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Check out a curated list of features and workflows included in our newest releases, the 2020 Long-Term Support (LTS) and 2021.1 Tech Stream. Both versions add quality, productivity and performance to your creative workflow so that you can deliver beautiful, performant games to your players.
2020 Long-Term Support (LTS)
Universal Render Pipeline (URP) improvements include Camera Stacking for effects like creating 3D models in a 2D UI, the new Complex Lit Shader to simulate materials such as car paint, and new surface inputs in the Lit Shader. The Screen Space Ambient Occlusion improves the visual quality of ambient lighting in scenes.
Shader Graph now includes a more performant Graph Editor. The endpoint of the Graph is a modular collection of feature blocks instead of a monolithic Master Node. Improvements to the Graph Inspector include visual indications of which features and nodes are compatible with setting selections.
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2021.1 Tech Stream
The Universal Render Pipeline (URP) now supports Point Light Shadows, one of the most highly requested features. Point light shadows help you create more realistic simulations of lamps, torches, campfires, and other local sources of light in a scene.
Visual scripting is now integrated into the Unity Editor, so you can create scripting logic with visual drag-and-drop graphs instead of writing code. Artists and designers can now get more done in the Editor without relying on programmers, while programmers can quickly implement ideas for faster prototyping and iteration.
Bring textures to Unity and update texture assets up to 3x faster in this release. We’ve optimized the import data conversion processes and updated the compression libraries so you can reduce downtime between art iterations for a big productivity win.
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