(Image is taken from Unity's demo video ADAM)
Are you having trouble to make your Unity scene look good? In this tutorial, we are going to share 3 tips on how to make your scene nicer!
1) Color Space
Always set Color Space to Linear in your project. It’s essential for proper lighting calculations. You should only use Gamma if you have some restrictions because of your targeted platform.
How to set color space:
2) Rendering Path
Set Rendering Path to Deferred. This will allow you to use some nice rendering techniques like screen-space reflections and you can use any number of lights. Deferred Shading is the rendering path with the most lighting and shadow fidelity, and is best suited if you have many realtime lights. It requires a certain level of hardware support.
If you have some restrictions due to the platforms of your game, you may want to stick to Forward rendering. Forward is the traditional rendering path. It supports all the typical Unity graphics features (normal maps, per-pixel lights, shadows etc.). However under default settings, only a small number of the brightest lights are rendered in per-pixel lighting mode. The rest of the lights are calculated at object vertices or per-object.
You can change the rendering path used by your project in Graphics Settings.
3) Post-Processing Stack
To make a beautiful scene in Unity, you have to use Post Processing Stack! The post-processing stack is an über effect that combines a complete set of effects into a single post-processing pipeline. You can download the post-processing stack from the Asset Store.
So what's in Post Processing Stack:
- Anti-aliasing (FXAA & TAA)
- Ambient Occlusion
- Screen Space Reflection
- Depth of Field
- Motion Blur
- Eye Adaptation
- Color Grading
- User Lut
- Chromatic Aberration
These effects are very easy to use and you can find a lot of tutorials online. Below is a video from Brackeys.
We recommend you to use ACES from Unity’s Post-Processing Stack. ACES is the standard developed by the television and film industries. It provides an important natural-looking contrast that you see on TV.
We hope these tips are useful to you:) Let us know if you have any comments. Thanks for reading!