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Do you know of any projects outside of the games space where Unity is used?

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  1. timeapusok

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    We’re working on a test automation framework for Unity apps and we want to help as many development teams as possible to easily add automation to their work. We are mainly focused on game development use cases, but we are starting to see AltUnity users working on Unity projects outside of this industry.

    What other projects do you know that are using Unity?
     
  2. CityGen3D

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    Yes it's definitely worth thinking of Unity in those terms. It's not just a game dev tool anymore, so if you design a product for use with Unity, its something to keep in mind that your customer base wont all be game dev.

    When I started CityGen3D I was very much of the mindset of it being a tool to aid game dev because it was the industry I was most familiar with (and it was what I wanted to use it for).

    However, the release has really opened my eyes to how widely Unity (and Asset Store assets) are being used in other industries, and also not just by hobby game devs and students.
    Certainly a large proportion of CityGen3D users are not in game dev, but other industries such as city planning, governmental research, military & automotive.
     
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  3. pekdata

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    A number of software companies use it for industrial AR apps. Sometimes with additional 3d scanners and such.
     
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  4. EternalAmbiguity

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    It's used by some to develop research software for running experiments.
     
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  5. Joe-Censored

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    Unity is used in certain industrial applications, and used for 3D model viewing and manipulation applications. The Atari VCS uses Unity for the console's entire UI. I've heard rumors that Unity is commonly used for slot machines and other physical casino games, in fact Unity has a separate license just for this purpose.
     
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  6. timeapusok

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    Nice, thanks for your reply and congrats for CityGen3D, really cool asset!
    We're in a very similar situation, we were mainly focused on game development use-cases and started to have users from other industries. So we try to extend our perspective as much as possible.
     
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  7. TonyLi

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    The Dialogue System for Unity is used in a lot of non-game training and compliance applications. A good testing framework might help developers verify coverage of all training topics, test that training results are properly sent back to a server, etc.
     
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  8. Kiwasi

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    Some of the more random Unity projects I've encountered:
    • Training simulators for dangerous situations (oil rig fires)
    • Instant feed back to mocap actors using VR for animated movie production
    • Dynamic backdrops for theatre performance
    • Incident modelling and investigation for industrial accidents
    • Medical modelling to allow doctors to explain brain scan results to a patient
    • Visualising electron microscope data on cell structure
    Basically anytime you need real time rendering of 3D data, Unity is the go to tool.
     
  9. angrypenguin

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    My whole job used to be doing non-game projects in Unity. Did it for years, with dozens of projects of different types for a pretty wide variety of clients.

    I can't say much about a lot of what I did, but @Kiwasi's list has solid examples. While most of our stuff was 3D the main thing that really mattered in most of our jobs was the interactivity.
     
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  10. timeapusok

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    cool, thanks!

    Does someone know any open source sample Unity projects, which are not games? We'd like to write some automated tests with AltUnity Tester, as example project for our community.
     
  11. TonyLi

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    You could always search up:

    "qualitysettings.asset" site:github.com

    It should turn up links to all open source Unity projects hosted on Github.
     
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