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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 several lighting topics, such as how Unity calculates lights, shadows, how to deal with different light sources such as direct and indirect lighting, how to configure shadows, how to bake lighting to optimize performance, and how to combine dynamic and static lighting so that the lights aren't disconnected from the world they affect. This was a long chapter, but lighting deserves that. It is a complex subject that can improve the look and feel of your scene drastically, as well as reducing your performance dramatically. It requires a lot of practice and, here, we tried to summarize all the important knowledge you will need to start experimenting with it. Be patient with this topic; it is easy to get incorrect results, but you are probably just one checkbox away from solving it.

Now that we have improved all we can in the scene settings, in the next chapter, we will apply a final layer of graphic effects using the Unity Postprocessing Stack...