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Game Shaders Volume 1 - Dota 2 [Released]

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by Blackfire-Studio, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Blackfire-Studio

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    Hello Unity Community

    Here is the first volume of a new shader series. Each volume will contain one or multiple shaders adapted from existing games for Unity.

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    Game Shaders : Volume 1 is a shader framework based on the well known Dota 2 game. It contains one base material declined in multiple versions. This shader is based on the Dota 2 shader system and rendering.
    By using this shader, you are able to follow the workflow provided in the Dota 2 Official Blog Workshop to create your assets and thus boost your creativity and productivity.

    You are able to create any type of render, realistic or close to the Dota 2 rendering look as you can see in the demos.
    It's also very easy to convert your Physically Based Rendering textures to this material. Most of the demos were made with PBR texture base and converted easily.
    Status: Asset Store
    Version: 1.0.4
    Demos: Dishonored FanArt | Shield | Dota 2 Heroes Set 1 | George

    demo_1_small.jpg demo_2_small.jpg demo_3_small.jpg demo_4_small.jpg

    Documentation: Art Guide, Texture Guide, Shader Masks Guide
    Contact: Support

    This package is compatible with any DirectX 9, DirectX 11 and OpenGL platform.
    This package is compatible with Unity Free and Pro.

    Features:
    Forward and deferred rendering
    Linear and gamma color space
    Reflection and metalness
    Self-Illumination
    Detail maps
    Alpha soft/hard edge and transparency
    Advanced specular
    Advanced shading and direct/indirect lighting control
    Advanced rimlight
    Advanced masking
    Texture2D to Texture3D converter

    What's next:
    • Shader - Color tint parameter (RGBA)
    • Advanced documentation
    • Environment shader with lightmap support
    • Material customization
    • Marmoset Skyshop IBL support
    • JOVE support
    • Shader Forge support
    • Sunshine support
    Special Thanks
    Svein Yngve Sandvik Antonsen
    - Dishonored FanArt
    Corentin Sibret - Shield based on a concept of Artyom Vlaskin
    Baj Singh
    - George
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014
  2. ZJP

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    Bookmarked... Thanks
     
  3. Blackfire-Studio

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    Hello Unity Community,

    Here you can discover Axe in Unity with the first version of the shader !
    This was rendered in linear space with the associated original VMT files values and textures.​
     
  4. ZJP

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    Works with Gamma space?!
     
  5. Blackfire-Studio

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    For the moment I am getting color issues in Gamma space, especially with Specular which is to much bright.
    But this is still work in progress. ;)
     
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  6. ZJP

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    Hope so. I'm currently on a project that uses a procedural tool that does not work with linear space. :(
     
  7. Blackfire-Studio

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    Yep, the aim is to support as many platform as possible
     
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    Hello everyone,

    Here is a small news. The shader is now supported on Gamma and Linear Color Space.
    Here is a list of the supported features :
    • Color (RGB)
    • Normal
    • Mask 1 (RGBA)
    • Mask 2 (RGBA)
    • Self Illumination
    • Specular Exponent
    • Specular Scale
    • Specular Color (RGBA)
    • Rim Light Scale
    • Rim Light Color
    Here is a small comparison screenshot between the shader and the Half-Life Model Viewer.

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  9. Uli_Okm

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    Hi, it looks amazing, i'm looking forward for this. :p
    Will you have multiple versions of the shader, like some with rim, others without, etc?
    And, I don't know how is this made in Dota, but, the environment uses the same shader?
     
  10. Blackfire-Studio

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    Thank you ! Yes, there will be multiple versions of the shader to improve optimization.
    Concerning the props in Dota 2, it depends, but most of them are using different shaders.
     
  11. nasos_333

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    Looks great, when is it released ?

    Also Mamroset support will be great to have
     
  12. Blackfire-Studio

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    Thank you ! :smile:
    For the moment I am working on basic features and multi-platform compatibility. I can't provide any release date but it should be a couple of months.
     
