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[RELEASED] 3D Scifi Kit Vol 4 official topic!

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by Creepy-Cat, May 23, 2022.

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What do you prefer in a modular kit?

  1. - Spaceships / Vehicles?

    66.7%
  2. - Build stuff, i want more parts allowing me!

    60.0%
  3. - I want more elements already built, I don't like to work...

    6.7%
  4. - I want more scenes!

    6.7%
  5. - I want props that allow me to create an exploration/craft game!

    26.7%
  6. - I want props that allow me to create an action/simulation game!

    20.0%
  7. - I want props that allow me to create a battle isle war game!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. - I want props that allow me to create all types of games!

    20.0%
  9. - I want props that allow me to create a subnautica style game!

    13.3%
  10. - I want props that allow me to create a starcitizen/elite game!

    40.0%
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  1. Agent31

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    I meant the base would be designed to be mobile, as if it were a ship that would fly to asteroids, not the platform I would build for :-D
     
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  2. Creepy-Cat

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    Hi my dear customers/fans/cat lovers!

    I'm happy to have finished this release! Because I really liked working on it... For this package I'm going to try to fight as best I can against the madness that possesses me with each kit, namely:

    "Wanting to do everything at the same time..."

    It's horrible, my brain goes 3 million times faster than my body and my fingers... But for this update, I wanted:

    "Creepy Cat, you only take care of the buttons and other displays, you don't go everywhere at once, you only think of buttons!! buttons!! buttons"

    That's what exhausted me on volume 3... And on top of that I had to fight with a kit that was "poorly designed" due to lack of experience... That's what I explain to my students now! "You must not be devoured by your creation!" :p

    upload_2022-9-21_8-39-57.png

    I'm going to do it myself, by method... If you've looked at the kit, you may have noticed that I've separated the back from the walls/inside? This is for the following reason:

    "I want to be able to use the kit for ship interiors! On the 3rd I had tinkered with a second kit made from the first... It do not have sens!"

    upload_2022-9-21_8-43-40.png


    When I started the 4, I especially wanted to stop making this mistake! This is why the walls of the hangars are studied in the same spirit. To be able to serve as a hangar for ships (I have not yet made the connecting pieces to attach the small and large walls).

    upload_2022-9-21_8-41-34.png

    Well for this update, I simplified my future work! Indeed if I have the buttons of the control panels => I also have the buttons of the ship controls! :rolleyes:

    I saw it on the creation of certain objects, such as consoles. On kit 3 I did the same work again and again! On the 4 I only have to concentrate on the overall design of the console => Because I know that with my little buttons I will be able to give it the necessary commands to make it a machine.

    upload_2022-9-21_8-38-37.png

    For the next release? I have not decide yet! I hesitate between a rover (but I still have to think about its size), a space station kit (connectable to the interior kit), or I stay in the props (like floors, walls etc). I do not know yet... I worked a lot on the atmosphere compared to the video, and I'm already thinking about the next map! Besides, I think the next release will be a new map! (which will of course be a good way to do more construction props, as the poll tries to show).

    The package is send to the store! It should be in your pocket soon! Enjoy :) And again, do not hesitate to post your work with the kit! (it give me indication on how you want to use it...)

    Note: And write a review! Please! :)

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  3. Creepy-Cat

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    Hey :) Just for fun, i'm searching a good spline free engine to integrate... I'm trying this one with a MIT licence.
    https://github.com/yasirkula/UnityBezierSolution

    I'm actually testing, it's just to see.. But i tryed to make a bubbleship following a path, and next i put the camera in vr mode :) Very cool effect!

     
  4. StarChick971

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  5. StarChick971

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    There is no hardcore math to really understand except if you are curious, simply use the code and set the lines properly and you are good to go.
    At first glance your git link seems even more complex to me but I didn't read it in detail though. You already have a solution btw.
     
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  6. Creepy-Cat

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    Hey :)

    As i said, i'm starting a new map! rather than having 50 demo scenes, I prefer to have less but more spectacular :) I'm working on this map which will be a huge battlefield/exploration/mineral crafting zone but i think just decline the same heightfield with different biome. Time saver for me... This terrain is enought generic to be used for many project.

    As you can see i plan a cool ride with the bubbleship around the terrain :) For the moment is map is alpha... WIP

    upload_2022-9-23_0-59-24.png

    Nouveau projet.gif

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  7. Creepy-Cat

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    Small fake VR flight! It's just a fligh test on the demo map :) But it was very inspirating to work on it because via the poll results, a number of pieces to do, appear in my mind...

     
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  8. dmenefee

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    Very cool! Nice looking demo!
     
