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[Official] Which tools do you use?

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

  1. TonyLi

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    Government organizations and large corporations are slow to adopt new technology. Some of them exclusively use ancient versions of Internet Explorer. If you develop "serious games" and interactive training systems for them, you have to make sure your Unity web builds run on IE, even in 2015... :confused:
     
  2. Survivorman198

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    No I use IE for just searching on how to do this and that not for that stuff.
     
  3. TonyLi

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    http://www.google.com/chrome/browser/ ;)

    (Thought I'd mention the IE thing mostly for @bibbinator as something to keep in mind on an official level, since Unity has made inroads into the serious games market.)
     
  4. McDev02

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    Project
    • Visual Studio 2013
    • UnityVS Plug-In
    • (Tortoise) GIT
    AssetStore Tools
    • Behaviour Designer
    Design
    • Photoshop CS5
    • Cinema4D - FBX
    • xNormal
    • World Machine
     
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  5. Timelog

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    Honestly, especially in 2015 I would suspect a resurrection of IE, as especially IE 10 and 11 are in some cases better then HTML5 and CSS3 support then Webkit based browers (Chrome, Opera and Safari).
     
  6. arumiat

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    Blender
    3Dcoat
    Substance suite
    Marmoset toolbag
    Photoshop
    Sourcetree & git
     
  7. jashan

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    Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate
    UnityVS
    VMWare Fusion (to run Unity on Mac OS and Visual Studio on Windows 8.1)

    modo
    Cheetah3D
    Blender
    Realsoft3D
    Makehuman
    FaceFX
    iClone

    Pixelmator
    Photoshop
    Gimp
    ArtMatic

    Affinity Designer => Unity really needs SVG support
    Inkscape => Unity really needs SVG support
    Substance Designer
    Substance Painter

    Cubase
    WaveLab

    Vue Infinite (for creating Skyboxes)
    Terragen 3 (for creating Skyboxes)

    GlyphDesigner
     
  8. MurDocINC

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    -Monodevelop
    -Maya LT
    -Photoshop
    -Inkscape
    -Audacity
    -Most important, Notepad with a list of small tasks to check off. ;)
     
  9. kburkhart84

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    I do that too, though sometimes I use Word instead to get the bullet points and stuff.

    I also do this as a simple log saying what I did, and another with "urgent" TODOS and list of bugs. Documentation is KING if you want to actually get things done and not get lost on anything bigger than an Asteroids Clone.
     
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  10. alexzzzz

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    - Visual Studio 2013 / Visual Studio Tools for Unity / Resharper
    - TortoiseHg + Bitbucket
    - Cinema 4D (like Unity, it uses left-handed coordinate system with Y-axis up, but I still had to write a custom model post-processor to get WYSIWYG-like workflow).
    - Photoshop
    - Substance Designer / Painter / Bitmap2Material
    - Audacity
    - Internet Explorer :)

    Actually, I love Internet Explorer because it's not a bloated lazy cow like most of the popular ones and always launches in half a second. It's my default browser. However, for surfing I use Opera, mostly v12. No one has beaten it in usability yet.
     
  11. tswalk

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    most use what I use, but many missed these:

    paper
    pencil (sometimes pen, if I can't find my pencil)
     
  12. alexzzzz

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    I used to have a simple .txt inside Visual Studio solution for tracking bugs and todos, but now I'm examining Bitbucket Issues and FogCreek FogBugz to make my notes a bit more organized.

    Yeah, that's invaluable. I have a "spiral bound, A4, 96 pages, square lined notebook" on the desk in front of me, but my pens and pencils are always hiding. I suspect, my cat steals them.
     
  13. twobob

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    Code:
    VS for C# debugging/coding
    Mono for js projects - csharpatron for conversion to c# when it's a half and half and pertinent to do so (huge codebase w/e)
    notepad++ for when I mess up the project linkages and just nothing else will auto-open ;) (You've all done it)

    Art:
    Substance Painter, Substance Database 2.0, Bitmap2Material pro. (Allegorithmic are the best everything ever)
    Adobe Webmaster Suite Cs2 (I'm that old, still works fine)
    Blender and any other bit of free stuff I need to "make something happen" including, Sketch-up, ancient flow-map generators, noise generators, Anything really.
    We are considering going over to modo for some 3d pipeline stuff.
    We use http://www.cgtextures.com for some content from time to time.

