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Unity Certified Programmer: Exam Guide

By : Philip Walker
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Unity Certified Programmer: Exam Guide

By: Philip Walker

Overview of this book

Unity Certified Programmer is a global certification program by Unity for anyone looking to become a professional Unity developer. The official Unity programmer exam will not only validate your Unity knowledge and skills, but also enable you to be part of the Unity community. This study guide will start by building on your understanding of C# programming and take you through the process of downloading and installing Unity. You’ll understand how Unity works and get to grips with the core objectives of the Unity exam. As you advance, you’ll enhance your skills by creating an enjoyable side-scrolling shooter game that can be played within the Unity Editor or any recent Android mobile device. This Unity book will test your knowledge with self-assessment questions and help you take your skills to an advanced level by working with Unity tools such as the Animator, Particle Effects, Lighting, UI/UX, Scriptable Objects, and debugging. By the end of this book, you’ll have developed a solid understanding of the different tools in Unity and understand how to create impressive Unity applications by making the most of its toolset.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Full Unity Programmer Mock Exam

Adding visuals to the player's ship prefab

In this section, we will focus on the player's ship. We'll create a series of different art visual techniques to make our ship lookfuturistic without physically changing its geometry. We will create and apply a type of material to our ship that is used as housing to hold and display several maps. These maps are responsible for targeting specific channels on our player's ship. Because this book is specifically for programmers, I have created several of these maps that you can drag and drop into the material component that sits within theInspectorwindow.

Normally, if a three-dimensional model, such as the player's ship, has a texture applied to the model, the model needs to undergo a method called unwrapping. Unwrapping is like peeling off the faces of the model and laying them down flat so that they can have textures applied to them. Then, the unpeeled faces are wrapped back around the three-dimensional...