Exporting Harmony Animations to Unity Animator Controller

Mark PhilippAnimation and Storyboarding, Game Design & Development Tools, Tutorial

Education & Technology Blog EXPORTING HARMONY ANIMATIONS TO UNITY ANIMATOR CONTROLLER Exporting Harmony Animations to Unity Animator Controller

In my last Toon Boom Harmony blog post, I discussed how you could import Harmony sprites into your Unity project using Harmony’s middleware toolkit. While that workflow is relatively simple for getting a sprite into Unity and playing a looping animation, it is not so simple for controlling your sprite’s animations. In this post, we’ll look at how we can … Read More

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Exploring Unity Pro, the Creation Engine for Gaming

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, Unity Game Development

Exploring Unity Pro, the Creation Engine for Gaming

Unity is a robust creation engine that eases the process of game development. Even though the program’s primary function is to develop games, it can also be used for app development for mobile, desktop, console and even TV platforms. In this post, we’ll provide a broad overview of Unity and we’ll discuss the exclusive features of the Unity Pro version. … Read More

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Game Dev Tutorial: How to Play a Video in Unity 2017

Mark PhilippGame Design & Development Tools, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

Game Dev Tutorial: How to Play a Video in Unity 2017

Sometimes, being able to play a video file in your game is something that needs to be done. Fortunately, Unity provides a component and some libraries to help you do just that. In this post, I will talk about the Video Player component and some of the requirements you need to meet so that Unity can play your video in-game. What … Read More

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Making an Isometric Character Controller Jump in Unity

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

Making an Isometric Character Controller Jump in Unity

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how to create an isometric character controller in Unity 3D. I even made a video with instructions! The video has done surprisingly well and it has received a fair number of comments asking me questions. A lot of people want to extend the character controller in certain ways. Specifically, several people were … Read More

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Game Design Tutorial: How to Use Blend Trees in Unity

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Game Design Tutorial: How to Use Blend Trees in Unity

In modern game design and development, 2D and 3D animations are increasingly complex. If you’ve worked on a game in any capacity, you have probably come across a need to have, for example, a walking animation trigger a running animation based on movement speed. To tackle such a problem, Unity 3D has something called blend trees. In this post, we’ll … Read More

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Create an Isometric Camera and Character Controller in Unity

kristielGame Design & Development Tools, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

Unity Tutorial: Create an Isometric Camera and Character Controller in Unity

In this post, I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a simple isometric camera and character controller in Unity. By the end of this tutorial, you should have a simple 3D character that you can move around in an isometric scene using the WASD keys on your keyboard. What is an Isometric Game? An isometric game is one … Read More

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Unity Certification Drives Student Achievement

kristielGame Design & Development Tools, Unity Game Development

Unity Certification Drives Student Achievement

Teach your students core STEM concepts and prepare them for bright careers in game development. Unity Certified Developer Courseware & Unity Certification provide both students and educators a clear pathway for learning, preparing, and evaluating key technical skills required in the game design industry. Unity Certified Developer Courseware & Certification Ensure student success and placement in game development programs for higher … Read More

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GameSalad 2D Game Maker: A Beginner’s Guide & Tutorial

kristielGame Design & Development Tools, Tutorial

GameSalad 2D Game Maker: A Beginner’s Guide & Tutorial

If you’ve heard of GameSalad, but aren’t quite sure what it is we’ve put together this handy tutorial. Explore this easy-to-use 2d game development software and follow along with this introductory GameSalad tutorial we’ve put together.  Learn the basics, review the user interface and discover how to create a movable character. This article will get you familiar with the software and how GameSalad functions. Education discounts … Read More

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GameSalad STEM Education Bundles with Curriculum

kristielGame Design & Development Tools, STEM Education

GameSalad STEM Bundles with Curriculum

If you are looking for new ways to boost confidence in STEM learning, GameSalad is a great solution for you. Like Unity, GameSalad is a game development tool – however, GameSalad STEM Bundles focus solely on 2D games and require no coding. Giving you more time to focus on teaching programming concepts. Instead of getting bogged down with traditional coding syntax, teach your students about … Read More

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