Unity for Web Interactives Kicked Up A Notch By Carlos Ulloa/HelloEnjoy

If the question is if Unity can do interactives as smooth and stylish as Flash I think you may soon find out.  Carlos Ulloa of Papervision 3D fame has kicked it up a notch in Unity 3D with this interactive very reminiscent of the Ford Focus demo that helped bring in Papervision 3D for flash in style. Gotta say though a mini is much better than a Ford Focus.

Flash is still the leader in web interactives and even marketing interactive 3d, Unity largely replaced Director and tools like it and high-end hardware rendered required interactives and games. This interactive by HelloEnjoy has loads of polygons, unity physics system, lighting, environment mapping, showroom cameras, reflection, skid decals, highly detailed mesh and more.  Just take a peek inside the vehicle and at the rims for the detail that is impossible with the 2000 poly limit of Flash 3D software rendered engines.

Web interactives this heavy aren’t doable in a non hardware rendered player like Flash.  Unity is looking to pretty much own this level of quality in a browser.  I don’t think I have seen another interactive looking this good with Unity 3D.

Unity still is lacking many features that Flash has in support of making interactives for the web such as webcam support, mic support, better video support, better gui system, html support (although flash barely) and a larger install base but Unity could easily take the high-end advertising market in addition to owning highly immersive games that need hardware rendering which it is already doing for web gaming.  It is 2010 soon, most computers have a decent video card.  Put them to use!

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

  • sascha_hdrs

    Impressive! Although I'm not yet really convinced by Unity's Shader support. Anything that I saw so far made in Unity looks too sterile and too clean. Maybe it's just me that I'm just spoiled by next-gen shaders though. ;->

    Either way I wonder if we will ever be able to even see such 3D in Flash.

    • http://drawlabs.com drawcode

      Yes it is a bit behind (just like developing for iphone/touch is like developing for high end in the late 90s), web 3d will still be in dx7-dx9 opengl 1.1-2.0 ish ranges due to the wide range of intel cards still out there but it is nice to at least see shaders in a web plugin (some will be fixed function only w/o shaders and just textures SetTexture).

      Hardware rendering for flash just for 2d would be nice even… I am looking forward also to seeing what O3D and WebGL can bring.

  • http://blog.helloenjoy.com/ C4RL05

    Thanks Ryan, truly appreciate it. :)

    I'm glad you see it this way, I also believe hardware accelerated interactive 3D has a lot of potential besides games, and advertising is my favourite candidate.

    • http://drawlabs.com drawcode

      Great job on this Carlos, this is probably the first Unity piece that still has that flash, interactive and clean feel that could be used in advertising not just games like mentioned. I was blown away. The level of detail on the car is pretty awe inspiring and the right level of immersion. Killer work!

  • http://www.igraj.net Igre

    Thank you very much for this, you are the best site …

    Thank you ;)
    Igre Igrice

  • http://yardenr.com/ Yarden Refaeli

    This is beautiful!

    The main disadventage of unity3d is it's web player… The avg user may “fear” or be too lazy to download it…

    These examples are stuning

  • http://yardenr.com/ Yarden Refaeli

    This is beautiful!

    The main disadventage of unity3d is it's web player… The avg user may “fear” or be too lazy to download it…

    These examples are stuning

  • http://yardenr.com/ Yarden Refaeli

    This is beautiful!

    The main disadventage of unity3d is it's web player… The avg user may “fear” or be too lazy to download it…

    These examples are stuning

  • http://yardenr.com/ Yarden Refaeli

    This is beautiful!

    The main disadventage of unity3d is it's web player… The avg user may “fear” or be too lazy to download it…

    These examples are stuning

  • Henry

    It's kinda cool, I've manage to flip the car and… the whole thing goes nuts.
    [IMG]http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1930/cool3.png[/IMG]
    Shot at 2010-02-05
    [IMG]http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6028/cool2x.png[/IMG]
    Shot at 2010-02-05
    [IMG]http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2769/cool1.png[/IMG]
    Shot at 2010-02-05

  • http://blog.lyraspace.com Lee Probert

    just … wow