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How should I account for the GC when building games with Unity?

*As far as I know, Unity3D for iOS is based on the Mono runtime and Mono has only generational mark & sweep GC. This GC system can't avoid GC time which stops game system. Instance pooling can ...
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How to control a spaceship near a planet in Unity3D?

Right now I have spaceship orbiting a small planet. I'm trying to make an effective control system for that spaceship, but it always end up spinning out of control. After spinning the ship to change ...
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Unity surf shader not rendering

I have created a default surface shader in unity and added a texture but it is not rendering. If i switch to a diffuse shader i see the texture but my shader is just black. Shader "TestShader" { ...
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Unity 3D vs openGL [closed]

i'm interrested in starting to learn abit about graphics programming through game development and i'm wondering what the pros/cons are when using Unity 3D over using something like C++ & openGL
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Unity3D GUI - what exactly it does when create controls and check their statuses?

On unity3d website in the manual on this page: http://unity3d.com/support/documentation/Components/gui-Controls.html I found an example of "GUI.changed" function usage(below). And it looks like it ...
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Unity GUITexture or GUIText not showing up

Currently I've got a little 2.5D platformer with the camera tracking the player. Now when I go to insert a GUITexture or GUIText game object into the scene, it comes up absolutely fine in the Editor ...
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Can I make a mirror with Unity Free?

If I understand correctly, render textures are a feature of Unity Pro, and that is the best way to create mirrors, TV screens, and so forth. If I am wrong, please tell me. What I would like to know is ...
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(Why) Should I choose Unity 3 or Cocos2d (or something third) for my app? [closed]

My colleague and me made an HTML 5 iPad game ( http://braille.gandzo.com/ ) and we would like to upgrade it, and our framweork is not enoguh, for what we want. Some of the things we would change are: ...
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Collision intepenetration and objects getting stuck (Unity)

I am having what is probably a newbie problem with Unity, but for the life of me, I can't find a decent solution to it. In short: my rigid bodies collide, but sometimes, they interpenetrate and stay ...
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Can a 3g network work for this project and is my understanding correct?

I want to make a game for the android phone using unity. As you can tell by my last post i wanted to use networking to make this happen. I decided unity would be a good choice and in no time i was ...
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Looking at the mouse position in a top down Unity game?

I'm trying to make a simple top down game where the player looks at wherever the mouse is pointed. The player is only going to rotate on the Y axis. Here's what I have so far but I can't seem to get ...
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C#/XNA multiplayer TCG game inside a browser possibe?

I wish to try and create a TCG using C#/XNA that would run inside a web browser. Some of the main game's features would be: At least 2.5D to imitate the card flipping/shuffling and etc. effects ...
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Importing World of Warcraft models into Unity

I'm following some tutorials to create a simple game with Unity in order to learn, and I would like to enhance my learning experience by adding World of Warcraft models. Don't worry, this is all just ...
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Noobie asking for Unity advice on getting started [closed]

I have an excellent working knowledge of 3ds Max, Photoshop and other artist tools, howeve r I have limited knowledge of Unity itself. I have been thinking about a career change for a while and would ...
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Can ARToolkit be used with Unity on the Android platform?

Does anyone know if ARToolkit can be integrated with Unity and work on Android phones? It would be helpful if you could share any examples or resources.
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Unreal Engine 3 vs id Tech 3 vs Unity [closed]

I'm trying to decide which engine I should start using to try to start building a game in. I had chosen Unity, but upon hearing that Unreal Engine 3 had just become kinda free to use, I found myself ...
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Meshes crashed memory from CharacterCustomization example

I am trying the CharacterCustomization example from Unity3D which contains two scenes: Dressing room and VirtualWorld, run the VirtualWorld on iPhone, it could run but at last it will crashed, ...
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GUI.Button inside GUI.Window not responding

I am trying to do some GUI work with unity but am having some issues. I call a window with this code: fortuneRect = GUI.Window(0, fortuneRect, fortuneWindow, "Your future"); and inside the window ...
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How can I implement a “fast-forward” feature in my game?

How can I implement the fast forward feature for my tower defense game like in http://fieldrunners.com/ and other TD games? I am using Unity 3D. Would there be something to manage fewer frames per ...
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How can I change the splash screen for a standalone game in Unity3D?

I want to change the normal Unity splash screen to be customized for my game and every time I change the splash image in the player setting it does not appear. So how can I do that please?
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How can I make grid tiles/plane transparent

I have made a grid using multiple planes. Now I want to place a image on this grid so that user cant see the grid I have made and I ll have access of all points of the image using grid. The problem ...
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Effects of collisons: broken glass, damaged cars, how are they created?

My question is related in particular to achieving the effects of collision in game engine, how is this done? I have searched a bit, read from the internet and went through a few tutorials, and saw ...
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Unity3D animation and world collisions?

I'm using death animation for my enemies but the problem is that when enemy dies he crosses the walls/world. I want enemy/animation to be pushed back into world when he dies (animation is playing). ...
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What is the logic behind the 'Loading' scenes in games?

I'm making my first game, it's a tower defense type of game, using Unity game engine and taking Fieldrunners as a reference. I would like to know more about the functionality behind 'Loading' scenes ...
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How to make a Realtime 3D Eulerian Fluid Simulation like “From Dust” in C#/Unity3D?

