Author: John P. Doran
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2016-05-25
A project-based guide to help you create amazing games with Unity 5.x About This Book Unleash the power of C# coding in Unity and the state of the art Unity rendering engine. Through this unique project-based approach, you will create 7-8 action-packed games from scratch. This assortment of games will take you on a fun-filled journey of becoming a full-fledged Unity game developer. Who This Book Is For This book is best suited for C# developers who have some basic knowledge of the Unity Game development platform. If you are looking to create exciting and interactive games with Unity and get a practical understanding of how to leverage key Unity features and then optimize the Unity rendering engine, then this book is your one-stop solution. What You Will Learn Find out how to create exciting and interactive games using GUIs Prepare animations to be imported and exported Personalize your animation game with Unity's advanced animation system Work with different animation assets and components Customize the game by modifying the player properties and creating exterior environments Create, visualize, and edit animated creatures Familiarize yourself with best practices for Unity 5.x animation using iTween Design character actions and expressions Customize your game and prepare it for playin In Detail This book will help you to create exciting and interactive games from scratch with the Unity game development platform. We will build 7-8 action-packed games of different difficulty levels, and we'll show you how to leverage the intuitive workflow tools and state of the art Unity rendering engine to build and deploy mobile desktop as well as console games. Through this book, you'll develop a complete skillset with the Unity toolset. Using the powerful C# language, we'll create game-specific characters and game environments. Each project will focus on key Unity features as well as game strategy development. This book is the ideal guide to help your transition from an application developer to a full-fledged Unity game developer Style and approach A step by step approach to develop a strong Unity skillset by creating a few action-packed games from scratch.
Möchten Sie eigene Spiele entwickeln? Fürs Web, den Desktop oder für Smartphones und Tablets? In 2D, 3D oder gar Virtual Reality? Mit der beliebten Game Engine »Unity 5« ist das keine Zauberei. Unity-Kenner Jashan Chittesh nimmt Sie in seinem Buch virtuell an die Hand und führt Sie durch Unity und den gesamten Prozess der Spieleentwicklung. Sie brauchen nur grundlegende Programmierkenntnisse mitbringen, und schon geht es los. Anschaulich und praxisorientiert lernen Sie, wie Sie: • 2D-Spiele entwickeln mit Sprites, 2D-Animation, 2D-Physik und Parallax Scrolling • Schritt für Schritt ein anspruchsvolles 3D-Spiel programmieren • 3D-Spiele Virtual-Reality-tauglich machen, für Oculus Rift und Co. Dabei setzen Sie zahlreiche Techniken und Tricks ein, die eindrucksvolle Spiele ermöglichen, u.a.: • Materialien und Shader, inkl. physikbasiertes Shading (neu in Unity 5) • Audio und Effekte mit dem neuen Unity Audio Mixer • animierte Benutzerschnittstellen mit dem neuen Unity UI (ehemals uGUI) • einfache Splitscreen-Multiplayer-Funktionalitäten • Systematisch Fehler suchen, finden und beheben • Drawcalls und Batches verstehen, Performance optimieren • Projekte und Szenen ordentlich aufbauen, den Überblick behalten Über Unity hinaus lernen Sie die grundlegenden Konzepte und Arbeitsweisen der Spieleentwicklung kennen und erfahren, welche weiteren Tools hilfreich sind, z.B. für Grafik, 3D, Audio und Versionsverwaltung. Nach der Lektüre sind Sie mit den wichtigsten Fähigkeiten von Unity 5 vertraut. Sie können sie kreativ nutzen, um eigene Spielideen umzusetzen und auf verschiedenen Zielplattformen zu veröffentlichen. Auf der Website zum Buch finden Sie die kompletten Beispielprojekte mit Code, Aktualisierungen und eine Vielzahl weiterführenden Links. Außerdem: Über zwei Stunden Videotutorials und ein eigenes Forum, in dem der Autor Fragen zum Buch und zu Unity beantwortet.
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.
