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24 Hour Terrain Demo

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by eagle555, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. eagle555

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    New Build TheSearch v1.1

    TheSearch v1.1 Windows 64 bit.
    TheSearch v1.1 Windows 32 bit.
    TheSearch v1.1 Mac 32 bit.


    $TheSearch15.jpg

    12 hours of added work, now 36 hours total Peter and me been working on it.

    Many improvements map, image fx, vegetation, sound, manual DOF, skybox, sun, save position, save menu, and many minor tweaks...
    The winners will be anounced by Peter, let the new screenshot competition begin! :D

    The graphics are ultra high, you can dial them a lot down with performance options. Keep in mind we are pushing the limits of Unity here...

    Controls:
    Left Mouse Button -> Make a screenshot.
    Mouse Scroll Wheel -> Zoom in/out.
    Middle Mouse Button -> Reset Zoom.
    L -> Depth Of Field Lock/Unlock

    Tab -> Map.

    WASD/Arrows -> Move.
    Left/Right Shift -> Run.
    Space -> Jump.
    M -> Show Setup Menu.
    F -> Show Framerate.

    Numpad 8462 -> Move sun.

    Enjoy!!

    $TheSearch20.jpg
    $TheSearch44.jpg
    $TheSearch46.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  2. jolo309

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    Can't wait to try out the new build :)
     
  3. halcyonideals

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    View attachment 79660

    I've been searching for awhile (10+ hours) :)
    I honestly hope not too many hints are dropped and everyone is just searching hard, a colorful egg just over three feet that can possible be seen at a distance.

    I'll be excited to check out the new build.

    I also had to run the current build in a sandbox in order to create a screenshot and export the images into paint without the program freezing my computer, I'm not sure why that was happening.
     
  4. jolo309

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    That is epic :eek: Let the egg hunt begin again :D
     
  5. ChadH

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    AHH,

    Last but not least, us lowly Mac guys :(
    LOL

    Thanks for all your hard work everyone !!!!

    New version looks FANTASTIC

    I Just wanna PLAY IT !!!!!
    Been hearing about it all this time and am very anxious :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  6. eagleeyez

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    Thank you.
     
  7. ChadH

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    OMG !!!!!

    Finally :D

    Now off to find the egg
     
  8. Becoming

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    Actually we said we would give away two prizes for the inofficial inital round but we could not decide for only two, so we let a third slip in and let the contest start over somewhat more officially ;)

    The Winners of the initial round:

    $FlorianSchmoldt.jpg

    Florian Schmoldt



    $jolo309.jpg

    jolo309



    $Lanaay.jpg

    Lanaany



    Each may choose one prize:

    $Logos.jpg

    Congratulations thanks for your participation,
    Peter
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  9. jolo309

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    Terrain Composer i choose! Can't believe i actually won something :D And i still not believe why i haven't found that egg yet :)
     
  10. ChadH

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    Huge disappointment :(
    This is on my Mac
    iMac 27"
    12GB ram
    SSD
    Good Video Card
    $Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 9.00.50 PM.png
     
  11. jolo309

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    You tried to let it be on like that for a couple of minutes? Because it maybe takes some time to load even if it is not responding it is maybe still loading, mine load in a sec but i got a desktop computer so that is a whole different thing but try let it be on for a couple of minutes if you haven't already :)
     
  12. halcyonideals

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    Awesome! On the new build, there are more details now and it runs more smooth. It creates a screenshot in the data directory no problem without the computer freezing and me having rebooting anymore with pressing ctrl, or alt+tab. No more needing to run the program in a sandbox. Great job.

    thank you.

    happy egg hunting everyone.

    intel i7 4800mq, 32gb ram, 64 bit win 8.1, geforce gtx 780m, SSD
     
  13. avadlamani

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    Yay, mac build!
     
  14. ChadH

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    I will try and post if it works or not
    I mean everything else runs lightning quick on mine
     
  15. eagle555

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    Hey Chad,

    I hope you unzipped right this time :p. I remember me making a build for you 4 times, and then we found out at last your unzipper didn't work :p:p. The 32 bit is at 55%, hope that one works. It might be do to your onboard video card...Did you try fastest mode?

