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[RELEASED] Shader Weaver - A node-based shader editor for 2d/UI/Sprite

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by JackieLo, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. JackieLo

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    Shader Weaver is a node-based shader creation tool specializing in 2d/Sprite/UI effects, giving you the artistic freedom to enhance Sprites/UI in a visual and intuitive way. Support Unity 5 and 2017.
    Distinctive nodes and workflow makes it easy to create impressive 2d effects and save huge time.
    Use handles/gizmos to make effects rather then input tedious numbers.
    Draw masks and create remap textures with convenient tools inside Shader Weaver.Graphics tablet is supported.

    Shader knowledge or code is NOT required.




    Features
    -Growing Samples
    A pack of sample effects including shaders and textures to study and use freely.
    -Intuitive interface
    Clean and intuitive user interface.

    -Mask Texture Creation
    Draw masks to divide areas for individual sub-effects.

    -UV Distortion
    A visual way to distort uv corrdinates.

    -UV Remapping
    A unique way to make path along effects and object surrounding effects.

    -Simple Operation
    Use handles/gizmos like what you use to do.

    -Preview
    Nice width/height corresponding preview.

    -Hot keys
    Hot keys are avaliable when drawing masks,operate textures and so on.

    -Play Mode
    Edit and update in play mode.

    -Copy Paste
    Support copy(ctrl+c) and paste(ctrl+v) for reusing nodes from other Shader Weaver effect.

    -Depth
    Depth Sorting.

    -Visual Modes
    View textures' individual rgba channel and choose what to see by setting layers.

    Look forward to bring more features and improvements.If you have any suggestions or find any issues,please email me and help it to be better.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2017
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  2. JackieLo

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    If anyone want to use it and give some feedbacks before its release, just leave your email. I would like to send you a trial version for FREE!
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2017
  3. JackieLo

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    Shader Weaver is NOW RELEASED!

    Thank you to everyone who's picked up a copy of Shader Weaver! Please don't hesitate to email or PM me with any questions or suggestions for the development roadmap.
     
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  4. JackieLo

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  5. DarkLight77

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    Congrats on the release! Promising and original. I like the remap feature, which makes tail flame in minutes. I am curious how it works. I mean how can a common flame texture spread along the back of the horse?
     
  6. JackieLo

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    Remap feature creates a single remap texture to remap UV coordinates from original square shape to special shapes. In the remap texture, it supply colors as UV corrdinates to parent nodes. Red supply the horizontal corrdinates to parent nodes,Green supply the vertical corrdinates.
    So with remap feature, surrounding effects or side-along effects can be easily done in minutes.
    Such as a clothes on fire, a sword with animating blue flames.
     
  7. PaulWolf

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    Purchased. Amazing! Followed tutorials and it is really easy. I am gonna add something to my first 2D platformer.
     
  8. JackieLo

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    Thank you for liking Shader Weaver!
     
  9. JackieLo

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    Shader Weaver 1.3.0 is coming soon!

    After a whole month of work, Shader Weaver 1.3.0 is here with major editor performance boost. Extends Shader Weaver with Code Node, use templates or write your own code.

    New! 25 New Blend Operators
    New! Code Node
    New! Dummy Node
    New! Coord Node
    New! Resolution setting for Mask/Remap
    New! Tutorials for new nodes
    New! 4 examples of code node


    Latest Improvements
    • Remade Mixer Node
    • Editor window optimization
    • Smooth preview on mouse over
    • Color and Custom Params can be changed immediately without updating
    • More hotkeys
    • UI layout tweak
    • Unify line ending for win/mac
    • Support render type option
    • Support shader name editing
    • Bug fixes



     
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  10. Gamingbir

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    Hello after making the card in unity itself can I export it to use with other engines like Unreal or Godot?
    @JackieLo
     
  11. Gamingbir

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    hi, can you add the feature like export animations or effects as png or gif or sprite sheet to use in other engines besides unity? Lot of other assets have this feature was wondering if it's possible for you to add it too.
     
  12. JackieLo

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    This feature wont be add recently, I will keep it in the considering list. Sorry for the inconvinence.
     
  13. Gamingbir

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    I think if you add this kind of feature to export, you can make the tool standalone almost and anyone can purchase your asset and use in any game engine they like. That way it increases your sale and market. Please consider it :D. Why keep such an amazing tool only restricted to one engine or software. Anyways is there a way to edit and try to make it work for my needs?
     
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