Introduction to Game Design with Unity3D

Create your own 3D games for the iPhone, iPad, and PC using the powerful Unity Game Engine.
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Introduction to Game Design with Unity3D

Create your own 3D games for the iPhone, iPad, and PC using the powerful Unity Game Engine.
99 reviews

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Brand new game design series based on the Unity3D game engine, taught by Martin Knapp. Through out each of the many lessons you are introduced to the powerful Unity3D game engine which has been used to create countless game for all the major system and mobile devised. After becoming familiar with the Unity user interface, students to on to learn how to create a game level from scratch. Addition videos in this series teaches students how to apply textures, lights and even advanced particle systems to their games. Finally this training series will show students how to add first person and third person game controllers to their games so they can explore and play the worlds they just learned how to create.

About Martin Knapp

Martin is a Creative Director who has been working in the 3D industry for over 10 years. He has worked for major 3D companies such as Pixologic and has taught classes at major film and game studios like Industrial Light and Magic and Ubisoft. He has served on the advisory board for the LA Film School and the Digital Animation and Visual Effects School. In addition to creating award winning work in the areas of advertising, web, and games, he has a passion for sharing his deep knowledge of the digital arts with others and has created hundreds of hours of online training. He is an Autodesk and Pixologic certified instructor and self admittedly is always a student himself as he never stops learning the latest tools and techniques.

    • Computer
    • Free version of Unity
    • Over 18 lectures and 3 hours of content!
    • Understand the basics of the Unity3D Game engine
    • Create 3D game levels with geometry, textures, and lights
    • Create advanced particles and effects
    • Create first and third person game controllers
    • Publish games to the iPhone, iPad, Android, and desktop
    • Game developers
    • Non-programmers
    • Beginners

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Introduction to Unity 3D
  • 1
    Introduction to this course
    01:49
  • 2
    Introduction to Unity 3D
    05:11

    This training video introduces students to the Unity3D game engine and shows them where they can download and install the latest version. Unity is free to use by all and is available at the Unity website.

  • 3
    Revert Settings
    02:39

    It's important that when students run their own version on Unity while watching this video, that the user interface and settings match that of the instructors through out these videos. So here we take a moment to learn how to revert these settings back to the default settings.

  • 4
    Launching Your First Project
    04:51

    In this video we take a look at how the Unity file structure works and how to launch and open Unity project.

  • 5
    Importing a Project
    06:51

    There are ton of amazing resources and projects that are available for free download from the Unity community. In this video we take a look at how to download an import these powerful assets.

  • 6
    Switching Between Projects
    04:19

    In this video students learn how to efficiently switch between different Unity projects, keeping their workflows optimized.

  • 7
    Customizing the UI
    04:34

    Unity is a highly customizable software, and in this video we learn how to adjust the Unity user interface and how to navigate between different window configurations.

  • 8
    Navigation
    06:02

    Here students will learn how to navigate around 3D space. Efficiently moving around all 3 axis of 3D space will help you be more productive when building game levels.

  • 9
    Manipulating Objects
    11:03

    Here students will learn how to create 3D primitives. Additionally they will learn how to move, rotate, and scale each of these objects.

  • SECTION 2:
    Unity 3D Level Design
  • 10
    Primitives
    18:02

    Here students will learn about how primitives work in Unity 3D.

  • 11
    Textures
    13:19

    Here students will learn how to add textures to their 3D objects. You will also learn about UV space and how to stretch, rotate, and tile textures.

  • 12
    Creating Trees
    15:27

    Unity has a very powerful tree generator which lets you create and endless variety of trees, Here you will learn how to add trees to your 3D scene and how to adjust their attributes.

  • 13
    Adding Lights
    22:19

    This video will introduce students to the different lights that are available for use in Unity.

  • 14
    Adjusting Lights
    15:07

    Here students will dive deeper and learn about the many different attributes and settings that can be adjusted with the various lights available within Unity.

  • 15
    Particles
    09:32

    Unity has a powerful particle system which allows you to add a vide variety of effects to your games. Sparkles, fire, and water are just some of the particle systems that will be covered in this video.

  • 16
    Game Controllers
    20:07

    Now that students have competed building their first level, this video will show you how to add in a first person, or third person game controller which will let you explore your game level.

  • 17
    Building a Game
    13:08

    In this video students will learn how to create a final build of their game level, which can then be published to major game systems, mobile devices, and the web.

  • SECTION 3:
    Conclusion
  • 18
    Conclusion
    Text

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REVIEWS

  • Václav Sahula
    Not worth it

    Very shallow introduction into the Unity development and level design process. This course doesn't differ from the most of free Unity introduction courses and tutorials that you can easily find all around the web. The course is not necesarilly bad. Actually, I think it can help newcomers to get into the Unity, but it's not worth spending money.

  • Marek Przepiorka
    not worth the time spent

    honestly, I've never used Unity before and jumped onto this course after like 30 minutes tinkering with it. this course didn't show me anything new - I feel like I only wasted that time.

  • Friday Landon
    Very good tutorial

    Very easy to understand and follow. Highly recommended.

  • Markfkaufman@me.com
    Good into

    This was a good intro to some of the basic capabilities of Unity3D. I took this course to evaluate how it would play with new Unity students and for review of basic capabilities. Bottom line, it's a good course. It goes over the basics really well.

  • Paul W Quinn Jr
    Great

    Very easy to understand, and follow along. I feel i now have a very good understanding of the basics of Unity.

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