A Crash Course in Unity's Entity Component System

Create a First Person Shooter which covers Unity's ECS, Parallel Processing and Entity Physics in a Nutshell.
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Students will gain an overview of Unity's Entity Component System.
Students will learn about the advantages of parallel processing and where to use in their games.

Requirements

  • Students should be familiar with Unity.
  • Students should be confident C# programmers.

Description

Unity's new Data-Oriented Technology Stack (DOTS) and Entity Component System (ECS) programming paradigm have been developed to optimize game development and open up new ways of accessing memory and parallel processing for developing high-performance C# code that takes advantage of contemporary multicore computers. Through the use of the Burst Compiler, your game programs become native code, able to run faster on multiple threads thus pushing the boundaries of the size of your virtual environments and the simultaneous processing of tens of thousands of game objects.

In this free course, Penny zooms through the development of a basic physics-based DOTS First Person Shooter. Using her internationally acclaimed teaching style and knowledge from over 25 years working with games, graphics and having written two award-winning books on games AI, Penny will take you from familiar object-oriented programming and upgrade your skill to the more memory efficient and optimized entity component architecture. Throughout, you will follow along with hands-on workshops designed to show you the potential of Unity's ECS programming through the new DOTS-specific math and physics libraries.

This course requires Unity 2019.3.8. and the Hybrid Renderer Package 0.4.1

Learn how to program and work with:

  • Entities and Components

  • The C# Job Systems

  • Collision Systems

What people are saying about Penny's courses:

  • Dr.Penny is a wonderful person and a true expert. All of her courses I've taken have been top notch and in my opinion there is no better teacher out there.

  • Allow me to say how hugely important this is for a person who is interested in certain type of game design. Creating games where you can create AI behaviours that supports emergent situations.

  • I honestly love Holistic's teaching approach and I've never learned so much within a few hours about coding effectively with such detailed explanations!

Who this course is for:

  • Existing Unity developers who would like to know how Unity's Entity Component System works.

Course content

3 sections13 lectures1h 58m total length
  • Welcome
    02:05
  • Join the H3D Student Community
    01:26
  • FAQs
    00:14

Instructors

International Award Winning Professor & Best Selling Author
Penny de Byl
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 18,381 Reviews
  • 118,038 Students
  • 25 Courses

Hi, I'm Dr Penny de Byl.  I'm a full stack developer of most things computer sciency and academic with a true passion for teaching.  I've been teaching others about games development, programming, computer graphics, animation and web design for over 25 years in universities in Australia and Europe at the full professor level. I've also consulted for Unity, SAE, the Australian Institute of Entertainment and Wikitude. My best selling textbooks including Holistic Game Development with Unity are used in over 100 institutions world-wide.  My graduates work at companies like Apple, Ubisoft, LinkedIn and Deloitte Digital.

I have an honours degree in computer graphics and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence for games characters.  Over the course of my career I've won numerous awards for teaching excellence at the state, national and international levels including the Australian Learning and Teaching Council's Excellence in Teaching Award and the Unity Mobile Game Curriculum Competition. My approach to teaching computer science and related fields is project-based giving you hands-on workshops you can immediately get your teeth into.

I want you to leave my virtual classroom fully armed with a toolkit of skills for life-long learning.  I'm excited to now be focussing my efforts full-time on Udemy to bring my years of knowledge and experience to those eager to learn about technology.


Academic, Author & Game Development Enthusiast
Penny @Holistic3D.com
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 18,392 Reviews
  • 118,038 Students
  • 25 Courses

Hi, I'm Dr Penny de Byl.  I'm a full stack developer of most things computer sciency and academic with a true passion for teaching.  I've been teaching others about games development, programming, computer graphics, animation and web design for over 25 years in universities in Australia and Europe at the full professor level. I've also consulted for Unity and SAE. My best selling textbooks including Holistic Game Development with Unity are used in over 100 institutions world-wide.  My graduates work at companies like Apple, Ubisoft, LinkedIn and Deloitte Digital.

I have an honours degree in computer graphics and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence for games characters.  Over the course of my career I've won numerous awards for teaching excellence at the state, national and international levels including the Australian Learning and Teaching Council's Excellence in Teaching Award and the Unity Mobile Game Curriculum Competition. My approach to teaching computer science and related fields is project-based giving you hands-on workshops you can immediately get your teeth into.

I want you to leave my virtual classroom fully armed with a toolkit of skills for life-long learning.  I'm excited to now be focussing my efforts full-time on Udemy to bring my years of knowledge and experience to those eager to learn about technology.