    Music:
    We have a decently stocked music studio. It helps to be musicians.
    I wasn't sure if this thread was to include hardware, but a pencil is hardware.. so... meh :p
    (Yes, fancy new UT mixer, I am going to test you to death soon enough)

    Inspiration:
    The inherent instability, unpredictability and wild imaginations of children. What more could one need ;)

    We have also used the asset store on many occasions to facilitate a need - thus I list "Asset Store" as a tool
     
  14. Dustin-Horne

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    • Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate / Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6
    • Resharper 9
    • Visual Studio Tools for Unity
    • Blender
    • xNormal
    • Substance Painter
    • Substance Designer
    • Bitmap2Material 3
    • The Unity Asset Store :)
    Other handy tools:
     
  15. vidi

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    3D development
    Hexagon
    3DCoat
    uvLayout
    Mudbox
    DAZ CCT
    iClone Pipeline bundle

    2D content
    Animestudio
    Crazy Talk and CT Animator
    xara pro
    Clipstudio

    Programing
    Playmaker
     
  16. Thomas-Pasieka

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    • Maya LT
    • 3DCoat
    • Substance Painter
    • Substance Designer
    • Photoshop
    • zBrush
     
  17. trooper

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    Here's mine that I don't think have been listed:

    General
    • FileZilla
    • BatChmod (noob way to chmod files)
    • Parallels (virtualise windows)
    • TeamViewer (connect to server or artist's pc etc)
    • cygwin (bash scripts on windows)
    Backup:
    • Dropbox
    • GoodSync
    Testing:
    • LogRabbit (10000x faster than DDMS and Monitor for logcat)
    • GenyMotion (virtualise android devices)
    • JIRA & JIRA Client (desktop client for JIRA)
    • Virtual Box (linux and windows testing)
    Programming
    • Intelli-J IDEA (for web work)
    • Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit (for photoshop plugin creation for unity tools)
    Online Services:
    • HockeyApp (testflight replacement for Android & iOS)
    • Windows Azure (server hosting)
    Other:
    • BitRock Install Builder (for releasing osx, linux and windows installers)
     
  18. Yash987654321

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    Now
    > Unity Free(Most Important)
    > Blender (For Modeling)
    > Gimp (Texturing)
    > Mono Develop (For Scripting)
    > Make Human (The Easiest)
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    If I had money and good PC
    > Unity Pro (The most important)
    > 3DS Max (For Modeling)
    > Mudbox (For Texturing Models)
    > Maya (For Animations)
    > Photoshop CC (Aditional Texturing)
    > Make Human (The easiest)
     
  19. Sebastian_Miko

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    Pixelmator - pixel art and sketching
    GarageBand - music
    Dr Petters SFXR - 8 bit Sound Effects

    Mercurial - Version Control Tech
    Bitbucket - Version Control Host
    SourceTree - Version Control Software
     
  20. wowcow

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    3D modeling:
    • Blender
    • Cinema 4D
    • 3ds Max
    • 3D-Coat
    2D graphics and texturing:
    • Illustrator
    • Photoshop
    • Krita
    Sound:
    • Reaper
    • Reason
     
  21. Trideka

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    • Blender
    • Substance Painter
    • Substance Designer
    • Photoshop
    • Gimp
    • Krita
    • Visual Studio 2013
    • Source Tree
     
  22. Farfarer

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    Modo
    Photoshop
    ZBrush
     
  23. rpgw

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    Blender
    Photoshop CS6.
    CrazyBump
    Photoscan
    ArtRage
    Terragen3
    World Machine 2
    Quixel dDO

    Reason
    Ableton Live

    Sublime Text
     
  24. SnakeTheRipper

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    Programs :
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Professional
    • ReSharper for VS2013
    • Photoshop CC
    • Cinema4D
    Extensions :
    • EasyRoads3D
    • Photon
     
  25. Shushustorm

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    Some new stuff has been released, so I'd like to add some software that I use:

    - Affinity Designer* ( as already mentioned, SVG support would be great )
    - Affinity Photo*
    *.affinity support would also be a handy feature for those working with both Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo. This file format works with both, A.Photo and A.Designer.

    - Visual Studio Code

    EDIT:
    Alright, apparently Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo have the file types ".afdesigner" and ".afphoto" now.
    For those interested, I suggested support for those formats here:
    http://feedback.unity3d.com/suggestions/affinity-support
     
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