Visual Scripting extensions for Unity similar to C2

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Post » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:08 pm

So I know this isn't technically the place for this -as it is mainly about Unity- but here I go anyway =D

I have been using Construct 2 for about 2 years now and I love it! It gives me -someone who doesn't seem to get his head around coding- an opportunity to actually make "real games" and not just games from a few templates.

Now I'd like to experiment with 3D games, and since C2 doesn't support 3D and Ashley has not expressed any interest in 3D for C3, I'm trying again Unity. This time I found about Visual Scripting extensions, but most of the ones I've seen don't have many good tutorials that I can use to learn them and look really different to how C2 looks and feels, so there would be quite a learning curve to them...

So, do you guys know of a good one? And is there anything else that would help me get off the ground with Unity?
Thanks!
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Post » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:21 pm

The problem with visual scripting stuff like Blox3 for example is, that it does not really help you to understand unity. It just wraps unity's way of thinking and working into something other than written out code, but it is still the same code.

It is therefor not super-helpful (imho). If you really need to go down the Unity road, the only way is to go all the way and learn it from the ground up, and if you do that, you don't need those visual things anymore. Just my personal opinion of course.
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Post » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:58 pm

Eisenhans wrote:The problem with visual scripting stuff like Blox3 for example is, that it does not really help you to understand unity. It just wraps unity's way of thinking and working into something other than written out code, but it is still the same code.

It is therefor not super-helpful (imho). If you really need to go down the Unity road, the only way is to go all the way and learn it from the ground up, and if you do that, you don't need those visual things anymore. Just my personal opinion of course.

I tried to learn programming with unity by following a very simple tutorial by Brackeys and nothing stuck to me...

I'd like to learn the program with a C2-like visual programming element and maybe afterwards I would learn to code for it...
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Post » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:22 am

If you like C2's coding system, try using the Q3D plugin for C2.

Unity is a very different engine to C2. It wasn't designed around a visual coding system like Construct, and you're better off just coding in C# for it.
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Post » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:13 pm

Davioware wrote:If you like C2's coding system, try using the Q3D plugin for C2.

Unity is a very different engine to C2. It wasn't designed around a visual coding system like Construct, and you're better off just coding in C# for it.

I tried using Q3D, but I couldn't get my head around it =D And since I haven't found that many good tutorials, I decided to give Unity a try...

Are there any other disadvantages for using visual scripting tools other than usability?
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Post » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:12 pm

When C3 gets released- If C3's plugin abilities are as improved as people are led to believe, I would expect someone to make a 3d plugin for it to take advantage of whatever new features there are.
But you probably will not want to wait until then.
Disadvantages to visual scripting would be that you might not get all the flexibility you'd get from regular code. However if it is implemented well, that shouldn't be a problem, unless the engine itself has limitations.
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Post » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:17 pm

Maybe you coud try the GameFlow plugin for Unity instead of Blox
https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/14808

The developer is really helpful and they have a really active facebook page :)
Its not the same as C2 but its quite similar ;)
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Post » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:51 pm

Prominent wrote:When C3 gets released- If C3's plugin abilities are as improved as people are led to believe, I would expect someone to make a 3d plugin for it to take advantage of whatever new features there are.
But you probably will not want to wait until then.
Disadvantages to visual scripting would be that you might not get all the flexibility you'd get from regular code. However if it is implemented well, that shouldn't be a problem, unless the engine itself has limitations.

Yea, from what I've heard from Ashley, C3is still a ways off...

skozax wrote:Maybe you coud try the GameFlow plugin for Unity instead of Blox
https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/14808

The developer is really helpful and they have a really active facebook page :)
Its not the same as C2 but its quite similar ;)

Thanks for the suggestion! GameFlow looks really promising.

Do you know if it has a demo version so I could see how it is before I buy it?
Also, I prefer video tutorials... Do you know any good ones?
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Post » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:25 pm

@TRMG I don't think there is a demo version for GameFlow.

I would suggest visiting the official website here: http://www.evasiongames.com/gameflow and see how it works, also you can take a look at their roadmap here: https://github.com/evasiongames/gameflow/projects/1
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Post » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:11 pm

Guys do any of you know how i would be able to craete a short video on the story of my game charector like in supermeat boy at the start there's a video introducing the story how do i make one is there any specal software please help me out
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