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LIQUIDUM PRO v1.5.x - Unity Asset

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by WILEz1975, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. WILEz1975

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    Sorry but Liquidum is resources expensive and is not made for mobile project.
    Is not suitable for mobile hardware.
     
  2. CarterG81

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    I'm really interested in the snow effect, but there are no videos or screenshots even for the snow. I read the reviews, and apparently I'm not the only one to think this comes off as "Rain screen effect + Rain", when it is actually much much more. However, the videos are poor and screenshots non-existent. Some better videos would really help this asset a lot.

    Even worse, there is no webplayer to demo. Being able to "play" this asset in the webplayer would probably be *the* clincher for people on the edge to buy it.

    UniStorm has amazing videos, making the asset come off as "Remake Skyrim!" with their entire video demo look like Skyrim. (Quite impressive video demo to be honest.) Perhaps this would help your asset, to strive for a higher quality video showing this off- or at least the additional features. I looked through all 5 of your videos, and they all looked nearly identical (although showing the camera distortion when under the water was different, and very awesome. Yet I almost missed that part.)

    For me, I am on the edge and do not know. Without a demo or better videos, I can't really tell. Even worse, I am doing a 2D game in a 3D world. Not sure how this would look in my game, but there's a good chance it'll look great, and the camera effects are just awesome. However, I've already spent too much today in the asset store, and would rather not buy something that I may end up thinking isn't for my project.

    I'm definitely going to be including weather in my game, and would like screen effects like this as well, but I need something which generates not only rain, but also snow & fog. Are there any plans for fog in any future updates?
     
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  3. Chevy-Monster

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    First off, I must say that the developer is on his game. He has responded to my single email within hours and wrote out instructions to solve the problem (for now).
    Granted they were partly from a customers solution in this thread, but that just means he is paying attention to his product being posted about. Quoted from his email to me - "I'm working to make Liquidum fully compatible with Unity Free and solve this problems." So I am a happy customer after a frustrating couple of hours.

    Here is the entire set of instructions from his email. I thought it may be helpful as they are presented in order by the developer. I could not follow #5, but I am OK with that right now : )

    --- --- ---
    Hi,
    Unfortunately Unity free does not allow distortion shaders.

    A user has found a way to this solve little problems. I paste its solution. Let me know if it works.This is what you have to set:

    1---Go to 'Assets/Liquidum/Data/Scripts'.
    Load the 'Liquidum.cs' script.
    Line 33, simple remark this line
    [W_BoxBGr("",5000,2000)]public string space1;
    into
    //[W_BoxBGr("",5000,2000)]public string space1;

    This solves the black screen in the inspector.Unfortunately Unity free does not allow customizable transparency on window inspector.

    2---Go to the directory 'assets/liquidum/data/materials'.
    Select the material 'Liquidum_Drops', under shader select 'Particles/Additive'.
    Do the same for the material 'Liquidum_Trial'.

    This solves the distortion shaders problem . You will have the effect, but limited.

    3--- INSIDE A DEMO SCENE
    Select the gameobject 'main camera/Liquidum (Main Script)'.
    Under 'Liquidum script' search for 'Additional Distortion Configuration'.
    Deselect 'Use Additional Distortion'.
    Under 'Liquidum script' search for 'Static Liquid Configuration'.
    Deselect 'Use Static'.
    Under 'Liquidum script' search for 'Trigger Distortion Global Setting'.
    Deselect 'Trigger Distortion'.

    4---(to reach perfection) Set the alpha value for the 'Liquidum Drops' to 32 and for the 'Liquidum Trail' to 64, or less

    5-- (optional) If does not exist, create a new tag (for example named "Liquidum") and assign it to "Liquidum main prefab". Set this tag on "culling mask" for your camera.

    It works, but with a limited effect than the original asset.
    I'm working to make Liquidum fully compatible with Unity Free and solve this problems.
    Regards, WILEz
    --- --- ---
     
  4. WILEz1975

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    Sorry, wrong step 5 :)

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Chevy-Monster

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    Thank you very much. One small mistake, though. It is not a "tag" that needs to be added, but a "layer". : )
     
  6. Chevy-Monster

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    New problem. Sorry. I have three bands of distinct sky ahead of the player view.
    [​IMG]
    It does not happen with the demo scenes included. I made a blank scene, added a terrain and a fps controller from the Unity Standard Assets. I dropped the "Liquidum (Main Script)" on the player object and pressed play.
    This is the steps from the documentation. What happened?
     
  7. Frogger007

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    Thank you very much! : )
    Woo hoo, I am running in the rain on a flat plain that is not in Spain! ...i am tired...
     
  9. WILEz1975

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    Oh my god ... I need to sleep :)
     
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  10. Frogger007

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    How can i change the max. drop on screen intensity from 10 to 50 ?

    How must i change the scripts ?
     
