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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
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Moving platforms

Now let's refine the adventure further by adding a moving element to the existing scene; specifically, a moving platform object. This platform should move up and then down again on a loop, ping-ponging between extremes. The player will be able to jump onto the platform to hitch a ride, and the object will be constructed as a prefab, allowing it to be reused across scenes. See Figure 6.1 for the result:

Figure 6.1: Create a moving platform

To start, select the platform texture in the Project panel, making sure that it's specified as a Sprite (2D and UI) texture type in the Object Inspector. The Sprite Mode should be set to Single. Drag and drop the platform texture to the scene and set its Scale to (0.7, 0.5, 1). See Figure 6.2:

Figure 6.2: Building a moving platform

Next, the platform should be a solid object, the kind of thing with which the player can collide. Remember, the player should be able to stand on the platform. Consequently, a Collider must be added. In this case...