2021/04/20 Note: The content of this article is outdated; please consider using Post-Processing Stack V2.
I introduce how to use Post-Processing Stack for Unity in STYLY. I use Post-Processing Stack V1 and Playmaker in this article.
In STYLY, you can change the impression of a scene by the Filter function.
However, you would face the situation where you want to fine-tune the settings for Post-Processing as you start looking at the details. Playmaker allows you to use the Post-Processing Profile you made by your self. I published the sample Unity project. https://github.com/styly-dev/STYLY-Unity-Examples/tree/master/Assets/STYLY_Examples/SetPostProcessing About Post-Processing Stack, please refer to the following presentation material by Mr. Keijirou Takahashi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5mNmH68KPQ&t=295s
Firstly, clone or download as .zip the repository of STYLY-Unity-Examples from GitHub. https://github.com/styly-dev/STYLY-Unity-Examples Open the project downloaded by Unity 2019.3.x and open the SetPostProcessing Scene. \Assets\STYLY_Examples\SetPostProcessing\SetPostProcessing
Import Post-Processing Stack and Playmaker(a paid add-on).
- Download the Unity-PostProcessing-1.0.4.unitypackage and import it into Unity.
- If you import the file into Unity 2018.3 or later, you will get a compile error, please fix it as follows
line 2:using UnityEngine.PostProcessing;
line 2:using MinAttribute = UnityEngine.PostProcessing.MinAttribute;
Once you run Unity Editor, the PostProcess will be set. It changes the impression a lot, doesn’t it?
How to use SetPostProcessing
- Prepare the Post-Processing Profile you want to apply.
- Select SetPostProcessing(Upload to STYLY) prefab and assign it to “Post Processing Profile” under “Post Processing FSM”.
- Run Unity to make sure the specified PostProcessing Profile is applied.
- Upload SetPostProcessing(Upload to STYLY) to STYLY by UnityPlugin.
Invalid settings for Profile
Some settings in Post Process Profile won’t work well in STYLY or VR. Invalid settings due to the settings of STYLY (As Forward Rendering/MSAA is enabled)
- Fog: deferred Rendering Path only works.
- Antialiasing: Fast Approximate Anti-aliasing only works. Temporal Anti-aliasing won’t work.
- Screen Space Reflection
- Depth Of Field
- Motion Blur
- Chromatic Aberration: The chromatic-aberration effect towards the edges of the screen. It’s not so effective in VR.
- Grain: The effect to add noises to the screen. I don’t recommend it for VR.
- Vignette: The effect to blur the periphery of the screen with black colour. I don’t recommend it for VR.
Don’t place more than two SetPostProcess in one Scene.
Multiple SetPostProcess in one scene cause a confliction. It also conflicts with Filter functions in STYLY so don’t use it either.
Now, I explain about “Set Post Processing FSM”. Open “Set Post Processing FSM” by PlaymakerEditor.
|To get and store “Main Camera” that Post-Processing is applied to.
|Post Processing Profile
|the file of Post Processing Profile
|The component of “Post Processing Behaviour” to assign to “Camera”
They are displayed in Controls on Playmaker FSM by checking Inspector box. It’s handy as you can set and check them without opening Playmaker Editor.
How to add a component to variables
I explain this as it’s a bit confusing. For example, add a new variable with “Variable Type” set to “Object” at first in order to add the PostProcessingBehaviour component.
Once you added it, select Object Type>UnityEngine>PostProcessing>PostProcessingBehaviour.
You can add PostProcessingProfile in the same way.
The explanation about State and Action
Once you run it, the state of SetPostProcessing is activated and execute the following actions in sequence.
- “Get Main Camera” acquires “Main camera” and store it to “camera”.
- “Add Component” adds the PostProcessingBehaviour component to the camera, and store it to the PostProcessingBehaviourCamera variable at the same time. “Check Remove On Exit” to delete it automatically at the end of the sequence.
- Set the Post Processing Profile you want by SetProperty.
Run it on Unity to check out how PostProcessingProfile is executed. That is all about how to use Post-Processing Stack in STYLY and the explanation about Playmaker FSM.