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Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by Arkhivrag, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Arkhivrag

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    Beast is an advanced tessellation shader integrated into Unity's Standard shader and offering:
    • Four type of tessellation:
    1. Fixed
    2. Distance Based
    3. Edge length
    4. Phong
    • Supporting of lightmapping and global illumination.
    • Fully compatible with Unity's post processing and image effects.
    • Faster shadow caster pass with controllable tessellation LOD.


    Shaders are Curved World compatibility.








    v2020.1
    • Updated for Unity 2019.3

    v2019.3
    • Updated for Unity 2019

    v2019.2
    • By customers request restored feature to recalculate Normals and Tangents.

    v2019.1
    • Shaders are Curved World compatible. Check "Integration_CurvedWorld" file.
    • Updated for Unity 2017.4 and Unity 2018.2
    • Plugin can be placed anywhere inside project and does not require specific installation location.
    • Reduced keywords
    • Removed recalculation of normals and tangents.

    v2018.1
    • Unity 2018.1 compatible

    v2017.6
    • Unity 5.6 compatible
    • Normal recalculation (like tangent) now is optional.
    • Added 'Image Effect Quality' parameter for optimizing tessellation calculation within image effects rendering.
    • Added solution for generating mesh with averaged normals for reducing edge cracks in vertex displace.

    v2017.5
    • Added Phong tessellation
    • Tangent recalculation now is optional

    v2017.4
    • Added GI support

    v2017.3
    • Improved tangent calculation
    • Added option for debugging shader generated normal and tangent.

    v2017.2
    • Compatible with Unity 5.4 and 5.5
    • Added shadow caster LOD option for reducing tessellation factor inside shadow pass (mostly high tessellation is not necessary and visible inside shadow).



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  2. Arkhivrag

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    Reserved.
     
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  3. moure

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    Dynamic terrain/mesh deformation? :)
     
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  4. eskovas

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    Well, don't want to be too specific, but, some kind of detail shader for surfaces that give great depth (or height) perception quality. (something similar to POM or maybe high tessellation on small scale)
    There goes not being too specific :D

    (My second guess would be dynamic snow accumulation on surfaces, but doesn't seem like it by the image)
     
  5. AMess

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    @moure: Exactly what I was thinking. And combinable with his Curved World, subsurface scattering & Mesh Thickness :O
     
  6. mimminito

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    Procedural snow system with terrain deformation. Looks incredible! The clarity of that image is stunning, very impressive.
     
  7. hippocoder

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    Looks like a Uber shader set... The name Beast doesn't imply snow or height particularly but a beast of a shader.
     
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  8. S4G4N

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    Surface deformation technique via shaders
     
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  9. siblingrivalry

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    ooooooh some kind of beast of a shader for fancy 3D and surface deformation

    if that is a screenshot of beast in action, you can just look after my credit card for me.
     
  10. RonnyDance

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    A Dynamic / Procedural Snow Shader for Terrain or Mesh with realtime deformation.
    (And perhaps with similar water / Rain feature in the future ;))
     
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  11. gterveen

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    Given that it is coming from you it must be a shader. And given the name it must be a beast of a shader. Seeing the incredible high detail in that snow something tessellating with nice other features, some universal shader package?
     
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  12. recon0303

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    Dynamic terrain/mesh deformation with animals, people, cars, anything . . With Snow growth.shader with tessellating.
     
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  13. pixelsteam

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    The name of my ex-wife.
     
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  14. John-G

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    Looks like a system to allow surface deformation. Would be fantastic to have tire tracks in soil, foot steps in snow, mortar holes in concrete etc.
    Now that would be a beast of an asset, and one I hope you unleash.
     
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  15. StevenPicard

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    Although I agree with everyone that it's probably a surface deformation asset it almost looks like a new rendering system. The detail looks great.
     
  16. Frpmta

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    You were married to a lightmapper?
     
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  17. AndroYD

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    I guess it's a system for dynamic terrain/mesh deformation since there're snow marks around the scene.
     
  18. hippocoder

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    Successful marketing here folks.
     
  19. hopeful

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    Inferred lighting? Basically, a technique of doing translucency under deferred rendering.
     
  20. Knightmore

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    Well I will be honest with you!


    I don't care what it will be....
    BUT the "screenshot" tells me that I just WANT IT :D
     
  21. rrahim

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    Just a guess, Parallax Occlusion with deformation?
    I'm excited to learn more about it.
     
  22. jGate99

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    Terrain with deformation?
     
  23. theANMATOR2b

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    S4G4N got in before me, so I'll second his guess. Surface deformation technique via shader. ;)
     
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  24. ZJP

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    A Decal System?
     
  25. mk1978

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    A Decal system to modify terrain and surfaces.
     
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  26. paulojsam

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    Beast is a visual orgasm within the unity universe
     
  27. chelnok

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    Advanced PBR shader including dynamic self shadowing POM and normal map?
     
  28. pushingpandas

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    In the end its just a photo image and he trolled you all :D
     
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  29. Arkade

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    Finally! A quadruple-A footstep in wet-shaving-foam shader! All our prayers have been answered!

    Yeah, OK, had to go silly since people have already guessed what I'd assume -- a 'hella' dynamic terrain with detail deformation system.
    Wonder whether it'll go voxel such that I'll need to replace my snowman game's dynamic snow system?
     
  30. ethanwgross

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    Im guessing Beast is a full screen effects effects shader.
     
  31. hopeful

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    Seems to me there are a couple other good possibilities that no one has brought up yet. So I'd say ... keep guessing. :)
     
  32. profcwalker

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  33. magique

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    I'll go with dynamic mesh deformation.
     
  34. iamsam

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    Blended Edge Anisotropic Surface Tessellation OR Blend Enhanced Anisotropic Surface Tessellation. It seems to be a shader providing surface tessellation with anisotropic filtering.
     
  35. Arkhivrag

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    First video trailer is ready


    BTW, video is captured with my upcoming plugin Render Monster.



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  36. rosor

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    Best E** Anticipated Shader Technique My only guess is that BEAST stands for something...
     
  37. blackbird

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    new terrain shader ? or better lighting system
     
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  38. hopeful

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    If that's the case, then *ST probably stands for "snow tracks." ;)
     
  39. magique

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    Still not saying what it is? Not very nice to tease your potential future customers. ;)
     
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  40. mukultictoc

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    It does seem like that....
    A terrain deformation system for things like sand, snow, etc.
    Pretty cool!
     
  41. ZJP

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    No matter what it is, surely a pack with DLL without code source, as usual. So.. :rolleyes:
     
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  42. eskovas

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    I still don't know what it actually is, but i know i want it :D
     
  43. Knightmore

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    Well... I think so too. Now it depends, what this has to offer.
     
  44. hopeful

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    Maybe no one guessed correctly yet.
     
  45. keenanwoodall

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    Is it a really good tessellation shader? Or something more!?
     
  46. Kolyasisan

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    Is it a supertexturing solution like Granite?
     
  47. S4G4N

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    10 days now and no winner announced ?
     
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  48. JacooGamer

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    +1
     
  49. AcidArrow

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    Implicit surface shaders?
     
  50. Dudledok

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    Some shader tool for making shaders?
     
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