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[In Progress] True Clouds - volumetric clouds for Mobiles & PC. VR?

Discussion in 'AR/VR (XR) Discussion' started by marserMD, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. marserMD

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    Unfortunately, I don't own a VR device, so I'm looking for a beta tester with one to help me figure out if my clouds work well in VR and give feedback on some of the features.

    If you agree to help me with testing, I will provide you with a perpetual voucher for "True Clouds".
     
  3. radimoto

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    Hi marserMD,

    I’ve got an Oculus Rift. I’m interested in beta testing for VR if the offer is still available.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
     
  4. Gruguir

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    I'm interested, sent you a PM.
     
  5. marserMD

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    These two gentlemen were selected as beta-testers!
     
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    This really looks great, very promising. The missing killer feature would be support for VR, specifically single-pass stereo rendering. Then I'm all in :)

    ps. I see you were looking for VR testers. Well up for it if you need any further tests. (Can do Rift. GearVR and GoogleVR)
     
  7. marserMD

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    I'm working on VR right now:)
    https://trello.com/b/DZ4wTayS/true-clouds
     
  8. Alverik

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    This looks great. I can also test in Rift if you still need some extra beta testers :)
     
  9. marserMD

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    Thanks! But currently I don't need more testers:)
     
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    Any progress on the VR support, I'm very keen on this feature
     
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    +1 for this :)
     
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    It's really the last feature I need for a VR helicopter simulation, so may options available but all have extremely high fps in VR which is a real bummer
     
  13. marserMD

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    Vr is ready in development version.
    You can purchase True Clouds and e-mail me on mischapanin@gmail.com with your purchase I'd and I'll send you development version.

    Currently multipass and single pass work, but there are some problems with single pass on Vive.
     
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    Awesome, I'll be home at some stage tomorrow to purchase, are you currenly still working group on the development to get single pass working?
     
  15. marserMD

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    Yes. In fact, I expect it to be finished in a week or so.
     
  16. iichiversii

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    That's fantastic, I've emailed you with my invoice no, really looking good forward to testing this
     
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    Does anyone know how this compares to fog volume 3 in terms to speed? Particularly in vr.
     
  18. marserMD

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    True Clouds is faster than any other volumetric clouds solution on the market because it's the only asset that doesn't use raymarching at all. Which means that once you set up the cloud camera, adding any count of cloud meshes will be essentially free. On PC rendering in highest resolution takes less than 1 ms on a low-budget rig.

    The fact that TrueClouds fake the volumetric effect means that it is not as general purpose as fogV3 or something like that, but it comes with some benefits:
    1) True Clouds allows for a much higher order of artistic control on the clouds shape (you can turn literally whatever you want into a cloud, even a skinned mesh)
    2) I am quite generous with refunds if True Clouds doesn't suit your needs. But there were only a few customers who found it unsuitable.

    If you decide to buy it, please contact me for the dev version with VR support.
     
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    How is the state or single pass render support? I'm planning of using this for smoke grenades in our VR game

    Edit: does it support collision btw?
     
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    I'm still struggling with single-pass vive support.
     
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    Thanks for you efforts, how about collision? If I toss a grenade into a room or thight compartment I want the smoke to stay in that room
     
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    True Clouds renders the meshes that you give as clouds. So you'll have to make a particle system that is rendered using True Clouds.

    The issue is that True Clouds doesn't support rendering from inside the clouds.
     
  25. AndersMalmgren

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    Ah ok, so it sound like its not a good fit then, thats sad, really needed a good performant way to create thick dense smoke :/
     
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    Just wondering if you found "a good performant way to create thick dense smoke." I am trying to create a desert sandstorm in VR and want to have it pass over the player and view it from inside.

    If you can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. Thanks!
     
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  27. adamgffrd

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    I ended up purchasing an asset called "Volumetric Fog & Mist 2" which works really well for my purposes. I created a windy sand particle affect from VFX Graph that works well this this. https://assetstore.unity.com/packag...n-camera-effects/volumetric-fog-mist-2-162694