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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

Using Textures

The idea of using Textures is to have an image applied to the model in a way that means we can paint different parts of the model with different colors. Remember that the model has the UV map, which allows Unity to know which part of the Texture will be applied to which part of the model:

Figure 6.24 On the left, a face texture; on the right, the same texture applied to a face mesh

We have several nodes to do this task, one of them being Sample Texture 2D, a node that has two main inputs. First, it asks us for the texture to sample or apply to the model and then the UV. You can see it in the following screenshot:

Figure 6.25 Sample Texture node

As you can see, the default value of the Texture input node is None, so there's no texture by default, and we need to manually specify that. For UV, the default value is UV0, meaning that, by default, the node will use the main UV channel of the model, and yes, a model can...