  13. ArvidBackman

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    Looks great!
    Will surely follow your progress
     
  14. Blackfire-Studio

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    Thank you ! :)
    I am cleaning the shader and trying to integrate all of the parameters available in the CustomHero shader.
    I also need some time to refine the shader to match the original one as much as possible.
     
  15. Blackfire-Studio

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    Hello Unity Community,
    Most of those features are completed. Few of them need optimization. And in addition, here is a screenshot of the Nyx Assassin.

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    Nyx Assassin

    Thank you very much !
    See you soon !
     
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    Hello Unity Community,

    I am glad to show you the first Demo of the Dota 2 Game Shader Volume.​

    dishonored.jpg


    More demo's are coming showing weapons, characters and of course Dota 2 characters.
    Release is also coming, stay tuned !

    Many thanks to Svein Yngve Sandvik Antonsen for his beautiful Dishonored FanArt ! If you want to know more about him you can look at his portfolio : Svein3D
     
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    Looks great :)
     
  18. Blackfire-Studio

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    Thank you !
     
  19. OutSpoken_Gaming

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    Shader forge and Skyshop support? Woah. Can't wait.
     
  20. Blackfire-Studio

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    Thank you, the aim is to link the lighting system of Skyshop inside this shader. You'll also have access to a version of the shader compatible with Shader Forge.
    But I need to insist that this will not be available in the first release because it needs some investigation.
     
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    You'll find an updated of the package description at the top of the page, with more details concerning the features.
     
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    Hello everyone !

    Here is a new demo of the Dota 2 Game Shader Volume.

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    Game Shaders Volume 1 - Dota 2 Demo 2
    This Shield textures were previously made for Physically Based Render but adapted in a very short amount of time and here is the result.

    Many thanks to Corentin Sibret for his very nice Shield based on a concept of Artyom Vlaskin !
    You can visit his portfolio by following this link : corentin-sibret.fr
     
  23. col000r

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    Looks fantastic! Shader forge and skyshop support make this an instant buy!
     
  24. Blackfire-Studio

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    Hello Unity community

    Here we are... Game Shaders Volume 1 - Dota 2 is going to be released very soon. But to keep you entertained while waiting, here is the last demo made for all Dota 2 lovers (and of course for all the other one too ;)).


    You will discover some of the Dota 2 Heros shaded with the Game Shaders Volume 1 without any modifications in the texture and using the original VMT files values.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2014
  25. Blackfire-Studio

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    Thank you very much ! :)
     
  26. OutSpoken_Gaming

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    Any info on when it will be released and what price?
     
  27. Blackfire-Studio

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    I just submitted the package today. I think it will be available next week. :)
    Concerning the price, the Game Shaders 1 - Dota 2 will be available for 15$.
     
  28. OutSpoken_Gaming

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    Instant buy from me!
     
  29. Blackfire-Studio

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    Thank you, I appreciate !
     
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    Good news for everyone with bad connection (like me...). The Dota 2 Heroes Set 1 loads faster now because it is streamed.

    You can load the next/previous Hero by clicking on the arrows and look at the top to see the progress while you continue looking at the current one. Once the following is loaded it switches this one.
    Simple, isn't it ? ;)
     
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    Oh yeah..... :cool:
     
  32. Blackfire-Studio

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    Hope you like it !

    Hello everyone,​

    I have a bad news concerning the package. For the moment it has been denied because Unity can't allow any explicit reference to Dota 2 in the Asset Store page, even if I have the authorization from Valve.
    I understand that but I am quite disappointed because even screenshots with Dota 2 Heroes can't be included.
    Resulting to that I won't talk about Dota 2 explicitly in the package page but I'll talk about a famous Moba game...

    I just resubmitted the package and I am waiting for the review result.

    Well... I think about it right now and, this is not a very bad news but it's just a delay before accessing great shaders ! :)
    Release is coming !

    Thank you !
     
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    Hello everyone !​

    I have a great news !
    The Game Shaders 1 - Dota 2 package is now available on the Asset Store for only 20$.​

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    Those shaders offer the same features as the one used in the well known Moba game : Dota 2. They give you the possibilty to follow the workflow provided in the Dota 2 Official Blog Workshop to create your assets and thus boost your creativity and productivity.

