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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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Chapter 6. Creating and Importing 3D Objects for Our Game

In the last chapter, we explored cameras and lighting. We started by looking at cameras, as well as the concepts of perspectives, frustums, and skyboxes. Next, we learned the possible uses of multiple cameras in Unity games. We also covered the different types of lighting, explored reflection probes, and concluded with a look at shadows.

We are ready to start making our game environment more robust. We will do that by adding trees and other objects to our scene. In this chapter, we will create 3D objects using Unity's native modeling tools. We will also import and use assets from two sources. Our first source will be the Unity Asset Store where we will download free-to-use assets for our game. We will also import 3D assets prepared specifically for our Cucumber Beetle game. As we obtain the assets, we will incorporate them into the game project and watch our game start to take shape.

We will cover the following concepts in this chapter...