Unity 2018 Cookbook: Over 160 recipes to take your 2D and 3D game development to the next level, 3rd Edition

Develop quality game components and solve common gameplay problems with various game design patternsKey FeaturesBecome proficient at traditional 2D and 3D games and VR developmentBuild amazing interactive interfaces with Unity's UI systemDevelop professional games with realistic animation and graphics, materials and cameras, and AI with Unity 2018Book DescriptionWith the help of the Unity 2018 Cookbook, you'll discover how to make the most of the UI system, learn to work with external resources and files, and understand how to animate both 2D and 3D characters and game scene objects using Unity's Mecanim animation toolsets.Once you've got to grips with the basics, you will familiarize yourself with shaders and Shader Graphs, followed by understanding the animation features to enhance your skills in building fantastic games. In addition to this, you will discover AI and navigation techniques for nonplayer character control and later explore Unity 2018's newly added features to improve your 2D and 3D game development skills.In the concluding chapters, you will also get insights into Unity's EditorVR, which will help you in laying out scenes, tweaking existing apps, and building custom tools for VR experiences. This book provides many Unity C# gameplay scripting techniques, teaching you how to communicate with database-driven websites and process XML and JSON data files.By the end of this book, you'll have gained comprehensive knowledge in game development with Unity 2018.What you will learnGet creative with Unity's shaders and learn to build your own shaders with the new Shader Graph toolCreate a text and image character dialog with the free Fungus Unity pluginExplore new features integrated into Unity 2018, including TextMesh Pro and ProBuilderMaster Unity audio, including ducking, reverbing, and matching pitch to animation speedsWork with the new Cinemachine and timeline to intelligently control camera movementsImprove ambiance through the use of lights and effects, including reflection and light probesCreate stylish user interfaces with the UI system, including power bars and clock displaysWork with EditorVR to create immersive interactive 3DVR projectsWho this book is forUnity 2018 Cookbook is for you if you want to explore a wide range of Unity scripting and multimedia features and find ready-to-use solutions for many game features. This book also helps programmers explore multimedia features. It is assumed that you already know basics of Unity and have some programming knowledge of C#.Table of ContentsDisplaying Data with Core UI ElementsResponding to User Events for Interactive UIsInventory UIsPlaying and Manipulating SoundsCreating Textures, Maps, and MaterialsShader Graphs and Video PlayersUsing CamerasLights and Effects2D Animation3D AnimationsWebserver Communication and Online Version-ControlControlling and Choosing PositionsNavigation Meshes and AgentsDesign PatternsEditor Extensions and Immediate Mode GUI (IMGUI)

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