NGUI for Unity

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  • 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.

  • 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
Page Count 182
Course Length 5 hours 27 minutes
ISBN 9781783558667
Date Of Publication 24 Jan 2014


Charles Pearson

Charles Pearson has a Bachelor's degree in Game Design and Level Design from ISART Digital, a video-game school located in Paris, France.

This book is both an update and an upgrade of NGUI for Unity, the first book he wrote concerning this plugin.

With 4 years of experience as a game designer, level designer, and Unity developer at Cyanide Studio, Playsoft, and Airbus, Charles has worked on the PC versions of Blood Bowl, Dungeonbowl, and Confrontation. He has also worked on mobile games, such as Space Run 3D, Oggy, and Psycho Gnomes, and is currently working on PlayStation 4 and     Xbox One projects as a freelance Unity 3D developer and game designer.