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PlayWay Water - high quality water system

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by zuzzu, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. derkoi

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    I'm using the latest beta version and around the edges of the screen the reflections fade out, almost like a vignette. Any ideas how to remove this and just have the reflection behave as expected? Cheers

     
  2. cdmpants

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    From the documentation:
    PlayWay Water Vignette on water.PNG
     
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  3. derkoi

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    Thanks. I thought I'd read it somewhere. Had to dig for the setting but found it in the shader set options.
     
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  4. unicat

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    Can i have the latest beta please ?
     
  5. Rave-TZ

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    Sent a private message with proof of purchase. I need the beta so I can build with water using Unity 5.5
     
  6. DaBossTMR

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    I have also sent a message regarding beta access with my invoice attached. Thanks!
     
  7. Maryana

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    Hi. We have a big problem with PlayWay Water + Steam VR plugin. In editor all works fine, but in the build water doesn't work (pink color or no renderer at all).

    Can you help? It's really important and urgent, we have deadline after a week )
     
  8. iddqd

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    Are you using the beta?
     
  9. Maryana

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    No, we use 5.5.0f3 :(
     
  10. iddqd

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    i mean if you're using the playway beta, if not, send zuzzu your invoice number. The beta has lots of improvements
     
  11. electric_jesus

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    Hello @zuzzu,
    I have some troubles implementing marine snow.
    I'm using a simple particle emitter with Sprite->Diffuse shader (I've also tried all kinds of PlayWay Water shaders with no luck). The problem is that the particles are only visible when there is some background mesh close to the camera.
    This occures in both PW1.1 and PW2.0 when Underwater IME script is attached to the camera.
    What am I doing wrong? Did anybody manage to implement marine snow?
     
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  12. benvanik

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    Seconding (and thirding) a few of the questions being asked, specifically:
    *) are there any additional underwater effects (caustics, lighting, etc) included beyond what's in the demo - or recommended complementary assets known to work well?
    *) what's the status of shorelines - is support included or are they supportable via custom hacking/shaders/etc?

    I was also experimenting with another water system and a bunch of globals that restricted it to only one visible water volume at a time, so now I have to ask:
    *) are multiple visible water volumes supported? can they be added/removed at runtime?

    This is by far the best looking open-water simulator I've seen and now I'm just curious how I'll get it to deal with where it meets the land :) If any of these things are supported it'd probably be a good idea to throw up some screenshots on the store page and if they aren't it'd be nice to have a roadmap. If I knew they were coming soon (or had workarounds) I'd purchase today!
     
  13. electric_jesus

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    @zuzzu I fixed this by uncommenting [ImageEffectOpaque] attribute before UnderwaterIME.OnRenderImage(...) method. This also eliminated bugs that I had with Depth of Field effect (see the attached pic). Do you think this could cause some troubles in future? I mean, this line was probably commented out for a reason, right?
    I'm using the latest beta.
     
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  14. Kiwi-Hawk

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    Kia ora

    May I ask how I'd get on with this and an island that have lakes I needed to cut a hole in the sea mesh to prevent having duplicate water levels under water in the lowest lake. was weird going under water in the lake them going under water in the sea that was over the whole map
     
  15. electric_jesus

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    Which Unity versions are compatible with PW2 beta?
    Is there a way to use PW2 beta with Unity 5.3.5?
     
  16. wynott

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    Can anyone recommend a fog asset that plays nice with Playway Water and Oculus? I think the horizon is too abrupt. I'm using Tenkoku for sky atm. It's built in fog doesn't seem to want to render over the water. Open to all suggestions. sky.JPG
     
  17. hopeful

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    Not sure if this would work for you, but it is free to try out.
     
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  18. wynott

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    Thanks @hopeful that's handy but didn't get me exactly what I'm looking for.

