It has been an exciting year here on the Unity blog, full of momentous announcements, powerful demos, and some amazing unity tips.
We have curated a list of some of the most well-read blogs of 2017 that we hope will spark some creativity as you ring in the new year.
News & Announcements
Fewer bugs, improved docs, and a refactored transport layer are just a few of the updates made to Unity Multiplayer this year. This post takes you through the enhancements we’ve made, as well as what can be expected in the future.
In March, we announced a powerful new addition to our creative tools suite: TextMesh Pro.
The launch of WRLD SDK for Unity, opened the doors to creating a fully textured 3D environment using a real-world global coordinate system.
Google’s ARCore SDK preview bacame available with Unity 2017.2b9. ARCore enables Augmented Reality development for the entire Android ecosystem, giving developers the ability to build captivating AR experiences for millions of users, without the need for specialized hardware.
We introduced Unity Machine Learning Agents, which allows researchers and developers to transform games and simulations created using the Unity Editor into environments where intelligent agents can be trained using Deep Reinforcement Learning, Evolutionary Strategies, or other machine learning methods through a simple to use Python API.
The first blog in a series looking at some of the most frequent problems the Spotlight team has encountered while working with clients. It is very important that you think about the structure of your hierarchy throughout the development of your game. This blog walks through common issues with hierarchy structures and provides some guidelines for optimization.
This blog highlights some of the most common collision performance issues and provides readers with the best practices to avoid these hiccups in the future.
Taking a moment to set up your project correctly from the beginning will save you a ton of time down the road. Grab some tips and tricks for efficient job set up.
The connection between machine learning and games is something very close to our hearts here at Unity. This is the second blog in a series exploring emerging developments for ML and AI in the gaming realm.
What are ScriptableObjects and why are you missing out if you are not already using them? Our online evangelist, Matt Schell, shares example of how they can improve your workflow and architecture.
Showcased at Unite Austin in October, Neon is a small environment project created by our Demo team’s creative director, Veselin Efremov, in just a couple of days using Unity 2017.1 and models from the Asset Store. In this blog post he shares some thoughts around the project and how it came about.
When we showed the ADAM demo for the first time, everyone was blown away by the look and quality achieved with Unity. But soon, on everyone’s lips, was the question: “How did they do it?”. This is a complete walk-through of how to recreate one entire scene of ADAM from an empty scene.
This behind-the-scenes blog gives a glimpse into how the visual effects in the ADAM demo were created. This includes particle effects, dynamic simulations, and CaronteFX.
This is an in-depth, behind-the-scenes blog post focusing on the use of Alembic support in the ADAM film series.
Discover how Oats Studios created such high-fidelity costumes in real time for ADAM: The Mirror and ADAM: Episode 3.
See how Timeline was used in the second and third episodes of ADAM to meet many different real-time film production requirements.
Lighting tips & tricks in the ADAM films
Unity supports a large number of platforms, which also means there is a wide choice of lighting workflows. Learn how Oats Studios’ lighting artists were able to achieve some very impressive effects in real time.
We look forward to bringing you more interesting and valuable content in the year to come! Let us know in the comments what you would like to see more of on the blog. Happy New Year!