Aug
20
2016

Sprite Shader with Clip() *Discard pixels

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Testing what happens if add clip(discard), remove transparency and remove color tint from default Sprite Shader.. Just wanted to see if there is big difference or not, but seems like no huge difference on PC (asus laptop, gtx970m), unless you have thousands of sprites on […]

Aug
14
2016

Train Station Scene

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Tried to re-create this Autodesk Stingray scene in unity using only primitives, substance materials and image effects: http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/can-unity-duplicate-the-look-of-stingrays-subway-example-including-the-real-time-reflections.425727/ Video clip:    

Aug
9
2016

Shader Z-Fight Offset

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(screenshot with Quad mesh placed on top of Plane with raycast hit.point) If you want to use Raycast hit.point to place quad on a flat surface, it will most likely create Z fighting issue.. You could add position offset by hit.point+Vector3(0,0.1f,0), Or use modified shader […]

Aug
4
2016

Shader error: cannot map expression to vertex shader instruction

Had a strange looking error today: Turns out it was just that the function which was called inside vertex shader, was below the vertex shader, so just moved it above the v2f vert (appdata v) and it works.. *Actually it was more complicated: This one […]

Jul
24
2016

Enter Play Mode with F5 key

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Woaaah! Been waiting for this feature since VB5.. to have unity enter playmode with F5 key! *Same key can be used to stop play mode also Founded pretty much ready script from unity answers, removed the secondary shortcut and added check for if in playmode, […]

Jul
23
2016

Using RenderDoc with Unity

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“RenderDoc is a stand-alone graphics debugging tool” Getting Started – Download standalone https://renderdoc.org/builds – Install it – Start Unity 5.3 or later (I tested with 5.4beta.f2) – Right click over the Game- or Scenewindow title, RenderDoc option should be displayed in the menu, Select it […]

Jul
19
2016

Decode QRCode with ZXing.net + Unity

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Simple example to decode QRCode from texture image. – Download XZing.net from http://zxingnet.codeplex.com/ – Unzip, Copy zxing.unity.dll from Unity/ folder into your Unity project (create Plugins/ folder and place the dll there) – Download some QRCode image, like: http://vrbox.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/QR-Code1.jpg – Create new script (see source […]

Jul
5
2016

Android: MissingMethodException: Method not found: ‘Default constructor not found…

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Suddenly started getting these error messages on device (build worked fine otherwise, but tcp socket stopped working) You can view device log with command line> adb logcat -s Unity ActivityManager PackageManager dalvikvm DEBUG Solutions: – Use IL2CPP build instead of Mono2x – Or, set Stripping […]

Jul
4
2016

Unity Forums Maintenance 24hrs

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24hrs downtime oO, oh-no.. what to do in the meantime? – Watch new Unite Videos : https://www.youtube.com/user/Unity3D/videos – StackOverFlow Unity : http://stackoverflow.com/search?tab=newest&q=unity3d – Try the new 2D Preview build, tilemaps are fun : http://forum.unity3d.com/forums/2d-experimental-preview.104/ – Coding challenges: https://www.codingame.com/ , https://www.hackerrank.com/   #sadpanda #fails Vote here to revert […]

Jul
3
2016

Fake Tube Light Shader

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Tried to test idea about tube lights (or “line light”), by using custom lighting in shader, you could sample the light several times from different positions/angles, so that it looks like the light is not just a single point. (not really working here properly yet, […]

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