    Open to changing gears on my dynamic sky asset also... If anyone knows of one that definitely works really well with Playway water and Oculus. The refund situation is such a nuisance I don't want to take risks on stuff that only sorfof half works anymore. Don't mind spending on stuff if runs fast, works well and looks awesome.
     
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  19. olavrv

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    Is support for singlepass rendering implemented? If not, when will this be in?
     
  20. olavrv

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    Hi, Just purchased playewater and it looking great! But, a quick question: when I press play it is using 8.9ms on CPU main, but when I select the profile file in project panel, it drops to 3.5ms...

    Is there any particular reason for this?
     
  21. olavrv

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    PS: this asset is amazing, would love to have wakes / thruster propulsion wakes - then it would be complete from my point of view! :)
     
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  22. iddqd

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    Azure has PlayWay Water included in one of their demos you can download from the asset store. And you can ask the developer here. Hope that helps.
     
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  24. gecko

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    Any news about shorelines? I've seen a couple questions about that above, would love to know if that was coming.
     
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  25. ShizofMalkavian

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    It's on sale. I've been waiting a long time for this. Finally I bought it.
     
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  26. ftejada

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    Hi

    I asked the same thing weeks ago but zuzu has not answered my questions ... besides zuzu takes days that do not enter the forum.
    I would like to know if they will finally include it (shoreLines, tropicals water, etc.) or not.

    After what happened with Ceto I would not want Playway Water to lose support and zuzu abandon the project.
     
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  27. Mulbin

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    Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Dropping a rigidbody into water (fairly slowly) and the moment it hits it fires off into the air at insane speed. Why is this water so bouncy?!
     
  28. Mulbin

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    Solved the last problem, but now I have a new question! Could anyone tell me if it is possible to align the water in any orientation other than horizontal? For example a vertical wall of water? Also is there any way to apply the water to a sphere?
     
  29. antoripa

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    Hi @zuzzu ,
    your asset is really impressive. I am wondering if I can use with any kind of mesh or just one large plane in my scene

    Cheers,
     
  30. wynott

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    Anyone having an issue getting receive shadows to work? I have the watershadowcastinglight component added to the main dirctional light. No water shadows...
     
  31. CaptainMurphy

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    @wynott do you have your ocean set up to receive them?
     
  32. Harekelas

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    Hi, @zuzzu
    I'm very impressed by playway water's visual quality and planning using it in my project.
    Here are some questions:
    1. I'm making an island based game also have some naval functions. So I'll need big waves in deep ocean and calm water in shallows, it's kinda determining the wave scale based on the depth information. Does playway water have this kind of feature?
    2. If I'll allow players to go into some underground caves on an island, and the player may go under the sea level, will playway water be able to mask out the water surface and disable the under water effect when it's under a terrain?
    If it can,then does it compatible runtime generated terrains and can automatically generated the mask for new terrain tiles?
    3. My project is using Tenkoku as skybox solution, and it requires deferred rendering and linear color space. How does playway water perform in this circumstance? Or if playway water is tested compatible with tenkoku would be perfect!
    Thanks for your time and have a good day!
     
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  33. wynott

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    @CaptainMurphy where is that panel? I don't think I've ever seen it before. Are you using the beta? I haven't got my link for that yet...
     
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  34. wynott

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    I reimported it just for fun. I get the shadows in the left eye only... and they're rendering on top of objects above the sea level... up to a bit more than half a meter up. And I don't think the reflection camera is getting attached where it should be. Sigh.

    Update: I tried a vanilla unity first person controller and basically same result. The height the shadows render at is still above the water.

    And the reflection cam is definitely pointing the wrong direction.

    Update2: The height the shadows are rendering relates to height of player camera... i.e. the shadows follow me up as I climb higher but it doesn't seem to be in a precise way. I can't really tell what's happening.

    Update3: Perhaps another clue: normal sun shadows occurring below the height of the wave shadows are only appearing in the right eye.

