Unity 2018.1 marks the start of a new cycle that introduces a major upgrade to our core technology, which gives artists, developers and engineers the power to express their talents and collaborate more efficiently to make their AAA dreams a reality. Let’s start with a few of the highlights, and then you can dig into the details of all the features. The first two highlights described below, the Scriptable Render Pipeline and the C# Job System, represent the first versions of two major features, which will continue to evolve to help you unlock beautiful graphics and increase the runtime performance of Unity. While you go through the list of new features, you can download Unity 2018.1 here. Scriptable Render Pipeline (SRP) Available in Preview with Unity 2018.1, the new Scriptable Render Pipeline (SRP) places the power of modern hardware and GPUs directly into the hands of developers and technical artists, without having to digest millions of lines of C++ engine code. SRP makes it … [Read more...] about 2018.1 is now available – Unity Blog
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When your home or office is too large for a single Wi-Fi router to cover in wireless signal, a mesh router kit can help spread the signal. The best mesh router kits use a series of nodes, typically two to three, to blanket the home with the wireless signal, covering every nook, cranny and closet with a usable internet signal. Currently, mesh networking gear can be divided into two designs. The "true mesh" design features a series of identical and interchangeable devices that all interconnect wirelessly. The second is known as a "hub and spoke" design, which uses a router and one or more wireless extenders. These days, both categories of gear are marketed and sold as a "mesh kit," so we included both options in this guide.A mesh network is not for everyone. For those that live in a smaller home or apartment, a single router is probably works fine. But for more challenging home situations, such as a multilevel dwelling or a larger residence (say greater than 2500 to 3000 sq … [Read more...] about The best mesh router kit for gaming
Normally when I publish a new article, the focus is on explaining the results of some new feature/mechanic/design. Today’s post is a little different because it’s about an important feature that has not yet been implemented, nor have I come to a decision on how best to handle it. I’m using this post as a way to lay out all the facts and considerations before making a decision, while at the same time giving anyone else who’d like to provide input an opportunity to do so. So what precipitated this post? For some players the Cogmind UI is too dense given the size of their screen. I prefer playing in a small 720p window myself, but when making a game for wider consumption it should be as accessible as possible for as many different types of players as possible, and some players find that their setup results in objects/words that are too small to parse/read clearly--they “just want bigger fonts.” Unfortunately it’s not as simple as that. Cogmind … [Read more...] about An Alternative UI?