Unity Character Animation with Mecanim

Author: Jamie Dean

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

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Category: Computers

Page: 290

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A detailed guide to the complex new animation tools in Unity, packed with clear instructions and illustrated with original content in the context of a next generation zombie apocalypse adventure game About This Book Create and export models and animation sequences to Unity from 3ds max and Maya Prepare character models and animation for games using Mecanim's rigging tools Retarget, adjust, and mix and match motion capture and other animation data Write and edit scripts compatible with Mecanim Animation Controllers Who This Book Is For If you are a Unity developer looking to get to grips with the character animation specific tools, a 3D software user who is new to Unity, or a beginner game developer who is interested in character animation and interaction, this book is ideal for you. Some experience with either the Unity interface or basic 3D coordinates is recommended, but not required. What You Will Learn Learn how to prepare a rigged character model to receive animation within Unity Acquire efficient techniques to refine and optimize motion capture data Retarget animation sequences between different character rigs Discover how to rig a humanoid character and export for use in Unity Script character interaction for a First Person character model Create dynamic animation sequences from scratch using keyframe techniques, in a variety of 3D software packages Learn Project Management in Unity Understand how to set up a complex facial rig for speech Set up Animation Controllers with masked states and blend trees to create seamless and additive animation transitions Construct a ragdoll game object and instantiate it in a game Devise Mecanim animation integration for the player and AI driven animation for enemy characters In Detail Game animation for independent developers has taken a giant leap forward with Unity 5's Mecanim toolset, which streamlines the import/export, retargeting, and many other aspects of the character animation workflow. Unity Character Animation with Mecanim is a great primer for getting to know the nuts and bolts of Mecanim and other character animation related tools in Unity 5. It offers you step-by-step instructions for preparing and exporting rigged models and animation sequences from commonly used 3D packages, such as Maya, 3ds Max and Blender. This book explores the new set of animation tools introduced with Mecanim in Unity 5. Approaching its subject matter through a typical genre–a zombie action game, character animation techniques are explored using real examples of player input and interaction, enemy behavior, and other aspects of game dynamics. As the book progresses, the reader will understand how these elements fit together in a small game development workflow. We will begin with a demonstration of the process of getting a rigged character into Unity 5 and setting it up to use provided animation sequences. We will also consider a few industry standard 3D packages and how these can be used to rig a humanoid character for use in Unity 5. We will demonstrate the retargeting capabilities of Mecanim's Humanoid Animation type by adjusting motion sequences to fit disparate character types in our game. After this, we will look at Ragdoll physics and the implementation of this commonly used technique in a Mecanim workflow. The book culminates with a thorough dissection of the enemy character AI script incorporating the Mecanim elements detailed in the previous chapters. Unity Character Animation with Mecanim will provide you with a detailed exploration of the interaction between game development and character animation, and will broaden your understanding of the rich animation toolset within Unity 5. Style and approach A comprehensive guide, featuring step- by- step practical tutorials using sample assets, showing you how to build fully controllable characters and non-player characters/enemies.

Unity 5.x Animation Cookbook

Author: Maciej Szczesnik

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 935

A recipe-based guide to give you practical information on Unity 5.x animation techniques and tools About This Book A straightforward and easy-to-follow format. A selection of the most important tasks and problems. Carefully organized instructions to solve problems efficiently. Clear explanations of what you did. Solutions that can be applied to solve real-world problems. Who This Book Is For This book is for Unity developers who have some exposure to Unity game development who want to learn the nuances of animation in Unity. Previous knowledge of animation techniques and mecanim is not necessary. What You Will Learn Importing animations to Unity Work with different animation assets and components Create, visualize, and edit animated creatures Animating game cut scenes Design character actions and expressions Create gameplay by animating characters and environments Use animations to drive in-game logic In Detail This recipe-based practical guide will show you how to unleash the power of animation in Unity 5.x and make your games visually impeccable. Our primary focus is on showing you tools and techniques to animate not only humanoid biped characters, but also other elements. This includes non-humanoid character animation, game world creation, UI element animation, and other key features such as opening doors, changing lights, transitioning to different scenes, using physics, setting up ragdolls, creating destructible objects and more. While discussing these topics, the book will focus on mecanim, the Unity 3D animation tool, and how you can use it to perform all these tasks efficiently and quickly. It contains a downloadable Unity project with interactive examples for all the recipes. By the end of this book, you will be confident and self-sufficient in animating your Unity 3D games efficiently. Style and approach This practical no-nonsense guide is recipe-based with real-world examples of almost all the techniques mentioned.

