Clayxels is an interactive volumetric toolkit to sculpt and animate your game assets, in editor and in game. You will be able to sculpt your assets inside unity and also make clay-like volumetric effects for your game. Clayxels is a tested and proven professional solution that relies on simplicity to make you iterate faster on your game ideas and assets.
Windows and Mac*, all render pipelines: built-in, URP and HDRP.
* M1 macs are not compatible yet. Only tested against recent Mac models with AMD Radeon or Intel integrated graphics.
Sculpt and animate your assets inside Unity, give your game a whole new set of interactive volumetric capabilities. Or just export plain polygon meshes.
- you can sculpt and then animate assets directly in Unity without the need for complex mesh operations
- everything stays interactive, what you do in the editor works in game just as well
- fast level design iterations, clayxels can help you achieve complex architectural shapes in a matter of seconds
- export to FBX to move your clayxels models to any external package if you need so
Clayxels works with plain, simple points.
- the point cloud that clayxels generates is shaded per vertex, rendering it is as cheap as a standard mesh
- nothing stops you from interactively creating volumes during gameplay. Only at that point a compute-shader will update the point cloud (this is of course a GPU heavy operation that will impact on your FPS)
- clayxels can be animated in editor or used with procedural motion at runtime
- physics work with standard colliders, you can even use clayxels to generate its own mesh colliders
Open C# code, editable render shaders and signed-distance functions, but you can ignore all of that if you like. Clayxels works by simply moving around standard Unity GameObjects.
- Extend or hack the provided APIs or simply move Unity's standard GameObjects to interact with the volumes
- Write new shaders via code or use Amplify Shader to customize the existing shaders with nodes
- All the mathematical functions are exposed and you can add your own to change how the signed distance field is generated
Current limitations (subject to change as development progresses):
- performance will vary a lot depending on the available GPU, this is especially relevant if you plan on using clayxels at runtime in your game
- it is preferable to use clayxels on machines with a dedicated GPU to get optimal performance
- mobile targets are untested and will work using the included baking functionality only
- webgl is not a supported target