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Utter noob. What can Unity do?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by alex8p, Jan 12, 2024.

  1. alex8p

    alex8p

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    Hi
    Ive created and animated characters using blender quite a lot, and I'm now turning my attention to Unity as to hopefully progress an idea Ive held for quite some time.

    Is this example do-able:
    I'd like to create myself as an avatar (Ready Me player1) I walk into a shop looking for a new hat and shoes. Create a character - the shop assistant and animate so the assistant at my request gets a hat puts it on my head to try out and then gets a pair shoes, kneels down and puts shoes on my feet. Is this do-able?

    Thank you
     
  2. DevDunk

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    Yes that's doable.
    Pretty much anything you can think of is doable, it just depends on the team.
    If you never programmed, a runtime importer with dynamic clothing can be very hard. This is intermediate-advanced difficulty
     
  3. Antypodish

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    You need with getting started forum section. This is not support forum.

    Start with simple games like tic tac toa, snake, mine sweeper, arcanoid etc.
    Forget about animated game as your first one, as you don't have enough expertise to make anything feasible and timely manner.

    All actions are possible. But they require much more, which you don't know yet.

    Go get learning basics first. Then see where future will take you from there.
     
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  4. Murgilod

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    Think of your question by reframing it slightly.

    "I have a complete set of power tools, hammers, screwdrivers, everything you can think of. Can I build a house?"

    And the answer ends up being yes. The problem is that if you want to build a house, you're going to need to also supply lumber, nails, screws, all that stuff yourself. You're also going to need to know things like how to handle load bearing walls, how to support multiple floors, how to pour a foundation... You can build a house but do you know how?

    Maybe start off with a birdhouse first.
     
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  5. DragonCoder

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    Is this for a game or an animation clip?
    It somehow sounded like the later.
    Unity can do both of course. Have a look at the official "timeline' package for the later which makes it more convenient to play back animations imported from Blender.
     
  6. tleylan

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    I think the basic question has been answered but make no mistake what you are describing is "very hard" partly due to it seemingly not being fully defined yet. In VR I'm guessing? Do you expect to speak to the assistant? Single-player or multi-player? And is that all it does puts clothes on the player?

    And the question might be, would a player be likely to prefer just pointing at hats and shoes and be wearing them as opposed to watching some animated thing do it?
     
  7. alex8p

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    Thank you all. I've got the gist - my question is too ambitious at my level of understanding Unity. I will at least start to lay my first brick

    Thanks DragonCoder
     
  8. DragonCoder

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