Pro Unity Animation

Author: Sheetanshu Sinha

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 99

Pro Unity Animation is an in-depth guide to the new Unity 3D Mecanim animation system. Also provided with the book are example character assets to use with the suite of tutorials running throughout the book. Pro Unity Animation discusses in detail topics such as guidelines for importing 3D assets and animations from the most popular 3D creation tools, splitting up and sequencing animations, a deep-dive into the Mecanim animation controller, state machines, transitions and scripting, triggering and controlling animations, and using masking and layers. The book also examines working with plugins with Mecanim to further enhance the toolset. Pro Unity Animation is a tutorial-led book with exercises woven throughout the chapters that teach the core animation concepts through solid, practical examples. While the majority of the book uses humanoid characters in the examples, the book also dedicates time a chapter purely on animating non-humanoid characters to create realistic animation sequences for your games. Animation is one of the core building blocks of any game development process. This book covers every aspect of Mecanim animation for professional game developers, giving you the tools you need to create great games.

Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 4

All-in-one, Multi-platform Game Development

Author: Sue Blackman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 808

View: 287

Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 4 is perfect for those who would like to come to grips with programming Unity. You may be an artist who has learned 3D tools such as 3ds Max, Maya, or Cinema 4D, or you may come from 2D tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. On the other hand, you may just want to familiarize yourself with programming games and the latest ideas in game production. This book introduces key game production concepts in an artist-friendly way, and rapidly teaches the basic scripting skills you'll need with Unity. It goes on to show how you, as an independent game artist, can create interactive games, ideal in scope for today's casual and mobile markets, while also giving you a firm foundation in game logic and design. The first part of the book explains the logic involved in game interaction, and soon has you creating game assets through simple examples that you can build upon and gradually expand. In the second part, you'll build the foundations of a point-and-click style first-person adventure game—including reusable state management scripts, dialogue trees for character interaction, load/save functionality, a robust inventory system, and a bonus feature: a dynamically configured maze and mini-map. With the help of the provided 2D and 3D content, you'll learn to evaluate and deal with challenges in bite-sized pieces as the project progresses, gaining valuable problem-solving skills in interactive design. By the end of the book, you will be able to actively use the Unity 3D game engine, having learned the necessary workflows to utilize your own assets. You will also have an assortment of reusable scripts and art assets with which to build future games. What you’ll learn How to build interactive games that work on a variety of platforms Take the tour around Unity user interface fundamentals, scripting and more Create a test environment and gain control over functionality, cursor control, action objects, state management, object metadata, message text and more What is inventory logic and how to manage it How to handle 3D object visibility, effects and other special cases How to handle variety of menus and levels in your games development How to handle characters, scrollers, and more How to create or integrate a story/walkthrough How to use the new Mecanim animation Who this book is for Students or artists familiar with tools such as 3ds Max or Maya who want to create games for mobile platforms, computers, or consoles, but with little or no experience in scripting or the logic behind games development. Table of Contents 01. Introduction to Game Development 02. Unity UI basics 03. Introduction to Scripting 04. Terrain Generation and Environment 05. Exploring Navigation 06. Cursor Control and Interaction 07. Importing Assets 08. Action Objects 09. Managing State 10. Exploring Transitions 11. Physics and Special Effects 12. Message Text and HUD 13. Inventory Logic 14. Managing Inventory 15. Dialogue Trees 16. Mecanim 17. Game Environment 18. Setting up the Game 19. Menus and Levels

Unity Animation Essentials

Author: Alan Thorn

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

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Category: Computers

Page: 200

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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.

