Create a Fading Splash Screen Using Coroutines in Unity 3D

kristielGame Design & Development Tools, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

In this post, I’ll be talking about using coroutines in Unity 3D. The video below shows a step-by-step process for creating a fading splash screen using UI Elements and Coroutine scripting. In the video, I use C# for all the scripting. If you are not familiar, a coroutine is like a function that you can pause for a set amount … Read More

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How to Create a UI in Unity 3D

kristielAll Topics, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

How to Create a UI in Unity 3D

User interfaces (UI’s) are core features in just about every modern software application. Games are no exception to this rule. The vast majority of games utilizes some form of UI to display information such as health, skills, maps, ammo for a weapon, and more. Unity 3D offers a variety of UI elements that you can use in your game. In … Read More

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How to Create a Singleton in Unity 3D

kristielTutorial, Unity Game Development

How to Create a Singleton in Unity

In game development, you will need to make use of global variables in many instances. Consider common gameplay elements such as player score, currency, health points, or game states such as pause or game over. Beyond these examples you will most likely need to create global variables that are specific to your game. I used Unity 3D for quite a … Read More

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Toon Boom Tutorial: How to Install and Activate Harmony

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Toon-Boom-Harmony-Tutorial

Studica recently started offering Toon Boom Harmony to our customers. Toon Boom Harmony is an industry-standard animation tool for 2D and 3D animation. It’s incredibly powerful and is widely used in a number of different industries. This post will detail how to install and activate the product and how to transfer the license from one machine to another. How to … Read More

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How to Create a Raycast in Unity 3D

kristielAll Topics, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

How to Create a Raycast in Unity 3D

What is Raycasting? Raycasting is commonly used in video game development for things such as determining line of sight of the player or the AI, where a projectile will go, creating lasers and more. A raycast is, essentially, a ray that gets sent out from a position in 3D or 2D space and moves in a specific direction. Unity 3D … Read More

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How to Read an XML File in Unity

kristielAll Topics, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

I recently started working on a project in Unity 3D that makes use of an XML file to load data into the game. Being relatively new to game design, I had to do a lot of research to figure out how to load the XML file and assign that data in a usable way. I have gotten things working in … Read More

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How to Add Camera Effects in Unity

kristielAll Topics, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

Camera Effects are a very important part of a game’s look and feel. Things like color correction, bloom, and film grain can add a nice polish to your game. Visual processing has been a crucial part of filmmaking for decades. There’s no reason that the same methods can’t be applied to games. Conveniently enough, Unity has built-in scripts for camera … Read More

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How to Setup GitHub with Unity: Step-by-Step Instructions

kristielAll Topics, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

Version Control is an important thing when you’re working on projects with several different people involved. One could argue that it’s important even if you’re working by yourself since you can maintain consistent backups of your projects. Throughout the years, Unity3D has had several different “built-in” version control solutions. One of the best ones, in my opinion, was the Unity … Read More

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How to Install and Activate LabVIEW 2015 Student Version

kristielAll Topics, National Instruments, Support, Tutorial

We recently started offering LabVIEW 2015 Student Edition. We have had some customers reporting confusion and issues about the installation and activation process. This post will seek to provide clarity on the installation process for this program. LabVIEW 2015: Step-by-Step Download, Installation and Activation Instructions GETTING STARTED:  Upon purchasing the software from us, you will be sent a download link … Read More

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How to Install and License IBM SPSS Software

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Studica recently started offering IBM SPSS Software. If you’re like me, you may have never heard of these products before. But maybe you’re taking a class in college and your professor requires you to use SPSS Statistics or SPSS Data Entry or some other IBM SPSS product line. This post will help you find out how to purchase the product … Read More

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