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Gaia 2023


Craft Stunning 3D Worlds in Minutes with Gaia 2023!

Gaia makes creating beautiful worlds for console, desktop, mobile & VR easy and fast. The 2023 release offers more control, flexibility, and support for the latest Unity features and a new and streamlined install.

The new modular 2023 version lets you choose which components to install to save space in your project. New features include GPU terrain rendering, touch controls, streamlined pipelines, and support from Unity 2022.3 onwards. Backed by the Canopy Community's forums, tutorials, and active user base, Gaia saves you weeks of work by automating environment creation from start to finish.

New and updated features in Gaia 2023:

  • Removed legacy content and systems.
  • Improved runtime system: Decoupled components, simplified.
  • Modular installation saves space, reduces import time, and build size.
  • Project Settings panel lists issues with the project and offers automatic fixes.
  • Support for Unity’s new first-person and third-person character controllers.
  • Support and continued development for Unity version 2022.3 and upwards.
  • Support for Unity’s GPU instanced terrain detail (grass) rendering.
  • Support for Assembly definition files for faster compile times.
  • Reorganized folder structure to align with best practices.
  • Removed dependency on Unity’s old input system.
  • Integration of Unity's new HDRP Water system.
  • Improved render pipeline setup process.
  • New HDRP lighting presets.

These new features provide a more refined world-building experience that allows you to bring your creative ideas to life faster and with higher production value. Gaia supports Mobile and VR too!

Why we think you'll like Gaia:

Gaia gives you the workflow you prefer, from artist-driven to fully procedural, to deliver simple, fast, and pretty terra-forming, texturing, planting, and placement for everything from low poly stylized through to high-end photo-realistic environments.

Gaia saves time, money, and frustration, by integrating what would typically be many expensive and complicated systems into one simple wizard-based system that automates the majority of the effort needed to make playable levels.

Gaia is backed by our Canopy Community, with forums, a library with video and written articles that go over and above to teach you not only about Gaia but also things like level design, lighting, optimization, and more, and you can share your journey with our thriving and helpful community.

Gaia is extensible. We have created Game Ready Levels, Procedural Spawner Packs, Stamp Packs, and Micro Biomes that make creating new and exciting variations on your levels easy. With GeNa Pro, you can further dress your levels to add roads, rivers, lakes, spline-based extrusions, and even sophisticated procedural structures and villages to make your scenes more interesting.

Gaia is used in education, defense, simulations, and games such as Zenith, Last Epoch, and Crowfall. Even NASA uses Gaia!

Are you unsure whether you should get Gaia or Gaia Pro?

Gaia's purchase price counts toward the Pro version, so you can buy Gaia first, test out the workflows, and upgrade to Pro later. This will show up as a discount on the Pro version on the asset store.

Gaia turns weeks and months of effort into hours and days, and with your beautiful worlds sorted, you can focus on creating the gameplay that matters.

Typical Workflow:

With Gaia you will:

  • Select your world size, biome, and target platform
  • Procedurally (or manually) generate your base terrain
  • Procedurally texture, plant, and populate based on the biome you choose
  • Optionally export versions of your world optimized for mobile or MMO's
  • Set your lighting, wind, water, controllers, culling, and post fx with a click
  • Press play and explore your world.

Sample Assets:

In addition to the assets that come with Gaia, we are pleased to include sample assets from Synty Studios and 3D Forge. Please go check them out!

Supported Unity Versions & Pipelines:

Gaia 2023 is fully supported and compatible with Unity 2022.3 LTS and upwards and supports all render pipelines.

Video Montage Notes:

The introductory video montage shows a range of scenes created with Gaia Pro and other assets and tools from the Asset Store. The workflow for Gaia and Gaia Pro is largely identical, as the two products share 95% of the same code base.

The intention here is to show that magic can happen when you combine tools with art and add a dash of creativity and effort. The video flythroughs were created using Pegasus and recorded with Unity Recorder.


Big Environment Pack Reforged, Cartoon Insect Characters, Crest Ocean System HDRP, Fish School Bundle, GeNa Pro, HDRP Time of Day, Jungle - Tropical Vegetation, L.V.E. - Lava & Volcano Environment, Massive Clouds Atmos, SoulLink Spawner, Ultimate Medieval Constructor, Village Exteriors Kit, & Beech Forest Ecosystem (deprecated).

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