Introduction to Game Dynamics with Unity 3D
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Introduction to Game Dynamics with Unity 3D

Learn professional game development techniques using the Unity 3D platform.
4.3 (69 ratings)
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Last updated 2/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Understand how game dynamics work
Learn basic animation with Macanim animation system
Integrate animation with dynamics
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Requirements
  • Free version of Unity 3D
Description

From explosion blasts to motorcycle crashes, games are riddled with physical reactions. Find out how to trigger these events, and how to take your character movement beyond walk cycles.

For some visuals, take this random youtube video of GTA V motorcycle crashes. How do you know when a character is supposed to react? And if you do know, how can you make it look realistic? You can’t resort to some crouching position set up by an animator, there’s a de facto infinite amounts of ways on how a character can get impacted. Or this MK clip. Uppercutted someone and then set up a combo to slam them back to the ground? Can’t do it without dynamics.

If you want to create games that people really love, you need to know game dynamics. In this course you will learn game dynamics from a professional game developer using the free and popular Unity 3D game development platform.

What Is Game Dynamics?

Game Dynamics (sometimes confused with Game Mechanics) has been difficult for the game development world to describe using words. The best definition consists of three parts in order to understand the whole idea of Game Dynamics:

  • Mechanics are the formal rules of the game. The agents, objects, elements and their relationships in the game. They define the game as a rule-based system, specifying what there is, how everything behaves, and how the player can interact with the gameworld.
  • Dynamics are the emergent behavior that arises from gameplay, when the Mechanics are put into use.
  • Aesthetics are the emotional response from the players to the gameplay.

More About the Course

This course aims to give you a solid overview of how Game Dynamics can be integrated into any game you're creating, as well as how to use Unity 3D tools such as the Mecanim Animation System to achieve a dynamic game environment.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginning game developers
  • Seasoned game developers
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 01:20

A quick introduction to the course.

Course materials can be downloaded here.

Introduction
01:20
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Introduction to Game Dynamics
5 Lectures 59:27

To start learning about game dynamics, let us work with hard rocks and soft feathers.

Hard Rocks, Soft Feathers
12:32

Working with cloth

Cloth
10:07

How to swap rigid to soft bodies.

Swapping Rigid to Soft Bodies
15:17

Working with movement controllers

Movement Controllers
02:12

The Three Approaches to Movement will be discussed here.

Three Approaches to Movement
19:19
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Integrating Dynamics and Animation
3 Lectures 36:17

To integrate dynamics with animation, let us now work with adding animation with Mecanim

Adding Animation with Mecanim
16:11

Creating a Ragdoll

Creating a Ragdoll
07:06

Working with the integration of game dynamics and animation.

Integrating Animation with Dynamics
13:00
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 12:37

Now, let us bring it all together.

Bringing It All Together
12:15

Request a Course
00:22
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Bonus Material
2 Lectures 01:17
Bonus Lecture: Certificate of Completion
01:03

Bonus Lecture: Course Discounts
00:14
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