Unity 3 Preview – “Unity Bootcamp” Demo

July 29, 2010 in Rants & Raves

Aquiris has been hard at work finishing up the new demo for Unity 3. Recently they posted a video of one of the playable levels of the demo and I thought people here would enjoy getting a longer look at it then the 20-30 second clips we’ve shown before.

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  1. lemo76

    March 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm / 

    Please tell me!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to know when the full game will come!!!!!!!

  2. Herewith

    January 31, 2011 at 5:25 am / 

    Hey,. God job but what is the basis for a soldier walking,.????? on the new Terran they lend through,..

  3. 3DIiNadir

    December 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm / 

    very cool game , but what the message at the end of the demo means :D there is no full game on the website :D

  4. Benjamin Fedder Jensen

    September 24, 2010 at 11:45 am / 

    Very nice!

    But I’m slightly annoyed by the Counter-strike reload sounds 8) Many FPS players have listened to those for ten years ;)

  5. irshad

    September 12, 2010 at 4:29 pm / 

    nice Engine fast lunching

  6. Riku

    September 4, 2010 at 8:16 am / 

    this looks great but sounds bad – not the actual effects but the way the engine is handling the audio. e.g. you can hear birds in the middle of a gun battle, and also inside. The distance attenuation sounds wrong as well, with supposedly loud sounds loosing a lot of high end over distance which makes them sound weak. Footsteps appear out of sync at the beginning. Also the gun sounds are triggered at frame rate which makes them sounds jittery. I am sure there are ways around this with Unity, but a bit of care with audio would be go along way to improving the overall experience.

  7. Felix

    September 2, 2010 at 2:35 am / 

    argh to add what I meant to say is looks like there’s only running animation and loco’s generating the walk cycles based on run – not optimal but understandable, so I don’t see the issue here. :)

  8. Felix

    September 2, 2010 at 2:34 am / 

    Looks great!
    Only thing funky is the chars legs/feet, but I’m guessing it uses the locomotion,
    and hasn’t just been tweaked as much as it could have caused of time constraints – no big deal. :)

  9. Novodantis

    August 31, 2010 at 4:49 pm / 

    Comments on locomotion are like a broken record. So maybe it’s not 100% right at times, but good enough so that it doesn’t detract from the game. Remember, this is built from a versatile, user-friendly game development tool; not a custom scratch-coded AAA title. I think it compares against the latter very favourably.

  10. Tony

    August 30, 2010 at 2:05 am / 

    Why more militarist shite?

  11. Simen M

    August 29, 2010 at 11:36 am / 

    whoa, this game looks so sweat, fluid animations, great models, great grafics, just plain awsome:)

  12. Tj

    August 29, 2010 at 6:03 am / 

    i want to play thissssssssssssssss

  13. alleey

    August 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm / 

    Someone ealier mentioned kinda sloppy locomotion, I second that!

    Somehow it appears as if the character is dragging his legs forward and taking unusual strides.

  14. Ivane Gegia

    August 27, 2010 at 9:35 am / 

    Nice progress, good job!!!

  15. paulo

    August 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm / 

    Nice demo, only need some problems to fix:)

    I agreed ,post new demos from engine, to see how it works, and other tink, they forgot, the most import staff, waypoint and pathfinder system, the most import for an game logic, and new visual script logic. I have try cryengine 3 and is cool, visual scripting logic i never see before, realy easy to follow, and fast action you see, A.I system.( What you see is what you play):)

    As the same for UDK, visual script logic.

    At mean time the Unity 3D is cool, to bad no have some most import staff.
    Realy nice for start, and good visual editor to place intidies, sounds, etc.. realy cool.

    My Statistics:
    0 TO 100% notes.

