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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


In this chapter, we learned how to create large Terrain meshes using Height Maps and Unity Terrain tools such as Paint Height and Set Height to create hills and river basins. Also, we saw how to create our own 3D meshes using ProBuilder, as well as how to manipulate the vertexes, edges, and faces of a model to create a prototype base model for our game. We didn't discuss some performance optimizations we can apply to our meshes or some advanced 3D modeling concepts as that would require entire chapters and that's outside the scope of this book. Right now, our main focus is prototyping, so we are fine with our level's current status.

In the next chapter, we will learn how to download and replace these prototyping models with final art by integrating Assets (files) we have created with external tools. This is the first step to improving the graphics quality of our game so that it reaches the final look, which we will finish by the end of Part 2.