Practical Unity Game Development [Video]

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Learn
  • Master the latest features of Unity and bring your projects to success
  • Make breathtaking cut-scenes with the Timeline tools to enhance your game with action scenes
  • Direct with Cinemachine every camera in the game, from gameplay to cutscenes, to make your games feel natural always
  • Build impressive 2D maps with Tilemap in no time, by customizing Tiles and Brushes, speeding the level design process, and creating designing tools for yourself or team
  • Create stunning materials with Shader Graph that can bring to the next level your game looking, including creating special effects such as dissolve, teleporting or slicing
  • Master the new rendering techniques such as GPU instancing to show thousands of assets on screen at once with little performance cost
  • Give a specific mood or feel to your game by learning all about the new Post-Processing effects and how animate and blend between them
About

Unity 3D is an industry standard tool, and this course will help you to master the latest features of the engine and bring your projects to success. This will include becoming familiar with Shader Graphs, Tilemap, Post Processing, Cinemachine, Timelines and other built-in tools.

You will make breathtaking cut-scenes with the Timeline tools to enhance your game with action scenes, as well as direct every camera in the game by using Cinemachine, from gameplay to cutscenes, making your games always feel natural.

In addition, you will build impressive 2D maps with Tilemap in no time, by customizing Tiles and Brushes, speeding up the level design process, and creating designing tools for yourself or your team.

Moreover, you will create stunning materials with Shader Graph that can bring the look of your game to the next level, including creating special effects such as dissolve, teleporting or slicing.

Finally, you will master the new rendering techniques such as GPU instancing to show thousands of assets on screen at once with little performance cost and give a specific mood or feel to your game by learning all about the new Post-Processing effects and how animate and blend between them.

All the code and supporting files for this course are available on Github at: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Practical-Unity-Game-Development

Style and Approach

This video course will take a hands-on approach, full of examples and easy to follow concepts that will enable you to complete tasks which will help them to gain confidence in using Unity.

Features
  • This comprehensive, easy to understand and engaging video tutorial will bring you everything you need to master to become a game developer and use the Unity IDE efficiently.
  • Get to grips with everything you need to know to create stunning materials and special VFX
  • Dive deep into in Shader Graphs, the recent tool for creating shaders visually
Course Length 7 hours 39 minutes
ISBN 9781788837286
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2018

Authors

Francesco Sapio

Francesco Sapio received his Master of Science in Engineering in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics degree from Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, a couple of semesters in advance, graduating with summa cum laude; he is currently a researcher at the same university.

He is an Unreal and Unity 3D expert, skilled game designer, and an experienced user of major graphics programs. He helped the development of many games (both educational and commercial). He is also an active writer on the topic of game development.

Finally, Francesco loves math, philosophy, logic, and puzzle solving, but most of all, creating video games—thanks to his passion for game designing and programming.