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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

Combining Textures

Even though we have used nodes, we haven't created anything that can't be created using regular Shaders, but that's about to change. So far, we can see the water moving but it still look static, and that's because the ripples are always the same. We have several techniques to generate ripples, and the simplest one would be to combine two water Textures moving in different directions to mix their ripples, and actually, we can simply use the same Texture, just flipped, to save some memory. To combine the Textures, we will sum them and then divide them by 2, so basically, we are calculating the average of the textures! Let's do that by doing the following:

  1. Select all of the nodes between Time and Sampler 2D (including them), creating a selection rectangle by clicking in any empty space in the graph, holding and dragging the click, and then releasing when all target nodes are covered:

    Figure 6.42 Selecting several nodes

  2. Right-click...