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Should I use scenes in Unity for menus?

I assume scenes are for different levels, but should I use them for menu screens or is there a specific tool for menu screens?
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Detecting Light Intensity Around Characters

Later Edit Since there seemed to be a bit of confusion: I am asking this for purely didactic reasons, I'm not searching for the most efficient solution. Reformulated question: I'm working under ...
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How to create a new GameObject, without adding it to the scene?

I'm creating what is essentially my own prefab system. Game objects are defined by a human readable data file. I'd like to create an empty GameObject, load it with the components defined in the data ...
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2d top down tank movement

I am trying out an idea of a tank like movement in a top down 2d game. I'd like to: get the float values of both left and right triggers I have from an xbox controller (float values from 0 to 1). I ...
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How to rotate a 3D character on top of a plane with an isometric picture on it

How to calculate the angles of the 3d charater so that it fits into the isometric environment projektet on a 2d plane? Also, how do you calculate the rotation of my character? What I want to achieve: ...
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Collider2D and Rigidbody2D, how do they work?

I have been learning JavaScript and Unity for a week now. I learned how to make Cube as a Ground and another Cube as a player and I used this code to make the Player Cube move forward and backward and ...
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Finding diagonal objects of an object in 3d space

Using Unity3d, I have a array which is having 8 GameObjects in grid and one object (which is already known) is in center like this where K is already known object. All objects are equidistant from ...
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Print on the GUI in Unity

I'm trying to show the players name on the GUI with a label. GUI.Label(new Rect(10,10, 100, 30), playerName); Instead of use the default style I want to use a different font with larger character. ...
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Using Appendbuffers in unity for terrain generation

Like many others I figured I would try and make the most of the monster processing power of the GPU but I'm having trouble getting the basics in place. CPU code: using UnityEngine; using ...
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Can animation parameters only be changed in scripts?

I have a very simple animation parameter in the Animator, a boolean that is "true" when a shooting animation is playing (to stop the game logic from allowing more shooting during a gun recoil ...
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3D model editor manipulators

I'm trying to make my own 3D model editor to better learn 3D programming. I have my translate manipulators and I'm trying to calculate the Vector2 that the mouse would have to move in order to move an ...
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Frequent stuttering, high FPS spikes with VSync option turned on in Unity standalone build

I'm experiencing an issue using Unity 4.3.2 and standalone builds. If I turn on VSync in the project's Quality settings, running the game at the native monitor resolution, I'll frequently get high ...
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Infinite 3D Cave in Unity

A friend and I are hoping to make a game in Unity in which you fly through an infinite 3D cave that can twist and wind in any direction (though obviously not to the point that the turns are impossible ...
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How to create public Arrays of game objects so that they can be assigned through inspector

I am making a unity2D game. I need to declare public array of gameobjects so that I can assign them colliders, textures through inspector by drag n drop. Is there any way to do this? I am using c#. I ...
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Can I make a character solid but not lose non-physics behaviour?

My character can walk around in the world, but walks through other objects, for example a cylinder (stand-in for a cannon). To fix this I added a capsule collider to each of the character and ...
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How can I switch between texture atlases based on the iOS version?

How can I switch between atlases (with different resolutions) in Unity based on the runtime iOS version?
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Fog shader camera problem

I have some difficulties with my vertex-fragment fog shader in Unity. I have a good visual result but the problem is that the gradient is based on the camera's position, it moves as the camera moves. ...
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How can I reorient the axes of an object?

I spent some time in Unity yesterday trying to fire a sphere from a horizontal cylinder (like a ball from a cannon). I was using Vector3.forward, but the sphere kept coming out the top of the cylinder ...
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Can you adjust the proportions of a 3D model via scripting?

We are developing a game in Unity where the character is different ages in different levels. Would it be possible to use a single 3D model asset, and alter its proportions via scripting to achieve ...
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Variable Jump in Unity3d

I implemented variable jumping in unity for an endless running game. My question, how can I make the jump frame rate independent? My algorithm if ( keyDown ){ isJumping = true ySpeed += ...
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Alpha Blending: use the pixel with the smallest alpha

I'm writing a transparency shader where I need any intersecting textures to, wherever they overlap, take the texture pixel with the smallest alpha value and render only that, discarding the other ...
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Possible to create transparency shader which doesn't stack alpha values

The image above best demonstrates what I'm trying to achieve. It's a transparent shader for objects, but wherever the objects with this shader intersect they don't add together but simply merge with ...
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How to make game menu in Unity using only the editor?

I am trying to implement a game menu screen in which all the levels are locked initially. Just like Angry Birds. When user scores he'll be promoted the level unlocks.
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SpotLight in ForwardBase pass using forward rendering

Is there anyway I can force Unity to allow me using a custom shader to render spotlights in a ForwardBase pass (using Forward Rendering Path)? For what I could see since now: Unity use and ...
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How a game menu can be made easily without using paid plugins [duplicate]

I want to make game menu in which various stages are present, but they are locked unless user plays initial stages and earn score to make them open. I want to use swiping controls so the user can ...
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Playing an animation relative to current Transform in unity?