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 UnityWho This Book Is ForThe 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 usersIn DetailUnity 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 approachThis is a step-by-step guide to developing a game from scratch by applying the fundamentals of C# and Unity scripting.
An easy-to-follow hands-on step-by-step project. Each project includes the complete source code and assets having screenshots and diagrams. If you are an experienced user who has a basic knowledge of how to use the Unity game engine, or are an intermediate user who wants to learn more tips and tricks in using the Unity game engine, this book is ideal for you.
In Pro Unity Game Development with C#, Alan Thorn, author of Learn Unity for 2D Game Development and experienced game developer, takes you through the complete C# workflow for developing a cross-platform first person shooter in Unity. C# is the most popular programming language for experienced Unity developers, helping them get the most out of what Unity offers. If you're already using C# with Unity and you want to take the next step in becoming an experienced, professional-level game developer, this is the book you need. Whether you are a student, an indie developer, or a season game dev professional, you'll find helpful C# examples of how to build intelligent enemies, create event systems and GUIs, develop save-game states, and lots more. You'll understand and apply powerful programming concepts such as singleton classes, component based design, resolution independence, delegates, and event driven programming. By the end of the book, you will have a complete first person shooter game up and running with Unity. Plus you'll be equipped with the know-how and techniques needed to deploy your own professional-grade C# games. If you already know a bit of C# and you want to improve your Unity skills, this is just the right book for you.
Unity is an incredibly powerful and popular game creation tool, and Unity 4 brings even more great features, including Mechanim animation. Learn Unity 4 for iOS Game Development will show you how to use Unity with Xcode to create fun, imaginative 3D games for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You'll learn how to optimize your game for both speed and quality, how to test and profile your game, and how to get the most out of your iOS device features, including the gyroscope and accelerometer. You'll also learn how to incorporate the latest Game Center improvements in iOS 6 into your game, how to make sure your game gets into the App Store, and even how to promote your app and track revenue. If you have a great 3D game idea, and you want to make it a reality in the App Store, then Learn Unity 4 for iOS Game Development has exactly what you need.
Master everything you need to build a 2D game using Unity 5 by developing a complete RPG game framework! About This Book Explore the new features of Unity 5 and recognize obsolete code and elements. Develop and build a complete 2D retro RPG with a conversation system, inventory, random map battles, full game menus, and sound. This book demonstrates how to use the new Unity UI system effectively through detailed C# scripts with full explanations. Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone looking to get started developing 2D games with Unity 5. If you're already accomplished in Unity 2D and wish to expand or supplement your current Unity knowledge, or are working in 2D in Unity 4 and looking to upgrade Unity 5, this book is for you. A basic understanding of programming logic is needed to begin learning with this book, but intermediate and advanced programming topic are explained thoroughly so that coders of any level can follow along. Previous programming experience in C# is not required. What You Will Learn Create a 2D game in Unity 5 by developing a complete retro 2D RPG framework. Effectively manipulate and utilize 2D sprites. Create 2D sprite animations and trigger them effectively with code. Write beginning to advanced-level C# code using MonoDevelop. Implement the new UI system effectively and beautifully. Use state machines to trigger events within your game. In Detail The Unity engine has revolutionized the gaming industry, by making it easier than ever for indie game developers to create quality games on a budget. Hobbyists and students can use this powerful engine to build 2D and 3D games, to play, distribute, and even sell for free! This book will help you master the 2D features available in Unity 5, by walking you through the development of a 2D RPG framework. With fully explained and detailed C# scripts, this book will show you how to create and program animations, a NPC conversation system, an inventory system, random RPG map battles, and full game menus. After your core game is complete, you'll learn how to add finishing touches like sound and music, monetization strategies, and splash screens. You'll then be guided through the process of publishing and sharing your game on multiple platforms. After completing this book, you will have the necessary knowledge to develop, build, and deploy 2D games of any genre! Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step practical tutorial style approach. The steps are accompanied by examples, and all the intermediate steps will be clearly explained. The focus of this book will obviously be on the advanced topics so that the game looks and performs efficiently.
