Build & Manage a Grocery Store Scene From the Cloud in Unity (Tutorial)
Whether you’re building a 2D or 3D game, echo3D can host any asset of nearly any size on the cloud! This is especially convenient for the game that gets updated regularly, rapid prototyping or for a AAA title that needs a reliable backend to do the heavy lifting. Swapping out assets in real time can make games more engaging and streamline updates — players will come back and see what changed. Save on time, effort, space and cost. No need to rebuild the app and update downloads — the assets can be swapped out remotely.
In this tutorial, we import 2 separate assets from the echo3D cloud: Monty’s monster market and a milk jug.
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Unity 2020.3.25 LTS
Clone the repo.
Install the echo3D Unity SDK.
Download the 3D model(s) from the Assets/Models folder in the project: MilkJug and GroceryStore.
Go to echo3D console and click “Add to Cloud” and upload the models.
Open the “SampleScene” scene.
Set the API key on the echo3D script using the Inspector for the “MilkJug” and “Market” objects in the Hierarchy
Add the metadata for the “MilkJug.glb” object in the echo3D console. Try these: x: .5, z: -.5, scale: .04
Press Play in Unity to see the 3D assets materialize.
Switch Out Assets (Optional)
If you want to switch out your assets remotely through the echo3D cloud, here’s how.
Find new asset in the echo3D console (You can upload your own or choose from our library)
Get the API key and entries ID
Swap them out on the echo3D script in the Unity Hierarchy and see your assets change when you run in Play mode
Refer to our documentation to learn more about how to use Unity and echo3D.
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