2D Vector Basics For Unity

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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2016 English

Course Description

Vectors are an extremely important aspect of game programming. In this course, you're introduced to vectors in two dimensions to make the process of learning as simple as possible. The lessons are animated presentations, with several summary code lessons. The course covers the fundamentals of vectors though a variety of illustrations, and through direct applications to Unity game programming.  Though the concepts are introduced in two dimensions, many of the concepts carry over to three dimensions. The code examples shown are in C#. This course will be useful to game programmers, but also to people who are interested in science in general because vectors are a general scientific concept. Let's get exploring!

What are the requirements?

  • Should be able to get Unity
  • Should be able to get MonoDevelop

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Draw vectors
  • Understand how to interpret components
  • Understand the meaning of vector magnitudes
  • Understand the concept of a force
  • Understand the concept of dot product
  • Write code to express vector concepts in C# in Unity
  • Understand the concept of global coordinates
  • Understand the concept of local coordinates
  • Others...

Who is the target audience?

  • Those interested in game programming
  • Those who already know some C#

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Section 1: Introduction

Lesson Objective: What we're going to learn

Section 2: Brief Review Of Required Basics

Lesson Objective: Understand why vectors are used


Lesson Objective: Understand the concept of a vector component


Lesson Objective: Understand the concept of vector magnitude


Lesson Objective: Write a small amount of code to illustrate the concept of a vector, vector components, and vector magnitudes


Lesson Objective: Understanding unit vectors


Lesson Objective: Understanding normalization


Lesson Objective: Write C# code to illustrate using normalized vectors


Lesson Objective: Understand how to add vectors


Lesson Objective: Understand how to subtract vectors and how to use vector subtraction


Lesson Objective: Understand how to express vector addition in code


Lesson Objective: Understand the meaning of a dot product


Learning Objective: Understand how to use the dot product in two dimensions


Lesson Objective: Understand how to use the dot product in real code

Section 3: Conclusion

Lesson Objective: What steps to take to grow your skills

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Instructor Biography

Tom Owsiak, Web, Math, Stats., and Physics Expert

  • I have nine years experience as a teacher of mathematics, physics, statistics, and programming. I worked for five years as a database programmer using various technologies such as .NET, Clipper, SQL, SQL Server, SAS, Excel, and others. I'm the publisher of one of the most successful programming courses on udemy, called "Learn C# With Visual Studio 2013". Currently, I work as a mathematics and computer science teacher at a college in NY.
  • Related Education:
  • Master of Science in Applied Statistical Computing, Kennesaw State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Pure Mathematics, Queens College
  • Associates of Science in Computer Programming
  • Creator of more than 1620 math, physics, statistics and programming videos
  • Programmer of more than 500 educational simulations

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