Apr 18 2018


Unity Systems Overview (talk notes)

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these notes on blog (+ other blogs exist). Will pause in 30 minutes (see if anyone wants to keep going).
This is a fast talk to share terms, and usage tips. google a term – check the date (note: VR has a 3 month expiration).

Core takeaway: don’t get lost in sliders. setup your whole game system asap, then go back and tweak. (a working system is inspiring on it’s own. like a baby.).


SYSTEMS:
1. basics
2. canvas (UI)
3. Shaders + materials
4. physics (colliders vs. triggers)
5. animation vs. animator (mechanim)
6. profiler

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7. imports vs. prefabs (reusable objects)
8. audio, particles, etc.
9. lighting vs. rendering (postfx)
10. cameras (+ timeline + cinemachine = cut scenes)
11. VR options (+ AR? + Vuforia?)
12. THE FUTURE (proBuilder, SRP, shader networks, post fx volumes)
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Feb 06 2018


Quickstart: Oculus Rift + touch

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Here’s a quick summary of how to jump into a simple Oculus Rift + Touch VR project, with Unity3D. (summarizing many pages of official documentation to save others time)
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Nov 14 2016


Storyline : Multiple Answer Quiz on one slide

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[edit : I revised this on 11-30-2017]
With just a few hundred setup clicks, you can “hack” storyline to offer the basic functionality of : more than one question on a slide. wee (groan)!
Here is a pdf version with pictures (1.4 mb)
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Sep 14 2016


Unity3D : WebGL optimizing

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here are some quick Top Tips on optimizing Unity3D projects for WebGL build:
https://courses.ecampus.oregonstate.edu/warren/UnityOptimizing1.pdf

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Aug 02 2016


deleting old Oculus Runtime (solution)

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When our Oculus Rift (ConsumerVersion1) arrived, we were unable to install the latest runtime. Here are some links to different solutions, along with the one that actually finally worked (deleting a registry).
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Aug 02 2016


Unity3D (5.x): How to make a quick scrolling text field

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Setup a scrolling text field in 3 quick steps.
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Jul 20 2016


Agisoft Photoscan (how to use)

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Here are my extensive (RAW) notes and tips on how to create things with Agisoft PhotoScan (i’ll also make a simple one page cheat sheet).
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Jun 07 2016


Cool Conferences

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(warren) Discussed conferences last week with colleagues. Thought I should store a list of some of the options, in case it’s of interest:

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Feb 19 2016


3D Scanning Tests: three kings

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3D scans side by sideWe’ve been doing tests with 3 popular 3D scanners here at work.

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Oct 16 2015


tutorial: Unity3D : how to control scale with slider

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So here’s a quick way to scale a GameObject with a slider (in C#)
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