Unity 5.x Cookbook

Author: Matt Smith

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 570

View: 650

Over 100 recipes exploring the new and exciting features of Unity 5 to spice up your Unity skillset About This Book Built on the solid foundation of the popular Unity 4.x Cookbook, the recipes in this edition have been completely updated for Unity 5 Features recipes for both 2D and 3D games Provides you with techniques for the new features of Unity 5, including the new UI system, 2D game development, new Standard Shaders, and the new Audio Mixer Who This Book Is For From beginners to advanced users, from artists to coders, this book is for you and everyone in your team! Programmers can explore multimedia features, and multimedia developers can try their hand at scripting. Basic knowledge and understanding of the Unity platform, game design principles, and programming knowledge in C# is essential. What You Will Learn Immerse players with great audio, utilizing Unity 5's audio features including the new Audio Mixer, ambient sound with Reverb Zones, dynamic soundtracks with Snapshots, and balanced audio via Ducking Create better materials with Unity's new, physically-based, Standard Shader Measure and control time, including pausing the game, displaying clocks and countdown timers, and even implementing “bullet time” effects Improve ambiance through the use of lights and effects such as reflection and light probes Create stylish user interfaces with the new UI system, including power-bars, clock displays, and an extensible inventory system Save and load text and media assets from local or remote sources, publish your game via Unity Cloud, and communicate with websites and their databases to create online scoreboards Discover advanced techniques, including the publisher-subscriber and state patterns, performance bottleneck identification, and methods to maximize game performance and frame rates Control 2D and 3D character movement, and use NavMeshAgents to write NPC and enemy behaviors such as seek, flee, flock, and waypoint path following In Detail Unity 5 is a flexible and intuitive multiplatform game engine that is becoming the industry's de facto standard. Learn to craft your own 2D and 3D computer games by working through core concepts such as animation, audio, shaders, GUI, lights, cameras, and scripting to create your own games with Unity 5. Completely re-written to cover the new features of Unity 5, this book is a great resource for all Unity game developers, from those who have recently started using Unity right up to Unity professionals. The first half of the book focuses on core concepts of 2D game design while the second half focuses on developing 3D game development skills. In the first half, you will discover the new GUI system, the new Audio Mixer, external files, and animating 2D characters in 2D game development. As you progress further, you will familiarize yourself with the new Standard Shaders, the Mecanim system, Cameras, and the new Lighting features to hone your skills towards building 3D games to perfection. Finally, you will learn non-player character control and explore Unity 5's extra features to enhance your 3D game development skills. Style and approach Each chapter first introduces the topic area and explains how the techniques covered can enhance your games. Every recipe provides step-by-step instructions, followed by an explanation of how it all works, and useful additional refinements or alternative approaches. Every required resource and C# script (fully commented) is available to download, enabling you to follow each recipe yourself.

