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Unity Better Artist Workflows in Unity – an Overview

Discussion in 'External Tools' started by AskCarol, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. AskCarol

    AskCarol

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    Are you an artist working with Unity? Learn our best practices for importing 3D content into the engine, as well as other artist and designer-friendly features to make you faster and more productive.


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    Thu, April 16 @ 1pm PST


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    A team of product experts from across Unity will be available starting after the session. Our Community team will continue to field questions for the next two days to foster an ongoing discussion with the community. Please feel free to ask your questions in this thread.


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  2. MRNXGBRL

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    Hi there, I have no direct clever/challenging questions, sorry. At the moment barely dipping my toes into Unity. But the presentation was very informative, inspirational and entertaining and had a nice flow to it. The demo island looks gorgeous. The quick bread & butter application of effects drive it home, camera object and animation/timeline was a neat trick i expected would take a lot of C# programming, nice!

    There is a small question: I was looking for an asset to change export/import models.obj/anything on the fly a little while back, but i see i can also do small edits with ProBuilder without leaving Unity. What was the asset though, might i ask used to export the model to Maya? WRP FBX Exporter? Or, where can i find it? Cheers!
     
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  3. hcornell

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    The ProBuilder model was exported via our "FBX Exporter" that is a Package in Unity we demonstrated.. It has two flavors for export, one is just a FBX export, and the second which we used in this demo, is the Linked Prefab FBX Exporter. One is like old school fbx export / import, you don't get third party plugin integration and you end up making a new copy of your model in which you would overwrite if you wish to keep the same name and model. The linked Prefab doesn't require this and maintains all your connections. When working in larger groups, this becomes a much nicer workflow, in which the model is updated and no need to worry if the dev. or artist have the latest updates, its essentially the same model with whatever updates applied to it.
     
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  4. Lurking-Ninja

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    @AskCarol This video has a bug. When I visit the page, first, it seems it starts, then after a couple of seconds it fails. See screenshots.
    (Piggybacking on this: please, fix the login as well. I'm logged in on the Unity sites, but Unite Now does not recognize it, probably the SSO system does not allow the resources.unity.com domain or something. So I'm asked the two feet long questionnaire all the time with my company and stuff, it is very annoying.)


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  5. AskCarol

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    Thanks for flagging! I'm investigating immediately.
     
  6. Lurking-Ninja

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    Thanks! After 5-7 attempts (in and out of that page, getting the Hub item not found message), it seems playing, finally.
    But still, something was or still is wrong.
     
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