Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity: All-in-one, multi-platform game development
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Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity is perfect for those who would like to come to grips with programming Unity. You may be an artist who has learned 3D tools such as 3ds Max, Maya, or Cinema 4D, or you may come from 2D tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. On the other hand, you may just want to familiarize yourself with programming games and the latest ideas in game production.This book introduces key game production concepts in an artist-friendly way, and rapidly teaches the basic scripting skills you'll need with Unity. It goes on to show how you, as an independent game artist, can create casual interactive adventure games in the style of Telltale's Tales of Monkey Island, while also giving you a firm foundation in game logic and design.
- The first part of the book explains the logic involved in game interaction, and soon has you creating game assets through simple examples that you can build upon and gradually expand.
- In the second part, you'll build the foundations of a point-and-click style first-person adventure game―including reusable state management scripts, load/save functionality, a robust inventory system, and a bonus feature: a dynamically configured maze and mini-map.
- With the help of the provided 2D and 3D content, you'll learn to evaluate and deal with challenges in bite-sized pieces as the project progresses, gaining valuable problem-solving skills in interactive design.
Chapter 2: Unity UI Basics—Getting Started
Chapter 3: Scripting: Getting Your Feet Wet
Chapter 4: Terrain Generation: Creating a Test Environment
Chapter 5: Navigation and Functionality
Chapter 6: Cursor Control
Chapter 7: Action Objects
Chapter 8: Managing State
Chapter 9: Object Metadata
Chapter 10: Message Text
Chapter 11: Inventory Logic
Chapter 12: Managing the Inventory
Chapter 13: Finishing the Basic Functionality
Chapter 14: Getting Down to Game
Chapter 15: A Maze and the Final Level
Chapter 16: Menus and Levels
Chapter 17: Beyond the Basics