Augmented Reality Game Development

Author: Micheal Lanham

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 243

Create your own augmented reality games from scratch with Unity 5 About This Book Create your own augmented reality game from scratch and join the virtual reality gaming revolution Use the latest Unity 5 VR SDK to create pro-level AR games like Pokemon Go Innovate and explore the latest and most promising trend of AR gaming in the mobile gaming industry Who This Book Is For This book is for those who have a basic knowledge of game development techniques, but no previous knowledge of Unity is required. Some basic programming knowledge would be desirable, but the book is an introduction to the topic. The book is also suitable for experienced developers new to GIS or GPS development. What You Will Learn Build a location-based augmented reality game called Foodie Go Animate a player's avatar on a map Use the mobile device's camera as a game background Implement database persistence with SQLLite4Unity3D to carry inventory items across game sessions Create basic UI elements for the game, inventory, menu, and settings Perform location and content searches against the Google Places API Enhance the game's mood by adding visual shader effects Extend the game by adding multiplayer networking and other enhancements In Detail The heyday of location-based augmented reality games is upon us. They have been around for a few years, but the release of Pokemon Go was a gamechanger that catalyzed the market and led to a massive surge in demand. Now is the time for novice and experienced developers alike to turn their good ideas into augmented reality (AR) mobile games and meet this demand! If you are keen to develop virtual reality games with the latest Unity 5 toolkit, then this is the book for you. The genre of location-based AR games introduces a new platform and technical challenges, but this book will help simplify those challenges and show how to maximize your game audience. This book will take you on a journey through building a location-based AR game that addresses the core technical concepts: GIS fundamentals, mobile device GPS, mapping, map textures in Unity, mobile device camera, camera textures in Unity, accessing location-based services, and other useful Unity tips. The technical material also discusses what is necessary for further development to create a multiplayer version of the game. At the end, you will be presented with troubleshooting techniques in case you get into trouble and need a little help. Style and approach This book shows you how to create every step of the game and gives practical examples.

Animating for Unity 3D in 3ds Max

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Learn how to establish a clear production pipeline to transition your characters from 3ds Max to the Unity 3D game engine. Author Adam Crespi shows you how to export three different rig systems from 3ds Max (standard bone, Character Studio, and CAT), define what parts of the model transition over, and verify and configure the import in Unity. Plus, learn to split clips and transition between states with Unity's Mecanim animation system.

Unity 2018 Cookbook

Over 160 recipes to take your 2D and 3D game development to the next level, 3rd Edition

Author: Matt Smith

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 794

View: 225

Develop quality game components and solve common gameplay problems with various game design patterns Key Features Become proficient at traditional 2D and 3D game development Build amazing interactive interfaces with Unity's UI system Develop professional games with realistic animation and graphics, materials and cameras, and AI with Unity 2018 Book Description With the help of the Unity 2018 Cookbook, you’ll discover how to make the most of the UI system and understand how to animate both 2D and 3D characters and game scene objects using Unity's Mecanim animation toolsets. Once you’ve got to grips with the basics, you will familiarize yourself with shaders and Shader Graphs, followed by understanding the animation features to enhance your skills in building fantastic games. In addition to this, you will discover AI and navigation techniques for nonplayer character control and later explore Unity 2018’s newly added features to improve your 2D and 3D game development skills. This book provides many Unity C# gameplay scripting techniques. By the end of this book, you'll have gained comprehensive knowledge in game development with Unity 2018. What you will learn Get creative with Unity’s shaders and learn to build your own shaders with the new Shader Graph tool Create a text and image character dialog with the free Fungus Unity plugin Explore new features integrated into Unity 2018, including TextMesh Pro and ProBuilder Master Unity audio, including ducking, reverbing, and matching pitch to animation speeds Work with the new Cinemachine and timeline to intelligently control camera movements Improve ambiance through the use of lights and effects, including reflection and light probes Create stylish user interfaces with the UI system, including power bars and clock displays Who this book is for Unity 2018 Cookbook is for you if you want to explore a wide range of Unity scripting and multimedia features and find ready-to-use solutions for many game features. This book also helps programmers explore multimedia features. It is assumed that you already know basics of Unity and have some programming knowledge of C#.

Unity 4 Game Development HOTSHOT

Author: Jate Wittayabundit

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 466

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An easy-to-follow hands-on step-by-step project. Each project includes the complete source code and assets having screenshots and diagrams. If you are an experienced user who has a basic knowledge of how to use the Unity game engine, or are an intermediate user who wants to learn more tips and tricks in using the Unity game engine, this book is ideal for you.

