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Battery-preserving low frame-rate but with immediate new frame upon input

Discussion in 'New Input System' started by runevision, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. mikaelwallen

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    Just saying that we would really find this useful for our application which is running as a Windows standalone and WebGL application.
     
  2. kurtalanwilson

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    I'm really looking forward to this feature. I hope it gets implemented this year.
     
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  3. HonorableDaniel

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  4. Stamp-Enzi

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    Bump!
    Is there any new info or has someone a solution that's working in 2017.3+? Camera enabling/disabling is broken now and setting layers doesn't work on some devices. Leads to flickering or black screens, so no use in production.
     
  5. floky

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    Would also love to see Unity handle non-game apps in an efficient manner.
    Unity currently is the best cross-platform development solution for games and it can support development for all non-game apps too but requires a lot of hacking around to optimize for lowest CPU / GPU usage when the app is not doing something graphically intensive.
    Also, it badly needs a drag-n-drop UI editor with better events binding and data binding.
     
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  6. Player7

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    yes better ugui stuff all round really
     
  7. ZXY-ST

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    Bump. Any news or updates on this?
     
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  8. Rene-Damm

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    Someone is actively looking into this. No fixed ETA yet, though.
     
  9. Benfont

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    I would have to say that this is one of the most needed features in Unity for those who are making games that are more UI dependant or even non gaming apps for example. Thanks for looking into this @Rene-Damm and the Unity team.
     
  10. graphicDNA

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    Absolutetly agree... I would also like to see this feature implemented... Even for AAA games, there are tons of places on UI screens where you don't need to go 60 fps. And power usage is a thing to consider today, not only on mobile devices...
     
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  11. Benfont

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    Hey guys any update on this? Sorry for asking again but the thing is that people keep complaining about their battery draining when using Unity apps, specially people with older devices as those batteries drain faster than newer ones.
    This feature we are asking for, is a game changer IMO as it will open so many possibilities in Unity. People would start making non gaming apps for example, or trivia styled games, or even using this feature in game menus - without having to worry about receiving bad reviews due to the high battery usage.

    It really makes no sense keeping the device running at a high framerate when it is not needed, and currently you can only reduce the framerate so much without the user noticing a lag in the input (which is worse than getting your battery drained IMO).

    Thanks for looking into this!
     
  12. Obsurveyor

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    @Rene-Damm Please, is there any chance this will be fixed any time soon? It's really killing me that I have to lower the frame rate of my app to save battery which causes it to not be as responsive as it could be. I'm straddling the line between an app and a game with my Unity project and this is the number one thing that is pushing me towards dumping Unity and re-writing native apps when I really don't want to.
     
  13. Rene-Damm

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    @Obsurveyor Hard to say TBH. Understand, though, that it's a bummer and you're waiting. Hope that we have something sooner than later but ATM can't really tell yet how exactly this will go.
     
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  14. tcmeric

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    Bump on this. Love unity, but this issue makes Xamarin the better choice until it gets resolved for general apps.
     
  15. hippocoder

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    Best use Xamarin right now then.

    Unity knows it's a thing but it's not really the priority to address until DOTS and Tiny are more mature because those alone will likely save much more power in the long run.

    Not saying I know anything about input/power saving just generally, DOTS will save so much power on mobiles.
     
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  16. Noisecrime

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    While those features are nice, neither will help one bit for my app and I suspect many of the apps that have prompted developers to comment here. Tiny is for 2D only ( atm?) and DOTS for efficient updating of complex scenes. In my case I have a simple 3D modelling app where the majority of the time, nothing is changing on screen, yet I still have to burn users power because there is no way to separate input from framerate!

    Honestly it’s frustrating after god knows how many years to be told such and such a feature will solve your problems when they will have no impact and such a damn simple thing such as decoupling input from framerate would instantly resolve the problem for many of us here! That’s all we needed a mean of getting input whilst having zero or minimal updates of the screen.
     
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  17. Prodigga

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