  11. WILEz1975

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    You can chage DropCreationDelay minimum value and set to 0:
    Go to the Liquidum.cs script and chage the line 88:

    [Range(0.1f,1f)]
    public float DropCreationDelay=0.1f;

    to:

    [Range(0f,1f)]
    public float DropCreationDelay=0.1f;
     
  12. Shuttle099

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    Will we see a update to Unity 5? It would be very beneficial as they made the pro features free.
     
  13. Frogger007

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    "... they made the pro features free"

    What features ?
     
  14. melonhead

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    EVERY SINGLE ONE HAPPY DAYS.........
     
  15. Shuttle099

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    The engine features such as shaders and everything needed to run this asset.
    http://blogs.unity3d.com/2015/03/03/unity-5-launch/
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2892...dition-is-completely-utterly-free-to-use.html

    "
    Unity 5 Professional Edition
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    Team License

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    Access to previews and betas

    No revenue limit, no revenue share

    We think this is a huge value. Unity 5 Pro provides a huge upgrade from Unity 4, and it comes with a bunch of extra services and a team license, all for the base pricing of Unity 4. Inflation gone backwards… or, put another way, better value than ever before.

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    Unity 5 Personal Edition is free. No royalty. Free.

    Unity 5 Personal Edition is for professional developers, Indies, hobbyists and studios with revenue under $100,000 and funding under $100,000.

    You can see a full comparison of the licenses here.

    Download Unity 5, play with it, experiment with it, and create something beautiful and lasting.

    Today is a big day. I hope you are as excited about it as we are at Unity.
    "
     
  16. Frogger007

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    Thanks for the information. It's real great to use unity3d !
     
  17. Defcon44

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    Hello,

    I have qeustion about you'r asset, how i can make distortion dynamically ? like HERE

    Thank's
     
  18. Frogger007

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    Now , i use Liquidum with Unity 5.0.0f4.

    There are some new problems.

    Please have a look a the 4 pictures. Looks not very nice.

    It don't know to solve it !

    it happens when i use the rain fog option.
     

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  19. mrekuc

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    WILEz1975 are you using the DK2? I have the Oculus working with uFPS and Liquidum in Unity 5. There were a few unwanted sky effects that happened but adjusted some parameters and resolved it.
     
  20. Shuttle099

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    Better yet the HTC Vive once it releases.
     
  21. boysenberry

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    This is a really wonderful project and I am glad I purchased it as well as excited to begin using it. I am beginning my project using the new features Unity 5 leverages and am wondering if you'll be getting it to work in Unity 5 and if so when your timeline is?

    Thank you,
    Boysenberry
     
  22. hopeful

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    Looking forward to seeing this get updated for Unity 5. :)
     
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  23. RandAlThor

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    Hope for a U5 version soon too.
     
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  24. TurnTheGameOn

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    I got this to work on mobile in Unity 4, to a degree. Just tossing this out there.. any chance of getting a set of prefabs/textures included that are already as optimized as they can be for mobile platforms?
     
  25. melonhead

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    willing to re-purchase if this is finally fully unity 5 ready without having to fiddle with code, so is it ready?

    please give us a unity 5 webplayer demo?
     
  26. SpaceRay

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    Is this not fully compatible with Unity 5?

    Thanks for this, I was going to use this on a mobile game, but if you say that this is not suitable for mobile hardware, may be true, BUT what mobile hardware have you used for the testing and for knowing this?

    i mean with the latest mobile phones and latest tablets of 2015, the hardware is much more powerful and faster than it was from the ones from last year, and although is always better to make a game compatible with a wider amount of mobile hardware, maybe it could be possible to have a switch that if you have a newer mobile you switch on the Liquidum feature in the game.

    Maybe I could a test myself and see how it may work on my own iPad

    thanks for any help
     
  27. WILEz1975

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    Honestly I have not done tests for mobile devices. Mine is only a hypothesis, but try not prohibited. :)
     
  28. SpaceRay

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    Thanks for the information, I have tried to make a test but regretably is not possible to do it on unity 5, so I will have to do it in Unity 4.6

    Is there any possible estimated date for a Unity 5 version, I am not in a hurry and do not need it urgent, and for me you can take your time to make it right
     
  29. melonhead

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    why has this not been updated for unity 5 already? i am ready to re-purchase this asset but only when fully ready, please show us some new videos and a webplayer demo using unity 5?
     
  30. SpaceRay

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    What mobile have you used for the test?

    i may be wrong, and sorry if I mistaken the question, but are you refering to the prefabs/textures included in the demo scene?

    yes, I agree it would be great that there could be an update to Unity 5, I think that maybe is not that he does not want to do it, it may be difficult to do the conversion and make the update, and it can take some time, or maybe he is too busy in this moment, I do not know.

    but I think that it would be better that this is explained so we can understand why and so we can wait until is finished
     
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  31. WILEz1975

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    The problem of update from Unity 4 to 5 is that I should redo almost everything and I would have to create a new asset to download by charging again those who already have the 4 version. I would avoid this.

    But now I've found a solution.
    I will create a free package that does not contain the things that have not changed since Unity 4 version downloadable from those who already have version 4.
     
