Unity 4 Details

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  1. MattCarr

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    Details Page (Click here for basic details page if you have problems loading)

    Announcement Thread

    Introducing Unity 4 video


    Features

    • Mecanim animation system
    • DirectX 11 support
    • Linux deployment
    • Shuriken particle system supports external forces, bent normals and automatic culling
    • 3D texture support
    • Navigation: dynamic obstacles and avoidance priority
    • Major optimizations in UnityGUI performance and memory usage
    • Dynamic fonts on all platforms with HTML-like markup
    • Remote Unity Web Player debugging
    • New Project Window workflows
    • Iterative lightmap baking
    • Refined component-based workflows
    • Extensible inspectors for custom classes
    • Improved Cubemap import pipeline
    • Geometry data improvements for huge memory and performance savings
    • Meshes can be constructed from non-triangle geometry - render points lines efficiently
    • Search, live preview and buy Asset Store assets from the Project Window
    • Shadows support on mobile

    Preorder Details on Store Page

    Unity Press Release
    Gamasutra Article
    Develop Article
    Gamesindustry.biz Article

    DX11 Demo (Click to see large version)
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    Mecanim (Click to see large version)
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    Project Browser and Add Component System (Click to see large version)
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    Mobile Shadows (Click to see large version)
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  2. UNITY3D_TEAM

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    when is 4.0 releasing?
  3. MattCarr

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    Sometime after or around Unite in August I suppose.
  4. fallingbrickwork

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    No mention of a 64bit editor, or is this to just be expected?!
  5. n0mad

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    Ok I'll be the first to jump the gun I guess :p

    ... ?

    ?

    Reminder :

    http://unity3d.com/company/news/unity-unveils-3rd-generation-platform-press.html

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  6. janpec

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    Wait does that means Linux support?

    Sounds great.
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  7. n0mad

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    what explanation?


    That the current UnityGUI would get an additional push (in the range of 2-10 times as fast) has been mentioned some time ago to perform better.

    This does not impact the new system basing on the informations back then as for 64bit editor: since 3.5 umbra and beast are 64bit removing the need for a 64bit editor seriously as those were the two common reasons for it to fail outside the build pipeline problems (which I hope will be addressed in one or the other form and don't doubt that this will be the case with the push for tripple A which simply needs to be able to handle 10-30gb projects)
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  8. kenlem

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    Man, Unity better have one hell of a special for upgrade pricing on Pro and mobiles or I'm going to just use free and basic.
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    no

    Texture streaming
    We’ve been working on a texture streaming solution. Unity will load the textures at the necessary resolution just before it needs it. You have a texture memory budget which Unity will fill with the most important textures necessary. Unity automatically analyzes your scene but you can also manually specify the needed textures resolutions at specific locations in your game.
    This means you can have more textures at a higher resolution, especially on mobile devices and consoles. Unity automatically analyzes your scene to allow for prefetching of textures. Even on iOS we’re able to stream textures in the background at 60FPS.

    SAD face :(
  10. MattCarr

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    Considering the Gamasutra article says "A release date for Unity 4 has not been set, though interested developers can pre-order it here." and links to the store page, I'd say there's a chance that the press release/info they received said preordering would be available there and it's just not setup yet. If so then we'll probably see pricing soon enough when the Unity site is updated.
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  11. kenlem

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    In the past, they have pretty good pricing for upgrades. I'm a little grumpy at not getting a GUI in 3 and would like a better deal this time around. Probably won't happen so I'd better get over it and get back to work.
  12. Morning

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    I don't like this, sounds intrusive. I like how asset store is a separate window that stays separate if I don't use it.
  13. Metron

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    Sooo... features that we awaited in 3.5 are now in 4.0... this means that I have to lay down some more more to get improvements to realize my project... since I also purchase the Unity Pro version of Unity for my graphic artist, this means twice the money...

    Well... let's see... I'm surely think twice before spending another $1500 for licenses to Unity...
  14. MattCarr

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    I haven't used Unity's GUI system for years in anything beyond prototypes so it's not something that bothers me, but it does suck that it was originally slated for 3.X. These things happen though.

    I'm pretty excited about a bunch of these features. All the rendering stuff is great. DirectX 11, 3D texture support, etc will allow me to do some really cool stuff in Advanced Surface Shaders.

    I'm also glad they're adding dynamic obstacles to the pathfinding because I think it's pretty useless in it's current state.
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    Guys, while we don't want to not give you answers to your questions, this article was published earlier then it was supposed to be. For this reason I have had to remove details about the release from this thread and close it for now. The press release will go live in a couple of hours and we'll be able to respond to any and all concerns you guys have then.

