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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

Applying lighting

When discussing ways to process lighting in a game, there are two main ways we can do so, known as Forward Rendering and Deferred Rendering. Both handle lighting in a different order, with different techniques, requirements, pros, and cons. Forward Rendering is usually recommended for performance, while Deferred Rendering is usually recommended for quality. The latter is used by the High Definition Render Pipeline of Unity, the renderer used for high-quality graphics in high-end devices. At the time of writing this book, Unity is developing a performant version for URP. Also, in Unity, Forward Renderer comes in two flavors: Multi-Pass Forward, which is used in the built-in renderer (the old Unity renderer), and Single Pass Forward, which is used in URP. Again, each has its pros and cons.

Important information

Actually, there are other options available, both official and third-party, such as Vertex Lit, but for now, we will focus on the three main ones –...