So, for a game project I'm going to be working on I need to make a fully working 3D fluid simulator in Unity3D using C#, that can work in real time. The only problem is, I've never done anything like ...
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How to create solid human characters in MAYA, so that their hands do not cut into bodies while signaling hand sign?

How to create solid human characters in MAYA, so that their hands do not cut into bodies while signaling hand signs? Or can I make the characters solid in Unity? I create animations in MAYA and import ...
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How can I get my first-person character in Unity to move to a ledge with an animation?

I'm trying to get this to happen: The character walks up to a large crate, the player presses a button, and an animation starts playing where the character climbs up on to the crate. (all in first ...
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The status of Unity networking code [closed]

I am new to unity world I want to inquire the status for networking script and tutorial which is available at unity site my question is: Is that code is compilable as I have couple of times tried to ...
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What is the standard procedure for importing animations in Unity?

I need some info about importing game objects from Maya to Unity. I am making 2D Tower Defense game, I have made some basic functionality using dummy objects (cubes and spheres). Now I want to replace ...
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Calculating missile trajectory around orbits before shooting

I'm building a game with Unity3D. It's a Gravity Wars clone. Both player and AI turrets shoot missiles at each other (giving an Angle and a Power variables), trying not to crash missiles on planets. ...
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cocos3d versus Unity for simple IOS 3D games?

Wondering if anyone here happens to have experience in doing some simple 3D based games/apps for IOS, using cocos3d & Unity and could give some pointers....questions I have are: GENERAL 1) It ...
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How can I specify which enemies to spawn for each round in a tower defense?

I am making a TD game in Unity, and I would like to know the most common approach to spawning enemies each round. I have more than 200 rounds per map, just like Fieldrunners. Is it some kind of ...
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How can a single script attached to multiple enemies provide separate behavior for each enemy?

I am making a TD game and now stucked at multiple enemies using same script. All is well with scripts attached with one enemy only. Problem is in running multiple enemies. Here is the overview. I ...
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Need help for weapon models for Unity

I've been working on this FPS game and I've gotten to the point where I need to start adding the weapons in and have been having trouble creating (unsure of what engine to use) them. Is there an ...
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How can we view 3d objects from top down view in TD game

I am making a tower defense game. I am working in x and y axis only. I have made a grid, snapped towers and made a pathfinding algo to run enemy. Initially I have worked with cubes and spheres in ...
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NullReferenceException when accessing variables in a 2D array in Unity

I have made a class including variables in Monodevelop which is: public class GridInfo : MonoBehaviour { public float initPosX; public float initPosY; public bool inUse; public int ...
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Unity Deactivating a gameObject

I'm trying to deactivate an GameObject when a certain variable reaches a certain value. It is an imported FBX and doesnt have a MeshRenderer. I'm trying to stop it now with ...
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Performing simple network call to retreive JSON in Unity?

I have looked at the network documentation for Unity and most examples seem to be related to networking your game for multiplayer. I am just looking to grab a JSON response from an API for dynamically ...
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Dynamic model interactions

I am just curious as to how in many games (namely games like arkham asylum/city, manhunt, hitman) do they make it so that your character can "grab" a character in front of you and do stuff to them. I ...
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3d Maya object mesh problems when used in Unity

Asking for help to solve a problem 3d Maya objects imported in Unity to make an ios app. Maya object change when imported on Unity mesh attributes disappears and mesh structure comes evident. Has ...
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How well does Unity 3d work for both Android and iPhone?

First off this question might be a bit broad so I apologize if it is. I am really just looking for peoples experiences and personal knowledge on the subject. I am looking to create a game for both ...
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What special requirements are there for making game art that supports High Definition?

What special requirements are there for making game art that supports High Definition? Does it require big changes in the way you model or texture your game objects? For instance, do models need ...
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Game server position tracking

How would you go about determining a players position server side based off player input? The Setup: Player sends packet to server containing the command and view angles. Server takes the direction ...
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Why is my Unity camera chasing player script running slow?

I have a camera class, that is suppose to chase my player, which works, but its really really slow. It only has this line of code, which makes sense to me, player moves, camera moves. Any idea of why ...
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Which pathfinding algorithm should I use for multiple enemies and tower placement?

I am new to game development and I am developing my first "Tower Defense"-type game. I need a pathfinding algorithm to place my towers and to move enemies. For tower placement case: I want the ...
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How to make sure there's always a walkable path for enemies in a tower-defense game?

I am making a 2D tower defense game. So far I have a 2d array which acts as a grid for my game. I'm able to place towers on it, run enemies and some dragging and tower firing stuff. Now I am facing a ...
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Changing properties for multiple objects in unity 3d free?

So my team and I need to assign values to specific values in the inspector to large numbers of objects. For example, we have a script that's assigned to all the walls, and all the floors. We want to ...
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Make my NPC “see” gameobjects around him in Unity

I have a walking NPC that will "see" the wall in front or behind him (2d gameplay) and that will react accordingly. I was thinking to attach him to an invisible collider that would react to objects ...
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Best cross-platform solution for building 3D toolsets?

I am looking to develop an in-browser game in Unity3D, but I would like to write my builder tools for my project on a more powerful platform. The assets I am building for the game are not traditional ...
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How to use rigid bodies for characters?

First off, I am making a game similar to SSB, which relies heavily on physics, even though it is a sidescroller. I am currently using Unity. In Unity there are "character controllers" which are used ...