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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

Creating dynamic cameras with Cinemachine

Cameras are a very important subject in video games. They allow the player to see their surroundings to make decisions based on what they see. The game designer usually defines how it behaves to get the exact gameplay experience they want, and that's no easy task. A lot of behaviors must be layered to get the exact feeling. Also, during cutscenes, it is important to control the path that the camera will be traversing and where the camera is looking to focus the action during those constantly moving scenes.

In this chapter, we will use the Cinemachine package to create both of the dynamic cameras that will follow the player's movements, which we will code in Part 3, and also, the cameras to be used during cutscenes.

In this section, we will examine the following Cinemachine concepts:

  • Creating camera behaviors
  • Creating dolly tracks

Let's start by discussing how to create a Cinemachine controlled camera...