Billboard generator ("Billboard Mage 1.0") is an editor extension for Unity that allows for quick and easy billboard asset generation.
Billboard is a method of optimization that involves rendering complex objects into a quad mesh that is always facing the camera and is commonly used in combination with the Level of Detail (LOD) for improving the rendering performance.
Below are a few screenshots of this tool in action:
- A Scene with a lot of repetitive meshes (Notice the low frame rate):
- After creating LOD groups with generated billboards:
- Video demonstration:
- How to use Billboard Mage 1.0:
- Unitypackage link below (Recommended Unity version 2021.3.14f1 or higher).