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Hands-On Unity 2020 Game Development

By : Nicolas Alejandro Borromeo
Book Image

Hands-On Unity 2020 Game Development

By: Nicolas Alejandro Borromeo

Overview of this book

Over the years, the Unity game engine has extended its scope from just being about creating video games to building AR/VR experiences, complex simulations, real-time realistic rendering, films, and serious games for training and education. Its features for implementing gameplay, graphics, and customization using C# programming make Unity a comprehensive platform for developing professional-level, rich experiences. With this book, you'll be able to build impressive Unity projects in a step-by-step manner and apply your knowledge of Unity concepts to create a real-world game. Complete with hands-on tutorials and projects, this easy-to-follow guide will show you how to develop your first complete game using a variety of Unity tools. As you make progress, you'll learn how to make the most of the Unity Editor and create scripts using the C# programming language. This Unity game development book will then take you through integrating graphics, sound, and animations and manipulating physics to create impressive mechanics for your games. You'll also learn how to code a simple AI agent to challenge the user and use profiling tools to ensure that the code runs in a performant way. Finally, you'll get to grips with Unity's AR Foundation for creating AR experiences for 3D apps and games. By the end of this book, you'll have developed a complete game and will have built a solid foundation using Unity's tooling ecosystem to develop game projects of any scale.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Chapter 20: Building the Project

Integrating and mixing audio

We can just drag our bits of audio into our scene to start using it, but we can dig a little bit further to explore the best ways to configure them to each possible scenario.

In this section, we will examine the following audio integration concepts:

  • Using 2D and 3D AudioSources
  • Using audio mixers

Let's start exploring AudioSources, objects that are in charge of audio playback.

Using 2D and 3D AudioSources

AudioSources are components that can be attached to GameObjects. They are responsible for emitting sound in our game based on AudioClips, which would be the audio assets we downloaded previously. It's important to differentiate an AudioClip from an AudioSource: we can have a single - explosion AudioClip, but lots of AudioSources playing it, simulating several explosions. In this way, an AudioSource can be seen as an instance of an AudioClip.

The simplest way to create an AudioSource is to pick an AudioClip (an audio...