    Deficultys:

    HARD-MEDIUM-EASY

    scripting – 85% MEDIUM
    visual 3D editor – 95% EASY
    Terrain Editor – 90% EASY
    Sound system – 90% EASY
    Components – 90% MEDIUM
    Render – 85% (More support for older cards)//
    Import system – 85% MEDIUM
    Export system – 85% MEDIUM
    Object Manipolation – 95% EASY
    Waypoits system – none (By scripting – 50% null)//
    PathFinder system – none ( By scripting – 50$ null)//
    Visual scripting logic graph – none EASY
    Script editor – 85% (More staff and debugger help needed) MEDIUM

    Others – 90% MEDIUM

    A.I system – none (By scrpting – 75% Hard) (Via visual scripting graph logic – 98) EASY

  16. dogzer

    August 26, 2010 at 3:44 pm / 

    loose the voice acting and it’s top notch

  17. oxygen

    August 26, 2010 at 10:43 am / 

    great demo but locomotion is really bad

  18. Kevin

    August 26, 2010 at 7:08 am / 

    Wow, Unity 3 is awesome :D

  19. Scott

    August 26, 2010 at 5:32 am / 

    why are people commenting on the game rather than the engine?

    It’s looking pretty nice guys – doesn’t look like it’s running in a frame though.

  20. Rob

    August 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm / 

    The demo looks fantastic

  21. Jason

    August 22, 2010 at 6:52 am / 

    This demo looks great. It shows off great new technologies (new in Unity) like destructive environments and realistic lighting. But it doesn’t show off even a second of a terrain environment, nor do any of your blogs mention anything about whether you’ll be improving on terrain or water systems. Unity water has up to this point been a flat plane, and it takes programming skill to create waves – but waves are native to almost all other competitive game engines, even Torque. Now that you’ve shown off impressive indoor FPS environments, will you be doing any demos on terrain, water, global sunlight night/day systems, mega textures, etc.? I just have several games planned and need to know whether I should wait for Unity 3 or just go with Vision Engine. Thanks!

  22. mk

    August 10, 2010 at 2:00 am / 

    @Ilsoap
    totally agree with you!!!
    Unity becomes a powerful and creative tool. It definitely deserves a more creative demo… military stuff is all around… unnessecary and boring!

  23. Psychoz Interactive CEO

    August 9, 2010 at 7:36 am / 

    Btw, Umbra really helps boost rendering speed. We went from 16ms/frame to 2.x-3.x ms/frame!
    Back to post, work a bit more on the locomotion system, make it a bit more realistic, foot plants looks pretty heavy/magnetic. Fix that, and everything should be fine. Great demo, keep the hard work guys, :D
    Cheers,

  24. Jason Amstrad

    August 7, 2010 at 6:56 pm / 

    How’s the Umbra Occlusion demo coming along ?

  25. tino

    August 6, 2010 at 12:45 pm / 

    Nice work!
    Looking forward to Unity 3.
    And I got spoiled with constant updates on unity blog, every day I check to see if something new come up :)

  26. GearsRaver

    August 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm / 

    Yesss !

  27. Ethan Vosburgh

    August 5, 2010 at 12:37 am / 

    @Leon – yeah, we’re making making one ;)

  28. Leon

    August 4, 2010 at 10:04 pm / 

    I agree with Nathalie too !!!
    please make a demo about the Umbra Occlusion Technology !

  29. Ethan Vosburgh

    August 4, 2010 at 7:01 pm / 

    We currently working on putting together a video demonstrating Occlusion Culling in Unity 3.

  30. Ryan

    August 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm / 

    How would Unity 3D compare with Gamebryo LightSpeed ?

    Do you guys have experience with Gamebryo LightSpeed ?

    What are the stronger points of LightSpeed over Unity,and what are the stronger points of Unity over LightSpeed ?

  31. Jason Amstrad

    August 4, 2010 at 6:51 pm / 

    I agree with Nathalie,a demo about the Umbra Occlusion technology would be great.

  32. Tarence

    August 4, 2010 at 6:08 am / 

    They should work on the soldiers walk animations a bit. Just saying. Looking like he is trying to ride a saddle. In terms of the demo’s coming for Unity 3 though I hope it comes out soon.

