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Fixed in 2017.3.0f3



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[VR] Terrain tree billboards position gets offsetted by VR headset position



To reproduce:
1.Open attached project.
2.Open and run "testscene" scene located in Assets.
3.Try looking around in VR headset, notice that tree billboards gets their position changed along the VR headset position/rotation.

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Comments (15)

  1. Ayrnas

    Oct 16, 2018 07:48

    Well this is disappointing and will make my VR development a little more difficult...

  2. ilhomparisi

    Mar 25, 2018 03:43

    # please fix it

  3. worldwhiteamway373839

    Mar 12, 2018 22:33

    joy COMMENT

  4. nefelia

    Jun 11, 2017 17:46

    found in 5.2.1p2, 83 votes nobody is working on this, good job unity. Are you having problems with all the money you got? I thought you are interested in VR

  5. vice39

    May 02, 2017 22:23

    Still broken in 5.6 release. Come on guys, this billboarding bug has been in Unity for what, 3 years now?

  6. nefelia

    Apr 29, 2017 11:10

    one and a half year later and still nothing is happening.......

  7. Aspie96

    Apr 13, 2017 12:43

    This really should not happen.

    Trees should be replaced by quads, or sprites, or something like that, and they should keep the same angle with the floor, not relative to the camera.

  8. gevarre

    Mar 21, 2017 23:35

    This isn't just trees. It's all billboards, including particles. And it's evidently not just VR. It's just more noticeable. Searching the forums reveals that this seems to have been happening for years and that no one is actively working on it. Closest I've seen is that "there is someone working on a new terrain system". The terrain system has nothing to do with the billboard bug. Trees are just a more noticeable symptom of the billboard orientation in general.

  9. joellang

    Jan 16, 2017 08:12

    The same thing happens with leave-billboards (e.g. Speedtree broadleaf) of some trees, it would be nice, if this could be fixed also along with this problem.

  10. joellang

    Jan 09, 2017 06:25

    You can enlarge the billboard distance. If you use terrain trees, simply click on the terrain, and go into the settings tab of the terrain component. Then you can set "billboard start" to 500 or whatever you want. However this may have big impact to the performance, so be careful.

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