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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
Creating a 2D Shop Interface and In-Game HUD

n this chapter, we will be paying attention to our shop interface and how we can improve it visually, as well as its functionality. The current shop works well, but we could make it support multiple screen ratios. We could also introduce Unity's Event system and Button components, as well as a few other new functionalities.

The other area we will be visiting in this chapter is the in-game Heads Up Display (HUD). This is fairly common in games where we have the game's information displayed at a particular location of the screen. We will be displaying our player's lives, score, and a mini-map to show where our enemies are. This can be seen in the following screenshot:

The other half of this chapter will be about improving the 2D visuals of our shop scene so that there are choices in terms of the upgrades we can buy and so that...