Unity is a cross-platform game creation system that focuses on easy art pipeline process. It consists of a game engine and an integrated development environment. The game engine's scripting is built on Mono.

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What are the pro/cons of Unity3D as a choice to make games? [closed]

We are doing our school project with Unity3d, since they were using Shiva the previous year (which seems horrible to me), and I wanted to know your point of view for this tool. Pros: multi ...
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How to render realistic ice?

I am trying to write an ice shader in Unity that looks good and at least semi-realistic. If the following shot (found on Google) was CG, what would its shader include? (the foreground cave). I might ...
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Teamwork in Unity

I have a Unity project without any version control, and I need to share it with another developer so that both of us can work on the project. What strategies should be use that play nice with Unity ...
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I prefer C/C++ over Unity and other tools: is it such a big downer for a game developer? [closed]

We have a big game project using Unity at school. There are 12 of us working on it. My teacher seems to be convinced it's an important tool to teach students, since it makes students look from the ...
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How do I make a character capable of walking on walls?

I am trying to get a character to move like a spider: Given a rising slope which a ball would normally not be able to roll up, the spider would slowly crawl up. Similarly, given a mid-air rectangular ...
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Why is an engine like Unity3D emphasized over a native library like OpenGL for beginners?

I am just a beginner in 3D games, my preferred platform is Android. I posted a question in some other forum about "What to use: OpenGL or Unity3d?" They all emphasized Unity3D and using its built-in ...
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Best place for learning how to write games in Unity3d [closed]

What's the best place for tutorials & other learning resources for unity3d?
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What is the most serious limitation of Unity? [closed]

Having read this heated question about Unity vs. UDK vs. ID something, I'm curious to know: what the repeatedly-hit, most crippling limitation(s) of Unity? In order to keep this question ...
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Should independent game developers target older hardware?

A developer I work with tells me that indie developers should target hardware that is around six or more years old (at max settings). I get the idea that one should allow everyone that wants to play ...
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Algorithm for creating spheres?

Does anyone have an algorithm for creating a sphere proceduraly with la amount of latitude lines, lo amount of longitude lines, and a radius of r? I need it to work with Unity, so the vertex positions ...
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How do you save game state?

What is the procedure followed by game programmers for saving and resuming game state? like files/mappings. I want to save it for tower defense game and I am using unity3D game engine.
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Can I legally remove the default Unity splash screen by removing it from the APK?

While using Unity I export an Android game as an APK. When the APK is run, the first thing that is displayed is the Unity splash screen. I worked out that I could replaced that image by opening the ...
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Why do I seem to lose control of my computer when full screen Unity game loses focus?

When I press Ctrl+Alt+Esc or Ctrl+Shift+Esc the game loses focus, but then the whole PC is unusable and I need to restart the PC to regain control How do I prevent the computer from locking up (let ...
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Will Unity skills be transferable?

I'm currently learning Unity and working my way through a video game maths primer text book. My goal is to create a racing game for WebGL (using Three.js and maybe Physic.js). I'm well aware that ...
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How do you handle aspect ratio differences with Unity 2D?

I've gotten a lot of answers to this question, but they are all generic and generally not very useful. None of the tutorials talk about aspect ratio and dealing with mobile devices and there are a ...
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Unity3D, how much code do you write?

I'm curious to know the workflow when creating a game in Unity3D? Does it generate a lot of code for you? My understanding is that you describe the game in Unity and do scripting on the back end to ...
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How to make my characters turn smoothy while walking on a path(list of coordinates)?

I have a list with coordinates - output from A* algorithm - and I would like to make my characters smoothly follow this path with rotations. So I have something like A and I want to get C How can ...
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How to avoid movement speed stacking when multiple keys are pressed?

I've started a new game which requires no mouse, thus leaving the movement up to the keyboard. I have tried to incorporate 8 directions; up, left, right, up-right and so on. However when I press more ...
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How can I create a stretchy, breakable pizza cheese material?

I want to create realistic pizza and allow user interact with it. What I want: What I created: I created model of the pizza (8 pieces) in Blender, then imported it into Unity. The piece of ...
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How can I avoid tight script coupling in Unity?

Some time ago I started working with Unity and I still struggle with the issue of tightly coupled scripts. How can I structure my code to avoid this problem? For example: I want to have health and ...
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How can I make huge terrains in Unity?

How can I make extremely huge terrains in Unity? It seems like I can set width and length to large values. But the Heightmap resolution only goes up to 4097 and the Detail resolution only goes up to ...
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Unity 3D engine for Ubuntu?

Is there any way to get Unity 3D to run on Ubuntu. I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit edition. I also have Wine installed.
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Ledge grab and climb in Unity3D

I just started on a new project. In this project one of the main gameplay mechanics is that you can grab a ledge on certain points in a level and hang on to it. Now my question, since I've been ...
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How to blend two cameras when traveling through a portal in Unity3D

Before I get to my question, I know the most obvious solution would be to use the normalized view port rect, however I need more complex shapes than a rectangle, and I've looked in to using the view ...
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How do I blend 2 lightmaps for day/night cycle in Unity?

