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GLTFUtility

Allows you to import and export glTF files during runtime and in editor. glTF is a new opensource 3d model transmission format which supports everything you'll ever need from a format in Unity. Read more about glTF here

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What makes GLTFUtility different?

Focusing on simplicity and ease of use, GLTFUtility aims to be an import-and-forget solution, keeping consistency with built-in functionality.

Installation

Using Unity Package Manager (Help)
  1. "com.siccity.gltfutility": "https://github.com/siccity/gltfutility.git"
Using git
  1. Get Newtonsoft.JSON from one of these sources
  2. Clone GLTFUtility by itself or as a submodule
    • Clone into your assets folder git clone git@github.com:Siccity/GLTFUtility.git
    • Add repo as submodule git submodule add git@github.com:Siccity/GLTFUtility.git Assets/Submodules/GLTFUtility
Manual download
  1. Get Newtonsoft.JSON from the asset store
  2. Download GLTFUtility-master.zip and extract to your project assets

Important notice

Features

System

  • Editor import
  • Editor export
  • Runtime import API
  • Runtime export API
  • GLTF format
  • GLB format
  • Multithreading
  • URP #75
  • HDRP #73
  • LWRP

Spec

  • Static mesh (with submeshes)
  • UVs (up to 8 channels)
  • Normals
  • Tangents
  • Vertex colors
  • Materials (metallic/specular, opaque/mask/blend)
  • Textures (embedded/external)
  • Remote textures (during async only)
  • Rig
  • Avatar/Mask #70
  • Animations (multiple)
  • Morph targets (with experimental names)
  • Cameras

Extensions

  • KHR_texture_transform (partial support)
  • KHR_materials_pbrSpecularGlossiness
  • KHR_lights_punctual #25
  • KHR_draco_mesh_compression #27
  • KHR_mesh_quantization

Known issues

  • ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null in build but not in editor.
    • This is most likely due to shaders being stripped from the build. To fix this, add the GLTFUtility shaders to the Always Included Shaders list in Graphic Settings.

Runtime import API

// Single thread
using Siccity.GLTFUtility;

void ImportGLTF(string filepath) {
   GameObject result = Importer.LoadFromFile(filepath);
}
// Multithreaded
using Siccity.GLTFUtility;

void ImportGLTFAsync(string filepath) {
   Importer.ImportGLTFAsync(filepath, new ImportSettings(), OnFinishAsync);
}

void OnFinishAsync(GameObject result) {
   Debug.Log("Finished importing " + result.name);
}

Important shader note

To ensure that Unity includes the GLTFUtility shaders in builds, you must add these shaders to the 'Always Included Shaders' list.

  1. Open Edit -> Project Settings
  2. Open Graphics
  3. Scroll to Always Included Shaders
  4. Under Size, increase the value by 4 and hit Enter.
  5. In the Project panel, navigate to Packages/GLTFUtility/Materials/Built-in.
  6. In this directory are 4 .shader files.
  7. Drag and drop each of the 4 files into one of the 4 newly created rows in Always Included Shaders.