Unity 3D Easy Introduction
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Unity 3D Easy Introduction

Extremely practical step-by-step introduction to working with Unity 3D
4.6 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
57 students enrolled
Created by Tom Vogt
Last updated 6/2016
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
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What Will I Learn?
  • you will learn to work with Unity 3D
  • you will pick up a solid foundation of skills to build upon
  • you will get a good overview of many of the Unity 3D basic concepts, methods and possibilities
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Requirements
  • download and install Unity 3D
  • elementary knowledge of working with folders and files, editing text documents, etc. is assumed
  • elementary programming knowledge will make the scripting parts easier to understand, but is not strictly required.
Description

This course will teach you the basics of the Unity 3D game engine, assuming absolutely no prior knowledge.

What makes this course unusual is that we will focus on a barebones practical example and actually build a game together. Despite the simplicity of the course, you will create an entire playable game for two players.

You will also build everything for this simple game during the course. There is no copy & paste or importing of prepared assets involved, you will learn every single step that goes into the game. The only thing you need that is not included in the course is the Unity 3D software itself.

I will be adding close captions to the course (the first three lectures are already done), and the course will be expanded with additional lectures pointing you in the direction of more advanced topics.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for newcomers interested in the Unity 3D engine. No prior knowledge is required, though a basic programming knowledge will make parts easier to understand.
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
01:12:24
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First Steps
5 Lectures 28:09

A short(!) introduction to the Unity 3D interface. Starting with how to start a new project, I will show you the main elements of the Unity editor window and explain their purpose. After this lesson, you should take a few minutes to explore the interface for yourself.

Preview 02:49

Defining the goal, a look at the game we are going to build. This short interlude does not teach you about Unity. But no matter which game engine, having a clean vision of your goal is essential to making a game.

Pong
01:03

Adding the basic elements of the game. This lecture teaches you how to create new game objects and how game objects work in Unity. You will also learn what components and materials are, as well as the difference between game objects and assets.

Preview 09:49

Physics in Unity 3D. In this lecture, you will learn the basics of the built-in physics system, how to apply physics to an object and how colliders work.

Making It Move
12:41

First Steps Quiz
5 questions

A short reference of the most important methods and variables to use with a Transform.

Transform Reference
01:47
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Making It Into A Game
6 Lectures 34:01

Reading input and applying it to, so that players can actually play the game. This lecture teaches you about the input system in Unity 3D and starts with scripting, writing code to change the behaviour of your objects. In this course we use C# for scripting, but Unity's other language - Javascript - is not too different.

Adding Player Input
10:37

A Word about Time in Unity 3D
00:48

How to keep everyone on the playing field. In this lecture you will learn two ways to limit the movement or actions of objects in your game. One through colliders and physics, and one through scripting.

Managing Constraints
04:44

What good is a game if you do not count points? Here I will teach you the various ways in which game objects in Unity 3D can communicate with each other. You will also learn about trigger colliders.

Scoring (communication between game objects)
09:17

What good are points if you do not show them? In this lecture, I will teach you the basics of the Unity UI system, the foundation of menues, text display, text input and more.

The Unity UI
04:34

Turning your project into a standalone program or a webplayer. The complete your simple project, you will learn how to export everything as a standalone application.

Building
04:01

Making It Into A Game Quiz
5 questions
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Advanced Topics
2 Lectures 10:24

We only touched the surface of the Unity UI in Lecture 10.Here we will build on that knowledge and learn about interactive UI elements, how to make the UI interact with the game by calling methods on game objects, and we will learn about direct key input.

Advanced UI
09:51

UI Layout and Positioning
00:33
About the Instructor
Tom Vogt
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