Before I say anything else: I'm using dual lightmaps, meaning I need to blend both a near and a far. So I've been working on this for a while now, I have a whole day/night cycle set up for renderers ...
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How should I account for the GC when building games with Unity?

*As far as I know, Unity3D for iOS is based on the Mono runtime and Mono has only generational mark & sweep GC. This GC system can't avoid GC time which stops game system. Instance pooling can ...
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Does `yield return false;` have special meaning in Unity3d C# scripts?

In Unity, we have some special things for coroutines that are additional to normal C#. for example, we can use yield return WaitForSeconds(5.f); to have a coroutine wait 5 seconds before ...
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Can I do server side programming with unity? [closed]

Another thought to my last question. If i were to do a client/server game with unity3d would i be able to do serverside programming with unity? if not can i use C# .net? if not then is there some sort ...
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How could I constrain player movement to the surface of a 3D object using Unity?

I'm trying to create an effect similar to that of Mario Galaxy or Geometry Wars 3 where as the player walks around the "planet" gravity seems to adjust and they don't fall off the edge of the object ...
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Procedural Mesh: UV mapping

I made a procedural mesh and now I want to apply a texture to it. The problem is, I cannot get it to stick the way I want it to. The idea is to have the texture painted only once over the whole ...
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How can I implement a “fast-forward” feature in my game?

How can I implement the fast forward feature for my tower defense game like in http://fieldrunners.com/ and other TD games? I am using Unity 3D. Would there be something to manage fewer frames per ...
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How to implement a shotgun in a game?

Pistols and machine guns are easy - you can just have bullets flying in a certain direction, so I already implemented that. A shotgun, on the other hand, does damage to anything in a certain area that ...
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Can Unity 2D be used to make pixel-art games?

I'm looking at the new 2D features introduced in Unity 4.3, and I think I might be missing something. To me it looks like they are designed for high-res 2D games, where scaling the sprites is ok, but ...
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Does Unity have existing support for Timelines?

I am planning the development of a game in Unity3D, and trying to come to terms with what the engine has already provided, and what I must code myself. The game itself is going to be a rhythm game, ...
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Auto-organized / smart inventory system?

for the past week I've been working on an inventory system with Unity3D. At first I got help from the guys at Design3 but it wasn't too long till we split path, because I really didn't like the way ...
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What is the difference between Unity's Sprite and Texture2D classes?

Unity has both a Texture2D class and a Sprite (with related SpriteRenderer). What is the difference between these two classes? Both represent an image, for 2D games should I favor one over the other? ...
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Pathfinding on a uneven planetary surface

My question is what would be the best approach to pathfinding on an uneven planetary surface? Background Information I have created a planet from displacement mapping 6 sphere projected planes. ...
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The reasons behind Unity3D engine design (game object/transform component)

I'm trying to understand the reasoning behind Unity3D engine design and this is something I can't get my head around yet: why is transform data stored in a separate component, instead of being a part ...
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Why are trees shining in background?

Currently I am creating a forest scene in the dark, and the trees are shining far away, but when I get close they are fine. I have the shaders set to "Nature/Tree Soft Occlusion [bark/leaves]", but ...
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Ignore collisions with some objects in certain contexts

I'm making a racing game with cars in Unity. The car has a boost/nitro powerup. While boosting, I wouldn't want to be deviated when colliding with zombies, but I do want to be deviated when colliding ...
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Dynamic model interactions

I am just curious as to how in many games (namely games like arkham asylum/city, manhunt, hitman) do they make it so that your character can "grab" a character in front of you and do stuff to them. I ...
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Rendering Unity across multiple monitors

At the moment I am trying to get unity to run across 2 monitors. I've done some research and know that this is, strictly, possible. There is a workaround where you basically have to fluff your window ...
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Creating Rope Physics for Unity [closed]

I want to create a bungee jumping-like game in Unity and therefore I need a rope physics. I especially need elastic ropes with capability to pull objects with velocity after a little extension. Do you ...
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How can I stop Substance's runtime texture caching?

Procedural textures with the Substance Engine seem to update very quickly if you turn off caching, modify one exposed variable at a time, modify it frequently, and even then only after you've ...
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What file types should I exclude from my game's source control repository?

I have started working on a personal project using Unity with a friend and we've set up our own source control system. I am aware of the fact that there are many types of files, namely those that are ...
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Unity on Facebook?

Hey, I know Flash works using Facebook, and I think I've seen some Java stuff on there too, but does anyone know if the Unity Player can be used in Facebook?
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Does Unity own my game?

I made my first game in unity, and I was wondering if I can sell it without owing anything to unity?
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Why does my game display the wrong “required Android version” on Google Play?

I'm porting a Unity game to Android, and I've set up the "Minimum API Level" in the Player settings to "2.3.3 (API level 10)". However, on the store, it says "Requires Android: 1.6 and up". On the ...
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How to simulate pressure with particles?

I'm trying to simulate pressure with a collection of spherical particles in a Unity game I'm building. A couple notes about the problem: The goal is to fill a constantly changing 2d space/void with ...
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Unity Occlusion Portals: What and How?

(Here I eat my words on Meta about posting Unity questions on Unity Answers... since that site is less responsive than this one.) Unity provides cell-based Occlusion Culling (via Umbra, I believe). ...