Introduction to Unity 3D with C#

The Exodus Adventure

Author: Biblebyte Books

Publisher: Biblebyte Books

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 412

View: 928

Introduction to Unity 3D with C# - The Exodus Adventure is a step-by-step self-study tutorial for beginners. It teaches, with detailed screenshots, how to build a high quality, Third Person view, 3D Puzzle Adventure game based on the Book of Exodus. Students are provided with high quality 3D character models and a large 3D Environment to work with. We also include a complete game soundtrack with stingers and combat music for the students to use in their projects. This tutorial details in step-by-step process (with screenshots) how to design, program and develop a 3D Bible Adventure Game using Unity 3D and C# using the following puzzle game mechanics: - 3rd person controller using Unity's Mecanim animation system - Walk, run, jump, turn, crouch, and interact with objects - Interact with actors and objects - Display Dialogue to the player - Item Management - Main Quests to advance the plot - Side Quests to immerse the player in the times - Explore the environment - Full screen map and mini-map showing key locations - Quest Journal to manage quests - Create a variety of puzzles for players to solve - In-Game Cut-Scenes for dialogue without player intervention - 2 In-game Cinematics for Game Opening and Ending - Unity Multipurpose Avatar (UMA) Introduction to Unity 3D with C# is presented using a combination of over 400 color pages of course notes and actual C# coding examples. No prior programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using Microsoft Windows is expected. Introduction to Unity 3D with C# requires either Microsoft Windows 10 or macOS, ability to view and print documents saved in Microsoft Word format or Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Community Edition and the Unity 2018.3 or Unity 2019.1 3D Game Engine. All C# Source Code, 3D models, multimedia download files and a full soundtrack are from the publisher's website (BibleByteBooks.com) after textbook registration.

Mastering Unity Shaders and Effects

Author: Jamie Dean

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 266

View: 905

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.

Learn Unity for Windows 10 Game Development

Author: Sue Blackman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 572

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Create a game for the Windows Phone market with a heavy emphasis placed on optimization and good design decisions. While doing so, you will be introduced to key Unity concepts and functionality, weigh the pros and cons of various possibilities, and gain a good working knowledge of scripting in the Unity environment using both JavaScript and C#. Learn Unity for Windows 10 Game Development starts by exploring the Unity editor and experimenting with staple game functionality. If you are new to scripting or just new to C#, you will be able to investigate syntax, commonly used functions, and communication required to bring your ideas to life. With the book's included art assets, you will learn the ins and outs of asset choices and management while making use of Unity's 2D physics, Shuriken particle systems and Mecanim's character and state management tools. Finally, you will bring it all together to create a multi-level game as you learn how to incorporate mobile specific functionality, test on a Windows Phone device, and others for Windows 10 and ultimately, publish your game to the Windows App Store. What You Will Learn Learn C# basics for Unity Work with the Unity Editor Manage assets Use the Mecanim animation system and 2D features and physics Who This Book Is For Game developers, hobbyists and game dev students who are new to Unity or Windows Mobile game development or both. JavaScript and C# experience are helpful, but C# experience is not required.

Unity 2018 Cookbook - Third Edition

Author: Matt Smith

Publisher:

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Category: Internet games

Page: 794

View: 408

Develop quality game components and solve common gameplay problems with various game design patterns Key Features Become proficient at traditional 2D and 3D game development Build amazing interactive interfaces with Unity's UI system Develop professional games with realistic animation and graphics, materials and cameras, and AI with Unity 2018 Book Description With the help of the Unity 2018 Cookbook, you'll discover how to make the most of the UI system and understand how to animate both 2D and 3D characters and game scene objects using Unity's Mecanim animation toolsets. Once you've got to grips with the basics, you will familiarize yourself with shaders and Shader Graphs, followed by understanding the animation features to enhance your skills in building fantastic games. In addition to this, you will discover AI and navigation techniques for nonplayer character control and later explore Unity 2018's newly added features to improve your 2D and 3D game development skills. This book provides many Unity C# gameplay scripting techniques. By the end of this book, you'll have gained comprehensive knowledge in game development with Unity 2018. What you will learn Get creative with Unity's shaders and learn to build your own shaders with the new Shader Graph tool Create a text and image character dialog with the free Fungus Unity plugin Explore new features integrated into Unity 2018, including TextMesh Pro and ProBuilder Master Unity audio, including ducking, reverbing, and matching pitch to animation speeds Work with the new Cinemachine and timeline to intelligently control camera movements Improve ambiance through the use of lights and effects, including reflection and light probes Create stylish user interfaces with the UI system, including power bars and clock displays Who this book is for Unity 2018 Cookbook is for you if you want to explore a wide range of Unity scripting and multimedia features and find ready-to-use solutions for many game features. This book also helps programmers explore multimedia features. It is assumed that you already know basics of Unity and have some programming knowledge of C#. Downloading the example code for this book You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.

