Unity Collaborate Beta – What You Need To Know

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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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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

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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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Unity Certified Developer Program for Student Success

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Unity Certified Developer Program

Ever since Studica started selling Unity, customers have asked us if there was a certification program available for it. Unfortunately, the answers used to always be a resounding “no”. However, as of today, Unity offers a Unity Certified Developer Program with special incentives for schools – both secondary and post-secondary. Referring back to our recent blog post, this certification program was … Read More

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Unity Certification and Courseware Supports Education

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Unity Certification and Courseware Supports Education

Unity Technologies has revolutionized the game industry with Unity, a powerful development platform that is used to create games and interactive experiences. Unity now supports 25 platforms across 2D, 3D, VR and AR.  Of the top 1,000 grossing games, 30% have been built with Unity, reaching over 1.5 billion devices. The mission of Unity has always been to create a … Read More

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How to Create a Singleton in Unity 3D

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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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How to Create a Raycast in Unity 3D

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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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