Designed to give you enough familiarity in a programming language to be immediately productive, Learning C# Programming with Unity 3D provides the basics of programming and brings you quickly up to speed. Organized into easy-to-follow lessons, the book covers how C# is used to make a game in Unity3D. After reading this book, you will be armed with the knowledge required to feel confident in learning more. You’ll have what it takes to at least look at code without your head spinning. Writing a massive multiplayer online role-playing game is quite hard, of course, but learning how to write a simple behavior isn’t. Like drawing, you start off with the basics such as spheres and cubes. After plenty of practice, you’ll be able to create a real work of art. This applies to writing code—you start off with basic calculations, then move on to the logic that drives a complex game. By the end of this book, you will have the skills to be a capable programmer, or at least know what is involved with how to read and write code. Although you could go online and find videos and tutorials, there is a distinct advantage when it comes to learning things in order and in one place. Most online tutorials for C# are scattered, disordered, and incohesive. It’s difficult to find a good starting point, and even more difficult to find a continuous list of tutorials to bring you to any clear understanding of the C# programming language. This book not only gives you a strong foundation, but puts you on the path to game development.
This book uses the learning-by-example approach. It takes simple examples from games to introduce all the main concepts of programming in an easy-to-digest and immediately recognizable way.This book is for the total beginner to any type of programming, focusing on the writing of C# code and scripts only. There are many parts that make up the Unity game engine. It is assumed that the reader already knows their way around Unity's user interface. The code editor used in this book is the MonoDevelop editor supplied by Unity.
Summary Manning's bestselling and highly recommended Unity book has been fully revised! Unity in Action, Second Edition teaches you to write and deploy games with the Unity game development platform. You'll master the Unity toolset from the ground up, adding the skills you need to go from application coder to game developer. Foreword by Jesse Schell, author of The Art of Game Design Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Build your next game without sweating the low-level details. The Unity game development platform handles the heavy lifting, so you can focus on game play, graphics, and user experience. With support for C# programming, a huge ecosystem of production-quality prebuilt assets, and a strong dev community, Unity can get your next great game idea off the drawing board and onto the screen! About the Book Unity in Action, Second Edition teaches you to write and deploy games with Unity. As you explore the many interesting examples, you'll get hands-on practice with Unity's intuitive workflow tools and state-of-the-art rendering engine. This practical guide exposes every aspect of the game dev process, from the initial groundwork to creating custom AI scripts and building easy-to-read UIs. And because you asked for it, this totally revised Second Edition includes a new chapter on building 2D platformers with Unity's expanded 2D toolkit. What's Inside Revised for new best practices, updates, and more! 2D and 3D games Characters that run, jump, and bump into things Connect your games to the internet About the Reader You need to know C# or a similar language. No game development knowledge is assumed. About the Author Joe Hocking is a software engineer and Unity expert specializing in interactive media development. Table of Contents PART 1 - First steps Getting to know Unity Building a demo that puts you in 3D space Adding enemies and projectiles to the 3D game Developing graphics for your game PART 2 - Getting comfortable Building a Memory game using Unity's 2D functionality Creating a basic 2D Platformer Putting a GUI onto a game Creating a third-person 3D game: player movement and animation Adding interactive devices and items within the game PART 3 - Strong finish Connecting your game to the internet Playing audio: sound effects and music Putting the parts together into a complete game Deploying your game to players' devices
Develop your first interactive 2D platformer game by learning the fundamentals of C# About This Book Get to grips with the fundamentals of scripting in C# with Unity Create an awesome, 2D platformer game from scratch using the principles of object-oriented programming and coding in C# This is a step-by-step guide to learn the fundamentals of C# scripting to develop GameObjects and master the basics of the new UI system in Unity Who This Book Is For The book is targeted at beginner level Unity developers with no programming experience. If you are a Unity developer and you wish to learn how to write C# scripts and code by creating games, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Understand the fundamentals of variables, methods, and code syntax in C# Get to know about techniques to turn your game idea into working project Use loops and collections efficiently in Unity to reduce the amount of code Develop a game using the object-oriented programming principles Generate infinite levels for your game Create and code a good-looking functional UI system for your game Publish and share your game with users In Detail Unity is a cross-platform game engine that is used to develop 2D and 3D video games. Unity 5 is the latest version, released in March 2015, and adds a real-time global illumination to the games, and its powerful new features help to improve a game's efficiency. This book will get you started with programming behaviors in C# so you can create 2D games in Unity. You will begin by installing Unity and learning about its features, followed by creating a C# script. We will then deal with topics such as unity scripting for you to understand how codes work so you can create and use C# variables and methods. Moving forward, you will find out how to create, store, and retrieve data from collection of objects. You will also develop an understanding of loops and their use, and you'll perform object-oriented programming. This will help you to turn your idea into a ready-to-code project and set up a Unity project for production. Finally, you will discover how to create the GameManager class to manage the game play loop, generate game levels, and develop a simple UI for the game. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the art of applying C# in Unity. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide to developing a game from scratch by applying the fundamentals of C# and Unity scripting.