Unity Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

Author: Mike Geig

Publisher: Sams Publishing

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Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 695

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unity Game Development in 24 Hours will help you master the Unity 4 game engine at the heart of Temple Run and many other sizzling-hot mobile games! You’ll learn everything from the absolute basics through sophisticated game physics, animation, and mobile device deployment techniques. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Unity 4 game development tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. Notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Learn how to… Create and work with game objects, Unity’s fundamental building blocks Work efficiently with Unity’s graphical asset pipeline Apply shaders and textures to any 3D object Sculpt stunning game worlds with Unity’s terrain and environmental toolsets Script tasks ranging from capturing input to building complex behaviors Quickly create repeatable, reusable game objects with prefabs Implement easy, intuitive game user interfaces Create amazing effects with Unity’s new Shuriken particle system Leverage the full power of Unity’s new Mecanim animation system Integrate ambient 2D/3D audio into your games Use mobile device accelerometers and multi-touch displays Modify a desktop game for mobile platforms Apply the “finishing touches” and deploy your game

Create a 3D Endless Runner from Scratch in Unity

Author: Penny de Byl

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Build an infinite scrolling game in Unity with C#, working through all stages of game development About This Video Learn how to program a procedurally generated infinite world Create an animated third-person character and controller Populate an environment with dynamically created obstacles In Detail Who doesn't love a good endless runner game? It's the genre that reigns from the early platform games of Donkey Kong and Mario Brothers. From Canabalt to Temple Run to Subway Surfer, this casual game has been the pastime of many a gamer with a mobile device and a few moments to while away. Of course, the scenery can look repetitive, but there's quite a bit of work that goes into creating such a game. The interface has to be constructed with pieces of the environment that can always fit together and be procedurally placed. You'll start by setting up a character and applying animations in the Unity Mecanim system before writing code to control them. The course gradually takes you through the development of an infinite scrolling 3D world, including the use of the pooling and singleton design patterns. You'll add obstacles such as fire and walls, which the character is programmed to jump over and destroy. You'll then put together a graphical user interface (GUI) in Unity's Canvas system, and learn about alignment, fonts, and screen resolutions. The course will also guide you in programming button presses and sliders and creating pop-up windows. As you advance, you'll explore particle systems for adding special effects for magic spells and explosions. Finally, you'll learn how to add background music and sound effects and understand how to control them from the GUI.

Unity Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

Author: Ben Tristem

Publisher: Sams Publishing

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Page: 400

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unity Game Development in 24 Hours will help you master the Unity game engine at the heart of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Kerbal Space Program and many other sizzling-hot games! You'll learn everything from the absolute basics through sophisticated game physics, animation, and mobile device deployment techniques. Every lesson builds on what you've already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Unity 5 game development tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. Notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Learn how to... Create and work with game objects, Unity's fundamental building blocks Work efficiently with Unity's graphical asset pipeline Apply shaders and textures to any 3D object Sculpt stunning game worlds with Unity's terrain and environmental toolsets Script tasks ranging from capturing input to building complex behaviors Quickly create repeatable, reusable game objects with prefabs Implement easy, intuitive game user interfaces Create amazing effects with Unity's particle system Leverage the full power of Unity's Mecanim animation system Integrate ambient 2D/3D audio into your games Use mobile device accelerometers and multi-touch displays Modify a desktop game for mobile platforms Apply the "finishing touches" and deploy your game

Unity from Zero to Proficiency (Intermediate)

A step-by-step guide to coding your first FPS in C# with Unity.

