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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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Incorporating the non-player characters into our game

First, let's simply drag the Beetle.Prefab from the Assets/Prefab folder in the Project panel to our game in Scene view. Place the beetle somewhere in front of the Cucumber Man so that the beetle can be seen as soon as you put the game into game mode.

A suggested placement is illustrated in the following screenshot:

When you put the game into game mode, you will notice that the beetle cycles through its animations. If you double-click the Beetle.controller in the Assets | Beetle folder in the Project panel, you will see, as shown in the following screenshot, that we currently have several animations set to play successively and repeatedly:

This initial setup is intended to give you a first, quick way of previewing the various animations. In the next section, we will modify the animation controller.

Working with the Animation Controller

We will use an Animation Controller to organize our NPCs' animations. The Animation Controller will also...