When we first launch Unity, we might be intimidated by all the areas, tabs, menus, and buttons on the interface. Unity is a complex game engine with a lot of functionality, so we should expect more components for us to interact with. If we break the interface down into separate components, we can examine each one independently to gain a thorough understanding of the entire interface.
As you can see here, we have identified six primary areas of the interface. We will examine each of these in subsequent sections. As you will quickly learn, this interface is customizable. The following screenshot shows the default configuration of the Unity user interface.
Overview of the Unity game engine user interface.
In the next sections, we will cover each of the following components indicated by the preceding screenshot:
- Scene view
- Game view
- Project window
- Hierarchy window
- Inspector window