When comparing HeroEngine vs Babylon.js, the Slant community recommends Babylon.js for most people. In the question“What are the best 3D game engines?” Babylon.js is ranked 4th while HeroEngine is ranked 27th. The most important reason people chose Babylon.js is:
Thanks to the increasing popularity of Babylon, it has a growing community of helpful developers. It's easy to find help on their [forum](http://www.html5gamedevs.com/forum/16-babylonjs/).
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Pro Real time development- No nightly builds
Pro Streamlines MMO development
Backend completely handled by the team at Hero.
Pro Versoning control included in both HeroEngine and HeroBlade
No need for Perforce, Github or any other versioning software. It is built in. Check, Compare, Merge, revert, etc.
Pro Engine developer support
Developers of the engine and game developers are active on the Forums and Skype for private messaging.
Designed for the needs of a MMO. HSL is also relatively easy to learn as scripting languages go. It was geared towards beginners, not time hardened programmers, and as such, its easier for a novice to pick it up sometimes, than a c++ programmer. That, and it was intended to be "readable" more like English.
Pro Very active community and support groups
Skype channel and forums questions answered by developers of HE and users very quickly.
Pro Server and Networking built in
Pro Highly optimized asset export plugins included
Though the export pipeline may be different and currently requires 3ds Max or Maya, the format is highly optimized to reduce high quality models down to KB's.
Able to create many types of games and scales all the way from a single area up to a full-blown MMO.
Pro Small (but helpful) community
Thanks to the increasing popularity of Babylon, it has a growing community of helpful developers. It's easy to find help on their forum.
Pro A good amount of easy to understand resources to learn from
Babylon provides a playground where you can explore examples and play with the code.
The official documentation offers a wide variety of well-written tutorials on topics from beginner to advanced.
Additionally, there are many tutorials written by the community available that you can find by doing a google search.
Pro Great base shader material
Pro Actively developed
Babylon has great project health, with activity on Github daily for bug fixes and new features.
Con High price
Con Lack of DirectX 11.1 or 12 support
DirectX 9 is the last version supported.
A standalone scripting language with (so far) little in the way of learning resources.
Con Custom model export
Con Young project
Babylon is quite young compared to many of it's competitors (released in 2013). The community is still somewhat small, however growing quickly.