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  9. StarChick971

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    Looks great and having a single scene to showcase your work is a better idea imo.
    However, what's the point having emissive mountain ridges?? I would simply leave some rocks (in mining in mind) that could be emissive but not the terrain itself because it looks more like flying around a volcano rather than on a distant planet. Of course this is my opinion. Perhaps using another color could fit better like emerald green or electric blue
    Still, the terrain seems perfect for the demo.
     
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  10. Creepy-Cat

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    It's a second map! The first one will be active again :) It's another terrain/lightning/vision etc...
     
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  11. Creepy-Cat

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    Pumping station? Drilling station? ... I don't know :) Only made with the kit elements :)

    upload_2022-9-24_18-54-54.png

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  12. Dexi

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    More like this building props pls...
     
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  13. dmenefee

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    And also looking forward to spaceships that incorporate the improved materials. The large spaceships are my favorite part of #3; there aren't many Unity assets that provide out-of-the-box large spaceship interiors like yours. Keep up the great work!
     
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  14. Creepy-Cat

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    For this part of the project, I'm going to have a lot less problem than on the 3, but the big ships will arrive when the small one is the right size (because to make a ship, you must first have the interior finished, and then you put the shell on top)

    I will start a ship with Constellation dimensions (V3) i think.

    In any case the, results of the poll are interesting! I didn't think my users liked to build! (I say this because every time I see a demo using my products, I very rarely see constructions made by users)...


    For the different ideas I have for this kit, I would like:

    - An update to build iss-style (tube plugged) or startrek-style space stations.

    - An update to be able to make cities, I wanted to do it on the 3, but the methods to use to do it were not possible. This would allow this "wire" the interior kit => To large buildings.

    - An update to make mega structures (same principle as for cities)

    - A kit with a new race, alien genre.


    - And of course a small spaceship from time to time! :) But be aware that making ships is extremely long... That's why if the interior kit is well done, it reduces the creation time! But the major problem with ships is the creation of the cockpit...

    It is extremely long! In addition, it's the part that requires the most polygons... And since it's the part you always have in front of you, it has to be perfect. For example, on kit 3, if you knew the number of buttons that I mapped 50 times... The number of ramps, pistons, doors, control panels that I redid 50 times.

    That's why I learned from these mistakes: don't do the same things 50 times!

    Because my desire has always been to make a kit allowing a Halo/Star Citizen/No man sky/Elite/X Reunion games :) It is with this state of mind that I made the 3, I wanted everything TO DO..

    That's what killed the project... Because at one point I found myself with problems that were impossible to solve, because in fact in the kit I already had a file structure where I myself couldn't find my way around..

    Several users have reported the problem to me, telling me that this kit is great, but what a mess of files! But it's very complicated as a creator to change a structure during the project! Quite simply because other users have already started working with the kit, and have therefore already acquired habits...

    In any case, the creation of 3 has clearly shown me what it takes to please and not please... I will do my best not to make the same mistakes :)

    I will therefore progress in stages, and by "type", a button update / an update with a type of accessories, for example office furniture. Rather than making disorderly updates...

    Which will save me from exhausting myself like on the creation of the big prometheus-style ship (it really pissed me off this one). But since my production methods were much worse, I think that remaking this ship would take me less time now!

    That's why I tried to "think well" the construction kits, to be able to reuse it everywhere! I would just have to make new floor/wall/ceiling styles that can adapt to everything from space bases or ships or buildings.

    If you knew how difficult it is the units of measurement... Or rather, how to give the real impression of the dimensions of an object. It's a constant struggle, you have to cheat on all sizes. In vol 3 I discovered this problem quite late.

    One of the major problem of the kit 3 was the number of textures... As I tried to do something giving more freedom of modification to the user (for example the rover uses if my memory is good, 3 or 4 atlas for him only!) = > Which allows a team of graphic designers to be able to tweak the textures to personalize the thing?!

    Ok the method is cool, but it has a limit! The number of files... The prometheus style ship also consumes textures, in short, are you starting to see the problem? in conclusion I lacked knowledge... And I found myself trapped by my creation. A bit like Frankenstein :)

    That's why before putting the first polygon under 3DS max, I got interested in the guys from star citizen, I watched a lot of their video where they also explain the same kit issues, how to modularize as much as possible the universe etc... These videos taught me a lot! Because they answered problems that precisely, I had encountered on volume 3!

    And then at some point I started volume 4 :) I did some tests that I didn't tell you about, and when I felt that I had understood the concept, I started... I started the kit a year and a few months ago.
     
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  15. Creepy-Cat

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    This one also cool :) Same, made only under Unity with the actual kit pieces :)

    upload_2022-9-25_9-47-44.png

    Just for fun, here is the scale factor between pieces :)

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  16. Creepy-Cat

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    Hey!

    Here is the return of the flying objects and gravity zero ambiant! :) I'll try to make the system more simple to use, example? Now you can modulate the gravity for all scenes, not only one etc...

