Unity 3.4 Released
Unity Technologies is excited to announce the release of Unity 3.4 — a free update to all existing Unity 3.x users.
Through the integration of Allegorithmic’s Substance technology, Unity 3.4 features highly customizable procedural textures that can be adjusted both within the Unity editor and at runtime. Using substances in Unity, developers can stream high quality textures in just a few kilobytes, significantly reducing download times. Those textures can also be modified in real time on PC and Mac or baked into traditional textures for mobile platforms. Substances also include smart filters allowing artists to make awesome bitmaps and optimize their texturing pipeline.
Other notable new features and enhancements include:
- Editor enhancements, such as user-assignable Scene View icons and modifiable primitive colliders, allow for more efficient game development.
- Optimizations and performance improvements on everything from shadow renderers to animation components result in increased visual quality and faster rendering.
- Downloadable content with caching for complete scenes and asset bundles leads to smaller downloads and improved player experience across all platforms.