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Unity 5.x By Example

By : Alan Thorn
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Unity 5.x By Example

By: Alan Thorn

Overview of this book

Unity is an exciting and popular engine in the game industry. Throughout this book, you’ll learn how to use Unity by making four fun game projects, from shooters and platformers to exploration and adventure games. Unity 5 By Example is an easy-to-follow guide for quickly learning how to use Unity in practical context, step by step, by making real-world game projects. Even if you have no previous experience of Unity, this book will help you understand the toolset in depth. You'll learn how to create a time-critical collection game, a twin-stick space shooter, a platformer, and an action-fest game with intelligent enemies. In clear and accessible prose, this book will present you with step-by-step tutorials for making four interesting games in Unity 5 and explain all the fundamental concepts along the way. Starting from the ground up and moving toward an intermediate level, this book will help you establish a strong foundation in making games with Unity 5.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Unity 5.x By Example
About the Author
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Environment Physics

The main problem with our level as it stands is that it lacks interactivity. Specifically, if we dragged and dropped a player object to the level and pressed play on the toolbar, the player would drop through the floor and walls because the foreground texture isn't recognized by Unity as a solid object. It's just a texture and exists only in appearance and not in substance. In this section, we'll correct this using Physics and Colliders. To get started, we'll create a temporary player object (not the final version but just a temporary White Box version used only for testing purposes). To create this, generate a capsule object in the scene by navigating to GameObject | 3D Object | Capsule from the application menu. Set the Z position of the transform to match the foreground texture (for me, this is -2). Once generated, remove Capsule Collider from the object. By default, the Capsule is assigned a 3D collider (such as the Capsule Collider), which is useful primarily for...