Getting Started with Unity 2018 - Third Edition

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Learn
  • Set up your Unity development environment and navigate its tools
  • Import and use custom assets and asset packages to add characters to your game
  • Build a 3D game world with a custom terrain, water, sky, mountains, and trees
  • Animate game characters, using animation controllers, and scripting
  • Apply audio and particle effects to the game
  • Create intuitive game menus and interface elements
  • Customize your game with sound effects, shadows, lighting effects, and rendering options
  • Debug code and provide smooth error handling
About

The Unity game engine has revolutionized the gaming industry with its complete set of intuitive tools and rapid workflows, which can be used to create interactive 3D content. With Unity, you can scaffold your way from the basics and make make stunning interactive games.

This book will guide you through the entire process of creating a 3D game, from downloading the Unity game engine to publishing your game. It not only gives you a strong foundation, but puts you on the path to game development.

Beginning with an overview of the Unity engine and its interface, you will walk through the process of creating a game environment and learn how to use built-in assets, as well as assets created with third-party 3D modeling tools such as Blender.

Moving on, you will create custom scripts to control non-player character behaviors and gameplay. You will master exciting concepts such as Heads-Up-Displays, mini-maps, game navigation, sound effects, and lighting effects. Next, you’ll learn how to create your first VR experience, right from setting up the project to image effects. You'll be familiarized with all the tools that Unity has to offer to create your own immersive VR experiences.

Each section is a stepping stone toward the completion of the final game. By the end of the book, you'll have learned advanced topics such as cross-platform considerations which enable your games to run on multiple platforms.

Features
  • Learn to create immersive 3D games and Virtual Reality experiences with Unity 2018
  • Build custom scripts to make your game characters interactive
  • Explore and implement AritificiaI Intelligence techniques to bring your game to life
Page Count 336
Course Length 10 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781788830102
Date Of Publication 22 Mar 2018

Authors

Dr. Edward Lavieri

Dr. Edward Lavieri is a veteran software engineer and developer with a strong academic background. He earned a Doctorate of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, an MS in Management Information Systems (Bowie State University), an MS in Education (Capella University), and an MS in Operations Management (University of Arkansas). He has been creating and teaching computer science courses since 2002. Edward retired from the U.S. Navy as a Command Master Chief after 25 years of active service. He is the founder and creative director of three19, a software design and development studio. Edward has authored more than a dozen technology books, including several on Java.