Git can work fine with 3D Games out of the box. However the main caveat here is that versioning large (>5MB) media files can be a problem over the long term as your commit history bloats. We have solved this potential issue in our projects by only versioning the binary asset when it is considered final. Our 3D artists use Dropbox to work on WIP assets, both for the reason above and because its much faster and simpler (Not many artists will actively want to use Git!).
Your git workflow is very much something you need to decide for yourself given your own experiences as a team and how you work together. However. I would strongly recommend the appropriately named Git Flow methodology as described by the original author here.
I won’t go into too much depth here on how the methodology works as the author describes it perfectly and in quite few words too so its easy to get through. I have been using with my team for awhile now and its the best workflow we’ve tried so far.
Git GUI Client Application
This is really personal preference here as there are quite a few options in terms of Git GUI or whether to use a GUI at all. But I would like to suggest the free SourceTree application as it plugs in perfectly with the Git Flow extension. Read the SourceTree tutorial here on implementing the Git Flow methodology in their application.
Unity3D Ignore Folders
Place the following into a .gitignore file within your Unity project folder.
# =============== # # Unity generated # # =============== # Temp/ Library/ # ===================================== # # Visual Studio / MonoDevelop generated # # ===================================== # ExportedObj/ obj/ *.svd *.userprefs /*.csproj *.pidb *.suo /*.sln *.user *.unityproj *.booproj # ============ # # OS generated # # ============ # .DS_Store .DS_Store? ._* .Spotlight-V100 .Trashes ehthumbs.db Thumbs.db
- Switch to Visible Meta Files in Edit → Project Settings → Editor → Version Control Mode.
- Switch to Force Text in Edit → Project Settings → Editor → Asset Serialization Mode.
- Save the scene and project from File menu.