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Unity 3D Game Development

By : Anthony Davis, Travis Baptiste, Russell Craig, Ryan Stunkel
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Unity 3D Game Development

By: Anthony Davis, Travis Baptiste, Russell Craig, Ryan Stunkel

Overview of this book

This book, written by a team of experts at Unity Technologies, follows an informal, demystifying approach to the world of game development. Within Unity 3D Game Development, you will learn to: Design and build 3D characters and game environments Think about the users’ interactions with your game Develop an interface and apply visual effects to add an emotional connection to your world Gain a solid foundation of sound design, animations, and lighting Build, test, and add final touches The book contains expert insights that you’ll read before you look into the project on GitHub to understand all the underpinnings. This way, you get to see the end result, and you’re allowed to be creative and give your own thoughts to design, as well as work through the process with the new tools we introduce. Join the book community on Discord to read this book with Unity game developers, and the team of authors. Ask questions, build teams, chat with the authors, participate in events and much more. The link to join is included in the book.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Unity UI

Before we dive fully into our implementation of UI in our project, we will go over the basics of Unity’s UI system. This will give you an understanding of what items we are using in our systems as well as a couple that we aren’t using that you could use in your projects later. There are two main parts to make this work:

  • Unity Canvas system
  • Unity UI components

We need to go over the Unity Canvas system in a bit of detail first before we start implementing the UI with code so you have a good foundation of its inner workings before trying to add art to it.

Unity canvas system

Unity places its UI inside a canvas system. This is a GameObject that has several components on it by default. To make a canvas, right-click in the Hierarchy window and choose UI, then Canvas. This can be seen in Figure 8.9 below.

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Figure 8.9: Menu to create a canvas

When this gets created, you will have a Canvas GameObject and an Event System...