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Unity 3.4 launched!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by AngryAnt, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. AngryAnt

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    Greetings, earthlings!

    Unity 3.4 just finished uploading. This release is packed with features, fixes and additions - including the much anticipated support for Allegorithmic Substance.

    You'll find the long list of changes plus a nice blue download button right here: http://unity3d.com/unity/whats-new/unity-3.4

    Enjoy!
     
  2. polytropoi

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    congratulations to all at UT - looks like another great release!
     
  3. ricardo_arango

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  4. DavidB

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    This one definitely looks like a great release! Cheers Unity and thanks!
     
  5. I am da bawss

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    I was just checking Unity website for no reason... then I notice the style of the website is slightly different... so I went to the what's new section and its says 3.4 is out... I can't believe it!
    I must have that 6th sense! GREAT TIMING! :D
     
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  6. jashan

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    Hey, awesome! Congratz to another great release!!! Looking forward to playing with substances :)
     
  7. JRavey

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    Thanks for the update.
     
  8. 95KillerZ95

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    Yeah! Downloaded it! Installing it now :D
     
  9. runner

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    Thank You have brightened up my mood

    Guys check out the new Angry Bots Demo :cool:
     
  10. ringhino

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    Thanks....
     
  11. Failspin

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    Awesome!!
     
  12. Rush-Rage-Games

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    Awesomeness! The example project is awesome! Thanks a million!
     
  13. flim

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    Many thanks for replace the splash screen!
    And the new demo is awesome!!
     
  14. BlobVanDam

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    Sounds like a great improvement, but unfortunately it won't download for me. Unity says it's up to date already, and when I try to download it manually from the site, it goes to the download page and says "Thanks for downloading blah blah" but does nothing.

    I'll keep trying. :(
     
  15. saymoo

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    thanks ;)

    question though: which new features are for non PRO users aswel?
    (the site isn't clear on this, version differences, on the new features)
     
  16. KRGraphics

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    Just woke up to see Unity... and I am happy to say YAY!!!

     
  17. parrotbait

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    Having issues with my MonoDevelop project, now have 7 different projects instead of 1 (presume this is the 'builds in the same way the editor does' change) but I cannot run from MonoDevelop to Unity.

    Get the errors:

    Error Error: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file 'C:\Documents'. (Error: System.IO.FileNotFoundException) (Assembly-UnityScript-firstpass)
    Error File name: 'C:\Documents' (File name) (Assembly-UnityScript-firstpass)

    Any ideas? Not sure if this is the right place to post this...
     
  18. Pedro Afonso

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    thank you thank you thank you!

    I guess we all were waiting for this a long time ago. thank you!
     
  19. ProjectOne

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    Great... just finished downloading...

    New example project demo ?
    In the download or online? Well I guess I'll find out when I'install it :)
     
  20. fallingbrickwork

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    Congrats and many thanks!
     
  21. temo_koki

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    Wohooo....,
    And now we have another great demo "AngryBots"
     
  22. HolBol

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    Cool! NOw can you PLEASE change the gallery page to remove the spring 2010 highlight reel? xD
     
  23. Silence

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    Have the docs been updated about the new stuff? I'm struggling to find half the stuff they talk about.
     
  24. Rush-Rage-Games

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    It says under editor improvements : "GenericMenu has been documented and should be used for custom context menus." What's that?
     
  25. DFT-Games

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    Thanks a lot UT guys:) the improvement list is awesome!
     
  26. taumel

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    Nice!

    I'm curious about Substance and wow, even fixes/enhancements that i need (higher shadow res, webplayer framerate issues, faster Texture2D access, WWW and mem issues, fullscreen/mouse issues, ...). Beside of this i miss more sound fixes/enhancements but there will be 3.5... Btw. if i had choosen 16xAA it looked way better than 4/6xAA.
     
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  27. Kith

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    Sweeet! I wish I always woke up to news like this :)
     
  28. hippocoder

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    *surges from the water and takes a huge gasp of air!*
     
  29. cannon

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    Like^H^H^H^H Oops, I meant +1
     
  30. shabazzster

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    Great Job UT!!
     
  31. kenlem

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    Odd... when I do "Check for Updates", Unity says I have the most current version - 3.3.0f4.
     
