Another two days, another patch. Getting good feedback from users about the new version and making changes accordingly.
- Added Align Camera to Path Point
- Added Toggles for Preview Windows
- Added Store Point Modifier to help with accuracy vs speed of internal calculations
- Fixed slowness on very long paths
- Fixed Control Point Auto Set
- Fixed Preview Point orientation
The first patch for Camera Path Animator comes through a couple of days after release. There are a couple of bugs but mostly adding a few more things and tweaking others.
- Added Align Camera Path Point to View to menu
- Added editable fields to the point list – made sense right?
- Added Unityscript example scene like v2.x
- Added reverse control point values to GUI
- Added point slider to points on curve
- Renamed some scripts in the examples to avoid conflicting names – fun times
- Fixed events not firing at zero percent
- Fixed preview error on Unity Indie
So Camera Path Animator is approaching 3 years old this year and I can’t believe it was 18 months ago that I released version 2. I have been hankering to rebuild it for a few months now; you can only make so many point releases before the codebase starts to creak and your code looks…like I wrote it 18 months ago! Ha
So after taking on lots of feedback (I do read your emails) and deciding what it was lacking in my own vision I set about creating the new improved version. The core remains the same, Bezier interpolation has not changed for decades and things like the in editor preview remain important features.
Most of the improvements come in the form of how you edit the path. I wanted to allow more in scene editing as it’s more intuitive and faster to work with. I needed to overhaul how the animation system worked and for now have dropped time based for speed based animation. It needed a tighter GUI so that’s been revamped.
Events and speed changes are now integral to the system. You can also control many things outside of the path points that constrained version 2. Finally, I’ve given a lot more love to the example scenes, demos, videos and documentation included with this asset. There is a lot more flexibility now and I look forward to seeing what you guys create with it.
Check it out on the Unity Asset Store
Version 1.0 of BuildR is out in the Unity Asset Store! This is a big final release of BuildR. There will of course be further updates and some additional features, but I count BuildR now as feature complete.
The latest release allows users to generate building interiors which means BuildR can be used in more projects. It was a highly requested feature and one that I initially resisted as I felt BuildR should remain an exterior generating tool. I couldn’t ignore the requests and there were many! I’m really pleased with the outcome and I feel like the building come to life when you can visit their interiors.
This version also includes an example of using BuildR to generate buildings at runtime. This was another highly requested feature and while it was always possible with BuildR since 0.5, an example will allow people to get started quickly.
I’m happy to announce the release of a new asset onto the Asset Store. Track BuildR is a extension for Unity that will allow you to create a racing track within the editor without the need for modelling programs. The tool combines the bezier spline tech of Camera Path with the mesh generation found in BuildR.
The tool itself isn’t feature complete though. I still have a few things to add over the next few months before I’m completely happy with it. The two major parts for the next patch will be pit lane generation and something to tie terrains to the track in a more direct way.
Check Track BuildR out here.
A new version of Camera Path Animator has been released onto the Asset Store. I’ve added a couple of features that have come up from users over the last month along with a small fix to the next animation function. Check it out here
Added some functions to align next/previous animations
Added find nearest point into the Bezier class
Fixed the next animation function
Welcome to the new site! I’ve decided to merge all my Asset Store content into a single site. Simple as that really. I’ll also have this news section incase anyone is so bored they want to know what’s going on with my Asset Store developments. more news to follow shortly.