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Mushroom Monster PBR is a 2 Meter tall creature. He can be in any one of three static poses, waiting to surprise his opponent, or he can run around attacking and casting spells and even charging. He bashes his enemies with his head, can jump at them to bash them or run straight, head down. He also has a "magic" attack, twisting and slicing his head.
Use the Blend Shapes feature to morph the mesh into countless looks for massive customization.
Texture Customization means that almost every aspect of the textures can be modified to create completely unique, new looks that you may not have thought possible. Each texture is broken up into multiple sections, allowing for nuanced, specific changes to the look at feel. Using sliders in the Inspector, you can adjust the Hue, Saturation, Contrast, Lightness, Reflection & more of each section, including adding flat, overlay color and even removing the Normal Map & Ambient Occlusion information.
Advanced options include the ability to completly replace the real-world "material" with a new one. For instance, metal can be changed to wood, or leather.
The included "Texture Customization" demo scene, with the "Copy This To That" and "Mass Exporter" inspector scripts make it easy to customize and -- with a single click -- export your textures into game-ready materials.
While many of our creatures are decidely fantasy, we want them to feel like they belong in the real world. That means our Animations are going to be realistic, with real-world physics and the real weight of the character taken into account. During attacks & magic spells, the entire body will be warming up, moving, and recovering. We animate the details of wardrobe so things that should move, do move. Whenever possible, our characters are set up as "Humanoid" to allow for re-targetting of animations between packages. Root Motion is always included when applicable.
Mesh Morphing is the ability to modify the physical mesh of the model in the editor or during gameplay. Our method uses Blend Shapes, a powerful tool usually used for animation. The artists expose specific "Shapes" using a naming convention, which the "SFB_BlendShapes" script recognizes. The result is a group of named sliders, each of which controls one Shape, sometimes in two directions, such as making a character fatter or skinnier.
Adjustments can be saved as Prefabs, or coded during gameplay. This way, players would be able to customize the look of their characters, or spawned enemies can be created with randomized values, resulting in a nearly infinite number of unique looking bad guys.
A Sound Designer has created custom effects to go along with this package. Sometimes the audio is directly tied to an animation, sometimes the clips are shorter, and intended to be used during specific actions such as foot steps. Still other times are more ambient sounds to be played randomly or at less obvious intervals. Often multiple versions will be provided which can be used randomly to avoid repetition. In all cases, the sound effects are designed to bring the characters to life.
Our Composer has created custom music for this package, focusing on matching the mood of the pack. Some tracks could be more heroic and themeatic, while others are more ambient. In all cases, the composition is divided into multiple layers. Each layer can be placed into a Unity Audio Mixer, and customized to fit your game and your sensibilities.
Mixers can be pre-saved, or you can script snapshots to be faded in or out depending on what's going on in your game. Perhaps, for instance, a low-pass filter is applied when the game is paused, or the percussion grows louder when a Boss is being fought. You can adjust each layer individually to craft the perfect sound for your game. A Master track -- consider it the "Composers Cut" is also included if you do not wish to mix the track yourself.
This video showcases each of the included game-ready mixes, in 20 second looping segments. Using the Unity Audio Mixer, you can create dozens of unique mixes to match YOUR game.
Mixes can be exported to .wav file with one click in the editor.
AAA Studios populate their websites with Concept Art. Steam pages are often filled with attractive, hand-drawn artwork with the intent of drawing in and exciting viewers, greenlight voters & potential players. But if you buy characters and environments from the Unity Asset Store or other sources, you generally won't have any Concept Art. Which means that your website won't have the Concept Art that players have grown accostomed to.
Our Concept Artist has hand-drawn multiple images for you to use for this purpose. These ultra-high resolution images are provided in both .png and layered .psd format, so you can modify them greatly. Often armor and other optional meshes are represented as layers, so they can be turned on or off depending on the look you're going for in your game and, ultimately, your advertising material. While these have all been created after the Model, Texture & Animation is complete, they're designed to appear that they were completed before work on the 3D Model had even begun.
Very quick 1st person test with "The Blacksmith" environment. Needs tweaking for better frame rate, and larger colliders for the mushrooms, but I wanted to see what they look like dropping them into the world.
A "Real Game" demo showing the Mushroom Monster walking around a popular environment package from the Unity Asset Store.
A tutorial on adding Animation Events to the Mushroom Monster to trigger a magic spell to be cast.
This latest demo scene features a ton of stuff: Texture Customization, Sound Effects, Animation, Mesh Morphing and the music, including a look into using the Unity Audio Mixer.