Explore every nook and cranny of Unity 5 to turn your imaginations into reality About This Book Demystify the C# programming language in Unity 5.x. Unleash the power of Unity to create a wide variety of projects in numerous genres and formats. Master the art of optimization for Unity 5.x applications with tips and techniques that will further enhance your game. Who This Book Is For Beginner level Unity developers who do not have much programming experience. What You Will Learn Master the art of applying C# in Unity. Get to know about techniques to turn your game idea into working project. Use loops and collections efficiently in Unity to reduce the amount of code. Create and code a good-looking functional UI system for your game. Find out how to create exciting and interactive games using GUIs. Work with different animation assets and components to enhance your game further. Personalize your game by learning how to use Unity's advanced animation system. Create, visualize, and edit animated creatures to add to your already amazing game. Familiarize yourself with the tools and practices of game development Discover how to create the Game Manager class to, generate game levels, and develop UI for the game. Use the Unity Profiler to find bottlenecks anywhere in your application, and discover how to resolve them. Implement best practices for C# scripting to avoid common mistakes In Detail Unity is a cross-platform game engine that is used to develop 2D and 3D video games. Unity 5 is the latest version, and adds a real-time global illumination to the games; and its powerful new features help to improve a game's efficiency. If you love games and want to learn how to make them but have no idea where to begin, then this course is built just for you. This learning path is divided into three modules which will take you in this incredible journey of creating games. The course begins with getting you started with programming behaviors in C# so that you can create 2D games in Unity. You will begin by installing Unity and learning about its features. You will learn how to perform object-oriented programming and discover how to manage the game play loop, generate game levels, and develop a simple UI for the game. By the time this module comes to a close, you will have mastered the art of applying C# in Unity. It is now time we put into use what we learned in the previous module into reality as we move onto the second module. Here, we will be building 7-8 action-packed games of different difficulty levels. Each project will focus on key Unity features as well as game strategy development. This module will mark your transformation from an application developer to a full-fledged Unity game developer. Who wouldn't love a game that is fully perfect, functional, and without any glitches? The third module deals with just that by teaching how to enhance your game by learning game optimization skills. Here, you'll gain an understanding of possible solutions to any problem and how to implement them. You will then learn everything you need to know about where performance bottlenecks can be found, why they happen, and how to work around them. With this massive wealth of knowledge, at the end of this learning path, you will be able to leverage an array of game development techniques to create your own basic games while resolving any issues that you encounter. Style and approach This learning path should be treated as the complete package necessary for building games. It is a step-by-step guide to develop a game from scratch by applying the fundamentals of C# and Unity scripting, with a reference guide in the end to solve all your gaming problems.
