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Question DAM Material Thumbnail Preview

Discussion in 'Unity Asset Manager' started by ben_johncock, Apr 5, 2024.

  1. ben_johncock

    ben_johncock

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    So in the DAM Unite 2023 talk they show materials with thumbnails

    I know you can upload your own thumbnails for assets, but I was wondering if they have generated them automatically somehow?
    Thanks.
     
  2. AndreanneAbel1

    AndreanneAbel1

    Unity Technologies

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    Hi @ben_johncock thanks for reaching out!
    Apologies for the delayed answer. Yes, the thumbnails will be generated automatically for all the formats listed below and in this documentation page


    • Pixyz
    • 3DS
    • ACIS
    • AutoCAD 3D
    • Autodesk FBX
    • Autodesk Inventor
    • Autodesk Navisworks
    • Autodesk Revit
    • CATIA V5
    • CATIA V5 (3DXML)
    • CATIA V6 (3DXML)
    • COLLADA
    • Creo - Pro/E
    • Creo View
    • glTF
    • GDSII /(7)
    • IFC /(4)
    • IGES
    • OBJ
    • NX-Unigraphics
    • PLM XML
    • PRC
    • Rhino3D
    • RVM (Aveva PDMS)
    • Solid Edge
    • SolidWorks
    • STEP
    • StereoLithography (STL) U3D
    • VDA-FS
    • VRML
      Let us know if you have any questions,
    Let us know if you have any questions,
    Andreanne
     
  3. ben_johncock

    ben_johncock

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    Thank you for the response!
    I suppose I was specifically curious about the material thumbnails? upload_2024-4-12_10-28-9.png
    I can see from the list that .mat files aren't supported.
    Does this mean that these thumbnails were generated by uploading a model that has the material embedded?
     
  4. AndreanneAbel1

    AndreanneAbel1

    Unity Technologies

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    Hi @ben_johncock !
    Yes these thumbnails were uploaded manually. If you upload materials from the unity editor using our package (see quick tutorial below), we will be using the preview images from the editor.

    Thanks for reaching out, let me know if you have any questions!

    Andreanne
     
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