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Question Why doesn't Unity makes it's own 3D browser?

Discussion in 'Web' started by Michael_Swan, Jul 14, 2023.

  1. Michael_Swan

    Michael_Swan

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    Hi,
    ie - Have a blank Unity App exe that (ie UnityBrowser.exe)
    1. Downloads a DLL
    2. Calls "start" code inside the Downloaded Dll.( or .so file for linux etc. )
    3. Add security etc.
    4. Marketing. Get trusted.

    New Browser done.

    It'd be 5000 times better and faster than current browsers.

    Just a thought.
     
  2. FvanHoof_Talespin

    FvanHoof_Talespin

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    If you're already going to download a Unity App, why not download the (windows) build itself?
     
  3. Michael_Swan

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    In the corporate world, they like to know every app on there systems. Hence, a lot application are browser based because the security on them is pretty tight. I was thinking we could a lot better than trying to jam 3D into current browsers, build a DLL system that has the same or better secruity, much faster 3D, and can use the entire system memory. Also, if we made it easy enough we could get unity mobile devs to convert all there games in this platform.
     
  4. brendanduncan_u3d

    brendanduncan_u3d

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    I think what you're asking is why Unity doesn't make a game portal, like Roblox, not a web browser. I don't have an answer for that, but I do know making a web browser is much harder than grabbing Chromium and adding a DLL system.
     
  5. Michael_Swan

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    I probably wouldn't bother making it compatible with html ecosystem, as that's already handled well by current browsers. It would a browser for doing 2D/3D fast and well. Maybe at some point in the future you could make a html/js converter to unity dll and have the same web page with massive speed and memory boosts.

    I think there's a massive market here. The only question is making the DLL's (.so's for linux) safe - ie restricted local io access that's prevalent in current web browsers. People want safe fast 3D apps and I think this is the way to do it.
     
  6. tleylan

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    "think" being the operative word here :) What are the odds that people would abandon their current browser? I "think" output of web assembly might be an answer and it is supported by the current browsers.