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Unity Game Optimization - Third Edition

By : Dr. Davide Aversa, Chris Dickinson
Book Image

Unity Game Optimization - Third Edition

By: Dr. Davide Aversa, Chris Dickinson

Overview of this book

Unity engine comes with a great set of features to help you build high-performance games. This Unity book is your guide to optimizing various aspects of your game development, from game characters and scripts, right through to animations. You’ll explore techniques for writing better game scripts and learn how to optimize a game using Unity technologies such as ECS and the Burst compiler. The book will also help you manage third-party tooling used with the Unity ecosystem. You’ll also focus on the problems in the performance of large games and virtual reality (VR) projects in Unity, gaining insights into detecting performance issues and performing root cause analysis. As you progress, you’ll discover best practices for your Unity C# script code and get to grips with usage patterns. Later, you’ll be able to optimize audio resources and texture files, along with effectively storing and using resource files. You’ll then delve into the Rendering Pipeline and learn how to identify performance problems in the pipeline. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to optimize the memory and processing unit of Unity. Finally, you’ll cover tips and tricks used by Unity professionals to improve the project workflow. By the end of this book, you’ll have developed the skills you need to build interactive games using Unity and its components.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Section 1: Base Scripting Optimization
Section 2: Graphical Optimizations
Section 3: Advance Optimizations

Best approaches to performance analysis

Good coding practices and project asset management often make finding the root cause of a performance issue relatively simple, at which point the only real problem is figuring out how to improve the code. For instance, if the method only processes a single gigantic for loop, then it will be a pretty safe assumption that the problem is either with how many iterations the loop is performing, whether or not the loop is causing cache misses by reading memory in a non-sequential fashion, how much work is done in each iteration, or how much work it takes to prepare for the next iteration.

Of course, whether we're working individually or in a group setting, a lot of our code is not always written in the cleanest way possible, and we should expect to have to profile some poor coding work from time to time. Sometimes, we are forced to implement...