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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

Considering caching transform changes

The Transform component stores data only relative to its own parent. This means that accessing and modifying a Transform component's position, rotation, and/or scale properties could potentially result in a lot of unanticipated matrix multiplication calculations to generate the correct Transform representation for the object through its parent Transforms. The deeper the object is in the Hierarchy window, the more calculations are needed to determine the final result.

However, this also means that using localPosition, localRotation, and localScale has a relatively trivial cost associated with it since these are the values stored directly in the given Transform component and they can be retrieved without any additional matrix multiplication. Therefore, these local property values should be used whenever possible.

Unfortunately, changing...