FlowCanvas is a powerful event-driven visual scripting system to create and manipulate virtually any gameplay element for your Unity games in a very similar fashion to Unreal Blueprints and Autodesk Stingray!
FlowCanvas gives you the full flexibility of concepts typically available only in coding, through an intuitive visual node editor, empowering you to create things from quick prototypes, up to complete game mechanics, without writing a single line of actual code!
Events are where a flow signal starts! Things like input, triggers, messages, collisions and more. Without events nothing is going to ever happen in the flowScript. Some events also expose information about the thing that happened , so it can be used by other nodes later. FlowCanvas comes with dozens of premade events for you to utilize for nearly any Unity aspect!
Flow Controllers, control or modify the flow signal in a variety of ways. Repeaters, randomizers, conditionals, loopers, cooldowns and all these cool things, fall under the Flow Controllers category! FlowCanvas includes dozens of those to allow you to control your flowScript in any way you desire!
Actions are those nodes that actually make stuff happen! Without action nodes, nothing is ever going to. Playing animations, sounds, moving objects, destroying objects, creating objects, loading levels and anything else. FlowCanvas allows you to control all Unity aspects and 3rd party assets directly, with automaticaly generated reflection nodes!
Functions, unlike actions don’t really make things happen in your game. They instead provide the means by which you are able to get specific information out of your game like how much time has elapsed, the position of a game object, or generaly any state of the game you require. Anything that simply gives you information without doing something, is a function node!
You can directly add a whole FlowCanvas flowScript as a node into a NodeCanvas Behaviour Tree and visualy script it’s behaviour with the added ability to return Success or Failure from within the flowScript back to the Behaviour Tree!
You have the ability to directly add a whole FlowCanvas flowScript as a NodeCanvas FSM state and thus model the state’s Enter/Update/Exit as you wish through visual scripting!
Prototype, iterate and realize complete gameplay elements, player controls, user interfaces, level triggers, interaction systems and more without writing a single line of actual code, while learning how to program in the process the fun way. If you are familiar with Unreal Blueprints, you will feel right at home!
Interface with your existing code at a higher level, creating decoupled systems and provide new self-contained nodes for designers with an easy and well documented API. Expand the system to your heart’s desire or completely tailor it to your needs with the Full Source Code provided!