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[Official] Which tools do you use?

Discussion in 'External Tools' started by bibbinator, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. bibbinator

    bibbinator

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    Hiya,
    It's been a while since we did a check to see which tools people use in conjunction with Unity. I'd like to collect a list of tools that include anything you use to help you make games with Unity. This can cover concept art, image creation and manipulation, 3D modeling, audio authoring, source code editing, debugging, whatever.

    Just reply to the thread and put down your bulleted list.

    I will summarize the list periodically in this thread, and when it looks like we have got them I'll send out a survey to people that have enabled communication with us that includes all these tools so we can get a sense of which tools are most important to our users.

    Thanks!
    Brett
     
  2. longroadhwy

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    Visual Studio 2013 PRO
     
  3. chronos78

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    • Maya
    • ZBrush
    • Mudbox
    • Photoshop
    • xNormal
    • Audacity
    • Visual Studio with Resharper
    • Google search
     
  4. Phycic

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  5. kburkhart84

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  6. orb

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    • Scrivener
    • Custom tools and scripts
     
  7. Kona

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  8. gurayg

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    • Blender
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    • Inkscape
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    • Fuse
    • Substance Designer / Painter
    • Houdini
    • Marmoset Toolbag 2
    • articydraft
    • Black Ink
     
  9. Korindian

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    • Maya LT
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    • Substance Designer / Painter
    • Visual Studio Pro 2013
    • Sublime Text 3
    • Plastic SCM
    • Articy Draft
    • Inkscape
    • Pro Tools
     
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  10. spryx

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    Maya LT
    ZBrush
    Photoshop
    Substance Painter
    Substance Designer
    xNormal
    Audacity
    Reason
     
  11. RandAlThor

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    Lightwave 3D
    ZBrush
    IThoughts HD
    Freeplane
    3D Coat
    Substance Painter
    Substance Designer
    Substance b2m
    Inkscape
    Painter
    Gimp
    Photoshop
    Artrage
    Krita
    Scrapple
    Scrivener
    Silo
    Ultimate Unwrap3D Pro
    Vue
    Audacity
    VS Studio Community 2013 plus the Unity tools

    and many assets from the store and some other little apps
     
  12. SnowInChina

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    blender
    photoshop
    ndo
    ddo
    xnormal
    handplane
    krita
     
  13. Kirk Clawson

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    • Substance Designer & Painter
    • Photoshop
    A bunch of small, one-off, or try-outs, too numerous to mention.
     
  14. TonyLi

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  16. mgear

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    • Monodevelop :eek:
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    • Piskel
    • ShaderForge
    • MeshLab
    • SceneCT
    • Catia V5
    • Autocad
    • Dreamweaver CC
    • WinSCP
    • WorldMachine
    • ..
     
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  17. steego

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    SpeedTree modeller
    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    Substance Designer
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    Reason
    Reaper
    sfxr / cfxr
     
  18. XenoJester

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    Maya LT 2015
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    Insane Bump
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  20. red2blue

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    3D-Coat
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    Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition
     
  21. Juveburns11

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  23. GoesTo11

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    Inkscape
    The Gimp
    Monodevelop
    Sourcetree (Bitbucket)
    Audacity
    Notepad++
     
  24. JDMulti

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    At work

    - Visual Studio
    - 3ds Max
    - Photoshop
    - Illustrator

    At home

    - Mono Develop
    - Blender
    - Krita
    - Gimp

    At both

    - Audacity
    - Sourcetree
     
  25. rev087

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    Edit: updated list!
     
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  26. AdamKane

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    3dsmax
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    Substance tools
    Visual Studio 2013 with Resharper
    Photoshop
    ZBrush
    Multi-scene Editing for team collaboration (via Advanced Additive Scenes)
    Unity Cloud Build
     
  27. MagicZelda

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    • Wavosaur
    • Notepad
    • VirtualBox (platform testing)
    • Make Human
    • Character Generator (Autodesk website)
    • IIS
    • VNC Viewer
    • Need For speed World (When my brains fried ;))
     
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  28. hippocoder

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    • Logic Pro*
    • Final Cut Pro*
    • Sublime Text (ide!)

    Various small utilities for stuff we make ourselves or purchase.
    *On macs. We prefer to change machines rather than change software. Right tool > right hardware.
     
  29. shaderop

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    • Either Tortoise SVN or Atlassian SourceTree (depending on the client's choice of VCS).
     
  30. Sorskoot

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  31. Rodolfo-Rubens

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    Why not make a poll?
     
  32. Pix10

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    • Quixel
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    • AfterEffects
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    • VS2013
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    Lots of other little things that are indispensable but can't really be categorised. Prismacolor pencils!
     
  33. the_motionblur

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    • Modo 801
    • Maya LT
    • Cinema 4D (Still R12) (*)
    • ocasionally xNormal (*)
    (*) only secondary any more or rarely used.

    Asset Store extensions:
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    • ShaderForge
    • Looking into PlayMaker, ATM
     
  34. KyleStank

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    • Photoshop CC
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    • MonoDevelop (this one is used A LOT)
    • Audacity

    I might also use a program called MakeHuman for a quick character to use for prototypes. So, add "MakeHuman" to that list, because I recommend it for a very quick character to use for prototypes.
     
  35. Timelog

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    Audacity (latest)
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  36. Shuji

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  37. jakkovanhunen

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    Main tools
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    - Sketch
    - Triumph
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    - Xcode

    Occasionally
    - Photoshop
    - ScreenFlow
    - Final Cut Pro
    - Modo
     
  38. Jaimi

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  39. SteveJ

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    • Audition CC
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    • Visual Studio 2013 Community Ed.
    • Scrivener
     
  40. Rinoa_Heartilly

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    fragmotion
    UNITY XD
     
  41. Shushustorm

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  42. mikaelwallin

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    • Autodesk Revit
    • Plastic SCM
    • Visual Studio 2013 Premium
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    • Bitmap 2 Material
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  43. Bridin

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    • Face FX
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    • Substance Designer / Painter
    • SpeedTree
    Sound

    • Pro Tools
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    In Unity

    • Terrain Composer
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  45. BigDaz

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  46. Stiffx

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  47. meshonline

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    Visual Studio 2010 Express
     
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  48. Survivorman198

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    {As you can see I only use free stuff cause im poor.}
     
  49. Stiffx

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    wow I was not expecting this in 2015 haha :D:D... sorry I couldn't resist
     
  50. Survivorman198

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    hay it is a program I use with unity. But I am real mad what unity did to unity 5 that I just found out.

    They removed the treecreator asset and saying we need to drage out our wallets and buy speedtree.
    Are you made about this to?