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[RELEASED] Marvelous Techniques

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by Kirnu-Interactive, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. Kirnu-Interactive

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    Hi all,

    Marvelous Techniques is a asset package which includes tools to make powerful games with very popular flat atmospheric graphics style used in many top selling games recently.
    The package suits for all people with every skill level.

    With the package prototyping of different styles is fast thanks to easy to use shaders and tools.
    This asset package is unique and you can't find anything similar from the Asset Store. When purchased you don't only get the package you get premium support so all your problems will get quickly solved.

    Go to the Asset Store

    Update v.1.2 is available

    The package includes:

    - Custom lighting shaders.

    - Other shaders including the ocean shader, height fog shader, water pool shader, linear gradient, camera overlay, vignette...
    Bloom and Screen Texture Blend image effects.
    Total of 31 Mobile optimized (tested with iPad 4th gen) shaders. All shaders are CG vertex/fragment shaders.

    - Powerful scripts including very useful Mesh Combine script which will make your scene to look even more prettier :)

    - 14 example scenes from where you can learn how beautiful scenes are built. New scenes will be added regularly.

    - Comprehensive documentation which explains details of every shader and script. Documentation also discuss about the preferred work flow of building a game scene.

    Demo scenes:
    The Island
    The Building
    Water Color
    Cubes
    Cave

    Videos
    Marvelous Techniques video 1: Workflow Tutorial
    Marvelous Techniques video 2: Workflow Tutorial 2







    Please note that this package does not contain any characters or game play mechanics. Only graphics assets, shaders, scripts and tools.
     
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  2. p6r

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    The renders are wonderful...
    Could you test your shaders and light effects on various free assets from the store to see how it looks with known assets to be able to compare ?
    For example how does the free Necromancer look like with your shaders ?
    Thanks in advance.

    If you don't have time for testing this you could add me to your beta testers...

    6R
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2015
  3. Kirnu-Interactive

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    Do you mean Necromancer which is GUI skin package?
    I don't know how to thest the shaders in marvelous techniques with that package.
    Could you elaborate a bit.
     
  4. p6r

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    No ! I mean the 3D model (character) !
    6R
     
  5. Mr.Stein

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  6. p6r

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  7. Kirnu-Interactive

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    These shaders are made for 3D models as you can see from the demo scenes.
    The necromancer model should look the same as in the images because it's just a model with a texture.
    The custom lighting shaders would add the custom lighting model to it.
    If you want to test out the package before purchasing it please contact me.
     
  8. p6r

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    e-mail sent !
    6R
     
  9. karadag

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    Hello

    How could I test Marvelous Techniques? What is your email address?
     
  10. p6r

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    WOW ! A lot of very interesting shaders here.
    Your scenes are great to see what we can do and to know how to parameter the various shaders. Great job !
    The fog and water systems are very very very clever.
    I have to test more to know if there are exactly what I could use, especially for low poly style !
    People can't be disappointed with your asset, I think...
    6R
     
  11. Kirnu-Interactive

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    Now the custom lighting shaders support also realtime shadows. Will update the package soon.

    -Arto
     
  12. Kirnu-Interactive

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    New demo scene coming to the next version of the asset package.
    Features two new shaders: Distance light and distance fog. Also realtime shadow support added.

     
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  13. lazygunn

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    I have no idea how to contact you but i'd definitely be interested in looking at this thankyou
     
  14. p6r

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    Wonderful picture ! You're an artist !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great environment and very professional look !
    Nice to see you want to give us marvelous Tools to make marvelous Games !!!

    6R
     
  15. lazygunn

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    The imagery is very similar to a recent game that had you solving puzzles using escher-like distortions on an isometric projection, it looked great, and while im not interested in isometric representation, id love the know how even if down to reappropriate
     
  16. Kirnu-Interactive

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    You can find the support email from here:
    Kirnu Interactive profile
     
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  17. Kirnu-Interactive

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    Check out the new Web Demo: The Cave
     
  18. p6r

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    I like the distance light effect and the entire scene...
    (I have deleted my 2 pictures with the Necromancer because I think it isn't the best way to use your shaders ! Your last picture and this Cave scene are more representative of what we can do with Marvelous Techniques !)

    @lazygunn : You can work in 3D, 2.5D,... not necessary in an isometric projection with these shaders.

    6R
     
  19. Kirnu-Interactive

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    As requested I'll start making videos which will describe the package better.
    The workflow video is already done and currently uploading to YouTube.
     
  20. ikemen_blueD

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    OMG, I can't believe I miss this. Bought it without a second thought. Can u upload the Cave demo? I want to see how you do the magic tricks. Btw, is there a way to quickly reduce the whole Ambient color, because I want to make a Night view, and with my simple Weather system, the Directional light intensity down to 0, the Ambient color still so bright, and is there a better way not to go through all materials to reduce their Ambient Color, Ambient Power, like a global Ambient Scale value would be cool.



    Can I request the lightning effects, point light, bloom effects, ray lights effect, etc.?

    Btw, please correct me if I'm wrong, do your shaders support Unity lights, besides Directional light?
     
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  21. p6r

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    Here is a picture using the CustomLightingRealtimeShadow shader on some models :



    6R
     
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  22. pushingpandas

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    sorry i Don Understand this asset. p6r you picture look worse then the original character asset?
     
  23. p6r

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    Ooopss ! Sorry if you don't like it. I can delete it if you think it isn't a good advertisement for this asset... No problem !
    I have used the Mesh Materializer to make it lowpoly (to separate the vertices) to show here different light effects on these vertices. But the character isn't the most important here...
    Good to have honest comments !!! Maybe I'm the only one to like my picture !!! ;-)
    I think I have to improve my work...

