Use FBX to Export LODs from Cinema 4D to Unity

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Use LODs to make High Res assets usable in Unity.

This video provides a detailed walk through of the process of preparing your models for export and bringing them into Unity. The video begins with a discussion of Unity’s object vertex limits and how that can trip up the LOD system. This is followed with a breakdown of Unity’s specification for LOD object names. Next, the process for automatically exporting LODs is shown. Special attention is paid to two new options in the FBX Exporter: “Selection Only” and “LOD Name Suffix”. After that Unity’s LOD Bias setting is explained.

The Model used in this video is from the Artec 3D sample scans library: Napoleon 3D Model | Artec 3D

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