Idea - buy ready-made scripts, plugins and shaders as assets in the shop

  • #1, by thomas-fringsSaturday, 11. June, 14:53 2 weeks ago
    Users can buy assets on the Unity and Unreal websites. Wouldn't that be an idea for the programmers here? 
    The programmers could publish perfectly written scripts or plugins in the shop and the users would save themselves the trouble of programming. Because many Visionaire users are not perfect programmers in LUA or do not even have the understanding for it. 

    An asset could include the following:

    • The script or plugin, which works error-free and can be easily adapted by the user.
    • With instructions for the parameter inputs (for example for shaders).
    • An example in a VED project file

    There could be an information page about the asset in the shop.

    The programmers could earn something. The users would save themselves programming and there would be fewer questions in the forum.

    Would something like this be possible or would there be problems with the implementation?

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  • #2, by afrlmeSaturday, 11. June, 17:04 2 weeks ago
    I doubt it is something Thomas (marvel) would want to add. If people want to sell scripts or action parts then they can do so themselves via online script/app sharing stores - also there's the issue of them potentially becoming obsolete at some point due to changes to the engine after each update.

    Also no scripts are plug & play because every project is unique, so you would most likely still have to edit scripts to suit your project/needs.

    As for action part plugins, we already have a bunch of them shared & linked on the official discord server. Lehman has created a bunch of them & most recently Esmeralda has figured out how to create them & has shared a couple as well. I should probably create a page on the wiki to upload the files so they are more easily available to everyone. I'll get around to it at some point, but I'm currently working on something else.

    By the way there's a new scripting language based on C# called ilios, & there's also a visual node based scripting system to go with it for people that don't want to learn scripting.

    P.S: it's Lua (name for moon in Portuguese), not LUA. grin

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  • #3, by thomas-fringsMonday, 13. June, 10:13 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for your answer. smile

    I understand that. Too bad, I thought that would be something beneficial for the programmers and the users.

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  • #4, by afrlmeMonday, 13. June, 12:40 2 weeks ago
    The problem is that we can't guarantee that whatever it is will actually work, so it's not worth the risk. Therefore if people want to freely share their custom action parts/scripts or sell them on third party stores then that's entirely up to each individual.

    Anyway, feel free to join the discord server if you aren't already on it @ https://discord.gg/g5zFejW. There's already a bunch of scripts & plugins linked on the #faq channel - though I haven't linked to Esmeralda's plugins yet, which I should probably do later today, before I end up forgetting all about them.

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