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Physically Based Character, an active ragdoll.

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by Kavorka, Nov 16, 2022.

  1. Kavorka

    Kavorka

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    Last edited: Nov 17, 2022
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  2. khos

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    Hi there, could I ask, how does this compare or differ from the Puppetmaster asset, if at all? Many thanks
     
  3. Kavorka

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    I don't know. I have not used Puppet master. I actively avoid looking at what other people are doing. I believe I am the only commercial asset with the "Soft and accurate" technology. Which makes the ragdoll malleable and reacting to hits while maintaining its ability to follow animations without looking like a piece of jelly. It also enables pushing the character around with the physics engine, even while he is standing up and following animations, out of the box. That is the main differentiating thing compared to other ragdolls. That is the thing that is hard to copy and for developers to implement themselves. That algorithm is industrial strength because it works without state changes. That is why I am proud of this asset and why I charge money for it. I give the ragdoll I made before I "invented" this tech away for free, that's how much of a "big deal" I think it is.

    Another unique feature is the "Suspend ragdoll" that allows you to seamlessly go from an ordinary character to an active ragdoll automatically. It also has advanced foot IK and tech to easily integrate with Navmesh and IK without breaking the physics.

    The other features are things I would have expected game devs to be able implement themselves. There are a few nifty things that are fun, smart, difficult, useful, but I don't care much about those features and think of them as starting points for devs to do their own thing.

    This is unique, I have sold 30+ at full price in early access, none have complained. But I made them promise that they could take care of themselves before I allowed them to purchase. If you understand the difference then this asset is worth it.

    Maybe have a look at this long video interview about this asset:


    Link to the asset in the store.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2022
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  4. khos

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    Ok, thanks for the info, will take a look :)