    I can stay in the spaceship view scene some hours, with my playlist behind :)

    As you can see, i included a small class to make the solar panel => follow the directional light. I modified also the mouselook class, now you can stack it somewhere (ex: a pilot chair!) and you get a free smooth rotating camera.



    Here is the current 1.3 update worklog, no release date yet i need to work more.

    - 1.3 : - New class included: ObjectTowardOnlyYaw it allow you to toward a object to another but only by yaw rotation
    usefull for solar panel, lock the script on your sun light, and they will follow him! :)

    - Modification of mouselook: I included a boolean allowing to use it only in rotation mode
    with this you can use it in pilot head mode or static mode (Demo_B).

    - New map included, with a new seamless terrain/rock/props. It's a flight ride. I hope you like it!?
    This is a big battlefield/exploration/testing terrain with various slopes i gona use now to present the news props!

    - A new library included: BezierSolution (Look inside:Common Scripts) https://github.com/yasirkula/UnityBezierSolution
    a very cool animation system based on spline, very nice to use! Creating an animation like the flight trip (Scene B)
    is "a pain in the ass" to do with the standard unity keyframe system... Creating a good and nice spline take time,
    but what a pleasure to see some spline animation into you level!

    - Map Demo_A FPS increased! A bad terrain setup drop down the FPS... Fixed now!

    - New prefabs with big machines/structures/bridge etc...

    - New prefabs with physic.
     
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  17. dmenefee

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    Elegant and beautiful work. As soon as I can break away from my racing project I will whip up a VR version of one of the maps to play with.
     
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  18. Creepy-Cat

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    Thanks! :)

    The Scene_B will be provided with two versions:

    - One with the video ride.
    - The other with physic playing.

    I reworked a bit the global kit code, now you can have a HUD visor for the camera AND a crosshair! And of course you can colorise all of this...

    upload_2022-9-27_11-30-30.png

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  19. Creepy-Cat

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    Hahaha, how i can forget that? I'll do the same with wind turbine :) And i need to do a radar on the same principle...

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  20. Creepy-Cat

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    Mega big tank!

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    Another cool stuff coming soon! :) After my plateform observation i thinked to re-use them to make some bunker with the same stylish! Here is the concept, it allow you to build you own interior inside them:

    upload_2022-9-27_20-45-40.png

    Because all this little world talk each others :) It's the difference when you prepare a project...

    Front view:
    upload_2022-9-27_20-46-33.png

    And the same mirrored:
    upload_2022-9-27_20-47-36.png

    It can be a substation for a ship port, a bunker, a base for a mega-pilar! and inside you case a grid of 3x2
    but of course you can build long you want bunker :)
     
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  22. StarChick971

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    Idk why, the bunker reminds me Starship Troopers 2 stronghold somehow but also some Star Citizen style hangar Very nice.
     
  23. Creepy-Cat

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    Haha :) Maybe! :) I'm inspiring bunch of stuff... Here is a test in map and the second screen illustrate the previous concerning the interior...

    Work In Progress:
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  24. Creepy-Cat

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    Military mode interior: This new texturing method is really cool to modify things...

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    Release today!

    - 1.3 Update:

    - New class included: ObjectTowardOnlyYaw it allow you to toward a object to another but only by yaw rotation usefull for solar panel, lock the script on your sun light, and they will follow him!

    - Modification of mouselook: I included a boolean allowing to use it only in rotation
    mode with this you can use it in pilot head mode or static mode (Demo_B).

    - New map included, with a new seamless terrain/rock/props. It's a flight ride. I hope you like it!? This is a big battlefield/exploration/testing terrain with various slopes i gona use now to present the news props! Note: Two versions of the map, one for physic playing, and the other for the roadtrip automatic.

    - A new library included: BezierSolution (Look inside:Common Scripts) https://github.com/yasirkula/UnityBezierSolution

    A very cool animation system based on spline, very nice to use! Creating an animation like the flight trip (Scene B) is "a pain in the ass" to do with the standard unity keyframe system... Creating a good and nice spline take time, but what a pleasure to see some spline animation into you level!

    - Map Demo_A FPS increased! A bad terrain setup drop down the FPS... Fixed now!

    - New prefabs with big machines/structures/bridge etc...

    - New prefabs with physic.

    - New shoot system! I replaced/debug/organized many of the old code, to give you a better feeling with shoot. And now the explosions (for shoot death, and for hit object death) generate a physic shockwave! It move all the rigodbody's around (class: ShootExplosionSetup) you can use it for any dying object (ship crash etc) take a look on this class :) The explosion lightning system is better now!

    - Class UniFPSCounter modified, now you have a real Crosshair and no more ugly GuiText :)

     
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