Do you want to build mobile games, but lack game development experience? No problem. This practical guide shows you how to create beautiful, interactive content for iOS and Android devices with the Unity game engine. Authors Jon Manning and Paris Buttfield-Addison (iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook) provide a top-to-bottom overview of Unity’s features with specific, project-oriented guidance on how to use them in real game situations. Over the course of this book, you’ll learn hands-on how to build 2D and 3D games from scratch that will hook and delight players. If you have basic programming skills, you’re ready to get started. Explore the basics of Unity, and learn how to structure games, graphics, scripting, sounds, physics, and particle systems Use 2D graphics and physics features to build a side-scrolling action game Create a 3D space combat simulator with projectile shooting and respawning objects, and learn how to manage the appearance of 3D models Dive into Unity’s advanced features, such as precomputed lighting, shading, customizing the editor, and deployment
Author: Wallace Wang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Welcome to the wonderful world of the Mac! Whether you’ve just decided to switch from Windows or you’ve been using a Mac for awhile and want to take advantage of all its bells and whistles, Macs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the perfect guidebook to Mac land. You probably already know that Macs were made for media. There’s iPhoto for organizing, editing, and sharing your digital photos; iMovie to let you become a moviemaker; iDVD for preserving that movie and playing your favorites; and of course, iTunes for managing your music. But your Mac is just as happy creating documents, browsing the Internet, putting together cool presentations, or even crunching numbers. This guide shows you how to use all those applications and more. Seven minibooks cover Mac basics; working with photos, movies, and music; using the Internet; working with iLife and iWork applications; various other Mac programs; time-saving tips; and networking. You’ll discover how to Set up and customize a new Mac Get online, choose a browser, configure an e-mail account, and instant-message with iChat Handle Mac security and troubleshoot problems Create a Web site with iWeb and get it online Back up your files, sync your stuff, and manage your life with your Mac Network your Mac with other computers, even PCs, and share files, printers, and more Even if you’re a seasoned Mac veteran, we bet you’ll find some things here you didn’t know! And you’ll refer to this book again and again.
Author: John P. Doran
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Over 40 recipes to accelerate the process of learning game design and solving development problems using Unreal Engine About This Book Explore the quickest way to tackle common challenges faced in Unreal Engine Create your own content, levels, light scenes, and materials, and work with Blueprints and C++ scripting An intermediate, fast-paced Unreal Engine guide with targeted recipes to design games within its framework Who This Book Is For This book is for those who are relatively experienced with Unreal Engine 4 and have knowledge of its fundamentals. Working knowledge of C++ is required. What You Will Learn Discover editor functionalities for an in-depth insight into game design Develop environments using terrain for outdoor areas and a workflow for interiors as well using brushes Design various kinds of materials with unique features, such as mirrors and glows Explore the various ways that lighting can be used in the engine Build various level effects using Blueprints, Unreal's visual scripting system Set up a development environment and develop custom functionality with C++ for your games Create healthbars and main menus with animations using Slate, Unreal's UI solution, through the UMG Editor Package and create an installer to get your project out into the world In Detail Unreal Engine is powerful tool with rich functionalities to create games. It equips you with the skills to easily build mobile and desktop games from scratch without worrying about which platform they will run on. You can focus on the individual complexities of game development such as animation and rendering. This book takes you on a journey to jumpstart your game design efforts. You will learn various aspects of the Unreal engine commonly encountered with practical examples of how it can be used, with numerous references for further study. You will start by getting acquainted with Unreal Engine 4 and building out levels for your game. This will be followed by recipes to help you create environments, place meshes, and implement your characters. You will then learn to work with lights, camera, and shadows to include special effects in your game. Moving on, you'll learn Blueprint scripting and C++ programming to enable you to achieve trigger effects and add simple functionalities. By the end of the book, you will see how to create a healthbar and main menu, and then get your game ready to be deployed and published. Style and approach This book offers detailed, easy-to-follow recipes that will help you master a wide range of Unreal Engine 4's features. Every recipe provides step-by-step instructions, with explanations of how these features work, and alternative approaches and research materials so you can learn even more.