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Inconsistent Documentation: AssetBundle and BuildPipeline.BuildAssetBundle

Discussion in 'Documentation' started by ricna-net, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. ricna-net


    Mar 14, 2013
    I can't understand these documentations. Does not make sense!!!

    Someone to help me to understand this annoying:

    From the official documentation about Asset Bundles, we get the information to use the BuildPipeline.BuildAssetBundle

    Here the screenshot from now (20107-09-02)

    So we should consider using the BuildPipeline.BuildAssetBundle, right? They are saying: Use it!

    Then we go to see the documentation about the BuildPipeline.BuildAssetBundle, to use as well...
    But, wait... Something strange here. The same method which they said to you use is OBSOLETE!?


    Please, Unity... Fix this shame and tell us in details how to use the new method. At least remove this sentence:

    "AssetBundles let you stream additional assets via the WWW class and instantiate them at runtime. AssetBundles are created via BuildPipeline.BuildAssetBundle."

    It's not true or you are considering obsolete methods the best and the only choice? I'm confused...

    PS: The issue is the same since the Unity 5.5!

    Last edited: Sep 2, 2017
  2. Graham-Dunnett


    Unity Technologies

    Jun 2, 2009
    I'm 99% sure that BuildAssetBundle is replaced by BuildAssetBundles (with an 's'). BuildAssetBundles can process a single bundle in it's list if needed. This is the second example on the BuildAssetBundles page. Thoughts?
  3. andyz


    Jan 5, 2010
    It still says (& links to) the singular obsolete version!:
    But there is an example under BuildAssetBundles, though for jpgs in a bundle not prefabs for example : /
    Not sure why no function to do a single asset bundle anymore...