    Nathaniel
     
  16. Becoming

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    Let us know if and how well it runs or if its the same as for Chad above...

    oh and please anybody post a screenshot, we want to see some results of our work and we need to go to bed... its past 5 am here :p
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  17. iamsam

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    I am totally speechless... What an amazing environment, hats off to you guys... I started with the egg hunt but found the environment so beautiful that I forgot about the egg and started playing around with the controls and believe me you have created something incredible here... Just playing around with the terrain and sun shows the potential of this tool...

    $TheSearch2.png $TheSearch4.png $TheSearch5.png $TheSearch6.png
     
  18. ChadH

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    Nope
    No luck
    The music plays and the sound effects and everything
    But blank video

    Oh and I am ruining this on the lowest res and screen size

    $Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 9.15.10 PM.png
    $Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 9.16.45 PM.png
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  19. ChadH

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    Yep
    Unzipped properly
    Lowest screen res
    Lowest graphics res

    Tried Windowed and not windowed
     
  20. Geru

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    32 bit windows download seems to give me the 64 bit download, anyone else having problems?
     
  21. ChadH

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    Unzipped on Mac using
    Archive Utility and The Unarchiver

    Freezes

    Unzipped in Windows using
    Winzip
    7zip
    WInRAR

    Still freezes

    Rebooted my system several times also
    Any other Mac users have any luck?
     
  22. jolo309

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    Just checked, yes i can see it says 64 bit too
     
  23. eagle555

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    Thanks for telling. The link was the same. Should work now ;).

    Nathaniel
     
  24. eagle555

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    Hey Chad,

    The 32bit is ready for download now, hope it works ;).

    Nathaniel
     
  25. iamsam

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    I could not resist... a few more snapshots :)

    $TheSearch3.png

    $TheSearch2.png
     
  26. jolo309

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    Only me that feel the terrain got bigger? :p
     
  27. ChadH

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    YEA !!!!

    32 bit works fine
    dunno what happened with 64 bit

    THX :D
     
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    I hate to be that guy, but uh, maybe there isn't anything at all?
     
  29. eagleeyez

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    This is great and now we are moving with Speed. No more Problems with my GTX580 everything is on high and working well.
    here a piutre of floating trees.
     

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  30. eagle555

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    Interesting...Can you send a screenshot with the map position?

    Nathaniel
     
  31. jolo309

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    I got a question, how are you going to give the people who won access to the asset they choose or if you won by finding the egg?
     
  32. ChadH

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    Sorry to be the one to tell you guys this but …..

    I think I need to go change my shorts !

    This is beyond ANYTHING that is available for Unity (or most other game engines as well).
    Phenomenal work you guys !!!

    I can't say thank you enough :D
     
  33. ChadH

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    Is it just me or do I not see anywhere to save?

    Also, I do not have numpad, so how do I change sun?
    I tried the regular numbers, but no luck
     
  34. jolo309

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    It saves itself :) Pretty sure about that
     
  35. SevenBits

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    Wow, I'm going to try this first thing tomorrow. I'm sure that all the grass is going to really push my video card though...
     
  36. ChadH

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    Just found that out
    Mine stops responding when I hit 3.05 or 3.07 GB of memory

    I can play with little to no grass, but as soon as I bump it up … :(
     
  37. ChadH

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    Where do my screenshots save to (on Mac)?
    I've looked all through the Package Contents and do not see them anywhere.
     
  38. eagle555

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    Should be in the build folder, but with Mac I'm not sure...Maybe you can search on name: TheSearch1.png

    Nathaniel
     
  39. ChadH

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    Nope
    Nada
    Oh well, I managed to get this after 5 minutes of setting up a timed screen capture
    Not the greatest, but after seeing my temperatures, I decided this would be it of tonight :D
    $Screen1.png
    $Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 10.39.29 PM.png
     
  40. halcyonideals

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    Every once in awhile my heart skips a beat because I think I might glance at an egg. Not yet.
    This is seriously wanting me to script some AI for some One on One interesting challenges.
    I'm really digging the photorealism.

