Bar
The status bar is at the very bottom of the window. This gives you information relating to how the Place is running. It's mostly program information that you don't need to worry about.
 Output Bar
This is the section of Roblox Studio that displays manually or automatically printed messages.
Plugins were introduced on 2011-08-11, which allows users to develop their own building tools that will appear on toolbars in ROBLOX Studio. Currently, there are many default plugins made by ROBLOX. To learn more about plugins, and how to make your own, visit here.