Recommendation of Unity Assets you can use in STYLY [African Big Pack] 3D Animal Models

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In this article, I will introduce a Unity asset that you can use with STYLY.

The asset I am introducing today is an 3D animal model set called “African Big Pack”.

The creator of this African Big Pack, a 3D model company called 4toon Studio distributes many other high quality 3D models too.

Other models from 4toon Studio

In this article, I will introduce a brief overview of the asset, how to download and import the asset to Unity, and how to upload the asset to STYLY.

Check the sample asset in WebEditor

Check the sample asset in WebEditorLaunch the WebEditor

※If you have a STYLY account, you can check the sample asset created in this tutorial from the WebEditor. If you do not have an account, please press the button after you create one.

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Sample

You can experience the “African Big Pack” asset in VR in the STYLY GALLERY. https://gallery.styly.cc/Hitori/92ebfdc0-38a9-11e9-b34d-4783bb2170d0

African Big Pack

African Big Pack

Total file size:1.2GB Supported Unity Version:5.1.1 or higher Price:$160 Asset Store URL https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/african-big-pack-66458The following animals are included.

  • buffalo
  • camel
  • cheetar
  • alligator
  • elephant
  • gazel
  • giraffe
  • gorilla
  • hippopotamus
  • hyaena
  • leopard
  • lion
  • rhinoceros
  • boar
  • zebra
  • gnu

Animal models placed in a scene

Downloading and Importing to Unity

So, lets access the Unity Asset Store from Unity, and download and import “African Big Pack”. For details of how to download and import assets from the store, please refer to this article.

For those who are already familiar, search for “Mesh Effects”, and download it.

Searching in the Unity Asset Store

Placing objects within a scene

Open the Project window, click Assets, select the animal folder that you want to upload, and open the Prefab folder.

Prefabs folder

There are high polygon models and low polygon models, so if you are using a slow computer, or if the size is too huge (The upload limit for STYLY is 50MB), use the low polygon model.
There are also objects with animations, and objects without them.
You can place the assets within the scene by dragging and dropping the objects to the scene.
The object is not visible at first, but the object will appear and move when you run the scene.

Placing the object within the scene

Setting an animation

Next, I will introduce how to check the default animation, and how to change the animation to a different one.

Select the object in the Hierarchy, and open the Inspector window.

Opening the Inspector window

Objects that have animations will have a component named Animator.

Opening the Inspector window

When you click the Controller within the Animator component, the file that is stored in the controller will be shown.

Animator Controller

By double clicking the Animator Controller, you can open the Animator window.

Animator window

Basically, all the default animations are the same.
Walk (slowly) → Run → loop Jumping → Idle → back to the start.
By clicking each state and opening the Inspector window, you can change the animation speed and transitions.
Please check the official Unity manual to learn how to use the Animator window.https://docs.unity3d.com/ja/current/Manual/class-State.html

Uploading to STYLY

Let’s upload the “African Big Pack” asset to STYLY.

For details of how to upload assets to STYLY, please refer to this article.

If you want to upload a whole scene to STYLY, please refer to this article.

The image below is a GIF image showing the uploaded assets in STYLY Web Editor.

 

 

 

 

Check the asset in the Web Editor

By using 4toon Studio’s 3D models such as the African Big Pack, you can easily use high quality animal models in VR, and they are very useful. I hope you find this article informative!