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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

Customizing our shop selection

In this section, we are going to use scriptable objects to customize each selection. We have already used scriptable objects in Chapter 2, Adding and Manipulating Objects. This time, we will use a similar method but for our selection grid; hopefully, this will make you appreciate how scriptable objects can be expanded and used across the game.

As mentioned in Chapter 2, Adding and Manipulating Objects, I make a habit of initialing scriptable objects with an SO tag so that they're easy to identify. Let's create an SOShopSelection script:

  1. In the Unity editor, go to the Project window and navigate to Assets/Resources/Script.
  2. Create a script (using the same method as in Chapter 2, Adding and Manipulating Objects) and name it SOShopSelection.

This SOShopSelection script will create a template of data types for our asset files (the same as with our player and enemy ships). These asset files...