  33. Nathalie Abbortini

    August 3, 2010 at 3:15 pm / 

    Will there be a demo about the Umbra Occlusion technology ?

  34. Piot

    August 3, 2010 at 11:18 am / 

    Spelling:

    then -> than

  35. Leon

    August 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm / 

    every thing is wonderful but the locomotion system is very unnatural and bad !!!
    please fix it before unity 3 release !!!

  36. Greg Dunn

    August 2, 2010 at 12:07 am / 

    That looks just stunning! I appreciate the amount of talent and hard work that must’ve gone into the 3D, animation and programming — it’s looking really nice, though. Can’t wait to check it out and play it.

  37. Raymond L.

    August 2, 2010 at 12:02 am / 

    All-in-all, a very impressive demo. The smoke effects are E-mazing! How do you get Detonator to work from a script? There seems to be no way to get Detonator to explode when I want it to, where I want it to. Anyway, I am super-impressed with those crisp shadows and Beast lighting. However, JoeW was quite right in saying that the sound effects need work. ;-)

  38. Piwot

    July 31, 2010 at 10:39 pm / 

    Wow, great demo! Amazing work guys!
    The only weird thing is the locomotion system… ugly walk Y_Y

  39. Psychoz Interactive CEO

    July 31, 2010 at 7:13 am / 

    The locomotion system is weird, unnatural. It needs provably more bones weighting and less IK foot placement. Foots stay on the ground quite too much, is like some kind of magnetic thing. I never had the time to take a look at the locomotion system. Can it be tweaked through the inspector?

  40. Adriaan

    July 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm / 

    Exactly Koblavi, this is the default demo for Unity 3 and will remain for a while I’m sure. Therefore it need not have advanced programming and audio etc., because you have to remember a large part of this demo is meant for new adopters to Unity, not to mention those entirely new to game development.

    It seems to tackle a lot of the core functions of Unity, and shouldn’t be overwhelming to new people. To those that are more well versed and skilled need not worry anyway because they know how most of the game already works under the hood, and as a challenge can make it better!

  41. Nathalie Abbortini

    July 30, 2010 at 5:31 pm / 

    Playing through the web takes some extra processing power,because you have to run your Internet browser at the same time.
    That’s why you will always experience(some) “framerate drop” when you are playing in a web browser.

  42. Ethan Vosburgh

    July 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm / 

    @Scott – there is no fundamental difference between a PC/Mac standalone made with Unity and a web player made with Unity… it’s the same engine.

  43. Scott Petrovic

    July 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm / 

    Great looking demo. Aquarius is such a great company. I am all about the web and mobile devices, so how is this demo optimized. Is this eye candy something that will look and play good on a web browser, or mostly just for PC/Mac or any of the current gen consoles? A lot of Unity3d stuff I see online has great graphics, but the framerate is terrible. Destroys the entire experience.

  44. Koblavi

    July 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm / 

    Ok, first to the critics… The game’s sound and locomotion really don’t have much to do with the engine itself not being up to the task. Unity as a platform is good. Talent is does the rest not Unity.

    And unity, Great work. Aquarius wonderful work… it does almost matches up to AAA but I understand if ther are a few clitches… afterall it’s a demo! I’ve seen worse from full AAA titles

    I think Unity 3 is a very mature engine and a team of 20 can do AAA stuff with it!

  45. Arthur

    July 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm / 

    Really good job Aquiris and Unity!
    Need some tweaks in animation and audio, but it’s ok because we don’t need a finished game. A demo showing us how to get the things working and how to use the new tech is a big add already.

  46. Bachir El Khoury

    July 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm / 

    That looks really impressive! Looking forward for the release. Although the character does run funny with legs wide open, will leave that for the animators to worry about. Unity 3 has seriously risen the bar! Looks as good as COD’s Infinity Ward! Excellent job.

  47. Jiong

    July 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm / 

    locomotion looks so unnatural…

  48. Ethan Vosburgh

    July 30, 2010 at 10:31 am / 

    @Andrea – that’s in game.

