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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 discussed two different ways to create particle systems, using Shuriken and VFX Graph. We used them to simulate different fluid phenomena, such as fire, a waterfall, smoke, and rain. The idea is to combine particle systems with meshes to generate all the possible props needed for your scene. Also, as you can imagine, creating these kinds of effects professionally requires you to go deeper. If you want to dedicate yourself to this (another part of the job of a Technical Artist), you will need to learn how to create your own particle textures to get the exact look and feel you want, code scripts that control certain aspects of the systems, and several other aspects of particle creation. Again, that is outside the scope of the book.

Now that we have some rain in our scene, we can see that the sky and the lighting in the scene don't really reflect a rainy day, so let's fix that in the next chapter!