Unity Tutorial: How to Use Animator Controllers and Triggers

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Unity Tutorial: How to Use Animator Controllers and Triggers

Unity 3D has some great tools for handling animations. In general, developers will utilize animation controllers (Unity calls them animator controllers) to handle which animations to play and when to play them. In this Unity tutorial blog, I’m going to provide step-by-step instructions to create a very simple animation controller. This controller will be able to play an animation when … Read More

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

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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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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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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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How to Create a Custom Input Manager in Unity C#

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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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Unity Collaborate Beta – What You Need To Know

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Unity-Collaborate-Blog

Almost a year ago, I wrote a blog post about setting up Unity to work with GitHub. After Unity got rid of their built-in Asset Server for version control, developers have had to turn to Git or SVN for their version control needs. However, Unity is adding another version control tool to your arsenal; Unity Collaborate. What is Unity Collaborate? … Read More

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IBM SPSS Statistics Help: How to Fix Missing Toolbars

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IBM SPSS Statistics Help: How to Fix Missing Toolbars

Having trouble with your toolbars in IBM SPSS Statistics? You are not alone. One of the most common issues that our customers experience with IBM SPSS Statistics 23 is that toolbars are missing in their software. For reference, this is how the toolbar should appear in your software when you open up a data set: However, in many cases the software … Read More

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Helpful ZBrush Resources: Getting Started

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Helpful ZBrush Resources: Getting Started

If you are reading this article, chances are you already know that ZBrush is a powerful digital sculpting and painting program. You’ve heard about how it revolutionized the 3D industry. You know that it is used in the creation of many award-winning video games and films, such as Bioshock Infinite and Avatar. You’re probably just as excited as we are … Read More

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