Mastering UI Development with Unity

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Learn
  • Design principles and patterns for laying out elements in your UI
  • Techniques that allow your UI to scale appropriately in different resolutions
  • How to use automatic layouts to streamline your UI building process
  • Properties of the Event System and how to appropriately hook events to your UI elements
  • Access the components and properties of UI elements via code
  • Implement all of Unity's built-in UI elements as well as those provided by TextMeshPro
  • Develop key UI components that are popularly used in multiple game genres
  • Add visual flare to user interfaces with the use of animation and particle effects
  • Create a UI that displays in the Screen Space as well as World Space
About

A functional UI is an important component for player interaction in every type of video game. Along with imparting crucial statistical information to the player, the UI is also the window through which the player engages with the world established by the game. Unity's tools give you the opportunity to create complex and attractive UIs to make your game stand out.

This book helps you realize the full potential of Unity's powerful tools to create the best UI for your games by walking you through the creation of myriad user interface components.

Learn how to create visually engaging heads-up-displays, pause menus, health bars, circular progress bars, animated menus, and more. This book not only teaches how to lay out visual elements, but also how to program these features and implement them across multiple games of varying genres.

While working through the examples provided, you will learn how to develop a UI that scales to multiple screen resolutions, so your game can be released on multiple platforms with minimal changes.

Features
  • Develop a game UI with both technical and aesthetic considerations
  • Use all the UI elements provided by Unity's UI system
  • Step-by-step examples of creating user interface components in the top game genres
Page Count 468
Course Length 14 hours 2 minutes
ISBN 9781787125520
Date Of Publication 29 Apr 2018

Authors

Dr. Ashley Godbold

Ashley Godbold is a programmer, game designer, artist, mathematician, and teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Master of Science in Mathematics, a Bachelor of Science in Game Art and Design, and a Doctor of Computer Science in Emerging Media where her dissertation research focused on educational video game design. She also authored Mastering Unity 2D Game Development: Second Edition (Packt Publishing). She enjoys playing video games and watching anime with her husband, daughter, and two cats.