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What's the best place for tutorials & other learning resources for unity3d?

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For me these can be the most valuable threads. When I want a book or tutorial I always start at SO –  Mike B Feb 18 '11 at 19:53
self-plug: checkout my book Unity in Action! manning.com/UnityinAction –  jhocking Jul 21 at 15:15

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The 3D buzz tutorials were great, recommended to anyone who already knows c# as that's the language they use for scripting. –  Spidey Jul 14 '10 at 23:47
Especially since Unity hasn't completed it's C# Documentation. –  Noctrine Jul 15 '10 at 18:27

In addition to the documentation and the unity forums, I recommend the Unity question & answer site:


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I was not aware there was a Unity StackExchange site, thanks. –  jhocking May 31 '11 at 22:17
@jhocking Yeah it was created back in the day, before the Area 51 approval process existed. Although looking at it now, it looks like they've switched over to a different Q&A Engine –  Kevin Laity Jun 1 '11 at 13:04
ohh I think I'd seen the old version –  jhocking Jun 1 '11 at 15:01
I found UnityAnswers users, especially the newcomers do not completely understand the system and they post replies as answers (instead of comments) and they stuff anything in the tag box ("set script variable different gameobject", notice the word order and the "set") , well, one of the most important things to learn is the singleton –  Ming-Tang Jul 8 '11 at 4:21

There's a giant community wiki of tutorials and resources on Unity's answer's site:


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I've just started following these in my own learning, and found them to be top notch, tons of videos already added:


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I've been following a free video tutorial series by the "Tornado Twins" on YouTube. It's turned out to be a really excellent series that covers quite a lot over the course of writing a simple 3d adventure game. I would highly recommend this to others.


Also at Keyframe's recommendation I've also started following the 2.5D video series at 3dBuzz but while I'm finding it informative I'm not a fan of their presentation style as there's a lot of fluff and something that could be presented in 10 minutes takes 20 minutes with all the idle chit chat. But still very helpful.

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I found these videos extremely helpful as well. I generally don't like video tutorials, and YouTube seems like an odd place to find excellent learning materials, but there ya go. –  jhocking May 31 '11 at 22:19

Unity has it's own excellent documentation: http://unity3d.com/support/documentation/

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When I was learning Unity, the most helpful thing was going through the Lerpz tutorial (http://unity3d.com/support/resources/tutorials/3d-platform-game), but then (and probably even more helpful) going through the FPS Shooter tutorial (http://unity3d.com/support/resources/tutorials/fpstutorial).

Going through those two tutorials helped immensely, more than any other tutorials, and even the Unity Development book.

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I have a brand new Unity 4 course I put together for beginners on Udemy called Anyone Can Learn to Make a Game. https://www.udemy.com/unity-tutorial/

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The unity forums also contain a wealth of information. You'll be hard pressed, starting out, to come up with questions that others before you didn't have as well, and it's a pretty helpful bunch overthere.

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