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Productivity Upgrade - Unity Asset Store [ August, 2018 ]

Productivity Boost - Assets That Help Make A Better Game In Less Time
*Note: These assets are not arranged in any way, no comparison is done. They are just really cool assets that will help make your entire workflow more streamlined as well as deliver output faster.😁.
Well a new month has arrived and it's time to see more of those cool assets on the Unity asset store.

8.Very Simple Combo Pack - Includes a lot of things bundled together : Very Simple Ads, Very Simple Rate, Very Simple Share, Very Simple Leaderboard & Very Simple GIF  project.
This asset drastically reduces the time required for setting up the basic mobile game features.
7.Fixed Camera Angle - The camera will either stay in a fixed location while the character roams about, or it will follow the player's movement only from a fixed angle and distance. Examples of games using fixed camera angle are Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, Until Down. Easy to use by a simple inspector which is categories tabs and ordered properties. The system has an extensive, fully customizable debugging panel that helps build complicated fixed cameras.
6.Open World PathFinding System- Works well with :
-Large open world.
-Many pathfinders.
-Buildings with multiple floors.
With this path finding system you will able to generate a path from a position to a destination (for humanoid units, animals, vehicles etc.) on every 3D ambients: Even large open worlds or building interiors with multiple floors.
5.Mega Flow - Have you ever wanted to simulate a wind tunnel in your game, or have leaves of snow blow through your village flowing naturally around buildings, speeding up down alley ways or settling slowly in the lee of an obstacle, Lava flowing down a volcano side or Waterfalls cascading over rocks, Or a car stirring up leaves as it drives along a road in Autumn, vortices for your plane wings, perhaps an object floating along fast moving water, tornadoes, or even simulate gravity around objects in space, if so then MegaFlow can help.
4.CScape City System - CScape is an optimized & powerful Cityscape generator that is able to create thousands of unique buildings.Main strength of this plugin is that it uses serious drawcall optimizations for extreme performance and sets new frontiers for realistic and performant rendering of massive worlds.
This magic is done by using few one-pass shaders/materials for a whole city landscape. This results in a extremely optimized performance while using Static/Dynamic Batching or Occlusion Culling.
3.FlexCompiler - FlexCompiler is a Unity3D editor extension intended as a handy tool for both asset publishers and game developers. It’s a simple GUI wrapper for csharp compilers to turn source codes to assemblies(dlls) right in Unity editor. It also features a basic obfuscation functionality.What for?
- For publishers: to close source
- For developers: to reduce project re-compiling time
2.Lunar Mobile Console - PRO - The best mobile log display available.
• Instant error notification (never miss an unhandled exception again)
• Quick logger output access with a multi touch gesture (swipe two fingers down)
• User-defined actions and variables
• Transparent log overlay
& Many more.
1.Multi Device Preview & Gallery - This gives you an accurate preview of your game for multiple devices, resolutions, and aspects, at a glance.
Preview at the device's physical size to check that your game content and UI are properly scaled, and use the resolutions and ratios previews to see how your game looks like on several configurations.
This is the very essential tool for developers making applications for multi resolution devices, like mobile developers.
No more bad surprises, no more tedious checks, no need to buy dozens of devices. This asset will save you a lot of time, which you can use to focus on your game!
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Assets Worth Checking Out


Pixelation Shader - Unity Shader

Pixelation Shader This is the correct way (one of many) of showing pixelation as a post-processing effect. This effect will work in any aspect ratio without any pixel size scaling issues as well as it is very minimal in terms of coding it up.

