Pro Only: Weaver Lite allows you to try out asset lists in the Unity Editor, but they will always be empty in a runtime build unless you purchase Weaver Pro.
Sometimes it is useful to generate an unknown number of Procedural Assets. For example, you might want to set up a spreadsheet containing the stats of every enemy in your game so you can easily analyse and work with them in a program such as Microsoft Excel before turning them into prefabs in Unity.
Defining a procedural Asset List works much like defining any other Procedural Asset, except that:
- The field can be any type derived from
- The method can return any type that implements the
List<T>). Note that the chosen return type has no impact on the way the assets are accessed at runtime (see below).
- Then the list can be generated like any other Procedural Asset.
Weaver executes the following process to generate a Procedural Asset List:
- Create a new temporary scene so that the current scene isn’t inadvertently modified.
- All procedural asset lists use
AssetListGeneratorwhich chooses the most appropriate Asset Generator to use for each item based on its type.
- Invoke the generator method and save each item in the returned collection in the list's target
Directoryusing each item's name as its file name.
- If any assets generated last time were not overwritten this time, delete them.
- Close the temporary scene and return to the original scene setup.