Author: Patrick Felicia

Publisher: Patrick Felicia

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Category: Computers

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Newly Edited and Updated Version (Third Edition) for Unity 2019 Learn C# with Unity, and create a full FPS game without the headaches Without this book, most people spend too long trying to learn C# with Unity the hard way. This book is the only one that will get you to learn Unity fast without wasting so much time. It includes twelve chapters that painlessly teach you the necessary skills to create an FPS game and to learn intermediate C# and Unity techniques. What you will learn After completing this book, you will be able to: - Use Unity's built-in methods. - Use Rigidbody physics to propel airborne objects. - Use a Finite State Machine to create intelligent NPCs. - Manage 3D animations for the NPCs. - Create NPCs who can chase the player. - Create and manage weapons and ammunition for the player. - Create a 2D scrolling shooter. - Create a card-guessing game. - Create a 2D puzzle game. Content and structure of this book The content of the books is as follows: - In Chapter 1, you will learn key C# programming concepts such as variables, variable types, polymorphism, or constructors. - In Chapter 2, you will code and compile your first script in C#. - In Chapter 3, you will create a simple 3D game where the user has to reach the end of the level by avoiding projectiles from intelligent robots. - In Chapter 4, you will create a gun and a grenade launcher that the player can use to defeat enemies. - In Chapter 5, you will start to use Mecanim and NavMesh navigation to control an animated character that detects, follows, or attacks the player. - In Chapter 6, you will combine the skills that you have acquired in the previous chapters to create a fully functional level where the player needs to escape a level full of armed NPCs. You will also learn how to generate a game level dynamically from your code. - In Chapter 7, you will create a simple 2D scrolling shooter. - In Chapter 8, you will improve your game by adding explosions and a scrolling background. - In Chapter 9, you will add intelligent spaceships that attack the player. - In Chapter 10, you will include a shield to the player's spaceship, along with other interesting features (e.g., sound FX, a scoring system, etc). - In Chapter 11, you will create a card-guessing game. - In Chapter 12, you will create a 2D puzzle game. - Chapter 13 summarizes the topics covered in the book. If you want to create FPS games, 2D Shooters, Card Games and Puzzles with Unity using a tried-and-tested method: download this book now!

Unity AI Programming Essentials

Author: Curtis Bennett

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

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Category: Computers

Page: 162

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This book is aimed at developers who know the basics of game development with Unity and want to learn how to add AI to their games. You do not need any previous AI knowledge; this book will explain all the essential AI concepts and show you how to add and use them in your games.

Learn Unity3D Programming with UnityScript

Unity's JavaScript for Beginners

Author: Janine Suvak

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

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Learn Unity Programming with UnityScript is your step-by-step guide to learning to make your first Unity games using UnityScript. You will move from point-and-click components to fully customized features. You need no prior programming knowledge or any experience with other design tools such as PhotoShop or Illustrator - you can start from scratch making Unity games with what you'll learn in this book. Through hands-on examples of common game patterns, you'll learn and apply the basics of game logic and design. You will gradually become comfortable with UnityScript syntax, at each point having everything explained to you clearly and concisely. Many beginner programming books refer to documentation that is too technically abstract for a beginner to use - Learn Unity Programming with UnityScript will teach you how to read and utilize those resources to hone your skills, and rapidly increase your knowledge in Unity game development. You'll learn about animation, sound, physics, how to handle user interaction and so much more. Janine Suvak has won awards for her game development and is ready to show you how to start your journey as a game developer. The Unity3D game engine is flexible, cross-platform, and a great place to start your game development adventure, and UnityScript was made for it - so get started game programming with this book today.