  32. I am da bawss

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    Strange, I just loaded up Unity 3.4 for the first and second time on OSX, and both times it doesn't load the default BootCamp demo. I have the both the Angry Bot folder and Bootcamp folder in USER/Shared/Unity/, but I can't find BootCamp.Unity anymore. Also, where is the Island Demo? Did UT removed them?
     
  33. taumel

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    Uhm, can you create procedural materials/textures inside Unity?
     
  34. Rusted_Games

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    Thank youuuuu!!!
     
  35. Codster

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    lol about time huh hahaha.

    Anyway looks great unity team reading the features now.
     
  36. pete

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    You can't create them AFAIK. You need to use Bitmap2Material or Substance Designer and import them as an asset. I couldn't find an example with 3.4 (shoulda put one in there! :) ). I did find this:
    http://www.allegorithmic.com/community/blog/article-free-make-it-parquet

    There's a zip of just the substance and a download for the player. The player dl's an exe which doesn't help Mac folks. The MakeItAParquet zip in that blog post has a .sbsar and some bitmap textures.

    [Edit: after a quick play... looks as cool as it sounded!]
     
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  37. marjan

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    Where is the Angry Bots Demo everybody talks about? Cannot find it (have unity Pro + Iphone)

    EDIT:

    ok found it. All the Demos are now under All Users/Unity. (Mac)
     
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  38. fallingbrickwork

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    Wow... that is all i will say for now... apart from... the new Water4 is great and all my project's stuttering every few seconds has gone. The final build is super smooth and slick. I'm a happier-camper! (so far, LOL!).

    Regards,
    Matt.
     
  39. I am da bawss

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    Okay, I just removed EVERY folders and did a clean install. It looks like Unity 3.4 is a "little buggy" right off the bat. When loading it up from clean install on OSX - it will ask for location of project before the editor loads. It doesn't go straight to the demo projects now (or last project). Also, it doesn't come with Island Demo or BootCamp demo. So new users to Unity 3.4 will miss out those 2 great demos. Luckily I still have those saved somewhere.
     
  40. hippocoder

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    Had zero problems here but not relying on any funky setups.
     
  41. Eric5h5

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    That's not a bug, that's the result of using "Show project wizard at startup" in the preferences, which has been an option for a long time.

    The island demo isn't 100% compatible with Unity 3 anyway.

    --Eric
     
  42. mrbdrm

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    same here :(
     
  43. Noisecrime

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    Sadly not, you need to purchase either Substance Designer (expensive) or BitmapToMaterial. The designer is the full thing, whilst B2M is a filter that can create seamless tiling assets (textures, normalmaps etc) from an input texture. However both are somewhat expensive and really only needed if you are an artist.

    The exciting thing is you don't need them, you can buy pre-made substance materials, even from the Asset Store or Turbosquid and though limited, they often have a whole host of properties that allow you to tweak the texture generated.

    Luckily you can find some free ones about, such as those included in the Maya Bonus Tools

    So far I'm disappointed though not to find any included in 3.4 for free, at least to allow users to evaluate this exciting feature. Doesn't appear to be a Substance package and nothing for free up on the asset store. Perhaps allegorithmic will have their own announcement or something, but as of now, they and Unity need to get a good promotional pack for this stuff out to the users.
     
  44. bigkahuna

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    I haven't seen anyone mention that 64 bit support is now included for Windows standalones, YIPPEE! :)
     
  45. Silence

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    Can we have the old script editor back? Mono kills my PC. But great work otherwise!
     
  46. niosop2

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    There are 3 free substances available on turbosquid for people who want to check out how it works.
     
  47. cannon

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    Played around with the new demo. Have to say, the demos really have come a long way since the early days of Lerpz.
     
  48. hippocoder

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    Check updates isn't working - just download it from the usual place on the site and install it.
     
  49. pete

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    Cool - thanks for that link!
     
  50. Noisecrime

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    You mean UniSciTE? Its still there, you just have to search for it. Go to Preferences->External Script Editor -> Browse, then navigate to the 3.4 install folder of Unity and find it here...

    Unity 3_4\Editor\Data\Tools\UniSciTE
     
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