    @fran – shadows don’t work like the way you describe in the real world. The way the shadows are cast in this demo are accurate. Plus the player never gets “covered by a map shadow” as the shadows are realtime in the foreground and fade to lightmaps in the distance.

  49. Andrea

    July 30, 2010 at 9:55 am / 

    At the start of the demo there is a cut scene… it’s a video or it’s done in game?

  50. Martijn Dekekr

    July 30, 2010 at 8:56 am / 

    Good work there! i can see the effort that is put into the graphics and the new features of unity! hope you can share some tips and trick that you have learned while making this.. :)

  51. fran

    July 30, 2010 at 2:32 am / 

    When the player got covered by a map shadow, he didn’t cast any shadow over that map shadow. This makes the game look horrible.

  52. mrbdrm

    July 30, 2010 at 12:45 am / 

    hi
    guys you realy have to fix the locomotion with the soldier it looks so wrong

  53. Ethan Vosburgh

    July 29, 2010 at 10:54 pm / 

    Summer 2010 ;)

  54. Nathalie Abbortini

    July 29, 2010 at 10:24 pm / 

    Mhmmm ?
    And make it very soon please.

  55. Ethan Vosburgh

    July 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm / 

    A section of this demo, that has not been shown yet, will ship with Unity 3 as the replacement for the Island Demo.

  56. jimbob

    July 29, 2010 at 8:25 pm / 

    it this demo the example file that will ship with Unity 3 rather than the Island demo?
    or is this a release to promote Unity (free game to play)

  57. JoeW

    July 29, 2010 at 7:48 pm / 

    One other comment regarding weapons sounds – for those who’ve never heard them in “real life”: Different weapons, like different aircraft, all have unique sound signatures – just like people have a unique voice. AK-47′s don’t sound like M-4′s any more than I might sound like my friend – and in combat, it’s often by the sound you can tell what’s being fired, and therefore WHO is firing. Even different weapons that use the same ammunition sound different (eg. Mini-14 vs AR-15 vs Steyr Aug). Rates of fire are also different – and that’s important to get right as well.

  58. JoeW

    July 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm / 

    Great looking overall. Really, really needs some love in regards to the audio – ambiance and weapons SFX are super-weak. Sound is every bit as important as visual when you are looking for an immersive environment. Right now, it “feels” like you’re being attacked by an old school typewriter and tossing plastic jugs filled with water instead of grenades. The voice-over audio needs work as well – it’s pretty muffled. Some good SFX from one of the many available weapons libraries would go a long way toward making this demo really shine.

    Still – a very impressive looking demo!

  59. Ilsoap

    July 29, 2010 at 5:46 pm / 

    I’m pretty impressed. I mean, it’s a shame the demo has to be a FPS (I’m not a huge fan of those), but the demo does seem to show off a lot of Unity’s new abilities quite well. Looking forward to it!

  60. Frederic RP

    July 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm / 

    He may be hurt on the knees by the end of the day, straffing like that ;)
    Still quite a stunning demo !

  61. Nathalie Abbortini

    July 29, 2010 at 5:11 pm / 

    Uhuh,mayabe it will be released next year.

  62. Ethan Vosburgh

    July 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm / 

    Demo will be released same day as Unity 3.

  63. Peter D

    July 29, 2010 at 1:06 pm / 

    Very nice. When is this demo released?

  64. Geoff

    July 29, 2010 at 1:05 pm / 

    Looking good, love the way bots can be shot at different body parts. Lighting and atmosphere looks great too. I Hope that there will be tutorials on how to re-produce some of this!

  65. Minevr

    July 29, 2010 at 6:17 am / 

    Good shooter…Haa~~

  66. JEV

    July 29, 2010 at 5:26 am / 

    Great job. Some impressive tech, can’t wait to see what you guys & gals do in the next big release of Unity (in regards to animation).

  67. Pete

    July 29, 2010 at 3:10 am / 

    The scene looks really great but why does the soldier try to cover -on seconds 6 to 8- giving his back to a window?!!!

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