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Feedback 2024 and still no snapshot!

Discussion in 'Unity 6 Beta' started by laurentlavigne, Apr 7, 2024.

  1. laurentlavigne

    laurentlavigne

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    what we have
    upload_2024-4-6_18-33-52.png
    what we need:
    upload_2024-4-6_18-31-22.png
    what we get:
    upload_2024-4-6_18-32-9.png

    UI team, fix your priorities, pretty please.
     
  2. laurentlavigne

    laurentlavigne

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    in case you need confirmation that thumbnail is more important than a shortcut dock, here is what a vfx graph heavy project looks like
    upload_2024-4-6_18-41-17.png
    yeah, good luck finding what you need...

    and in contrast, this is what you get in unreal, since 2016
    upload_2024-4-6_18-39-53.png
     

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  3. Peter77

    Peter77

    QA Jesus

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    Meanwhile in the Unity HQ: Team, we need to come up with a solution to prevent our customers from looking at other engines and we need to find it now. ;)
     
  4. mgear

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    as a proof of concept/workaround,

    - OnSceneSaved, grab scenecamera view as thumbnail
    - Then uses OnPreviewGUI to load thumbnail for selected scene

    source:
    https://gist.github.com/unitycoder/b740b9db92e454d83ade8528d5e1f382

    Would be interesting if can replace scene thumbnail with that grabbed image in project window,
    but haven't looked into that yet..

    upload_2024-4-7_12-17-8.png
     
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  5. laurentlavigne

    laurentlavigne

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    Let's add in the EULA a non-compete clause: users cannot use competing engines :D
     
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  6. mgear

    mgear

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    Seems like only thing missing is getting RenderStaticPreview() for scene files..

    This can be used for scriptable objects and others to set actual custom thumbnails:
    https://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/Editor.RenderStaticPreview.html

    also,
    SceneTemplates already have snapshot feature (not as the main icon, but almost there..)

    upload_2024-4-8_14-37-52.png


    *actually scene template does allow setting thumbnail,
    upload_2024-4-8_15-26-8.png


    ** one more alternative,
    RenderStaticPreview() for scene seems to render here(?)
    upload_2024-4-8_15-30-47.png
     
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  7. Slashbot64

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    yes Unity6