Most C# books are written for experienced C++ and Java programmers. If you're a novice programmer, or you have experience in VB6 or other procedural programming languages, and you want to learn C#, until now you've been out of luck. That's why Jesse Liberty, author of the best-selling booksProgramming C#andProgramming ASP.NET, has written an entry-level guide to C#. Written in a warm and friendly manner, this book assumes no prior programming experience, and provides an easy introduction to Microsoft's premier .NET language. Learning C#is a complete introduction to C# and object-oriented programming.Learning C#will help you build a solid foundation in .NET, and show how to apply your skills by using dozens of tested examples.Learning C#introduces Visual Studio .NET, a tool set for building Windows and Web applications. You'll learn about the syntax and structure of the C# language, including operators, classes and interfaces, structs, arrays, and strings. Liberty then demonstrates how to develop various kinds of applications--including those that work with databases--and web services. By the time you've finishedLearning C#you'll be ready to move on to a more advanced programming guide that will help you create large-scale web and Windows applications. Whether you have a little object-oriented programming experience or you are new to programming altogether,Learning C#will set you firmly on your way to mastering the essentials of the C# language.
Develop your first interactive 2D and 3D platform game by learning the fundamentals of C# About This Book Learn the fundamentals of C# 7 scripting to develop GameObjects and master the basics of the new UI system in Unity 2017 Build and develop your 2D game right from scratch and extend it to 3D while implementing the principles of object-oriented programming and coding in C# 7 Get to grips with the fundamentals of optimizing your game using the latest features of Unity 2017 Who This Book Is For This book is for game developers and enthusiasts who want to get started with game development with Unity 2017. No prior experience of C# is required. What You Will Learn Create your first 2D and 3D games in Unity Understand the fundamentals of variables, methods, and code syntax in C# Use loops and collections efficiently in Unity to reduce the amount of code Develop a game using object-oriented programming principles Implement simple enemy characters into the game to learn point-to-point movement and Tree behaviors Avoid performance mistakes by implementing different optimization techniques Export 3D models and animations and import them inside a Unity project In Detail Do you want to learn C# programming by creating fun and interactive games using the latest Unity 2017 platform? If so, look no further; this is the right book for you. Get started with programming C# so you can create 2D and 3D games in Unity. We will walk you through the basics to get you started with C# 7 and its latest features. Then, explore the use of C# 7 and its latest functional programming capabilities to create amazing games with Unity 2017. You will create your first C# script for Unity, add objects into it, and learn how to create game elements with it. Work with the latest functional programming features of C# and leverage them for great game scripting. Throughout the book, you will learn to use the new Unity 2017 2D tool set and create an interactive 2D game with it. You will make enemies appear to challenge your player, and discover some optimization techniques for great game performance. At the end, you will learn how to transform a 2D game into 3D, and you will be able to skill up to become a pro C# programmer with Unity 2017! Style and approach The book takes a practical, step-by-step approach where you learn C# coding while developing fun and interactive games.
Author: Sam A. Abolrous
Release Date: 2007-09
Learn C# begins with the basics, then dives into the depths of C# development with easy-to-use tutorials, ready-to-run examples, and drills. The book covers the language features introduced in versions 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0, with an emphasis on the powerful features introduced in C# 2.0 and the enhancements added in C# 3.0. Additionally, the book introduces the IDE and the features of Visual Studio 2005 that increase productivity such as XSD-based IntelliSense, code snippets, smart tags, and refactoring.Learn about generics, iterators, anonymous types and methods, partial and static classes, nullable types; the namespace alias qualifier, property accessor accessibility Covariance and contravariance, implicitly typed local variables and arrays, object initializers, func delegate types and lambda expressions and query expressions.
Author: Jeff W. Murray
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2014-06-24
An Accessible, Modular Style of Game Building—Easily Start Making Games with Unity 3D C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D presents a highly flexible core framework to create just about any type of game by plugging in different script components. Most scripts function within the game framework or in your own structures. The techniques and concepts discussed in the book give you a solid foundation in game development. The first ten chapters set up the flexible, reusable framework based in C# and suitable for all game types. The book also explains scripting of generic, reusable, and common functionality. The remainder of the text adds game-specific code to the framework to create four example games: a top-down arena shooter, a futuristic racing combat game, a tank arena deathmatch game, and a classic arcade-style vertical scrolling shoot ’em up. The games encompass artificial intelligence (path following, target chasing, and line-of-sight patrolling behaviors), game state control, wheel colliders, and weapon inventory management. The example files are available for download on the book’s CRC Press web page. Reducing your recoding, repurposing, or adaptation time, this book provides script-based components that you can use to jump start your own projects. The book’s modular components can be mixed and matched to build various kinds of video games for the Unity game engine.
