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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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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Wiring an Electric Motor with the mySTEM for NI myDAQ

kristielNational Instruments, Tutorial

How to Wire an Electric Motor with mySTEM Project Board for NI myDAQ

We’ve been working on a series of activities that explain how you can enhance the capabilities of the National Instruments myDAQ using the mySTEM Project Board. This week, we’ve got another exciting mySTEM Project Board project to share. This time around, Mark will walk you through how to wire a 12V DC motor to the mySTEM and control it using the … Read More

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Detecting Light Levels with the mySTEM for NI myDAQ

kristielNational Instruments, Tutorial

Detecting Light Levels With the mySTEM for NI myDAQ

A couple of weeks ago, I did a basic breadboard LED project using a mySTEM connected to a myDAQ. We created a simple circuit. This week, we will create a light detector using the mySTEM Project Board for the NI myDAQ and a couple of sensors/circuits. You’ll have a laser emitter that you’ll use to hit a photoresistor, which will … 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#

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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IBM SPSS Statistics Help: How to Fix Missing Toolbars

kristielAll Topics, Support, Tutorial

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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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 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

kristielAll Topics, Tutorial

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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