High-Definition Rendering Pipeline in Unity

Bill Rislov
2 min readAug 9, 2022

Objective: Upgrade the project to the High Definition Rendering Pipeline.

HDRP Scene

I am upgrading my SciFi Control Room to the HDRP pipeline. The first thing to do is create a new project and select the High Definition Pipeline, then name the project; select location and click Create.

Create New HDRP Project

Once the new project loads, I will import my saved project that I want to upgrade to the high-definition renderer pipeline.

Importing Saved Scene

When the project is done importing, you will notice that everything is Pink. This is normal, we just need to upgrade the materials to the new HD Pipeline. This is done by going to Edit → Render Pipeline → Upgrade Project Materials to High Definition Renderer.

Updating All Project Materials

Sometimes not all materials are updated, in this case, you will need to do each material manually. Select the material, change the Shader to HDRP, and then move in the different textures for that Material.

Manually Updating Materials

Now that all the Materials are updated, the next thing to do is explore all the new features available in the new Pipeline.

HDRP Scene

Happy Coding!!!!!