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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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Game view

The Game view allows you to preview your game while you work on it in the editor. You do not manipulate your game in this view, but you can preview it. 

You can also play your game. To launch Game mode, you click the play button located in the top center of the toolbar:

You can make changes to your game while you are in Game mode. Any changes you make while in Game mode are temporary. Once you get out of Game mode, those changes will be automatically undone.

As shown in the following screenshot, the Game view has a set of controls lining the top of the interface. This is referred to as the control bar:

The following table includes each of the components of the aforementioned control bar. The image, name of control, and description are provided for each component:





If you have multiple cameras in your scene, you can change the view to a specific camera.


Available aspect ratios are:

  • Low Resolution Aspect Ratios
  • Free Aspect
  • 5:4
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:10
  • 16:9
  • Standalone (1024x768...