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Getting Started with Unity 2018 - Third Edition

By : Dr. Edward Lavieri
Book Image

Getting Started with Unity 2018 - Third Edition

By: Dr. Edward Lavieri

Overview of this book

The Unity game engine has revolutionized the gaming industry with its complete set of intuitive tools and rapid workflows, which can be used to create interactive 3D content. With Unity, you can scaffold your way from the basics and make make stunning interactive games. This book will guide you through the entire process of creating a 3D game, from downloading the Unity game engine to publishing your game. It not only gives you a strong foundation, but puts you on the path to game development. Beginning with an overview of the Unity engine and its interface, you will walk through the process of creating a game environment and learn how to use built-in assets, as well as assets created with third-party 3D modeling tools such as Blender. Moving on, you will create custom scripts to control non-player character behaviors and gameplay. You will master exciting concepts such as Heads-Up-Displays, mini-maps, game navigation, sound effects, and lighting effects. Next, you’ll learn how to create your first VR experience, right from setting up the project to image effects. You'll be familiarized with all the tools that Unity has to offer to create your own immersive VR experiences. Each section is a stepping stone toward the completion of the final game. By the end of the book, you'll have learned advanced topics such as cross-platform considerations which enable your games to run on multiple platforms.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Adding the cherry-throwing capability

In Chapter 7, Implementing our Player Character, we demonstrated the Cucumber Man's throw animation using the E keyboard key. In this section, we will make the necessary changes to instantiate a cherry in the Cucumber Man's right hand when the E keyboard key is pressed and then allow it to be launched. We will check to ensure the Cucumber Man has at least one cherry in his inventory so we know whether a cherry should be instantiated or not. Okay, let's get started.

Creating a spot for the cherry

The following steps demonstrate how to create a spot for the cherry on the Cucumber Man's right hand.

  1. In theHierarchy panel, expand the CucumberMan object until you see Character1_RightHand.
  2. Right-clickCharacter1_RightHandand selectCreate Empty.
  3. Rename the new GameObject tocherrySpot. This will be the spot where we render the cherry.

Your CucumberManobject's hierarchyshouldlook as follows:

  1. Using the transform tools, move the cherrySpot GameObject so that it is inside...