Mixed Reality meets Green Screen

A demo I did at the MD.I Hub for an automotive customer. It combines the Oculus Rift (VR headset) and ZED Mini (stereo camera) to create a mixed-reality experience.   The green screen is used to define the physical space in which the virtual reality is displayed. This enables the VR user to interact with … Read more

Unity: Load Assets in Editor

Sometimes you need to load assets in the editor without the comfort of a direct reference. Assets are loaded using the AssetDatabase and it can be done by Instance ID The instance ID is visible at the top of the inspector when the inspector debug mode is active.   Beware, the instance ID  survives enter/exit … Read more

Unity: Don’t Cache in OnTrigger

Let’s make it short: Don’t use the OnTrigger callbacks in Unity to maintain caches.   When I say caches, I mean any kind of collection that tracks the objects inside the collider. The callbacks are unreliable, and Unity has no intention of fixing the behavior in the near future.   It’s not guaranteed that you … Read more

EXIT 2 – The Trial of the Griffin

A collaboration with publisher United Soft Media. Puzzle adventure for iOS, Android, and Steam, based on the award-winning EXIT – The Game® board game series.     Genre: Puzzle Platform: Android/iOS and Steam Artstil: 2D with 3D items Engine: Unity 3D Year: 2022-2023   The second digital adaptation of the series invites players to the … Read more

Unity: Better Inspector

Improving the inspector in Unity can have significant benefits for game development efficiency and workflow.   An organized and easy-to-read inspector layout can provide quick access to game objects, components, and properties, making it simpler to identify and modify different elements of the game without having to navigate a cluttered and confusing interface.   In … Read more

Medical VR – Search Training

Search Training is a medical VR application that trains hemianopsia patients to compensate for their vision loss with eye movement and collects training data.   Genre: Medical App Platform: Google Daydream Artstil: 2D Engine: Unity 3D Year: 2018   Configurable stimuli pairs are displayed on a sphere surrounding the user. Head movement can’t be used … Read more

Unity: Animator State Lost?

Sometimes there is an animated gameObject which mustn’t stop animating or its state breaks. If it should continue off-screen you can set the Culling Mode of the animator to Always Animate.   But sometimes that’s not enough. When you disable an animator in the mid of an animation, it’s most likely stuck the next time … Read more

Unity: Events vs Interfaces

“Events are evil!” is a common opinion among Unity developers. What are the reasons behind this statement and are interfaces an alternative to events? Example implementation at the bottom.     Problems A common source for event bugs are timing issues. For an event to work correctly you have to subscribe before it’s triggered and … Read more

Unity: Null Check Not Working?

Ever checked an object for null and it didn’t work? Computers do precisely what you tell them to do -> it must be a programming error that bypasses the null check.   This is one of the moments where I doubt my sanity as a programmer.   What Happened? The C# target object isn’t null … Read more