Mastering Unity Scripting

Author: Alan Thorn

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 380

View: 533

Mastering Unity Scripting is an advanced book intended for students, educators, and professionals familiar with the Unity basics as well as the basics of scripting. Whether you've been using Unity for a short time or are an experienced user, this book has something important and valuable to offer to help you improve your game development workflow.

Mastering Unity 5.x

Author: Alan Thorn

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 189

Create amazing games with solid gameplay features, using a professional-grade workflow inside the Unity engine! About This Book Become a Unity master by creating a practical, in-depth game-development project with Unity Use advanced C# scripting to unlock the complete potential of Unity 5 Use Version Control to Effectively Manage and Scale your workflow Who This Book Is For If you are a Unity developer who now wants to develop and deploy interesting games by leveraging the new features of Unity 5.x, then this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of C# programming is assumed. What You Will Learn Explore hands-on tasks and real-world scenarios to make a Unity horror adventure game Create enemy characters that act intelligently and make reasoned decisions Use data files to save and restore game data in a way that is platform-agnostic Get started with VR development Use Navigation Meshes, Occlusion Culling, and the Profiler tools Work confidently with GameObjects, Rotations, and Transformations Understand specific gameplay features such as AI enemies, inventory systems, and level design In Detail Do you want to take the leap from being an everyday Unity developer to being a pro game developer? Then look no further! This book is your one stop solution to creating mesmerizing games with lifelike features and amazing gameplay. This book takes an in-depth focus on a practical project with Unity, building a first-person game with many features. You'll dive deep into the architecture of a Unity game, creating expansive worlds, interesting render effects, and other features to make your games special. You will create individual game components, use efficient animation techniques, and implement collision and physics effectively. Specifically, we'll explore optimal techniques for importing game assets, such as meshes and textures; tips and tricks for effective level design; how to animate and script NPCs; how to configure and deploy to mobile devices; how to prepare for VR development; and how to work with version control, and more. By the end of this book, you'll have developed sufficient competency in Unity development to produce fun games with confidence. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step, practical tutorial approach. You will create an advanced level Unity game with an emphasis on leveraging the advanced Unity 5 features. You will make the most of the Unity 5 advanced features while you develop the game in its entirety.

Mastering Unity 2017 Game Development with C#

Create professional games with solid gameplay features and professional-grade workflow

Author: Alan Thorn

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 568

View: 808

Master realistic animations and graphics, particle systems, game AI and physics, sprites and VR development with Unity 2017 About This Book Create professional grade games with realistic animation and graphics, particle systems and game physics with Unity 2017 Unleash the power of C# scripting to create intelligent game AI and professional grade game workflows. Create immersive VR games using the latest Unity 2017 VR SDK. Who This Book Is For If you are a Unity developer who now wants to develop and deploy interesting games by leveraging the new features of Unity 2017, then this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of C# programming is assumed. What You Will Learn Explore hands-on tasks and real-world scenarios to make a Unity horror adventure game Create enemy characters that act intelligently and make reasoned decisions Use data files to save and restore game data in a way that is platform-agnostic Get started with VR development Use navigation meshes, occlusion culling, and Profiler tools Work confidently with GameObjects, rotations, and transformations Understand specific gameplay features such as AI enemies, inventory systems, and level design In Detail Do you want to make the leap from being an everyday Unity developer to being a pro game developer? Then look no further! This book is your one-stop solution to creating mesmerizing games with lifelike features and amazing gameplay. This book focuses in some detail on a practical project with Unity, building a first-person game with many features. You'll delve into the architecture of a Unity game, creating expansive worlds, interesting render effects, and other features to make your games special. You will create individual game components, use efficient animation techniques, and implement collision and physics effectively. Specifically, we'll explore optimal techniques for importing game assets, such as meshes and textures; tips and tricks for effective level design; how to animate and script NPCs; how to configure and deploy to mobile devices; how to prepare for VR development; how to work with version control; and more. By the end of this book, you'll have developed sufficient competency in Unity development to produce fun games with confidence. Style and approach This book takes an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial approach. You will create an advanced level Unity game with an emphasis on leveraging advanced Unity 2017 features while developing the game in its entirety.