    To see what you can achieve don't forget to look at the demos available.​

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    Demos: Dishonored FanArt | Shield | Dota 2 Heroes Set 1

    If you have any question, feel free to drop us a line and don't forget to support us by rating the package and posting reviews.

    Thank you !


    Special Thanks
    Svein Yngve Sandvik Antonsen
    - Dishonored FanArt
    Corentin Sibret - Shield based on a concept of Artyom Vlaskin
     
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    Hello Unity Community

    Version 1.0.2 is on its way ! This is a small update, but you'll be able to say hello to our new little Unity friend inside an example scene included in the package.

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    In this example you'll be able to take a look at a basic material setup and understand how to build easily a nice looking material.
    If you want more precisions you can of course take a look at the Dota 2 Workshop !

    I have also in mind to provide an example scene for those who are not friend with programming. You would have to possibility to drop you mesh inside a sample scene, configure your material and then just built and show your great Art to the World.

    Don't forget to rate the package and post review if you liked it, or not... :)
    If you have questions or ideas concerning features, feel free to drop us a line at any time.

    Thank you very much !
     
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    Hey everyone !​

    The Demo 3 has been updated !
    • You can now control the volume of the music.
    • You can now compare the Dota 2 shaders and the default Unity shaders and see the differences between them.
    Thank you ! ;)
     
  36. rocki

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    Nice Shaders,

    How is the performance on Iphone 4 ?
     
  37. Blackfire-Studio

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    Thank you for your kind words !

    Unfortunately, I don't have an iPhone 4 to test the shaders, but they are compatible with OpenGL.

    In the package you will find two types of shaders : Advanced and Simple
    If you don't need effects like 3DTexture or Warps, which could be considered as heavy effects compared to Fresnel for example, you should use Simple shaders.

    But all those shaders should work well on mobile, because there is no consuming operations or real heavy effects.

    Don't forget that those shaders are intended to be used mainly on character or main objects. I am working on new shader for assets that supports lightmapping.
     
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    Game Shaders 1 - Dota 2 has been featured by Polycount on Facebook.
    Thanks to them ! :)

    Don't forget to rate the package and post reviews. You can also follow Blackfire Studio on Twitter.
    Thank you !
     
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  39. GCat

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    the shader does looks good, but supporting light probes is a must
     
  40. Blackfire-Studio

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    Yes ! I totally agree, thank you for you suggestion !
     
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    If you need a tester for Iphone, please let me know.
     
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    Thank you for you proposition !
    For the moment I am working on Light Probes integration and Mobile shaders. When those features will be done I'll need some testers.
     
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    Hi there , i bought your shader recently since i am in the process of making some 3d model assets for the asset store and i loved the look of the character shader. Do you have an eta for the environment shader + lightmap support?
     
  44. Blackfire-Studio

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    First, I would like to thank you for your purchase and for your kind words.

    Unfortunately, I cannot provide any precise ETA about the coming updates because I work on this package on my free time. But, the Environment shader with lightmap support and the Light Probes support will come on September or October.

    And of course, if you have nice art created with my shader I would be glad to look take a look at it. :)
     
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    Hello everyone !​

    A new version of the shader has been submitted. In this version you'll be able to use the shader in combination with the Light Probes.
    Here is a little demo to see what you can achieve with this feature.


    A big thank to Baj Singh for his fantastic art ! Take a look at his work : bajsingh.com

    If you have any question, feel free to drop us a line and don't forget to support us by rating the package and posting reviews.
    You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter !

    Thank you very much.
     
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  46. GCat

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    Finally :D
    Nice update!
     
  47. Blackfire-Studio

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    Thank you ! :)
    The new version will be available this week.
     
  48. Banzaychik

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    Excellent work!. Can't wait for update.
     
  49. nasos_333

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    Very nice :)
     
  50. Atmey

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    Looks great.
    I am using Sunshine
    It require some edits to be compatible with "custom" shaders, do you think it would work?
    Does it require postFX on the camera?