    Sorry for the confusion.
  16. antenna tree

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    Ok, it's official ;-)
  17. MattCarr

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    Ah, didn't need to make that second thread then :). Didn't realise this one would be brought back. Sorry about the early post, didn't know the Gamasutra news was early ;).
  18. David Helgason

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    @MattCarr: no hard feelings, you couldn't know that you hit in the middle of a time wormhole :)
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    Yay
  20. VeraxOdium

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    The conspiracy is now complete :) They did what we feared they were doing.
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    I'd always heard that when you escape a time wormhole you come out as a Beta user of future software, right?... :)
  22. janpec

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    I dont know if i can ask it again, but i will becouse i am little confused and excited: Will Unity 4 have Linux support?
  23. Graham Dunnett

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    Ubuntu Desktop support, yes. ;-)
  24. dead1ock

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    Does this include the editor or is this only for deployment?
  25. antenna tree

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    Yes, Unity 4 will have Linux support for desktop. This is only for builds and not the Editor.
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    Damn, I was expecting more updates for unity 3 before they released unity 4
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    Unity Pro $850.00 and iOS Pro $850.00 going have to say no this time around :(

    Subtotal: $1,700.00


    PLUS THIS PAGE IS NOT WORKING

    http://unity3d.com/?unity4
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    Subtotal: $1,700.00

    Where did you get upgrade pricing? I don't see it on the store yet?

    If those are the upgrade prices, I'm going to make due with Free and Basic mobile license.
  30. SevenBits

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    This is fantastic news!!

    Will it work on other distros as well, like Mint or Fedora? I personally run a copy of Linux Mint 13, and find it superior to Ubuntu... Editor support isn't really necessary at this point anyway, just export...

    Yeah! Now I won't need wine anymore!
  31. kenlem

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    Just found upgrade pricing.

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  32. maxfax2009

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    I log in into the store


    SO Subtotal: $1,700.00 + VAT :(
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    Usual web-site-hammering problems... The IT guys are on it.
  34. Tanel

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    So, what I'm wondering is, if I go Unity 4 free will my current iOS and Android licenses become useless (the free giveaway ones)?
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    I'll have to run Unity 4 on my PC and move 3 onto my Mac, as I have an iOS license and can't afford to upgrade!
  36. SevenBits

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    Yes. See my post above.
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  38. kenlem

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    That looks to be the case, except the upgrade price to basic should be $250 each for those.
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    First said: Congratulations to UT !!
  40. lmbarns

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    Good stuff, I used to think, "What's linux" but then I saw more Linux users bought the "humble bundles" than Mac gamers, while PC sold the most, but the Linux users willingly paid(donated) 50% more than people on either of the other platforms.
  41. Chaoss

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    The funny thing is I came onto the Unity forums to ask about Unity 4.


    I am REALLY REALLY REALLY liking the Character animations and the ability to buy animations from the asset store. Coming from someone who has not the resources nor skills required to create good quality animations. I also really like the fact that they are focusing on AAA creation as well as mobile. DX11 is really great and Linux support is something I didn't expect but definitely want.

    I would like to see more details on some of the other features but I'm sure I can wait.

    I would like to know, how do these animations 'work' in terms of rigging them to our characters? Do we get given a skeleton we can rig our characters too? or does Unity dynamically apply the animations to our skeletons? (is that even possible yet?)
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  42. Tanel

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    Clever move :p.
  43. SevenBits

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    Same for me. I also feel the same about the animations: I simply don't have time to create anything really good.
  44. monark

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    This is good news
    But seriously still no new GUI?
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    I hope they add a reduced early adopter percentage...
  46. MattCarr

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    Yeah that's pretty steep.

    Tweet from Unity suggests prices will go up after pre-order:

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    I just saw that I need to pay 1700$ more to upgrade my IOS pro, Unity Pro licenses that I already paid 3000$. Instead of one feature, I am not interested with others at all because I develop for mobile. Is this a kind of punishment that I bought my licenses last year and now I need to pay 1700$ more? I am happy that I haven't bought Android Pro add-on yet. Now I am thinking that I had to wait before buying. You were expecting 400$ or so to upgrade before per license and it was logical. Please charge something reasonable.
  48. echtolion

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    I didn't want a faster GUI, I wanted a better GUI, something like ngui :(
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    How's this compare with the Unity2 to Unity3 upgrade prices?
  50. hippocoder

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    This plus shadows for mobile or I'm not upgrading. Quite simple.