    6R
     
  24. pushingpandas

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    no harm, sorry p6r, I just dont Understand the function of this asset. You picture is fine.
     
  25. Kirnu-Interactive

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    The package is about shaders and tools to create beautiful scenes like those in this thread.
    There are for example custom lighting shaders which are easy to use and very efficient.
     
  26. Kirnu-Interactive

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    Hi,
    About the ambient issue: I'll think about it and probably will implement some kind of Lighting Manager script which will control several Light Materials at one time. In fact I have thought of this before so I'll probably implement it.

    I already implemented a fast bloom shader (will be in next update), point light would be similar to distance light which will also come in next update.
    Can you give me examples of the other effects lightning and ray lights.

    -Arto
     
  27. ikemen_blueD

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    Hi,



    There are several of lightning effects I have on my mind now, like Zone lightning, selective Glow using a Mask texture, Ray lights, that has some fake lightning effects on the floor it shines on, etc.

    I know this is a 3D Shaders package. But, can I request a 2D Billboard shader? Because I need some Billboards to reduce geometry count and Marvelous using its own lightning system, it would not be optimal to use another secondary lightning system just for 2D Billboard or Sprites. I hope you consider to support some simple 2D shaders.

    Thanks,
    D
     
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  28. p6r

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    @Devision4 : With the video tutorials Arto is making I think you will understand the function of this asset...
    Here is a simple example with the fog shader (we can add fog from the bottom to the top or from the top to the bottom directly on a 3D model !)

     
  29. Kirnu-Interactive

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    Marvelous Techniques video 1: Workflow Tutorial

    I hope you enjoy the video :)

    -Arto
     
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  30. lazygunn

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    It looks like a good resource for beginners
     
  31. Kirnu-Interactive

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    Testing out the new distance light shader. It will be included in the next update.
    No textures used only custom lighting shaders.

     
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  32. p6r

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    Very nice Arto ! I like your style and this kind of simple models...

    Here another example with my favourite (fog) shader on some models :
    (I model the orange meshes directly in Unity using the free Prototype asset.)

     
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  33. ikemen_blueD

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    I also like this art style, nice feature. It's going to be useful to reduce some memory usage from less using textures. I'm looking forward to new features you come up with. Colorful shadows blending could be cool too, just let u know.
     
  34. rosdi

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    Is there any way we can test this out without purchasing first? Perhaps you could offer a free 'lite' version with limited functionality?

    I mean it sure looks good, but I am not sure it works for my game/setup...
     
  35. Tiny-Tree

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    could you make some scene demo like the cave with unity default fps controller ?
     
  36. pushingpandas

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    p6r your last example sold me :) I gonna purchase that asset. great work. Thank you
     
  37. p6r

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    Glad you like my picture... (I had to improve my work after your comments !!!) :)

    I don't work at all like Arto (a pro with lightmaps !) with these shaders. It's great to see other uses.

    I think they are very interesting to create quick backgrounds for games. For example I need one second to create a sky with gradient and a few minutes for the whole scenes above or below :
    (Particles from the free Elementals asset !)

    6R
     
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  38. Tiny-Tree

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    tested it even in fps view and not orthographic camera it look really good and simple shapes
    What shader would be used to do emissive surfaces?
     
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  39. p6r

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    How to tell a story with a few objects in a scene :



    6R
     
  40. p6r

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    Here is an example in 3 steps + right parameters for the fog shader. (I use the shader on a simple Unity Plane.)

    With the colors and the fog values you make the gradient and with the Layout Texture you can add some interesting effects to this gradient = nice background !
    Then I add some 3D models using a fog shader too and some free (-> Elementals) Particles.






    6R
     
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  41. Kirnu-Interactive

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    Nice pictures 6R.
    I'm currently improving the custom lighting shader because I thought it didn't behave correctly in all situations.
    I mean the light calculation were not looking correctly every time when using model with many faces pointing in many different directions.

    I'm also going to add a rim light and rim power to all custom lighting shaders.
    There are currently very many shaders because there are so many combinations with different features. I'm going to rewrite the main shaders from scratch and will use custom material editors to enable different features.

    This means you have to wait for the update a bit longer :)

    Keep posting cool images of what you have done with Marvelous Techniques package and keep requesting new features :)

    -Arto
     
  42. Tiny-Tree

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    im not sure about its something that can be done with vertex shader but one request i would like is a way to simulate metallic surface? emissive surfaces?
     
  43. Frpmta

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    Does the asset include the Cave scene?
     
  44. hpzxk

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    can't imagine i can find this!! it's so so so great! Please keep updating!!!
     
  45. hpzxk

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    just try to edit color, it's very easy to use.
     
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  46. p6r

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    I can't see your picture !?!

    If I change the layout texture and the colors : fire or waves !





    6R
     
  47. Kirnu-Interactive

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    Yes it will :) Not the current one but the 1.1 update I'm going to release soon.

    -Arto
     
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    The cube and roof use the same material/shader. What I want to achieve is the left side of the roof to be yellow and the right side to be dark green (as seen in the simple cube next to it). So no gradients. Is this possible with your shader?
     
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    It should be possible. Just set the front color as your left color and rim color as your right color.
    The roof normal look a bit odd because the color isn't even at every vertex.

    -Arto
     
  50. tombombadil1988

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    I'm not quite sure what you mean Arto. As you can see in the photo above I have already set the front color to be yellow and the rim color to be black. This produces a gradient from the left side of the roof to the right side, yellow to black.
     
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