Author: Manuel Saint-Victor
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Genre: C# (Computer program language)
The ideal Unity book for programmers ready to dive into advanced 3D gaming As a dynamic, graphically rich 3D game engine, Unity3D stands out from its competitors by working on nearly every desktop and mobile platform. This book is the first to offer professional-level programming of Unity using C#. You begin with learning how to install Unity3D and gradually move on to more advanced coding topics in C#. Each object is introduced, applied to the code, demonstrated through examples, and added to an example game that is built upon throughout the book. By the end of the book, you will be encouraged to create a game and upload it to a site where other users can view and comment, cultivating the learning process through dialog and interaction. Explains how to maximize advanced capabilities of Unity3D for programming games Highlights techniques for creating shaders, which manipulate the way graphics are rendered by the game engine Extends the reach of the book by discussing how Unity3D is an ideal way to break into the social web market Demystifies Unity3D co-routines and the yield statement in a clear and concise manner Whether you use this book as a tutorial or reference manual for working with Unity3D and C#, you will most certainly find it to be invaluable.
Author: Matt Smith
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Cookbook. From beginners to advanced users, from artists to coders, this book is for you and everyone in your team! This book is for anyone who wants to explore a wide range of Unity scripting and multimedia features and to find ready to use solutions to many game features. Programmers can explore multimedia features, and multimedia developers can try their hand at scripting.
This book is written with two objective in mind, first, to introduce the reader to the concepts of programming using C#, second, to put into practice the concepts in a fun and entertaining way by developing computer games and game design concepts.
Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 4 is perfect for those who would like to come to grips with programming Unity. You may be an artist who has learned 3D tools such as 3ds Max, Maya, or Cinema 4D, or you may come from 2D tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. On the other hand, you may just want to familiarize yourself with programming games and the latest ideas in game production. This book introduces key game production concepts in an artist-friendly way, and rapidly teaches the basic scripting skills you'll need with Unity. It goes on to show how you, as an independent game artist, can create interactive games, ideal in scope for today's casual and mobile markets, while also giving you a firm foundation in game logic and design. The first part of the book explains the logic involved in game interaction, and soon has you creating game assets through simple examples that you can build upon and gradually expand. In the second part, you'll build the foundations of a point-and-click style first-person adventure game—including reusable state management scripts, dialogue trees for character interaction, load/save functionality, a robust inventory system, and a bonus feature: a dynamically configured maze and mini-map. With the help of the provided 2D and 3D content, you'll learn to evaluate and deal with challenges in bite-sized pieces as the project progresses, gaining valuable problem-solving skills in interactive design. By the end of the book, you will be able to actively use the Unity 3D game engine, having learned the necessary workflows to utilize your own assets. You will also have an assortment of reusable scripts and art assets with which to build future games. What you’ll learn How to build interactive games that work on a variety of platforms Take the tour around Unity user interface fundamentals, scripting and more Create a test environment and gain control over functionality, cursor control, action objects, state management, object metadata, message text and more What is inventory logic and how to manage it How to handle 3D object visibility, effects and other special cases How to handle variety of menus and levels in your games development How to handle characters, scrollers, and more How to create or integrate a story/walkthrough How to use the new Mecanim animation Who this book is for Students or artists familiar with tools such as 3ds Max or Maya who want to create games for mobile platforms, computers, or consoles, but with little or no experience in scripting or the logic behind games development. Table of Contents 01. Introduction to Game Development 02. Unity UI basics 03. Introduction to Scripting 04. Terrain Generation and Environment 05. Exploring Navigation 06. Cursor Control and Interaction 07. Importing Assets 08. Action Objects 09. Managing State 10. Exploring Transitions 11. Physics and Special Effects 12. Message Text and HUD 13. Inventory Logic 14. Managing Inventory 15. Dialogue Trees 16. Mecanim 17. Game Environment 18. Setting up the Game 19. Menus and Levels
Even experienced game developers sometimes have a hard time making their vision for a great game a reality. The number of available programming languages, libraries, and production methods can make the development process overwhelming and result in compli