This is the second part of the online series dedicated to the creation of 360° videos in Unity. With this course, you will be able to produce 360° videos trailers for your VR games that can be played with YouTube, and even produce effective educational content like the one below.
This online course is split into two modules. The first one will focus on how to create the videos in Unity, and is already available:
In this fifth post, we will recreate the shimmering reflections that are typically seen on sand dunes.
Shortly after the publication of this series, Julian Oberbeck and Paul Nadalack made their own attempt at recreating a Journey-inspired scene in Unity. You can see in the thread below how they have improved the glitter reflection to have more temporal coherence. You can read more about their implementation on IndieBurg’s article Mip Map Folding.
Creating believable caustics reflections is something that most technical artists have attempted achieving at some point in their career. If you are a game developer, one of the main reasons to use Twitter is the endless stream of inspiration it can provide. A few days ago Florian Gelzenleuchter (kolyaTQ on twitter) posted a GIF of a caustics effect created in Unity using shaders. The post (below) quickly reached 1.5K likes, showing a genuine interest for this type of content.
Want to have sweet caustics? Here you go:
-> Get a caustics texture (bw) -> unpack in shader twice and pan at different speed/size -> blend with min(tex2, tex1) -> Enjoy!