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Modernizing Kinematica

Discussion in 'Animation Previews' started by florianhanke, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. florianhanke

    florianhanke

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    As announced in this post https://forum.unity.com/threads/animation-status-update-q4-2020.1023445/, Kinematica won't receive any updates in 2021.

    So I'm trying to get it up to date for the latest Collections package etc. The code was doable (mainly NativeString64 -> FixedString64, UnsafeUtilityEx -> UnsafeUtility, rewriting NativeString64 serialization).

    But for some strange reason, I am not getting the

    [MenuItem(("Window/Animation/Kinematica Asset Builder"))]
    anymore. (But no errors)

    Has anyone else tried to modernize Kinematica?

    I am using Unity 2020.2.1f with a modified Kinematica 0.8.0.
     
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  2. simonaaitor

    simonaaitor

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    Didn't even try. I wish they had at least decided to update the packages dependencies, just keeping up to date would be enough, not asking for any new features. I can't understand why they would stop updating the package for more than one year. I know we should not use preview packages for anything other than testing, but this is too sad. If you want to use any new feature/package version you need to have your fingers crossed...

    They already said they would not be fixing any bugs so I guess this won't get anywhere but still...
     
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