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Unity 3 Game Development HOTSHOT

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Eight projects specifically designed to exploit Unity's full potential
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849691123
Paperback380 pages

About This Book

  • Cool, fun, advanced aspects of Unity Game Development, from creating a rocket launcher to building your own destructible game world
  • Master advanced Unity techniques such as surface shader programming and AI programming
  • Full of coding samples, diagrams, tips and tricks to keep your code organized, and completed art assets with clear step-by-step examples and instructions
  • Elite Unity programming for those looking to take their skills to the next level

Who This Book Is For

This book is for users who already have some basic knowledge of how to use the Unity3D game engine and intermediate users who want to explore Unity 3D above and beyond the basic techniques.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Develop a Sprite and Platform Game
Mission briefing
Creating a camera and a level
Creating a 2D character
Creating CharacterControl class and SpriteManager class
Jumping and physics
Creating a key and door
Adding a sound and replay button
Game over-Wrapping it up
Are you ready to go gung ho? A Hotshot challenge
Chapter 2: Create a Menu for an RPG Game—Add Powerups, Weapons, and Armor
Mission briefing
Custom skin with GUI Skin
Creating a menu object
Creating a status tab
Creating an inventory tab
Creating an equipment tab
Game over-Wrapping it up
Are you ready to go gung ho? A Hotshot challenge
Chapter 3: Model and Shade your Hero/Heroine
Mission briefing
Exporting from 3D Studio Max
Shader programming—Diffuse and bump (normal) map
Shader programming—Ambient and specular light
Shader programming—Rim light and toon ramp
Game over-Wrapping it up
Are you ready to go gung ho? A Hotshot challenge
Chapter 4: Add Character Control and Animation to our Hero/Heroine
Mission briefing
Setting up character animation and level
Creating the character controller and built-in script
Creating a custom character control script
Creating CrossFade animation
Creating a third-person camera to follow our character
Game over-Wrapping it up
Are you ready to go gung ho? A Hotshot challenge
Chapter 5: Build a Rocket Launcher!
Mission briefing
Setting up the character with the first-person controller prefab
Creating the New3PSController and MouseLook_JS scripts
Creating the rocket launcher and scope target
Creating the rockets and particles
Creating the rocket bullet UI
Game over-Wrapping it up
Are you ready to go gung ho? A Hotshot challenge
Chapter 6: Create Smart AI
Mission briefing
Creating the waypoint and gizmos
Creating an enemy AI
Creating the enemy movement with AIController script
Creating a hit-point UI
Game over-Wrapping it up
Are you ready to go gung ho? A Hotshot challenge
Chapter 7: Forge a Destructible and Interactive Virtual World
Mission briefing
Optimizing the AIController script
Creating a ragdoll
Creating a destructible wall
Creating a rockslide and trigger area
Game over-Wrapping it up
Are you ready to go gung ho? A Hotshot challenge
Chapter 8: Let the World See the Carnage! Save, Load, and Post High Scores
Mission briefing
Creating a high score menu
Saving and loading the local high score
Getting XML data from the server
Posting and loading high scores to the server
Game over-Wrapping it up
Are you ready to go gung ho? A Hotshot challenge

What You Will Learn

  • Create a polished menu for a role playing game with an intuitive user interface that will allow you to add powerups, weapons, and armor.
  • Build a platform game and sprite. Add physics such as jumping and gravity.  Throw in some 3d objects.
  • Create a hero or heroine using models, shading, rigging, and animation. Bring it to life so it can walk, run, and jump.
  • Create a rocket launcher, with fire and smoke particles.
  • Build enemies with smart artificial intelligence for a first person shooter.
  • Create an interactive world with destructible environments.
  • Load and save your game. Post high scores online so the world can see who plays like a noob and who plays like a veteran.

 

In Detail

Unity 3d is the game engine of choice for creating professional looking games at no cost. Its combination of powerful tools and outstanding community support make it the natural choice for experienced and aspiring game developers.

Unity3D Game Development Hotshot will show you how to exploit the full array of Unity3Dtechnology in order to create an advanced gaming experience for the user. It has eight exciting and challenging projects with step- by-step explanations, diagrams, screenshots, and downloadable materials.

Every project is designed to push your Unity skills to the very limits and beyond. You will create a hero/heroine for a role playing game. Create a menu for the RPG game allowing you to customize your character with powerups, armor, and weapons. You will shade, model, rig, and animate your hero/heroine. The end result will be a  character on the level of Final Fantasy, far superior to a simple sprite.

Now for some damage - rocket launchers! Typically the most powerful weapons in any first person shooter, you will create a rocket launcher that has fire and smoke particles and most importantly causes splash damage for that all important area effect. Create AI controlled enemies for your hero/heroine to eliminate with the rocket launcher. Forge  a destructible  interactive world so if the rocket launchers miss their target they will at least cause significant damage to the surrounding environment. Learn to save and load your game so you can take a break from the action for life’s necessities like going to the bathroom. Incorporate social gaming by uploading scores online so everyone can see the carnage.

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