In order to get this to work 2 components have to be set up:
1) The pixelation image effect
2) The script - which will be attached to the camera

So let's get started by creating a new image effect shader.
We will take a look at our Shaderlab properties :
_MainTex("Texture", 2D) = "white" {} That's it, Everything else will be private and not shown in the editor.
Now we will see what are defined along with the _MainTex but are private.
sampler2D _MainTex; int _PixelDensity; float2 _AspectRatioMultiplier; We will pass _PixelDensity & _AspectRatioMultiplier values from the script.
As this is an image effect there is no need to play around with the vertex shader.
Let's take a look at our fragment shader:
fixed4 frag (…

Toon Liquid Shader - Unity Shader

Toon Liquid Shader This is how the shader will end up looking :
This shader is pretty neat and somewhat easy to implement as well as to understand. Since we will be adding some basic physics to the toon water as it is moved about we will have to support that in the vertex shader as well.
So let's start by looking at the properties :
Properties { _Colour ("Colour", Color) = (1,1,1,1) _FillAmount ("Fill Amount", Range(-10,10)) = 0.0 [HideInInspector] _WobbleX ("WobbleX", Range(-1,1)) = 0.0 [HideInInspector] _WobbleZ ("WobbleZ", Range(-1,1)) = 0.0 _TopColor ("Top Color", Color) = (1,1,1,1) _FoamColor ("Foam Line Color", Color) = (1,1,1,1) _Rim ("Foam Line Width", Range(0,0.1)) = 0.0 _RimColor ("Rim Color", Color) = (1,1,1,1) _RimPower ("Rim Power", Range(0,10)) = 0.0 } Just the usual stuff that we are used to. The only thing that may stand out is the [HideInInspector] tag, This works j…

Curved Surface Shader [ Unity Implementation ]

Curved Surface Shader This is the shader that we will be having at the end of this tutorial.
 The curved surface shader is capable of achieving really varied visual effects from showing space-time curve due to gravity to a generic curved world shader that is seen in endless runners like Subway Surfers.
The concepts that you learn here can open you up to a new way of looking at shaders and if you didn't think they were the coolest thing ever already, hopefully let this be the turning point.😝.

Both the examples show above use the same exact material is just that different values have been passed to the shader.
Start by creating a new unlit shader in Unity and we will work our way from there.
First we define what the properties are:
_MainTex("Texture", 2D) = "white" {} _BendAmount("Bend Amount", Vector) = (1,1,1,1) _BendOrigin("Bend Origin", Vector) = (0,0,0,0) _BendFallOff("Bend Falloff", float) = 1.0 _BendFallOffStr("Falloff s…

Alto's Adventure Style Procedural Surface Generation Part 1

Alto's Adventure Style - Procedural Surface Generation This game appears to be a strictly 2D game but if you have played it enough you will notice that some of the art assets used look like it's 3D ( I don't know if they are tho ). If you haven't played the game you are missing out on one the most visually pleasing and calming games out there ( There is literally a mode called Zen mode in the game ).
Anyway, I am going to show you how to make a procedural 2D world ( without the trees, buildings and background ) like in Alto's Adventure.
But you may notice I have a plane which is in in the Z-axis giving a depth to the surface which is not there in Alto's Adventure but if you want to know how to do it then that will be in part 2.
To achieve the same effect of Alto's Adventure ( I'm leaving that up to you ) only minimal changes are needed to the code that I am going to explain.
We are going to be using the plane mesh in unity for creating the 2D surface as th…

Advanced Billboard Shader + World-Space UI Support

Advanced Billboard Shader + World-Space UI SupportAs you know billboarding is basically a plane with a texture on it that always facing the camera.These are some examples of what we are going for. This tutorial is going to be pretty straight-forward and easy to follow along you will learn how to make a billboard shader that not only keeps looking at the camera but also keeps its relative scaling intact.We will also provide an option to keep it rendered on top of all the other objects in the scene. This will be most useful for world-space UI that needs to be rendered on top of other geometry.We will be making 2 shaders here,Modified Default Unlit shader :- This one is a general shader ( easy to modify furthur ).Modified Default UI shader :- This one supports whatever a UI shader supports along with our billboarding capabilities. So let's get started with making the first one. As usual create a new Unlit shader and dive into the properties we need.Properties { _MainTex ("Texture…