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NESTED PREFABS -- Let's remind Unity team that we really need it!

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by BAIZOR, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. BAIZOR

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    Today - 9 October 2017
    Unity still doesn't have Nested Prefabs functionality.
    8 years ago was created the feature request with 1611 upvotes, still nothing.

    Unity team does everything for us, for clients. But now we need Nester Prefabs more than other stuff. It's a core of development games.

    If you are like me, and you need Nested Prefabs, let's make a public resonance, let's post here the message
    #weNeedNestedPrefabs

    Share it everywhere for joining people to the hashtag!

    I heart many times that Unity doesn't sure about the feature, about how it must look like.
    There is what we want:

    Required (Nesting):
    Example: [Prefab "A" contains prefab "B" inside]

    • prefab can contain another prefab inside, like a link to another prefab

      Behaviour:
      - user changes prefab "B" ---> these changes come to prefab "A" as well because "A" has just a link to prefab "B"

      It gives us memory benefits because prefab "A" became lightweight
    • prefab can override fields of nested prefabs

      Behaviour:
      - user changes prefab "B" inside prefab "A" ---> prefab "A" override these changes, even the same field will be changed in prefab "B" prefab "A" still override the field. Until user deletes the overriding.
    Optional (Inheritance):
    Example: [Prefabs "Enemy1", "Enemy2", "Enemy3", "EnemyBase" all of them have field "shoutRange"]
    • changing fields in "base" prefabs ---> applies changes to all children prefabs

      Behaviour:
      change shoutRange in "EnemyBase" prefab it automatically changes shoutRange field in all children prefabs "Enemy1", "Enemy2", "Enemy3". Still, child prefab doesn't override the field.

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    Update 19-Jan-2018

    Finally, we detected the feature in Development section in Unity roadmap.
    It called "Improved Prefab Workflows"
    Good job guys, we did it! :D
    Thanks for your support and thanks Unity team for hearing us! ;)

    Unity team, please take care about the feature, be in touch with the community. Because it's one of the most valuable and powerful features in game development!

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    Update 20-Jun-2018

    First look on new prefabs is awesome!


    I just downloaded Unity 2018.2.x - beta9

    The size of the prefab which exists of nested prefabs is small. It means that prefabs really links to each other, it's good.
    But I found a problem if do changes in prefab hierarchy - EXAMPLE

     
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  2. BAIZOR

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    #weNeedNestedPrefabs
     
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    #weNeedNestedPrefabs
     
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  4. S4UC1SS0N

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    We need nested prefabs :)


    (but we don't need a twitter hashtag :p)
     
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    #weNeedNestedPrefabs
     
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    Nested prefabs please!
     
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    #WeNeedNestedPrefabs
     
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    +1 one of the most awaited feature in Unity
     
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    Hello.
    My name is Doctor Shinobi and 25 years ago my parents died of overwork due to the lack of nested prefabs in Unity. I need nested prefabs.
    #weNeedNestedPrefabs
     
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  17. mikest

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    i mean nested prefabs would be a good feature but it's not killing me....
     
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    #WeNeedNestedPrefabs?
     
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    #WeNeedNestedPrefabs
     
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  20. mster50-2

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    We need nested prefabs.
    This was promised a long, long time ago, and then was conveniently dropped. Coming up with workarounds for this shortcoming is crazy problematic.
     
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    #YesWeDo
     
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    Yes, everyone needs nested prefabs :) We have gained a lot of useful feedback, information, and knowledge regarding nested prefabs by developing and releasing our own nested prefab solution. Our users have provided a lot of insight and feedback about nested prefab workflows, requirements, and UX. We would be more than happy to collaborate with Unity and share this information to get a smooth working nested prefabs solution natively built-in to Unity. Is anyone from Unity interested in a chat about this?
     
  23. Prodigga

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    Every time I start a new project and I reach the point where I have to do the UI I cry a little bit inside.

    All these button, panel, etc prefabs that I would love to nest together..but can't. Oh, you want your buttons to look slightly differently? Guess you need to go through the entire project, find every button and reapply the changes.
     
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    #WeNeedNestedPrefabs

    (also #WeNeedNewTerrainSystem)
     
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  26. nikolinehoegh

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    Hi all!

    We hear you! We are actively in development right now, and compiling feedback in this thread. As always, we rely on our community for direction. So, do leave a few notes regarding your use cases.

    #NestedPrefabsAreComing
     
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    continued in PM
     
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    #WeNeedNestedPrefabs
    #WeNeedNewTerrainSystem
     
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    Oh i'm so putting that to my signature
     
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    I saw a presentation on Amazon Lumberyard, that engine is actually designed entirely around nested prefabs. Even their scenes are internally just one big prefab with everything in the scene being nested inside.
     
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    I hope they will listen to us now. :(
    #WeNeedNewTerrainSystem
    WE REALLY NEED THIS





     
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    Yes. This. SO much this.
     
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    #WeNeedTheAbilityToExploreAndModifyPrefabsMoreThanASingleLayerDownWithoutDraggingThemIntoASceneFirstNestedPrefabsCanFreakinWait
     
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    I'd be happy if we could just go more than one level deep on an un-instantiated prefab.
     
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    A new terrain engine would be nice too...
     
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    #weNeedNestedPrefabs
     
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    its been years since this was announced, typical of unity.
     
  47. nathan_epc

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    Personally I find prefab inheritance more useful than nested prefabs. But yes

    #WeNeedNestedPrefabs
     
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  48. Prodigga

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    I think they are just as useful for solving their own sets of problems.

    Nested prefabs: think UI, filled with panels that are prefabs containing buttons and labels that are prefabs also. Need to modify the "normal" button color everywhere in your UI? Just edit the prefab.

    Inheritance: think Crossy Roads, a base character prefab and inheriting that base to make all your actually characters. Need to add make a change to 100+ characters? Just change the base prefab.

    I don't think one should be required and the other optional. A system should be built with both these use cases in mind from the ground up. I don't want to wait another decade for the feature they missed because it would involve rewriting the prefab system again.
     
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  49. Zajoman

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    Btw even the main hero in our steampunk dungeon crawler Vaporum has something to say about this:
     
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