Mastering Unity 2D Game Development

Author: Ashley Godbold

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 506

View: 917

Master everything you need to build a 2D game using Unity 5 by developing a complete RPG game framework! About This Book Explore the new features of Unity 5 and recognize obsolete code and elements. Develop and build a complete 2D retro RPG with a conversation system, inventory, random map battles, full game menus, and sound. This book demonstrates how to use the new Unity UI system effectively through detailed C# scripts with full explanations. Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone looking to get started developing 2D games with Unity 5. If you're already accomplished in Unity 2D and wish to expand or supplement your current Unity knowledge, or are working in 2D in Unity 4 and looking to upgrade Unity 5, this book is for you. A basic understanding of programming logic is needed to begin learning with this book, but intermediate and advanced programming topic are explained thoroughly so that coders of any level can follow along. Previous programming experience in C# is not required. What You Will Learn Create a 2D game in Unity 5 by developing a complete retro 2D RPG framework. Effectively manipulate and utilize 2D sprites. Create 2D sprite animations and trigger them effectively with code. Write beginning to advanced-level C# code using MonoDevelop. Implement the new UI system effectively and beautifully. Use state machines to trigger events within your game. In Detail The Unity engine has revolutionized the gaming industry, by making it easier than ever for indie game developers to create quality games on a budget. Hobbyists and students can use this powerful engine to build 2D and 3D games, to play, distribute, and even sell for free! This book will help you master the 2D features available in Unity 5, by walking you through the development of a 2D RPG framework. With fully explained and detailed C# scripts, this book will show you how to create and program animations, a NPC conversation system, an inventory system, random RPG map battles, and full game menus. After your core game is complete, you'll learn how to add finishing touches like sound and music, monetization strategies, and splash screens. You'll then be guided through the process of publishing and sharing your game on multiple platforms. After completing this book, you will have the necessary knowledge to develop, build, and deploy 2D games of any genre! Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step practical tutorial style approach. The steps are accompanied by examples, and all the intermediate steps will be clearly explained. The focus of this book will obviously be on the advanced topics so that the game looks and performs efficiently.

Unity 5 Game Optimization

Author: Chris Dickinson

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 323

Master performance optimization for Unity3D applications with tips and techniques that cover every aspect of the Unity3D Engine About This Book Optimize CPU cycles, memory usage, and GPU throughput for any Unity3D application Master optimization techniques across all Unity Engine features including Scripting, Asset Management, Physics, Graphics Features, and Shaders A practical guide to exploring Unity Engine's many performance-enhancing methods Who This Book Is For This book is intended for intermediate and advanced Unity developers who have experience with most of Unity's feature-set, and who want to maximize the performance of their game. Familiarity with the C# language will be needed. What You Will Learn Use the Unity Profiler to find bottlenecks anywhere in our application, and discover how to resolve them Implement best-practices for C# scripting to avoid common pitfalls Develop a solid understanding of the rendering pipeline, and maximize its performance through reducing draw calls and avoiding fill rate bottlenecks Enhance shaders in a way that is accessible to most developers, optimizing them through subtle yet effective performance tweaks Keep our scenes as dynamic as possible by making the most of the Physics engine Organize, filter, and compress our art assets to maximize performance while maintaining high quality Pull back the veil on the Mono Framework and the C# Language to implement low-level enhancements that maximize memory usage and avoid garbage collection Get to know the best practices for project organization to save time through an improved workflow In Detail Competition within the gaming industry has become significantly fiercer in recent years with the adoption of game development frameworks such as Unity3D. Through its massive feature-set and ease-of-use, Unity helps put some of the best processing and rendering technology in the hands of hobbyists and professionals alike. This has led to an enormous explosion of talent, which has made it critical to ensure our games stand out from the crowd through a high level of quality. A good user experience is essential to create a solid product that our users will enjoy for many years to come. Nothing turns gamers away from a game faster than a poor user-experience. Input latency, slow rendering, broken physics, stutters, freezes, and crashes are among a gamer's worst nightmares and it's up to us as game developers to ensure this never happens. High performance does not need to be limited to games with the biggest teams and budgets. Initially, you will explore the major features of the Unity3D Engine from top to bottom, investigating a multitude of ways we can improve application performance starting with the detection and analysis of bottlenecks. You'll then gain an understanding of possible solutions and how to implement them. You will then learn everything you need to know about where performance bottlenecks can be found, why they happen, and how to work around them. This book gathers a massive wealth of knowledge together in one place, saving many hours of research and can be used as a quick reference to solve specific issues that arise during product development. Style and approach This book is organized based on the major features of Unity engine and should be treated as a reference guide. It is written as a series of investigations into both common and unusual performance pitfalls, each including a study on why the bottleneck is causing us problems, and a list of enhancements or features that can be used to work around them. Differences in effectiveness, behaviors, or feature-sets between Unity 4.x and Unity 5.x will be highlighted.

Mastering Unity 2D Game Development

Author: Simon Jackson

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 474

View: 263

If you have C# knowledge but now want to become truly confident in creating fully functional 2D RPG games with Unity, then this book will show you everything you need to know.

