05 03 2019
Shadero Sprite - 2D Shader Editor
Create Great Effect for Your 2D Games, Lack of Support and Documentation
I bought this one from Unity Asset Store, because I am creating a swiping game that uses card system.
There's a lot of shader editor in asset store, and one that win Unity Asset Awards 2017, Amplify Shader Editor.
But that asset is mostly focused on 3D model while Shadero is mostly 2D. This one is quite popular too.
The things is, even thought the asset is great, this asset weakness is documentation and tutorial.
Sure you can find the introduction video tutorial from the asset's page. But after that good luck trying to achieve what you want, even if it's just simple stuff.
Their documentation are scattered across their forum, disorganization everywhere.
They didn't put their documentation in one page explaining what's this node for, what's that node for, and how create good effect, etc.
Don't bother trying to contact the owner for supporting you, either via forum or email. By the time you receive your answer, you already found the answer, using an alternate effect, or just move on.
Technicality aside, it's great asset though for my card game.
Even though I need to do a lot of trial and errors, it has a lot of node that you can combine.
It really change how the game looks. Rather than static character on your card, now your character can have a breathing effect, hologram, some fogs, etc.
You need to have a lot of time to play with this, to learn it, to master it.
This asset is great also for other types of game. Platformer, visual novel, your simple 2D game, etc.
I give it a 3/5 star, minus 2 star for the disorganization of the documentation, tutorial and lack of support from the developer.