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Getting Started with Unity 2018 - Third Edition

By : Dr. Edward Lavieri
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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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Chapter 12. Adding Audio and Visual Effects to Our Game

In Chapter 11, Scripting Victory and Defeat, we designed and scripted our game's victory and defeat conditions. We updated our game's scripts to manage the Cucumber Man's health, including updating the HUD's health bar. We implemented our victory and end-of-game logic through scripting. We also implemented the lives remaining and enabled dynamic on-screen indicators of those lives. Lastly, we scripted the random respawning of our player character.

In this chapter, we will plan and implement audio and visual effects to help enhance overall gameplay. Specifically, we will add audio to key events in our combat system and add several special effects using Unity's Particle System to enhance the game's visual appeal.

Specifically, we will cover the following in this chapter:

  • An overview of Unity's audio system
  • Planning our game's audio
  • Implementing our game's audio
  • An introduction to Unity's lights and shadows
  • An overview of Unity's special effects...