Devlog #91 — Laser Drones & Blender Realms

3 min readSep 12, 2023


Welcome to the 91st edition of the Realm Devlog! The team have been working hard on stability improvements and other behind the scenes improvements, but as usual there are also plenty of cool new features in the pipeline as well. This week we’ll be taking a look at some awesome laser obstacles coming soon to the next builder release.

For more insight into Realm and what the team have been working on you can catch the founders AMA here.

Now lets get stuck into the dev updates:

Laser Drones

At Realm we are commited to enabling builders to make use of all the features that the team have used in official quests and games. The latest smart object to be added to the toolset available in the builder tools are these awesome laser obstacles that were first introduced in the HOVR questline.

The fully customisable laser-emitting drones can be used to teleport users back to the nearest checkpoint, creating an additional layer of challenge and tension to your builder worlds. Not only that but they look awesome too!

Check them out in action here:

Blending Realms

The latest tutorial in the Realm Academy series is entitled ‘Put it in the Blender’ — an appropriate name since it focusses on how to create entire 3D spaces in Blender and import them directly into the builder. This is particularly useful for creating rooms, buildings or even whole areas of terrain — the possibilities are endless!

Follow along as the tutorial demonstrates how to download a 3D asset from somewhere like Sketchfab, manipulate it in Blender to change things like colours, textures and scale, and import it to the Realm Builder. Your world can then be deployed to Realm and explored by all players!

We have also been focussing on displaying these imported models in ‘Edit’ mode in the builder tools — so expect to see that in an upcoming devlog as well. This will be a huge improvement that will allow you to seamlessly preview your imported models whilst building.

Check out the Realm Academy episode here:

We hope you found these updates informative and exciting. Thank you for your continued support, and stay tuned for more updates from the Realm team!

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