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Unity 2020 By Example - Third Edition

By : Robert Wells
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Unity 2020 By Example - Third Edition

By: Robert Wells

Overview of this book

The Unity game engine, used by millions of developers around the world, is popular thanks to its features that enable you to create games and 3D apps for desktop and mobile platforms in no time. With Unity 2020, this state-of-the-art game engine introduces enhancements in Unity tooling, editor, and workflow, among many other additions. The third edition of this Unity book is updated to the new features in Unity 2020 and modern game development practices. Once you’ve quickly got to grips with the fundamentals of Unity game development, you’ll create a collection, a twin-stick shooter, and a 2D adventure game. You’ll then explore advanced topics such as machine learning, virtual reality, and augmented reality by building complete projects using the latest game tool kit. As you implement concepts in practice, this book will ensure that you come away with a clear understanding of Unity game development. By the end of the book, you'll have a firm foundation in Unity development using C#, which can be applied to other engines and programming languages. You'll also be able to create several real-world projects to add to your professional game development portfolio.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Improving the scene

The collection game is making excellent progress. We now have something playable insofar as we can run around and explore the environment in the first person. However, the environment could benefit from additional polish. Right now, for example, the floor meshes appear suspended in mid-air with nothing beneath them to offer support. It's also possible to walk over the edge and fall into an infinite drop. And there's a distinct lack of coins in our collectible coin game. We'll fix both of these issues in this chapter, starting with adding a water plane to support the islands.

Adding a water plane

To add water, we can use another ready-made Unity asset included in the Project panel:

  1. Open the Standard Assets/Environment/Water/Water/Prefabs folder.
  2. Drag and drop the WaterProDaytime asset from the Project panel into the scene. This appears as a circular object, which is initially smaller than needed:

    Figure 1.40 – Adding water to...