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[UPDATED] Armory Crafter - Modular Weapon Props Editor

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by KevIU, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. KevIU

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    Armory Crafter v1.4
    3D Modular editor for weapons and shields

    Try the FREE version


    Documentation
    Armory Crafter is a tool for editing modular weapons and shields. It comes with models that you can combine, change their size, color and textures. You can also import your custom models or textures and use them with the default ones.


    After done editing, you can export your models to Prefab or OBJ and use them directly in your game project.
    You can also save your models for continue editing later or use the save system as a library of weapons and shields.

    Requires Unity 2017.3.0 or higher.

    Current model types you can create:
    • Blades
    • Axes
    • Hammers
    • Shields
    • Clubs
    • Polearms (New!)
    Links:

    Roadmap:

    • Add more types of weapons like staves, bows and guns.
    • Add an enchanting system.
    Changelog:
    • v1.4
      • Added polearms.
      • Exported models are now saved in weapon type folders.
    • v1.3
      • Blades, Hammers and Axes now share the same pommels.
      • Hammers, Axes and Clubs now share the same grips.
      • Added 1 more handle mesh with 2 base and 1 secondary textures to Shields.
      • Fixed some minor UI bugs.
    • v1.2
      • Added color picker and blend modes.
      • OBJ texture export path is now relative.
    • v1.1
      • Added club model as a new weapon type.
      • Added load progress bar at start.
      • Fixed XYZ axes reset when switching models.

    Contact:

     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2018
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  2. KevIU

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    Some examples of models you can create:

    Blades


    Axes


    Hammers


    Shields


    Even double blades!


    NEW! Club weapons!
     
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    Example of use: making gear for your game characters. (Character model not included).

     
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    This asset looks amazing!
    I'm looking forward to getting this soon.
    Keep it up!
     
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    Thank you! Greatly appreciated. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.
     
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    I did a little update adding a color picker and blend modes. Also fixed OBJ texture paths, they are now relative instead of absolute.

    Should be ready on the asset store next week I guess.

     
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    Free version is ready to download!

    Link: Armory Crafter FREE version.

    Free version have less models to combine but you can still export as prefab and obj. Try it and evaluate if it fits with your game project before purchasing the full version.
     
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    @KevIU ,

    Can you assemble weapons and armour in runtime?
     
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    Only weapons and shields can be assembled using Armory Crafter but it only works inside of Unity, building the scene and running it outside of Unity won't work.
     
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    @KevIU , can you use this asset though to build modular weapons and armour in runtime though?
     
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    @Duffer123, Armory Crafter assembles weapons and shields in runtime and can export as .prefab and/or .obj because it's a play-mode editor.

    If you mean to use Armory Crafter in other scene, I'm afraid that is currently not possible. The tool was made to run only in its scene.
     
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    Understood thx.
     
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    Update. New tutorials.

    The way to import your custom models into Armory Crafter is not as easy as I wanted it to be. I've uploaded some tutorials to help you out:

    Armory Crafter Tutorials

    I will upload more tutorials like how to add custom textures to the default models that come with the tool.
     
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    It seems that the asset you linked have their models in one single mesh. You will need to use Blender or other 3D software to split them into weapon parts submeshes.

    I explain my way to do that in this first video: Preparing the model for importing into Armory Crafter.

    But, even after that, you will need to use a 3D software to import the parts into the file that recognize Armory Crafter.

    I explain how to in this other video: Importing your custom parts into Armory Crafter.

    So you will have to go for the two tutorials if you want to use that asset with the tool. With an asset like this other one:
    https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/props/weapons/low-poly-modular-weapon-set-112194, would be easier as the meshes are already split and you will only need to go for the second tutorial.

    I wanted it to be easier but I couldn't find any other way. I'm open to suggestions and ideas of how to improve the system for adding custom stuff. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Good luck @Duffer123!
     
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    @KevIU ,

    Thanks for that quick response.
     
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    Version 1.3 is now live.
    Now all weapons will share the same pommel meshes and axes, hammers and clubs will share the same grip meshes.
    Added one more handle mesh to shields and fixed some UI bugs.
     
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    @KevIU , could you also do polearms (halberds, poleaxe etc) wands and staves as well?
     
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    @Duffer123, yes, I'm planning an update with polearms that will include weapons like spears, tridents and scythes.
    Also I would like to add more meshes to the current weapons available as well as improve some of their textures.

    I will try to release it by the end of November, or at least before Christmas.
     
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    @KevIU ,

    Any plans to intro higher resolution textures?
     
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    Hi @Duffer123,

    Currently the max texture resolution to export is 2048x2048. Adding higher resolution options would increase a lot the size of the tool, as I would need to use at least 1024x1024 textures for each mesh part or it will have no effect.

    So, for the moment, there aren't any plans of adding higher resolution textures but let me ask you, why would you need higher resolution textures? The texture you see on your model in Armory Crafter is a preview one, a lower resolution texture to make it faster to work with. If you want to see the final texture and the one that will be exported you have to click on the camera icon:


    Preview texture (low resolution, before clicking the camera icon)


    Final texture (higher resolution, after clicking the camera icon. Is the one that will be exported)​
     
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    AHH 2048 is fine. I suppose I meant less cartoony?
     
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    @Duffer123, I don't have any plans of changing the style or adding parts in a different one, in fact I'm planning to publish more assets with the same artistic look.
     
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    Nothing wrong with the look. Just wondering.
     
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    Incoming update: Polearms!

    Should be live earlier this week.