NGUI for Unity
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- Acquire complete knowledge of every component of NGUI
- Design and customize a fully functional main menu aided by step by step instructions
- Create an exciting 2D sci-fi game
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 182 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2014
ISBN : 1783558660
ISBN 13 : 9781783558667
Author(s) : Charles Bernardoff
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Game Development, Other
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started with NGUI
Chapter 2: Creating Widgets
Chapter 3: Enhancing your UI
Chapter 4: C# with NGUI
Chapter 5: Building a Scrollable Viewport
Chapter 6: Atlas and Font Customization
Chapter 7: Creating a Game with NGUI
This step by step guide also provides an excellent resource for first time User Interface developers as well as covering a simple 2D game created with this tool set. I highly recommend this book for any developers using NGUI. - Eric Weiss
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What you will learn from this book
- Download and import NGUI
- Construct a basic user interface: buttons, sprites, text inputs, lists, sliders, and more
- Enhance your UI using clipping, draggable panels, content alignment, animations, and localization
- Use C# with NGUI to save options, implement volume modification, launch animations, and change variables
- Build a scrollable viewport with a drag-and-drop system
- Create tooltips and notifications
- Add your sprites and fonts to customize your main menu
- Move elements through code and handle collisions to create a game
NGUI is an effective plugin for Unity that gives you the power to create beautiful and complex user interfaces while reducing performance costs. It is a powerful UI system and event notification framework for Unity (both Pro and Free) written in C# featuring clean code and a simple, minimalistic approach to everything. You can create a main menu for your game and add sliders, animations, checkboxes, and popup lists, as well as localize your text.
This is an example-oriented, step-by-step, practical tutorial that will guide you through creating a fully functional main menu along with a 2D game. You will acquire the knowledge to create user interfaces for your existing and future PC or mobile games developed with Unity 3D. The book will start by teaching you the basic functions of the tools and how to create a basic UI. Later in the book, you will also learn how to create a much more complex UI.
This book will start by getting you acquainted with NGUI’s workflow and will then gradually take you through building a complex menu and creating a 2D game.
To achieve this, you will create and configure text labels, sliders, and checkboxes along with drag-and-drop systems. You will be exposed to advanced topics like C# with NGUI, and you will also learn how to build a scrollable viewport. By the end of this book, you will have acquired all the knowledge you need to create UIs with the help of practical steps supported by screenshots.
An easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial focusing on practical situations and manipulations, guiding you to create a concrete Graphical User Interface and a simple 2D game.
Who this book is for
If you are a Unity 3D developer looking forward to learn NGUI for Unity, then this book is for you. Prior knowlege of C# scripting is expected. Additional knowledge of Unity 3D Editor, GameObject and creating/adding scripts to GameObject would be beneficial; however, no prior knowledge of NGUI is required.