    $egg9.jpg
    $egg10.jpg $TheSearch42.jpg $TheSearch34.jpg $TheSearch39.jpg
     
  41. Frednaar

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    This is awesome, as an hobbyist photographer I am just having fun walking around and taking shots... as an helicopter fan , I miss my Robinson 44... (I will help Chris on UnityFS Helicopters...)

    Here are some shots from the other side of mount Ranier (I was there this summer, but those are Terrain Composer...)

    View from midway up
    $TheSearch9.png

    Beatiful mountain side with view of the valley
    $TheSearch11.png

    North east of Mount Ranier in a cloudy morning
    $TheSearch13.png

    My favourite, a glacier depression on north west
    $TheSearch17.png

    Who cares about the egg, I am just enjoying the scenery!
     
  42. halcyonideals

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    I'm thinking about a survivalist game as I walk through this.
    These are some amazing assets I thankyou for what you have contributed to the asset store and this demo/promotion that is going on.

    $TheSearch79.jpg
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    $TheSearch53.jpg
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  43. Frednaar

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    Now for some artistic shots:

    Beginning the trip
    $TheSearch5.png

    Northwest valley
    $TheSearch25.jpg

    Crossing to the west valley
    $TheSearch28.png

    My favorite so far, still crossing to the west valley
    $TheSearch30.png
     
  44. WillModelForFood

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    Love seeing these assets come together to produce such an amazing environment.
    But please optimize this to get playable fps! I know you are pushing unity, but I was hoping to get this quality and buy all these assets to have a playable game. Now that I see these assets combined, sure its impressive visually, but Id love to see 3-4x the amount of fps for it to actually be usable for my project.
    Is lacking more advanced occlusion culling the issue? Or the terrains not optimized enough?
     
  45. botumys

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    For the mac version, do you builded an opengl version of rtp shaders?
     
  46. sonicviz

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    It would be nice if it saved your last position when it crashes so you don't restart at the same point every time
     
  47. Createman

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    Closest thing I've found. Looked cool from the distance.
    $TheSearch3.png

    Edit: my images aren't visible anymore
     
  48. eagle555

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    TheSearch uses standard Unity terrain. RTP has been very optimized by Tom, he's a genius programmer that squized every performance optimilization out of outdated 'buggy' Unity terrain engine and turned it into AAA quality rendering, behond anyone would ever think possible with Unity. We can be all proud of Tom!! What engine does beat RTP?. However the Unity terrain engine itself is almost not updated for many years by Unity and pretty buggy when trying to make a shader for it that goes a little deeper to get more AAA.

    The terrain engine core needs to be updated and optimized by the Unity staff, as these levels as third party developers we have no access to. The main reason for performance hit is the massive grass and 400.000 trees. We think that Unity is looping the whole tree and grass array for checking what part has to be drawn, as framerate still is a lot lower even with close distance view and low density vegetation settings (while large tree and grass arrays are used). QuadTree datastructure would make it x times faster.

    Tom the developer of RTP will be working on an entire new grass system, that would be mind blowing visually and performance wise ;).

    Unity seems to be focussing on Mobile platforms, which is totally understandable from a marketing perspective. Although I think it be a great idea if Unity puts like 1 or 2 staff developers on the terrain to get this improved core terrain engine. For good marketing reasons also, as the Oculus rift consumer version is comming and terrain is hugely important for almost every Oculus Rift game. Also awesome terrain is eyecandy and invite for new developers to choose for Unity as their engine...

    I think it's time for our terrain community to think of a way to show this importance to Unity, the engine which we all love, as Unity has serious potential for AAA massive terrain game development, but also for mobile terrain and small terrain projects, a shiny polished up to date terrain engine is what we need! Including a 64 bit Unity Editor :D

    Nathaniel
     
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  49. eagle555

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    Would love to have this in Unity Editor also. However a crash is a crash, we will make an auto save every x seconds though in the next version ;). I think a crash happens because the graphic settings are too high, especially high grass draw distance may trigger a grass, you can lower it in the menu...

    Nathaniel
     
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  50. eagle555

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    Yes :)

    Nathaniel
     
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