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Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by Babaa, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Babaa

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    This post is old and outdated. Goto: http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/131685-Prefabs-in-Prefabs-plugin-available-now-at-the-Asset-Store

    Hello Community,

    I've written an extension to Unity that allows the user to have nested prefabs. No extra work, just import the package and you can have your prefabs nested.

    There were two features that I really missed in Unity:
    1. To have prefabs that contained other prefabs.
    2. If I have an prefab that contains a model with animations. When I add new animations to that model the prefabs does not get updated.

    Both of these features are fixed with this extension.

    It still needs some tweeking but I will complete it this weekend and then submit it to the asset store. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in beta-testing it, PM me or email me at "johan.baba.norberg@gmail.com" and I will send you the package "as is".

    Here is a video of it: I hope it's good enough quality to see what is going on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ydMt1-deTI&feature=youtube_gdata

    Best regards,
    Johan Norberg
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  2. hernaez

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    So when I update a nested prefab, it updates automatically in the rest of the container prefabs? This would work much alike flash movieclips, right?
     
  3. Babaa

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    Yes, exactly. The package is done, but I have to fix documentation before releasing it on the Asset Store.
     
  4. figbash

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    Is this done yet? I'd like to buy it!
     
  5. imtrobin

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    Isn't this for roadmap for 3.5?
     
  6. Demostenes

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    No. Just some prefab tweaks, but not nested.
     
  7. tarragon

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    Video has useless resolution. But otherwise, this project is interesting. Consider giving it a low price and a lot of people will buy it.
     
  8. fmarkus

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    Hello! I'm ready to pay! Please let me know how much and where :)
    Cheers,

    FM.
     
  9. Rafes

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    Looks amazing. i can't believe Unity didn't have this from the beginning. Is it safe to use with UnityPro external version control .meta files?
     
  10. hotovec

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    Hello. Some release date?
    M.
     
  11. nsxdavid

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    Any update on this one? :)
     
  12. Lars-Steenhoff

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    Ok forget about the documentation, just release it as soon as possible please!!

    Many thanks
     
  13. sybixsus2

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    (I haven't downloaded it)

    Make sure you include some kind of license with it, or someone else may just fix the last few bugs and put it up on the Asset Store themselves.
     
  14. 3Duaun

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    wow, what an unexpected solution! @Baba thank you for your work to craft this very useful solution.
     
  15. nsxdavid

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    As 3.5 won't have nested prefabs, this is quite welcome. Excited to see how it works just from an internal-unity learning experience.
     
  16. 3Duaun

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    will this still work with the new text-based prefabs in 3.5? afaik 3.5 does now have text-based scenes and prefabs for better versioning.
     
  17. Zennboy

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  18. Babaa

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    Right, you are probably right Zennboy. I will continue work on this package when I have time.

    @zhx I don't know.
     
  19. Bento-Studio

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    @Baba Like you I really miss the possibility to nest prefabs in other prefabs. So I have also worked on a solution. But unlike you I have found it too difficult to integrate seamlessly the extension in the current prefabs workflow. So I have built an additional workflow instead, that I thinks is pretty robust and I hope relativly straightforward.

    So If there are any people interested by the nested prefabs remaining, here is an extension that do just that:
    http://u3d.as/content/bento-studio/nested-prefab/2Jz
     
  20. PrefabEvolution

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