    Update4: solved my shadowing issue by duplicating the centre eye camera and assigning one centre camera to each eye. Now... if can get the reflection cam sorted out we're in business.
     
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  35. iddqd

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    Shorelines are actually in the beta - you need to PM zuzzu to get access to the beta.
     
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  36. CaptainMurphy

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    Yes, this is in the beta. If you are doing anything VR related you need to use the beta build. The one on the asset store is far behind it in terms of the VR cameras and how they render.
     
  37. Artaani

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    Hello @zuzzu
    When latest beta version will be available in the Asset Store?
    I am considering to buy this asset, but I need to use it for VR and in latest 5.5 version of Unity. People said that I should send you a message after I will purchase it.

    But:
    1. It is inconvenient. Asset Store is better.
    2. Your latest presence on this forum was almost a month ago. Are you still support this tool?
     
  38. wynott

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    Time for zuzzu to get an assistant! haha
     
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  39. ekergraphics

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    I'm very close to dropping money on this as well. But we need it for a project ASAP. How quickly can one get access to the beta for the VR functions?
     
  40. onecrazysim

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    I'm also on the fence about buying this, is VR support coming to the official release this month?
     
  41. jashan

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    I had been using the VR support of the official release for quite a while (until I moved to the current betas), so unless that broke in a more recent Unity version, it should be working. I'm not using any of the underwater effects, though, just an Ocean in a beach scene and that did work really well.

    Just talked to zuzzu on Skype and he should return to the forums this week. He did say that there are known issues with the current stable / official release but they may not always be obvious (so I guess I maybe just was lucky).
     
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  42. panFX

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    I already send him a pm too, got stuck with a problem of the volume substractor. Maybe the beta works better...
     
  43. martin-sustek

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    Hi everybody,
    I can confirm that it is very difficult to get any response from zuzzu even on private skype and e-mail.
    I do not know exactly what is going on, but I hope he is busy with finishing public release of version 2 and support will be better then.
    I can answer some of your questions from my experience:
    Mulbin: I work on game with spherical water on procedurally generated terrain. I generate custom mesh geometry and I had to modify some scripts and shaders to reflect the fact that top is not always +y axis. Still did not get 100% result, for example reflection camera is badly positioned. I am waiting for some answers from zuzzu to resolve more issues.
    Antoripa: same as above - it is possible to use custom mesh geometry, but not all features are working well
    Wynott: we have also discovered problems with receive shadows functionality, that editor window is from version 2 beta, our artist reported that this version has shadows only in specular reflections not on other water surface. Version 1 has working shadows but you have to tune water settings a little bit to make it more visible, according to our artist.
    Harekelas: 1. I dont think you can have different water parameters according to depth now, but I may be wrong. 2. You can subtract some mesh from water volume, but I have no experience with it. 3. I didn't have any problem with deferred rendering.
     
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  44. panFX

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    Can somebody confirm that foam is working in the latest beta? Couldn't figure out how to make it visible...
     
  45. wynott

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    Working much better now. Still no cast shadows but can live without that. Am getting some unnatural reflections in an obviously shadowed area here though... Probably obsessing over something that's ultimately not that important but if someone has a clever idea on a tweak that would help with realism here, would be much appreciated:

    tunnel2.JPG
     
  46. cdmpants

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    I'm having this problem as well.
     
  47. mariamism

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    Praying that you get a chance to answer before the sale ends, zuzzu. 25% off squeezed the asset into my tight budget, but I still need to know if it will be useful for my work at all.:(
     
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  48. GMax

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    Zuzzu has been quite for a very long time...he is usually very responsive!! Hope everything is ok, and that he gets back to answering all of the questions! If Playway ends up like Ceto.... I might just lose my sanity...
     
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  49. panFX

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    Don't worry, he told me, that he will continue working on the asset next week.
     
  50. CaptainMurphy

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    Ok, I thought this was something I had done in my build. Now I don't feel so dumb.