  32. Frogger007

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    "I would have to create a new asset to download by charging again those who already have the 4 version"

    Why you must create a new asset for the update ?
     
  33. WILEz1975

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    To avoid that no longer work with Unity 4. But as I said I'll do both. An updated and a Unity 5 only version.
     
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  34. Frogger007

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    I think this 2 way solution sounds ok !
     
  35. hopeful

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    Looking forward to the Unity 5 update. I only see a few errors in the console when I import it into U5, so I hope it will be a relatively easy process.
     
  36. WILEz1975

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    Yep, I have already solved the errors in console, they were due mainly to not working files of unity 4 standard assets, which included on my asset that can also delete and replaced with Unity 5 standard asset files.
    Also I solved some shader problems displaying.
    News soon.
     
  37. melonhead

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    sounds like good news, will certainly re-purchase once i see this work with unity 5, keep up the good work
     
  38. WILEz1975

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    OK guys ...
    It 'a first test.
    The Unity 5 update is here: http://www.wilez.it/liquidum/Updates/LIQUIDUM_V1.5(u5_onlyUpdate).unitypackage


    But before you import the new package (if you have not done):

    After importing Liquidum 1.4.5 (Unity 4 version) in Unity 5, will have many errors.
    Follow these instructions:

    - Delete "Image Effects (Pro Only)" directory
    - Delete "Utitity Script" directory under "Standar Asset / Script" dytectory
    - Delete "Image Effect" under Editor directory. (You can reimport the new version from menu Asset / Import Pakage / Effects in Unity 5)
    -Now, import Liquidum 1.5 update.
    -Cross your fingers.
     
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  39. hopeful

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    I've tried this patch for U5, and the demos seem to be working. I'm not sure if any particular feature was considered broken on U5, so I don't know if there's something in particular I should look for.
     
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    There is still to fix some small detail because of the different management of some different characteristics between U4 and U5.

    But all features are unchanged and functioning.
     
  41. hopeful

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    If I wanted to have a scene that takes place in a home or car interior, looking out through a window into the rain, how would I get the raindrop / drip / blur effects (but mainly the speckling of drops) to occur on a window, not on the camera?

    It would also be nice to get the drops / trickles to move in a direction on the window, to reflect the effect of wind or opposite the movement of the car.

    +10 genius points if there's a way to do windshield wipers :)
     
  42. WILEz1975

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    You know that's a good question ...
    Indeed, it would be a nice feature to add to the new version of the asset.
    But it would be used sparingly, that is, you will not have many windows or projections with this effect because it alone is already heavy.
    But it's a great idea!
     
  43. hopeful

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    Probably the performance can be managed, as rarely does a person look out of more than one window at a time, and if they can look through more than one, they are likely a distance back, so maybe no rain details when a person is more than a meter or so away from the window.
     
  44. TurnTheGameOn

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    For mobile it did not work out of the box at all, I played with the different components included with the kit to get it to work. textures were some of the things I adjusted to be able to get a visual. I don't recall if I got full screen distortion to work or not. but I had drops on screen rain lightning and a decent storm effect going. I basically just reduced the quality on everything and adjusted the inspector by disabling the features that wouldn't run on Android.

    The main drawback for mobile is that all that effort has to be done for it to work. It's possible. but at that point you're gutting the asset and rebuilding it. And there are so many features being unused. It can be used for newer mobile devices just needs to be optimized or have editor options to make the required adjustments. I used Note 3 for testing, I liked what I saw.

    I'm not complaining just providing insight as it was requested. This is a great asset.
     
  45. hopeful

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    Looks like the U5 version is available for download. :)
     
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  46. Pedro-Alaiagames

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    Hello!

    Im trying the plugin in Unity 5, all seems to work fine. But ive got an error in the MS Visual Studio.
    "
    Error 1 } expected ...\Assets\LIQUIDUM\Data\Scripts\Liquidum_AutomaticWeatherEvents.cs 127 38
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    At line 127

    Is that normal?

    Thank you very much!
     
  47. Pedro-Alaiagames

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    Solved!!!

    There are some especial ASCII character in line 128- 129 but they are invisibles on the MS Visual Studio Editor. Once they are erased the errors disapears... and the project compiles properly.

    Thanx.
     
  48. WILEz1975

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    Small note:
    The Unity 5 Liquidum link (http://u3d.as/gdx) at the moment does not work, but it is correct.
    Simply the asset store team has yet to enter the asset. I sent Unity4 and Unity5 versions together but it seems that when it comes to a new asset times are longer.;)

    I'm working on a new component called "liquidum on window glass." From the name you can imagine what it will do, drops and trail drops over objects (using render to texture).
    News soon...
     
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  49. Marduker

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    Hello,
    is possible to exclude NGUI elements from this great effect ?

    I have just build wonderfull weather prefabs but with this one issue.
    My NGUI UI is affected the same way as scene. That is not what I want.

    Thank you for your advice.
    M.
     
  50. WILEz1975

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    You can post a picture to let me know the problem?
    Do you want your Ngui over the Liquidum effects and not influenced by the various distorted effects?