- Navigation2D - Unity 2D Pathfinding
- Advanced NavMesh Bake Settings
- Building a NavMesh
- Build the skills to bring your vision to life
- Light Mode: Baked
Navigation2D - Unity 2D PathfindingOcclusion culling is a process which prevents Unity from performing rendering The process of drawing graphics to the screen or to a render texture. By default, the main camera in Unity renders its view to the screen. More info See in Glossary calculations for GameObjects The fundamental object in Unity scenes, which can represent characters, props, scenery, cameras, waypoints, and more. More info See in Glossary that are completely hidden from view occluded by other GameObjects. Every frame, Cameras A component which creates an image of a particular viewpoint in your scene. The output is either drawn to the screen or captured as a texture. More info See in Glossary perform culling operations that examine the Renderers in the Scene A Scene contains the environments and menus of your game. Think of each unique Scene file as a unique level. In each Scene, you place your environments, obstacles, and decorations, essentially designing and building your game in pieces. More info See in Glossary and exclude cull those that do not need to be drawn. However, frustum culling does not check whether a Renderer is occluded by other GameObjects, and so Unity can still waste CPU and GPU time on rendering operations for Renderers that are not visible in the final frame. Occlusion culling stops Unity from performing these wasted operations. To determine whether occlusion culling is likely to improve the runtime performance of your Project, consider the following:. Occlusion culling generates data about your Scene in the Unity Editor, and then uses that data at runtime to determine what a Camera can see. The process of generating data is known as baking. When you bake occlusion culling data, Unity divides the Scene into cells and generates data that describes the geometry within cells, and the visibility between adjacent cells. Unity then merges cells where possible, to reduce the size of the generated data. To configure the baking process, you can change parameters in the Occlusion Culling windowand use Occlusion Areas in your Scene. At runtime, Unity loads this baked data into memory, and for each Camera that has its Occlusion Culling property enabled, it performs queries against the data to determine what that Camera can see. Note that when occlusion culling is enabled, Cameras perform both frustum culling and occlusion culling. Unity uses the Umbra library to perform occlusion culling. For links to articles with more information on Umbra, see the Additional resources page. Version: Language : English. Unity Manual. Unity User Manual Using an Oblique Frustum. Getting started with occlusion culling. Publication Date:
Advanced NavMesh Bake Settings
New Unity Live Help updates. Check them out here! Search Unity. Log in Create a Unity ID. Unity Forum. Forums Quick Links. Asset Store Spring Sale starts soon! Re-bake just one object in light mapping? Joined: May 21, Posts: I have an entire scene lightmapped, but i have two objects that i don't like, so i want to rebake just those objects, how can i do that? If i do "Bake Selected", the rest of the lightmapping gets erased. Thanks in advance. JuanSep 13, Joined: Apr 5, Posts: 26, There is a lightmap manager script on the Asset Store to do that. DreamoraSep 13, Thanks Dreamora. I tried it, but it didn't work fine, so i finally abandoned the lightmapping i was doing and felt into simple ambient occlusion. Joined: Nov 2, Posts: Hi Baha. I'm not really having any problem with Lighmap manager, the only thing is that i don't find very clear how to use it to rebake just one object at a time, this in conjunction with the time needed for lightmapping my scene between 30 min in a Core-i7 k at 4. But you script seems to be useful, how can i re-bake one object at a time?
Building a NavMesh
The Min Region Area advanced build settings allows you to cull away small non-connected NavMesh A mesh that Unity generates to approximate the walkable areas and obstacles in your environment for path finding and AI-controlled navigation. More info See in Glossary regions. NavMesh regions whose surface area is smaller than the specified value, will be removed. Please note that some areas may not get removed despite the Min Region Area setting. The NavMesh is built in parallel as a grid of tiles. If an area straddles a tile boundary, the area is not removed. The reason for this is that the area pruning happens at a stage in the build process where surrounding tiles are not accessible. Manual voxel size allows you to change the accuracy at which the bake process operates. The NavMesh bake process uses voxelization to build the NavMesh from arbitrary level geometry. In the first pass of the algorithm, the scene A Scene contains the environments and menus of your game. Think of each unique Scene file as a unique level. In each Scene, you place your environments, obstacles, and decorations, essentially designing and building your game in pieces. More info See in Glossary is rasterized into voxels, then the walkable surfaces are extracted, and finally the walkable surfaces are turned into a navigation mesh The main graphics primitive of Unity. Meshes make up a large part of your 3D worlds. Unity supports triangulated or Quadrangulated polygon meshes. Nurbs, Nurms, Subdiv surfaces must be converted to polygons. More info See in Glossary. The voxel size describes how accurately the resulting NavMesh represents the scene geometry. The default accuracy is set so that there are 3 voxels per agent radius, that is, the whole agent width is 6 voxels. This is a good trade off between accuracy and bake speed. Halving the voxel size will increase the memory usage by 4x and it will take 4x longer to build the scene. Generally you should not need to adjust the voxel size, there are two scenarios where this might be necessary: building a smaller agent radiusor more accurate NavMesh. When you bake for an artificially smaller agent radius, the NavMesh bake system will also reduce the voxel size.
Build the skills to bring your vision to life
The process collects the Render Meshes and Terrains The landscape in your scene. More info See in Glossary of all Game Objects which are marked as Navigation Staticand then processes them to create a navigation mesh The main graphics primitive of Unity. Meshes make up a large part of your 3D worlds. Unity supports triangulated or Quadrangulated polygon meshes. Nurbs, Nurms, Subdiv surfaces must be converted to polygons. More info See in Glossary that approximates the walkable surfaces of the level. Building a NavMesh for your scene A Scene contains the environments and menus of your game. Think of each unique Scene file as a unique level. In each Scene, you place your environments, obstacles, and decorations, essentially designing and building your game in pieces. More info See in Glossary can be done in 4 quick steps:. The resulting NavMesh will be shown in the scene as a blue overlay on the underlying level geometry whenever the Navigation Window is open and visible. As you may have noticed in the above pictures, the walkable area in the generated NavMesh appears shrunk. The NavMesh represents the area where the center of the agent can move. However, the point interpretation allows for better runtime efficiency and also allows the designer to see immediately whether an agent can squeeze through gaps without worrying about its radius. Another thing to keep in mind is that the NavMesh is an approximation of the walkable surface. This can be seen for example in the stairs which are represented as a flat surface, while the source surface has steps. This is done in order to keep the NavMesh data size small. The side effect of the approximation is that sometimes you will need to have a little extra space in your level geometry to allows the agent to pass through a tight spot. When baking is complete, you will find a NavMesh asset file inside a folder with the same name as the scene the NavMesh belongs to. More info See in Glossary. Version: Language : English. Unity Manual. Unity User Manual Inner Workings of the Navigation System. NavMesh building components. Publication Date: