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 is your Unity 3D physics engine budget for iOS games? [closed]

I'm testing Unity for a game that I'm building, and I've touched its limit. My test scenario: a wanna-be house with 200 elements (cubes rescaled) no textures, box colliders and rigid bodies for each ...
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Should I package and sell my game on the unity3d asset store?

I'm trying to figure out if I should refurbish and refactor a game I and some friends have made. It's released on kongregate and wasn't a super hit but I feel there's a lot of interesting techniques ...
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in Unity3d, how to automatically create fixed joints in a wall of cubes?

I want to create a wall: width 6 cubes height 7 cubes therefore I have 22 cubes on the margins and 20 cubes inside. For each of the margins cubes(except the corners) I have to set 3 fixed joints, ...
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Is Unity3D (free) sufficient to publish to the Mac App Store?

Is Unity3 (free) + dev account sufficient to get an app on the MAC app store? Or, do I require the pro version?
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Make my NPC “see” gameobjects around him in Unity

I have a walking NPC that will "see" the wall in front or behind him (2d gameplay) and that will react accordingly. I was thinking to attach him to an invisible collider that would react to objects ...
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How to create mipmap for Unity3d textures loaded with www?

When I load a texture using the code below: WWW www = new WWW(textureName); yield return www; renderer.material = new Material(Shader.Find("Diffuse")); Texture tex = www.texture; ...
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Selecting all GameObjects in Unity

I want to rotate all my GameObjects by 90 degrees. To do that I need to select all my GameObjects, how can I do so?
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Have a simple enemy detecting he touch a wall to make him stop/turn around

I am doing a very simple scene with a cube sliding on the "ground". Once the cube reach a wall, he is blocked. I want to detect the wall to make the cube go in the other direction. I used ...
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Choosing an engine for a new game [closed]

Right now, I'm planning a new FPS single-player Half-Life 2/Call of Duty: Black Ops/Crysis 2-like, and I'm trying to determine what game engine should I use. Right now, my team is me, as a programmer, ...
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Unity Deactivating a gameObject

I'm trying to deactivate an GameObject when a certain variable reaches a certain value. It is an imported FBX and doesnt have a MeshRenderer. I'm trying to stop it now with ...
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Unity or MonoTouch with XNATouch/MonoGame? same price

After figuring out the pricing of monoTouch and Unity, I've found that the pricing will be the same ($800). With XnaTouch/MonoGame for monoTouch I am able to port my games to droid/apple. I am just ...
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Price for Unity on Android and iPhone?

I was looking at the Unity site, and I was a bit confused with the pricing. It says it's free, but for iOS/iOS Pro or Android/Android Pro. I need to shell out $400 minimum each. So if I want to ...
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How do I find the largest circle possible in a square of pixels using Unity?

As I am using Unity, I can easily grab a square of pixels of any length. However, I want to find the largest circle possible within that square of pixels. So for instance, if I had a 40 x 40 square ...
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Unity MouseWheel weapon change

I am trying to make a simple weapon change in Unity3D. The best way to do this is with the mouse scroll wheel, as far as I can see. I googled on how to do this and found that I have to use ...
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How can I get my first-person character in Unity to move to a ledge with an animation?

I'm trying to get this to happen: The character walks up to a large crate, the player presses a button, and an animation starts playing where the character climbs up on to the crate. (all in first ...
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Unity3d or WebGL: Where should I go?

I am interested in making a simple 3D game this summer, and I'd prefer if it were playable in a browser. My choices I am considering are Unity and WebGL. Currently I have no experience in either. But ...
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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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Simple Game Feasibility: Unity + Turbo Squid + $0 =?

I've been coding 2D games exclusively for a while, partly because I have very limited graphics skills, partly because it takes less effort to make something look great, and partly because I have very ...
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shader tutorial for unity

I would like to start developing my own shaders within unity. For starters I would like to do a screen spaced blur. Are there any good tutorials to learn shader development besides the official ...
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Restricting joystick within a radius of center

I'm using Unity3d iOs and am using the example joysticks that came with one of the packages. It works fine but the area the joystick moves in is a rectangle which is unintuitive for my type of game. I ...
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Unity Android versus android SDK

I am familiar with Unity and in the process of learning android SDK when the announcement about unity android basic came out. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of using the android SDK ...
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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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Strange javascript error when using Kongregates API

In the hopes of finding a fellow unity3d developer also aiming for the Kongregate contest.. I've implemented the Kongregate API and can see that the game receives a call with my username and presents ...
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Can I write plugin/extension to Unity editor?

