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by Nils Arenz
8 hours ago

@Tristan: I studied computergrafics for 5 years. I'm making 3D art now since about half a year fulltime, but I had some experience before that. Its hard to focus on one thing, it took me half a year to understand most of the vegetation creation pipelines. For speeding up your workflow maybe spend a bit time with the megascans library. Making 3D vegetation starts from going outside for photoscanns to profiling your assets. Start with one thing and master this. @Maxime: The difference between my technique and Z-passing on distant objects is quiet the same. (- the higher vertex count) I would start using this at about 10-15m+. In this inner radius you are using (mostly high) cascaded shadows, the less the shader complexety in this areas, the less the shader instructions. When I started this project, the polycount was a bit to high. Now I found the best balance between a "lowpoly" mesh and the less possible overdraw. The conclusion of this technique is easily using a slightly higher vertex count on the mesh for reducing the quad overdraw and shader complexity. In matters visual quality a "high poly" plant will allways look better than a blade of grass on a plane.

by Anthony Thomas Gaines
11 hours ago

Is this not like gear VR or anything else

by Starkemis
13 hours ago

Thank you!

Top 10 Sound FX Packs for Games
21 September, 2018
Top 10

Another unusual topic for Top 10: for today, we’ve got various sound packs on the plate. SFX for the interface, collectibles, explosions, animals, footsteps, weapons, magic spells, sci-fi and more, more, more. The high quality of the sounds, a wide range of the sound types and affordable prices should save you hours of sound editing and complement your projects.

Interface and Item Sounds

Current price without a discount: $8

Sounds format: WAV, 16 bits / 44.100 KHZ

The collection includes 320 high-quality interface and gameplay sound effects suitable for casual and mobile games. Among the types of the sounds there are:

  • Clicks & Buttons
  • Switches, Menu & Pops
  • Futuristic UI sounds
  • Crunch items
  • Coins
  • Bonuses, Potions & Power-ups
  • Miscellaneous content like horns, firework, dices, alerts, buzzes and more

The full lists can be checked here: Version 1.0Version 2.0Version 3.0 

And here’re the previews:

 

Footsteps Sounds Pack

Current price without a discount: $10

Sounds format: 44.1 KHz, 16 Bit

The pack has 650 high-quality sound effects divided into more than 13 surfaces, the sounds are suitable for basically any game. The sound topics include:

  • Armored
  • Carpet
  • Concrete Gritty
  • Concrete Normal
  • Glass
  • Gravel
  • Ice
  • Leaf
  • Metal
  • Monster
  • Retro
  • Robotic
  • Sand
  • Snow
  • Water and Mud
  • Wood

Most of the sounds come with walking and running variations, and each folder has 10 or more versions. The full list can be checked here.

The previews:

Medieval Battle Sound Pack

Current price: $5

Sounds format: 16 bit, 44100 Hz, OGG, a mix of stereo and mono

If you are into medieval games like Age of Empire, Mordhau and alike, this pack is for you. The collection includes more than 200 sound effects that fit for medieval combat:

  • Weapon impact
  • Blocking
  • Archery
  • Movement

The preview:

Magic Spells Sound Effects

Current price without a discount: $12

Sounds format: WAV, other properties are not stated

This is a professional sound effect pack for magic spells effects that can help add uniqueness to your game. The collection includes 200 high-quality sounds for:

  • 146 Magic Spells Effects (fire, water, wind, holy and shadow sounds)
  • 20 Combat Sound Effects (swords, bows and physical attacks)
  • Footsteps (in gravel, wood, and concrete)
  • Ambiance Background Loops (swamps, forests, and rain)

The full list can be checked here. More spells, ambient tracks, and music are coming in the next updates.
The previews: 

Gun Sound Pack

Current price without a discount: $19

Sounds format: WAV, other properties are not stated

The pack contains 266 gun sound effects designed by professional sound designers and also includes 150 bonus sounds effects from the full sound package Pro Sound Collection (which in its turn has 8076 game ready sound effects!)

Types of guns:

  • Pistol
  • Revolver Pistol
  • Shotgun
  • Rifle
  • Sniper Rifle
  • Semi-Auto Rifle
  • Sub-Machine gun
  • Machine gun

The full list of sounds can be checked here. Note that all sounds from Gun Sound Pack are included in the Pro Sound Collection which has lots of various sound effects including bullets, explosions, alarms, footsteps, silenced guns, death screams, punches, electricity, collectibles and way more (the full list). If you need the whole collection, check the Pro Sound pack here (the cost without discounts is $49).

The preview:

Sci-Fi Sounds

Current price without a discount: $15

Sounds format: WAV, 16 bit, 44100 Hz, stereo and mono

The collection contains 494 royalty-free effects suitable for commercial games or rapid prototyping. The types include:

  • Weapons
  • Shields
  • Mechanical
  • Hum
  • Impacts
  • Explosions
  • Engines
  • GUI
  • Bonus sounds

The preview:

Explosions SFX Pro

Current price without a discount: $10

Sounds format: WAV, other properties are not stated

More fire and destructions! The pack has 27 high-quality, professional explosion SFX. The types of explosions include: 

  • Standard (very large, large, medium, small) 
  • Aircraft 
  • Tanks 
  • Explosions with debris (stone, concrete, metal, muddy ground) 
  • Flesh 
  • Missile 
  • Stun grenade 

Animals Pro Sound FX

Current price: $29.99

Sounds format: WAV, other properties are not stated

This is the most expensive pack in our list, but the range of the sounds justifies the cost. The collection contains 370+ files and includes a great variety of animal sounds for:

  • Alligator
  • Birds
  • Butterfly
  • Cat
  • Chicken
  • Dog
  • Dragonfly
  • Duck
  • Goat
  • Horse
  • Monkey
  • Owl
  • Rabbit
  • Raven/Crow
  • Scorpion
  • Spiders
  • Turkey
  • Wolf

Among the actions represented: steps, idle, moving, interacting, reactions.

Doors, Switches, Chests & Drawers

Current price without a discount: $1

Sounds format: WAV & MP3 versions, other properties are not stated

An extremely useful collection at a ridiculously low price. The pack has 500+ foley sound effects suitable for various environments. The list includes:

  • Airlocks
  • Alarms
  • Boxes & Chests (including metal)
  • Wooden drawers
  • Doors (including electric)
  • Creaks
  • Lockers
  • Refrigerator
  • Hits
  • Crates
  • Loot objects
  • Sounds for interactive environments like Floorboards, Keypads, Switches, Buttons

Casual Game SFX Pack

Current price: FREE!

Sounds format: 24-bit WAV, 44.1 kHz Stereo

For those who stayed with us until the end, we’ve saved an awesome and completely free collection of 50 one-shot sound effects essential for any casual game. You will find:

  • blips for bonuses
  • explosions
  • clicks for tile removal
  • ticking clocks for depicting the level running out of time
  • UX / UI sounds
  • and more!

The sounds are licensed CC Zero

The preview:

Studio Dustyroom also has a couple more interesting packs: Casual Game Music Pack ($9.50) and Everloop – Nonlinear Soundtrack ($14.50). The latter provides a complete system for procedural generation of music containing loop-able music layers, SFX, scripts, and prefabs. Check them out!

 
 
 

As always, we truly hope you enjoyed reading the Top 10 and found lots of helpful materials. If you would like us to make a list on a certain subject of your interest, please, let us know in the comments. Have a great weekend!

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