Unity 2018 Cookbook - Third Edition

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Learn
  • Get creative with Unity’s shaders and learn to build your own shaders with the new Shader Graph tool
  • Create a text and image character dialog with the free Fungus Unity plugin
  • Explore new features integrated into Unity 2018, including TextMesh Pro and ProBuilder
  • Master Unity audio, including ducking, reverbing, and matching pitch to animation speeds
  • Work with the new Cinemachine and timeline to intelligently control camera movements
  • Improve ambiance through the use of lights and effects, including reflection and light probes
  • Create stylish user interfaces with the UI system, including power bars and clock displays
About

With the help of the Unity 2018 Cookbook, you’ll discover how to make the most of the UI system and understand how to animate both 2D and 3D characters and game scene objects using Unity's Mecanim animation toolsets.

Once you’ve got to grips with the basics, you will familiarize yourself with shaders and Shader Graphs, followed by understanding the animation features to enhance your skills in building fantastic games. In addition to this, you will discover AI and navigation techniques for nonplayer character control and later explore Unity 2018’s newly added features to improve your 2D and 3D game development skills. This book provides many Unity C# gameplay scripting techniques.

By the end of this book, you'll have gained comprehensive knowledge in game development with Unity 2018.

Features
  • Become proficient at traditional 2D and 3D game development
  • Build amazing interactive interfaces with Unity's UI system
  • Develop professional games with realistic animation and graphics, materials and cameras, and AI with Unity 2018
Page Count 794
Course Length 23 hours 49 minutes
ISBN 9781788471909
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2018

Authors

Matt Smith

Matt Smith is a computing academic at what will soon become the Technological University of Dublin, Ireland.

Matt started computer programming on a brand new ZX80 and submitted 2 games for his computing O-level exam. After nearly 10 years as a full-time student on a succession of scholarships, he gained several degrees in computing, including a PhD in computational musicology.

In 1985 Matt wrote the lyrics, and was in the band (and sang, sorry about that by the way) whose music appeared on the B-side of the audio cassette carrying the computer game Confuzion. Matt is a documentation author for the open source Fungus Unity project.

With his children he studies and teaches Taekwon-Do, and all three of them are beginning guitar lessons in 2018.