Is there possiblity to write my own plugin/extension to Unity editor ? I want to write plugin to generate map for me from xml file.
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2d tank movement and turret solution

I'm making a simple top-down tank game on the ipad where the user controls the movement of the tank with the left "joystick" and the rotation of the turret with the right one. I've spent several hours ...
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Weird rotation problem

I'm creating a simple tank game. No matter what I do, the turret keeps facing the target with it's side. I just can't figure out how to turn it 90 degrees in Y once so it faces it correctly. I've ...
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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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[Unity] Render an animated texture to a screen

I'm looking for a way to write a typed text on a texture, and then render it on a screen: in the game it's just the screen of a computer where a scientist is typing text on. The texture will be ...
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Help comparing Cocos2d and Unity3d for this project [closed]

I will not go into details, but I would like to hear your opinions about this: Essentially, my project will be a 2d game, with lots of complex levels, where some might be simple and others might be a ...
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Flash, Java, Unity plugin install penetration?

Is there data on how many users have Flash, Java, or Unity plugins installed?
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How to create a mini-game? [closed]

I am wondering how to creat a mini-game like "Diner Dash" or like "Big Fish Games". I want my game to be 2d, but it looks like 3d: see this image. ...
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How do I fix this weird lighting problem?

I'm making a small game in Unity, and some models are displaying very ugly shading. The shading usually looks funky along the edges between triangles. I'm pretty new to working in 3D; I bet this is ...
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What frameworks are available for cross device 2d game development?

I'm about to embark on a 2D gaming project. Initially, I'll be targeting iPhone and Facebook, but would like to expand the rollout to include Android (and possibly Windows Phone) in a future phase. ...
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How should I implement units' enemy “awareness”?

I'm using Unity3d to develop a RTS/TD hybrid prototype game. What is the best approach for "awareness" between units and their enemies? Is it sane to have every unit check the distance to every enemy ...
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Unity Plugin DLLNotFoundException

I am using a plugin DLL that I created in Visual C++ Express 2010 on windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edition. The DLL functions properly on the machine that it was originally created on. The problem is ...
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How to do pixel per pixel modeling in unity3d?

So generally I want to have api like pixels.addPixel3D(new Pixel3D(0xFF0000, 100, 100,100)); (color, position) where pixels is some abstraction on 3d sceen objet.So to say point cloud. It would have ...
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A good Unity project to get started [closed]

What types of game should I start making to get started with Unity 3D? Any ideas? Remember: it should be small, and not art-intensive.
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Is it possible to import UV-maps in Unity3D without manually importing the associated texture?

When i import an object from Maya with a defined UV-map i have to manually import the texture (image) and assign it to the material. Is there a way to keep the materials texture reference from Maya ...
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Is there a way to keep the mesh collider when updating objects in Unity?

I have a 3D object as an imported asset in Unity which i want to make updates to in Maya. The asset get's updated automatically in Unity when i save the object in Maya - but not in the project ...
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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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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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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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Networking and movement in MMORPG's UNITY

I'm programming a dedicated server in C# using BeamServer2 DLL's. At first I wanted to be able to see other players move on our already made Omuni map. This I did by just sending your position to the ...
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How can Apple know how an iOS game is made?

As you all know, Apple recently change the terms for app developers using 3rd dev tools. I'm wondering how could Apple know whether an app is made with a specific technology like Flash or Unity or ...
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How can I get OnMouseEnter to trigger on a 3D Text in Unity3D?

I've just started to learn Unity3D. I want to create a simple 3D menu with just two 3D Text instances. I've created and named them, then dropped this script: function Awake(){ print("MenuItem ...
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install unity package in to iphone?

HI All, what is the steps of to install the unity package in to iphone and create a build (app file )that my client can also able to install in his iphone . Thanks, balraj.
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Top down space game control problem

As the title suggests I'm developing a top down space game. I'm not looking to use newtonian physics with the player controlled ship. I'm trying to achieve a control scheme somewhat similar to that ...
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What is the best methodology in mounting customizables to a 3d avatar in Unity?

Someone I know suggested just making every customizable on the model then just hide the non active ones. But that doesn't sound very efficient for me. So my question is what is the best method to use ...
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Make CharacterControllers in Unity not collide with each other

I'm trying to spawn a number of CharacterControllers and have them move around an area, but they keep getting stuck on each other. Is there a way to make them pass through each other while still ...
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Should larger Unity Projects use Visual Studio [closed]

I've worked with several engines and I'm most comfortable with a mature engine, world editor and C++ codebase. I'm now looking at Unity as a side-project and have mostly been working in Javascript. ...