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Discussion in 'Works In Progress' started by florianalexandru05, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. florianalexandru05

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    Thanks!! :)
    I'm still working on optimizing the pack, I got it down to 2.50G. The texture folder is 2G. I think I can't go any lower than this. Just have a few more things to check and I hope I can upload.
     
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    Oh right, best of luck, I feel flattered that I could serve as inspiration! If you saw it from page one you can probably already see the difference from then to now. Improvement gets you so far...
     
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    Cleaning up the pack was a lot more work than I anticipated but it's perfect and ready for submission. I think I might have to make a few tests in more unity versions just to make sure... Hopefully, It will be uploaded in 1,2 days. I apologize for taking a bit longer! Here's a quick summary of the asset number while you wait:

    1. Pack size: 2.40G (I got it down a bit more)
    2. Texture folder: 1.99G
    3. Prefabs: 296 (raw number)
    4. Models: 355
     
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    The pack has just been sent to Unity for approval just now!!

    From here on out it's up to Unity on how long it's gonna take to hit the store. Will give notification when it's up.
    Also, I got it down to 2.18G
     
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    Can't wait to see it!
     
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    Unfortunately there was a bug and my pack didn't get submitted. I have tried 3 times by now. I contacted Unity and they said it's being investigated. If possible they can't get it unstuck I might have to try to re-upload it again. Idk how long it's going to take now, I guess I just have to wait and hope it gets fixed soon.
     
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    Good luck with this, hope you get the asset submitted successfully soon!
     
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    Thanks, I'll have a technical service talk with them tomorrow, hope I find a fix. I'm not sure what's the issue yet.
     
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    Looks like they couldn't get it unstuck, nothing I can do, I'll try to upload again, bare with me here for a bit!
     
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    GOOD NEWS! Look like my submission finally went trough last night!

    Now just have to wait...
     
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    I should have grabbed this when it was $20 cheaper. LOL. I'll add it to my wish list. Looks good.
     
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    Thank a lot for considering man! Well, it was cheaper but with less content and maybe a bit expensive for the amount of content it had but hopefully, now it's worth it. :p;) The amount of content and work just added 20$+ (also now trees work with wind and vegetation shaders)
     
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    It looks worth it! Top quality work for sure. It's just a matter of financial timing for me.
     
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    Thanks again man!

    Just had someone test it in 2017. The pack was uploaded with version 5 but it works straight away in any version up to 2018. Just remember to follow the setup instructions. If everything looks fluorescent green that's not right so it means it might be in gama so set it to linear! If anyone needs help or support feel free to ask! :)

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    I was working with my project and I was just not happy with my trees and vegetation. I went and re-watched the video demonstrating your asset again. It looked so good. I figured why should I continue working with what I have when I'm just going to have to redo it anyways after I buy your asset? So I worked out enough finances to get your pack. :) I can't wait to switch everything out.

    If you ever add new trees or create a new pack I'd love to see a collection of creepy\sinister trees and vegetation.
     
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    Thanks for the purchase, hope it's going to work out well for you. Also do share your work here if it's not a bother!! :)

    Yes good point, I am making a couple of dungeon packs, one of which has creepy dead trees in it. I am thinking of making something more fantasy. I had a lot to learn from making this pack and I'm sure I can do better. Btw, you should keep going with your stuff, there are things I redid more than 10 times until I got it right. I'm gonna go back to a few of my old packs and "re-master" them for sure.
     
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    Btw, there's also this, I tired everything I had to make sure my video and images looks good enough so I used a few lighting and rendering hacks in unity, hence why the video's moving at 30/20 fps at times. If I'd just use regular post processing it would of run at 60fps and oh man, I only used one voxel because the real time GI and recording at the same time was to much for my computer to record smoothly.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    BTW, I'll definitely post some screenshots after I've updated my project.
     
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    There are a few nice Unity assets where you can record the frames as jpegs to be processed by ffmpeg. That way you an get 4k@60fps.
     
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    Awesome work! Really enjoying checking everything out. Also, I put together a quick 4k walking animation of the winter map if anyone is interested!

     
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    I'm amazed it actually looks really impressive! Maybe I should stop using GI hacks to get a solid 60fps video or as the other person suggested get a better video recorder.
    How is the animation turning out did you get to solve the issues?
    Thanks, I'll check those out!
     
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    Personally I would focus on 60fps and recording at least in 1080p, 4k is best though! The reason is that two strong aspects of your pack is the textures, and that everything moves with the wind. Those are both best seen in high quality video. Plus, it is a pet peeve of mine that on the asset store there are many amazing assets, but the presentation for them isn't great.

    I actually recorded my video on a 2011 Macbook with Intergrated graphics; at 4k this means my computer is only recording at about 0.6FPS. I used the Unity Recorder [1] to capture an image sequence and used MPEG Streamclip to combine those images into a video. That way I have full control over the compression and bitrate of the video. Unfortunately the video recorder in Unity Recorder is capped at a very low bitrate so the resulting video is exceptionally poor quality. If you want crisp video you are pretty much required to use the image sequence technique. In the end though you can get great looking video locked at 60FPS regardless of your capture framerates.

    For you next project I recommend you look into using this for your promo videos. If you every want help with capturing video let me know. It took me a bit to figure out but I have it down pretty good now!

    As for the animations, I've decided that I won't post any updates until I get IK working. Everything has been rewritten for a third time, but I am happy with it. Life has been busy though so I haven't had much time to dedicate to that project!

    Edit: If you're looking for a different environment to try out maybe look into a subarctic tundra environment [2], [3], [4]. There's nothing as far as I am aware on the asset store. As a Canuck, I am completely biased, but I think the colour combinations are very unique, and the pack would be great practice for ground cover flowers, bushes, and grasses.

    [1]https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/essentials/unity-recorder-94079
    [2] https://www.worldatlas.com/r/w728-h425-c728x425/upload/c2/e0/0a/shutterstock-602118233.jpg
    [3] https://staticserver2.com/edu/static/ms/800/tundra.jpg
    [4] http://cdn-photos.vanfun.com/newhouse/2017/09/09/1db32ada-2f50-457d-948e-4fd3ceabd657.jpg
     
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