Unity Animation Essentials

Author: Alan Thorn

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 405

Unity is a feature-rich, fully-integrated development engine that provides out-of-the-box functionality for the creation of interactive 3D content. It is an exciting engine that has a rich and sophisticated animation system called Mecanim. Unity Animation Essentials offers a comprehensive introduction to powerful animation tools and principles in Unity, which can be used to make great games. This book starts by exploring core animation concepts and then dives deeper to demonstrate their practical application in real-time games. This book shares extensive and useful insights to create animations using a professional grade workflow, and to create responses and interactive scenes. Each chapter focuses on a specific range of topics, from timing and events to character animation and particle systems. By the end of the book, you should be able to fully utilize the powers of Mecanim and Unity.

Mastering the Nmap Scripting Engine

Author: Paulino Calderón Pale

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 244

View: 901

If you want to learn to write your own scripts for the Nmap Scripting Engine, this is the book for you. It is perfect for network administrators, information security professionals, and even Internet enthusiasts who are familiar with Nmap.

Mastering Unity 2017 Game Development with C# - Second Edition

Author: Alan Thorn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 568

View: 725

Master realistic animations and graphics, particle systems, game AI and physics, sprites and VR development with Unity 2017About This Book* Create professional grade games with realistic animation and graphics, particle systems and game physics with Unity 2017* Unleash the power of C# scripting to create intelligent game AI and professional grade game workflows.* Create immersive VR games using the latest Unity 2017 VR SDK. Who This Book Is ForIf you are a Unity developer who now wants to develop and deploy interesting games by leveraging the new features of Unity 2017, then this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of C# programming is assumed.What You Will Learn* Explore hands-on tasks and real-world scenarios to make a Unity horror adventure game* Create enemy characters that act intelligently and make reasoned decisions* Use data files to save and restore game data in a way that is platform-agnostic* Get started with VR development* Use navigation meshes, occlusion culling, and Profiler tools* Work confidently with GameObjects, rotations, and transformations* Understand specific gameplay features such as AI enemies, inventory systems, and level designIn DetailDo you want to make the leap from being an everyday Unity developer to being a pro game developer? Then look no further! This book is your one-stop solution to creating mesmerizing games with lifelike features and amazing gameplay.This book focuses in some detail on a practical project with Unity, building a first-person game with many features. You'll delve into the architecture of a Unity game, creating expansive worlds, interesting render effects, and other features to make your games special. You will create individual game components, use efficient animation techniques, and implement collision and physics effectively. Specifically, we'll explore optimal techniques for importing game assets, such as meshes and textures; tips and tricks for effective level design; how to animate and script NPCs; how to configure and deploy to mobile devices; how to prepare for VR development; how to work with version control; and more.By the end of this book, you'll have developed sufficient competency in Unity development to produce fun games with confidence.Style and approachThis book takes an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial approach. You will create an advanced level Unity game with an emphasis on leveraging advanced Unity 2017 features while developing the game in its entirety.

Mastering Unity Shaders and Effects

Author: Jamie Dean

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 266

View: 327

Harness the power of Unity 5 tools to write shaders and create stunning effects for next generation games About This Book Leverage the power of Unity 5 compatible shaders to create a variety of realistic surfaces Create amazing visual effects for your Unity 5.x games by blending advanced post-processing techniques and lighting effects Add that extra visual edge to your games by learning pro level techniques Who This Book Is For This book is for users who are familiar with creating Unity projects and are looking for the next step to create stunning high-end visuals in their game project using the latest tools and features. You are expected to understand the creation of basic Unity projects, game object types, and scene navigation. You will need some basic programming experience in C# or JavaScript. What You Will Learn Build your own custom shaders to suit a variety of organic and inorganic surfaces Create amazing visual effects using Unity 5's improved toolset Compare the advantages of Metallic and Specular workflows in Unity's Physically Based Lighting System Take your Unity 5 project to the next level with advanced real-time and baked lighting methods Design powerful particle effects Find out how shaders, materials, and scripts work together within the Unity framework Develop high-end and optimized game visuals suitable for mobile devices and other platforms In Detail With the inclusion of Physically Based Shading and the Standard Shader, Unity has changed the game for independent and large scale developers alike. Never before has it been so easy to create startling high quality visuals in games and other interactive projects. This book will give you a solid understanding of the interaction of shaders, lighting and effects in Unity 5, and give you some great ideas for how you can maximize the visual impact of your own games for PC, mobile and other platforms. In the sequence of chapters you will find solutions to some of the major challenges to the creation of responsive and realistic looking games. As you work on example scenes, you will get to know the syntax of ShaderLab and CG languages, creating simple and complex shader solutions for a variety of different surface effects. You will see how Unity's responsive lighting solutions can be harnessed to build immersive and appealing game experiences. Style and approach This is the most up-to-date resource on creating amazing visual effects for your Unity 5.x games. With the perfect mix of advanced techniques and their illustrations in real-world examples, this is the most comprehensive advanced guide on Unity shaders and effects you'll find.