Introduction to Game Dynamics with Unity 3D

Learn professional game development techniques using the Unity 3D platform.
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  • Contents Video: 2 hours
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  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2014 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • Free version of Unity 3D

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how game dynamics work
  • Learn basic animation with Macanim animation system
  • Integrate animation with dynamics

What is the target audience?

  • Beginning game developers
  • Seasoned game developers

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
01:20

A quick introduction to the course.

Course materials can be downloaded here.

Section 2: Introduction to Game Dynamics
12:32

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

10:07

Working with cloth

15:17

How to swap rigid to soft bodies.

02:12

Working with movement controllers

19:19

The Three Approaches to Movement will be discussed here.

Section 3: Integrating Dynamics and Animation
16:11

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

07:06

Creating a Ragdoll

13:00

Working with the integration of game dynamics and animation.

Section 4: Conclusion
12:15

Now, let us bring it all together.

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