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We really need your feedback on working with UNIGINE. It helps us move forward and make our technology better meeting your high requirements.

We would like more people to learn about our technology and choose it for their innovative developments. Therefore, we have added UNIGINE to several software catalogues. We appreciate your opinion and your expertise might be useful for other people. Please, leave a review and help make the UNIGINE community wider.

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We would appreciate you feedback a lot. If you like UNIGINE - please vote on the sites from the list above or share info on your experience with friends.

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Did the first two to help, but boy these sites are terribly needy and hungry for useless information with nothing to give back. Who checks these sites, who trusts the info there?

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Thank you so much! Unfortunately people search for "%PRODUCT% review" and these horrible sites have very high ranks :(

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Maybe it would be good idea to prepare some "epic" cinematic demo like Book of the dead, Heretic, Megacity....In your case it could be some flying/space/scifi short movie to demonstrate capabilities of engine, show new planet, etc...These things are very often going viral and you can build lot of content around it. Write tons of articles how it was done, how you prepared assets, optimized and tuned scenes, provide content from this demo in asset store for free, offer this as new benchmark....I think it really works, it is not without reason why for example Unity is doing this.

When we were searching for better engine long time ago (2011?), it was Valley demo preview which caught our attention, not reviews on some wierd sites.

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9 hours ago, demostenes said:

Maybe it would be good idea to prepare some "epic" cinematic demo like Book of the dead, Heretic, Megacity....In your case it could be some flying/space/scifi short movie to demonstrate capabilities of engine, show new planet, etc...These things are very often going viral and you can build lot of content around it. Write tons of articles how it was done, how you prepared assets, optimized and tuned scenes, provide content from this demo in asset store for free, offer this as new benchmark....I think it really works, it is not without reason why for example Unity is doing this.

When we were searching for better engine long time ago (2011?), it was Valley demo preview which caught our attention, not reviews on some wierd sites.

I totally agree on demos, but it takes more time.

We are working on standalone releases for Oil Refinery, Fox Hole and Mars demos - I think this will help to promote the technology.

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Unigine seems very intuitive. In just one week I learned many things:
I created a landscape with clouds, sky, water and a car with unions.
I am implementing the programming for the car.

The visual effects seem to me excellent:
the lights with their rays, tha water with his caustic, foam, coast line and reflections and refractions.

These days will make a video of what I have managed to do in just one week.

I've seen some demos and examples, and I look very illustrative.
The documentation seems very good to me.

I wish there was a demo of a car created in the editor and programmed only part of the keyboard that is what I'm doing from scratch.

Thank you.

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Hi All, I've been developing games using UE4 (C++) and Unity (C#) for the past five years and to be honest I have been dissatisfied with both engines for a number of different reasons. Fore the past couple of months I have been searching for another games engine.  I was watching GamefromScratch youtube channel and he previewed Unigine Engine. I installed it a few days ago and I was completely blown away by it. The graphics in my opinion are better than the other engines I was using. The IDE is nothing short of a really professional working environment and I can easily find things without having to go to the docs. Except for defaulting to a world. Is there any reason there can't be a config section where you default to a game world instead of having to use a console command. This is not a deal breaker as the rest of the IDE is fantastic. I love having the choice of C++ and C#, my preference is C# and the whole structure of the engine is great. The way the engine implements threading is so easy. Using Unigine is a joy to use and I have uninstalled the other two and my focus is now 100% on this engine. I do a lot of VR develop and the visual on Unigine are amazing so much better than anything else i have used. The documentation is great and the videos are good as well just need a few more. Once I get up to speed I am going to put a tutorial on Udemy to give this engine more traction and get it to a wider audience it really deserves it. Well done to everyone at Unigine you have created an absolutely amazing engine. 

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The Unigine ide is the best I have seen in years, quite stable, fast and easy to use. I know that the visual shader editor is on its way to 2.14, it is the only missing piece to be considered the best engine so far...

The vehicle physics is the most stable and easiest to implement that I've ever used, I had nightmares trying to make a simple vehicle work on Unity and I never got a satisfactory result also I'm using Unigine on Ubuntu 20.04 and the performance is wonderful (much better than Windows 10 and I don't know why? Opengl optimized?).

Thanks.

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I think this is one the simplest, best and very intuitive game engine i have ever used . my only complaint is . the community edition of the engine is crippled with disabilities hidden under a very costly price. How do you expect the community to grow when you disable the community version with the ONLY feature that sets you apart from other game engines?! Its really sad and disappointing . You guys are just killing yourself i guess. It would be a shame that such an engine is laid to waste and not used extensively while other bloatware engines are all marketing their ass off!! 

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This is the best game engine for Linux! Thanks for supporting it. Waiting for Vulkan, and maybe more platforms.

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On 12/22/2020 at 3:21 PM, leonardo.antunes said:

This is the best game engine for Linux! Thanks for supporting it. Waiting for Vulkan, and maybe more platforms.

