Unity Tip: Use Scripts to Modify Particles

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Unity Tip: Use Scripts to Modify Particles

Unity 3D offers an enormous API that provides ways to manipulate the vast majority of objects in your game. However, there are some features that are not as robust as you might hope. Take, for example, the ParticleSystem class. Let’s say, you have a particle system. You want to modify the radius of the particle system’s shape using a script. After a quick … Read More

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Mark Your Calendar: California STEM Symposium

kristielAll Topics, STEM Education

Mark Your Calendar: California STEM Symposium

Studica is preparing for the 4th Annual California STEM Symposium. We are very excited for this event! Thousands of educators, students, community and industry leaders will be on hand to share and discover new strategies and resources for “Designing our Future” through STEM education. Dozens of exhibitors, such as Studica, will be showcasing the latest STEM learning tools and technologies. This three day … Read More

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Robotics: Spotlight on Makeblock Ultimate 2.0

kristielCoding & Programming, Robotics

Makeblock Ultimate 2.0 10-in-1 Robot set

As we’ve mentioned before Makeblock offers open source maker sets for the 21st century. Inspiring human creativity through technology is their mission. They are one of the best intelligent hardware companies in the world. Because Makeblock wants everyone to “think, program, create and construct” their dreams, they offer the electronic modules and mechanical parts that make this possible. Constantly innovating, they have … Read More

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World Record fischertechnik Build and New Products

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fischertechnik Update: World Record and New Products

We have much to share with you from the world of fischertechnik. For one, at this year’s Fan Club Day, a World Record was achieved! A bridge 45 meters long, has been constructed entirely out of fischertechnik building blocks. The bridge, modeled after the famous Russky Bridge in Russia, used approximately 53,000 parts. Earning it the title of the largest model ever built … Read More

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Unity Tip: Using Code to Change Material Properties

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Unity-Tip-How to Change Material Properties in Unity

I am working on a Unity Project in my free time. Recently, I wanted to have the ability to dynamically change the material properties of objects when the player looked at them. I did not want a static, unchanging material. I needed to be able to use C# scripts to make the material change features during gameplay. This is relatively easy to do. However, Unity’s … Read More

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Student Tips for Heading Back to School

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Student Tips for Heading Back to School

Let’s get this semester started off right! These helpful Back-to-School tips will help you prepare yourself for a great year. First of all, be ready. Complete any summer assignments. You may not feel like it, but you want to get started on the right track. Second, safety tips! It’s always a good thing to brush up on. Search safety tips … Read More

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Which IBM SPSS Statistics Student Version Do I Need?

kristielAll Topics, Support

Which IBM SPSS Statistics Student Version Do I Need?

Studica offers three versions of IBM SPSS Statistics student software: Grad Pack Base, Grad Pack Standard, and Grad Pack Premium. Since back to school time is quickly approaching, we wanted to share this helpful guide to picking out the best version for you. You will find that each course requires very specific software features. For example, your class might require … Read More

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Codeybot Makes Learning to Code Fun

kristielAll Topics, Coding & Programming, Robotics

Codeybot Makes Learning to Code Fun

Codeybot is the latest innovation from Makeblock, a company so passionate about robotics that they want to share this passion. A leader in the DIY/Maker community, their open-source construction platform is ideal for makers at all levels. Beginners and experienced engineers alike can construct their dreams with the vast array of electronic modules and mechanical parts they offer. Jasen Wang, the founder of Makeblock, is a huge robot enthusiast. … Read More

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V-Ray for MODO – 3D Rendering Software

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V-Ray for MODO - 3D Rendering Software

Chaos Group recently welcomed V-Ray for MODO to it’s catalog of professional rendering software. If you aren’t familiar, MODO is a content creation package that  provides powerful tools for 3D modeling, sculpting, rendering and more. Created by The Foundry, a company focused on making smart software for creative people, MODO is ideal for content creation. The new V-Ray for MODO release brings exceptional rendering … Read More

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How to Create a Custom Input Manager in Unity C#

kristielAll Topics, Coding & Programming, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

How to Create a Custom Input Manager in Unity C#

Recently, I created a custom input manager for a game I’m making in Unity 3D. Initial research suggested I use Unity’s built-in Input Manager. However, Unity doesn’t have an API to access most of the Input Manager functionality. However, I wanted a menu in my game where the user could set their own key bindings; a common feature in most PC games. Unity’s Input … Read More

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