Introduction To Unity For Absolute Beginners - 2018 ready (Udemy.com)

Learn the Unity basics from installation to 3D objects, terrains, menus, basic animation, lighting & exporting to mobile

Created by: Diego Herrera

Produced in 2020

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What you will learn

  • What Unity 3D is and how to install the game engine
  • How to setup Unity 3D for app development using the required SDKs for mobile devices
  • How to navigate around each panel in Unity to feel comfortable and understand the layout
  • How to create the fundamental 3D game objects provided by Unity
  • A very basic introduction to C# coding to demonstrate how code controls objects
  • How to use the unity asset store and download FREE assets
  • How to assign an animation to a 3D character
  • How to make a Unity graphic user interface that automatically changes size to fit different screens
  • How to create a button and use it to trigger an animation
  • How to import images and use game objects for 2D level design
  • A basic look at how the physics engine affects game objects
  • How to create a 3D terrain (Ground / Land in a game)
  • How to apply textures to a Unity terrain
  • How to increase and decrease the terrain

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Overall Score : 88 / 100

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Course Description

If you are looking for an introductory course for the Unity 3D game engine then this is the course for you.
To have Unity 3D and a few example applications on your job profile is an enormous advantage for someone looking to work in this field or improve an existing job position internally. Linked In recently listed Unity developer as the 6th most posted job for companies in 2018. I'm Diego Herrera, a Unity and Augmented Reality instructor on Udemy and I've realised that each time I put together a new course, I tend to re-record the installation process and basics videos for each individual new course.
In order to make things easier for all students I wanted to put together this fundamentals course, so the installation process and a solid Unity foundation could be learnt in one place which I hope will be beneficial for people just like you.
In order to cater for everyone this course is aimed at absolute beginners and I do not expect any prior knowledge of the Unity 3D game engine or C# programming language. If you are already familiar with Unity / C# and are simply looking to learn a few new things, the later videos in the course are a better place for you to start. For everyone else, let's have a look at what this course covers.
So What Are We Going To Actually Learn About Unity?
The unity course is broken into a few sections, the first being an explanation into what Unity 3D is and how you install it. We look at the different licensing options and I guide you through the installation process including a few new tips on how to set Unity up using local cloud software to save your work and I also cover the new version of Unity where the Vuforia Augmented Reality software is now included. Vuforia is not covered in the course as my other courses go into AR / Mixed Reality in more depth, however, I mention it in the installation process ensuring the package is installed ready for future use.
After installing the software I then look at each individual panel in Unity, what they are for and how they affect the scene.
I look at game objects both 3D and 2D. How to rotate, scale and move objects in the world before we move into our first script to demonstrate how Unity objects are controlled via C# programming script.
I don't go into advanced C# programming I simply demonstrate how basic code interacts with the game objects and give you the foundation to continue learning in your own time from that point.
We then move on into having a little fun, I show you the asset store and how we can get free 3D models and animate them in the software. Progressing through the course onto creating a simply GUI graphic user interface to add a button to the screen and make it work.
I touch on how the Unity physics engine can effect the gravity of game objects and we have a quick look at how 2D games are made with physics to effect the game objects.
The exploration continues by moving into using a Unity 3D terrain, this is effectively the ground you walk or drive on in a game. We look at altering the height of the terrain, adding textures and finally trees and wind.
I then look at using the first person controller to walk around the terrain we have created and see the effects of the wind up close.
We make it snow using a particle system. Later, after a little more fun, I demonstrate how you can export the app to a mobile device for both IOS & Android.
The point of this course isn't to make you an instant master in Unity 3D but to make you feel comfortable using the software, learn the terminology and open your eyes to app development the easy way.
I hope you have lots of fun along the way and if you enjoy my teaching manner feel free to check out my more in depth courses, just type my name into the search bar on the Udemy website,
See you in the course guys, learn lots, fun and easily :)

Who this course is for:
  • People with no knowledge of Unity 3D
  • People interested in 3D game development
  • People who have tried Unity but felt lost using the software
  • People looking to build apps for IOS and Android in 2018
  • People looking to add new skills to their portfolio

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Instructor Details

Diego Herrera

I owned a digital agency for 16 years in the UK before recently relocating to Spain and having a change in direction. My experience covers an array of programming languages and I have a passion for new technology in the digital field. I started developing in 2002 and have personally worked in numerous fields including web, app development, multilingual software and 3D. I have also released patent pending technology for software created for the UK National Health Service (NHS), specifically the national ambulance service. Throughout my time I've trained internal and external staff assisting various companies with their own required software training.
I now spend my time creating videos for build and run (a game dev tutorials website), developing 3D applications, augmented reality apps and teaching others to do the same. In my spare time I enjoy photography and video editing.
I'm easily approached via twitter under the alias DiegoHerreraUK, feel free to ask me questions and I'll do my best to help.
Facebook Support Group : Just go to Facebook & search for "UdemyMobileDevelopment"
Build & Run Student Forum : Just Google, build and run .tv

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Reviews

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By Jos Eduardo Meja Perea on 3 weeks ago

Good introductory course, but as versions of the software goes on and on, some parts need to be upgraded

By Someshwaran M on a month ago

Loving the way Mr. Diego teaches. So calm and crystal clear.

By Shahana Sharmili on a month ago

I totally had no knowledge about unity and its operations. But after learning this course now i feel like an expert in unity. I am very happy to develop my own game and use it in my mobile. thanks alot. I'm glad i chose the right course for learning the basics. thanks again.

By Kevin Sanborn on 2 months ago

Great instructor. Just wish the instructions matched closer to the newer version of Unity.

By Matt D Biggers on 3 months ago

Its very engaging! I feel like he's really going deep into the details of each piece of Unity we've talked about so far. Have not been lost yet lol

By Alexx Quan on 4 months ago

This course is a great introduction to the Unity Editor and how easy it is to create a variety of things such as scenes, terrains, importing packages etc.

By Brooke Hedrick on 2 months ago

Good content for the beginner. Easy to move through and quick to get something working.

By Jelani Payne on 7 months ago

The course was fantastic from start to finish. Diego provides the exact information the course has promised and more. He takes a potentially very overwhelming experience and transforms it into a comfortable set of tutorials which make you feel confident as though you have years of experience once you get into the heart of the course.My only thought is that the title of each video in the course appears directly over some elements of the screen like Position, Rotate, Scale, etc.Cheers !

For the very begginers (like me) this is a great course!

By Matthew C Greene on 8 months ago

I LOVE this guy! He's so cheerful and makes me feel good learning! I came here after trying to do another course off of the unity website, and this guy definitely engages me and keeps me entertained. This instructor is a very positive person and that is SO important to me! Also he seems to genuinely enjoy working within Unity and that's contagious and perks me up and makes me excited to learn

By Aymen Chikhaoui on 8 months ago

This is a lightweight introductory course, honestly best suited for someone wanting to familiarize with unity 3d

By Russell Leavitt on 7 months ago

I appreciate his careful approach to detail and updates. I am really getting the hang of building terrains with Unity...thanks.