   For Linux or Windows agreed. However I am worried that the Vulkan implementation will take too long and kneecap our release. Open GL is not an option for us because it lacks the visual quality we need. More platforms means more market and Vulkan would be a great step towards opening the UNIGINE market.

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On 1/26/2021 at 12:49 PM, daniel.anthony said:

Open GL is not an option for us because it lacks the visual quality we need.

Just curious, what you cant do in OGL?

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Hello friends! 

I've recently pitched Unigine to one of the companies I work for! I'm a big admirer of Unigine for a decade!

They got so impressed with the existing demos that ordered a Vs exercise.

 

I made in Blender and loaded the exact same assets on Unigine and Unreal, assembled the exact same scene in both and in the end written a detailed report about the two results. I've gave my best to have the most open mind possible and disregard any pre-established personal preference. I previously was used to work with Unity by the way.

Unarguably Unigine gives:

  • Much better graphics results (even disregarding that works flawlessly on Linux which ain't the case of Unreal) and to me personalty feels easier and more intuitive to work with.
  • Much easier to save. Unreal forces one to save in half of dozen different places while in Unigine we just save and it's done (exactly as I expect any software to work).
  • Unigine materials are easier to load because it recognizes the ones already in use, so new objects with the same material use the existing one (awesome), while Unreal may also do that but in the time frame given I couldn't figure out how, so had to re-assign the materials all the time, for it to use just one.
  • Felt easier to accurately position the assets.
  • Better organizes the assets and, for example a multiple object asset appears by default as just one on the content browser (with sub-objects accessible but not all visible in a place we don't want to see them). 
  • Works surprisingly good with assets made in Blender, even things like blender lamps load just fine. LODs are easy to make for Unigine in Blender, while for Unreal requires an empty with codes...
  • All volumetric effects (from volumetric clouds to sun rays and such) are much better and easier to work with. Because they are an object, It's so easy to position them exactly were we want them! Perfect! 

In the end Everyone agreed that Unigine had the better graphics, easier to work with, cleaner/professional and well organized interface, etc. so... the only possible conclusion was that Unigine has won the Vs fight! And this was in my report!

But it actually didn't :( 

In the end the final decision went to Unreal, by the simple facts that:

  • Unreal has less restrictions when deploying the final output and supports more platforms (this considering the free versions).
  • Unreal has a bigger name, it's easier to pitch a project made in Unreal, which everyone has heard of it (specially from the StarWars TV show "Mandalorian" , "Fortnight" game and that UE5 demo), than risk in a "mostly unheard" (by the investors, which aren't tech persons) engine . 
  • Unreal has more compatible 3rd party plug-ins from several other technologies that may be required for the projects (this again due the fame).

My ultimate conclusion is:

To me is clear that you guys have the strongest engine! ...It's time to show it to everyone in a clear and impacting way! :)

 

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1 hour ago, rogerio.perdiz said:

Hello friends! 

My ultimate conclusion is:

To me is clear that you guys have the strongest engine! ...It's time to show it to everyone in a clear and impacting way! :)

 

While I agree with your points, there are also some pros and cons missing. The most important thing is, that Unigine is only engine on the market, which can handle unlimited world without rewriting half of engine. Unlimited terrain and seamless asset streaming is TOUGH thing to implement (to not have any spikes, lags and crashes). If you want to do open world game, there is simply no other engine on the market, which can do this out of box (and 3rd party products from assets store are never proper solution).

Both Unreal and Cryengine carry FPS legacy, so worlds bigger than some number (if i remember well 8x8km) are quite problematic (memory leaks,crashes...). Other important thing is speed and stability.

Unigine is MUCH faster than Unity and somewhat faster then UE. Stability is also incomparable to Unity (this engine simply crashes all the time once you start to consume more HW resources). Also smaller and more proffesional community is big plus, nobody needs forum full of kids trashtalk and questions about total basics. These are IMHO the most important points you need to metion, when you promo Unigine.

BUT, there also also cons which is fair to mention:

The current biggest weakness of Unigine is proper "tooling". Artist needs are covered by far better in UE. River and road tool (functional spline tools), vertex painter, various tools for mesh modifications, hell you can even sculpt meshes there like in zbrush. Integrated tools like simplygon, etc, etc....Majority of these things are not that needed, or you can do it outside of engine, but having these in engine just on click is always plus and having 100 small + makes quite a difference.  Being open source can be plus under some circumstances too.

Other big Unigine pain is animation system (lack off). No support for root motion, lack of animation system like Mecanim, you have to implement it yourself.

And finally HUGE HUGE HUGE advantage of UE is Quixel. You have all Quixel assets for free. This could be game changer, especially if you are indie with no resources.

So the comparison is really not that simple and it VERY depends on the company and type of product you want to make.


 

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Hey @demostenes I totally agree with all your points!

Some I just didn't mentioned them myself because I didn't remembered or weren't relevant to the test I made (such as animations because it was a static scene). But yes, I make yours my words too. Perfect comment! 

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