I have an animation created with the built-in dope sheet. It plays correctly but I would like it to be played relative to current object transformation. For example I have a palm tree that moves its ...
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Unity not updating sprite animations (possible bug)

I have a simple animation of a foot which i want to change sprites from one sprite to another, which is seen in the following two images: now as one can see in the animation timeline there is a ...
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Using Behavior Trees and Events together

I am beginning to work with behavior trees and am unsure how events should be handled within the tree. Lets say we have a space game where the player is dogfighting with a handful of other ships, some ...
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Unity Grid System

I'm creating a tower defence game and I've been struggling on one of the core parts of the game. What I'm trying to do is create a plane that the user can clink on and build a tower at that location. ...
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How can I make an attached gameobject behave correctly on character flip?

I have a character that on start-up is equipped with another gameobject/prefab as a weapon, attaching it to a hand. void Start() { handFront = transform.Find ...
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In Unity, how can I read the color from _LightColor0 in a shader?

I have a scene with a point light and alpha textured (RGBA) triangle strips. I want to apply the point light color with a shader. Shader "Custom/Test02" { Properties { _MainTex("Texture ...
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How to Integrate Unity with Google Play Game Services for iPhone and Android games

I want to integrate Google Play Game Services for Apple's iOS and for Android. How can I do this efficiently?
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Finding the correct speed for AI to turn to reach goal

I have a ship that travels at max speed maxSpeed and can turn rotationSpeed degrees per second. The ship always moves in the direction it is facing which means that the faster the ship is travelling ...
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Camera movement and threshold not working

I have a platformer that is in progress, part of this has a camera which I only want to move when the character moves out of a certain threshold, to try to accomplish this I have the following if ...
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OUYA and Unity set up problems

I'm having trouble with the Unity / OUYA plugin. I'm using Unity 4 with the latest update on a Windows 7 machine. When I open the starter kit and try to compile the plugin I get the following error: ...
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Skeletal animation with Unity2D?

I want my character to aim with the mouse so, arms and head must move following mouse cursor and when the character is stand still it could change its stance a bit to accommodate the arms position. I ...
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How do I randomly spawn objects in 2D game?

How do I randomly spawn few different sprites on screen so they're not overlapping or half visible on render. The sprites should immediately start shrinking until they disappear. I've tried to ...
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A few questions about integrating AudioKinetic Wwise and Unity

I'm new to Wwise and to using it with Unity, and though I have gotten the integration to work, I'm still dealing with some loose ends and have a few questions: (I'm on Unity 4.3 as of now but I think ...
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How to put basic scripting/variable changes into dialog xml files?

I have a simple XML structure for my dialog between the player and NPCs. What I'd like to do is put variable changes (and maybe other things) directly into the XML. So, for instance, if you select a ...
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Shake Device on Orientation Change

I am developing 2d game with landscape and portrait orientation support. I write following code for this purpose. public class DeviceOrientationController : MonoBehaviour { private bool isLandscape; ...
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How can I make RPC function calls in Unity?

I am making a multiplayer game. I am sending score via the server and client but I want to be sure that can I call an RPC function of a script from any other script. For example, say Table_Manager as ...
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Shader that “cuts” hole through all geometry

How can I create a shader that "cuts" through all geometry, only rendering the clearing background in Unity? An example: That's a prism in a huge white box-shaped room. The surface of the prism is ...
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access camera animation on unity from scripting

i have made a simple animation for moving the game camera from one site to another, for the purposes of showing a menu, and then, going to the zone of the game itself. I do this using the animation ...
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Adding an object viewer to a Unity Editor Window

I'm wondering if its possible to add an object viewer (For example when you import an .fbx file into unity you can see a small preview of it in the inspector) to a Unity Editor Window? I've looked ...
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Script to intelligently move aircraft using curves [Unity]

I am trying to code a script to move an aircraft entity from point A to point B and at some point in the middle of moving have the aircraft forward vector face Point C (to fire a missile at an enemy ...
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C# - Separating Overlapping Rectangles

I'm trying to separate an arbitrary number of randomly sized rectangles, while still keeping them snapped to the grid, and somewhat packed together nicely. The goal is to start with something like ...
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How dp I use an external fbx object in Unity?

Is it possible to use an external fbx object in Unity 3D the same way we can insert a picture? Something like myPath = "http://www.myserver.com/object/myobject.fbx";?
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How do I programmatically access single sprites when Sprite Mode is Multiple?

Unity 4.3 newly brings an ability to cut up a sprite sheet into multiple individual sprites. This is useful since you then only need one master spritesheet, but nevertheless get references to ...
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Flick Gesture in Unity3D Android

I'm trying to create a football game where the user will make a flick gesture in order to kick the ball. I'm quite new to developing games in unity3d, I have successfully made a moving ball, added ...
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How to store XMLs in Unity for web player deployment?

I've created with Unity a short demo that works as a standalone .exe on Windows, and I was interested in deploying it as a web player game too. When I run the game on the web player, though, I get ...