The one about Unity3D

My first encounter with Unity3D — A cool new technology

Browsing the FWA, as I do from time to time, I ran into this little browser-based 3D game. I was so impressed with the performance and over-all quality I had to share it.

The Robin Hood Showdown game - Made with Unity3D

The Robin Hood Showdown game - Made with Unity3D

Adobe flash + Papervision3D performance trouble

Browser-based 3D has been around for a long time now, but the rich internet applications(RIA’s) that use it has mostly been flash-based with the help from ActionScript libraries such as Papervision3D, Sandy 3D and others.

One problem with these websites though, is performance tend to be a drag. Especially on older machines!

What is Unity3D?

Unity3D was used to create the Robin Hood game above. It’s a multi platform game development tool with a lot of cool features.

Unity3D's advanced graphics

Unity3D's advanced graphics engine

Editing a terrain with Unity3D

Editing a terrain with Unity3D

Deployment

Content created with this application is not only available for web deployment, but also as stand-alone applications for both Windows(2000/XP/Vista) and Mac OS X.

iPhone publishing

Yes, it can even works as a publishing platform for the App Store, so you can submit your Unity3D-based app’s and have people download them to their iOS-based devices devices.

Graphical Fidelity

Unity has a graphics pipeline that supports both DirectX, OpenGL, animated meshes, particle systems, advanced lightning and shadows and a bunch more.

Developers and 3D Artists will be able to create beautiful, online, 3D-experiences well above what we’re used to seeing today.

Unity3D graphics engine

Unity3D graphics engine

I, for one, can’t wait to see more websites beginning to use this technology. But until then, have fun with the game.

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About Ahrengot

I rely on modern technology to design and build mobile-first, highly performant WordPress websites and JavaScript-based applications.
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One Response to The one about Unity3D

  1. Pingback: Unity getting more and more love « Muse Games News and 3D Games Blog

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