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Game Engines
show user profile  Coxy
Hey guys,

I was just looking for some advice/experience on the issue of game Engines. I have a lot of work coming up that is going to look to need interactivity (Touch screen walkthrough displays etc). So far i have at my disposal the Gamebryo and the Unity engines, with the possibility to get education licenses for other engines if needed.

I have looked at Unity and it seems quite a good engine for providing layering of images/film and providing the ability to make customisable interfaces.

Has anyone used Game Engines for this kind of thing here? Has anyone used Unity? What sort of experiences did you have?

Thanks for your time.
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6/29/2010 1:28:49 PM (last edit: 6/29/2010 1:28:49 PM)
show user profile  chubbspet
Hi Coxy

I have been working with Unity over the last months. I know I'm not answering your question directly, but as far as the Unity engine specifically is concerned, it has very nifty physics, assets managment and amazing integration with 3ds max. It took me a very short time to get to grips with the interface etc.

I spoke to a guy 2 days ago whos company has been using the torch engine for some serious iphone and xbox development and they are now moving over to Unity as well.

Hope this helps!
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6/30/2010 11:23:00 AM (last edit: 6/30/2010 11:23:00 AM)
show user profile  Coxy
Hey Chubbspet, thanks a lot. It gives me some confidence to know that other people are looking into using the software. We had a presentation by a guy who worked for a company in Germany called 7reasons a few weeks back and they are doing loads in Unity for cultural heritage/museum work.

Im going to be putting together a touchscreen walkthrough for a local museum for disabled visitors and then later in the summer doing some work to take through a model im doing of some work in Turkey, so its mainly museum/cultural heritage stuff.

The reason im asking is because my time is pretty limited over the summer and i want to know how useful learning Unity is going to be for when i look for freelance work over the coming years in tandem with my PhD, so its good to know it is being adopted by people. Want to make sure i choose a good useable software :)
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6/30/2010 4:35:21 PM (last edit: 6/30/2010 4:35:21 PM)
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