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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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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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 can I prevent seams from showing up on objects using lower mipmap levels?

Disclaimer: kindly right click on the images and open them separately so that they're at full size, as there are fine details which don't show up otherwise. Thank you. I made a simple Blender model, ...
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How to make prefabs independent?

I'm working on a Unity's Project and I want to modify a prefab, more precisely I want to change the texture of a prefab. The problem is that my modification is applied also to other prefabs. I read on ...
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Unreal Engine 3 vs id Tech 3 vs Unity [closed]

I'm trying to decide which engine I should start using to try to start building a game in. I had chosen Unity, but upon hearing that Unreal Engine 3 had just become kinda free to use, I found myself ...
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How does Unity3D lower an imported .obj vertex count?

I have a question regarding how Unity3D handles importing of .obj files. I'm importing this teapot: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/graphics/classes/6.837/F03/models/teapot.obj The number of vertices ...
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Best algorithm for recursive adjacent tiles?

In my game I have a set of tiles placed in a 2D array marked by their Xs and Zs ([1,1],[1,2], etc). Now, I want a sort of "Paint Bucket" mechanism: Selecting a tile will destroy all adjacent tiles ...
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How do C# and JavaScript differ in Unity development? [closed]

Other than the obvious language differences, how do JavaScript and C# differ when developing games in Unity3D? Is there a noticable performance difference? Is the JS code packaged as-is? If yes, ...
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What is grid in Unity and how can I implement it?

I'm a beginner. I need to place a grid on my map in Unity and would like to access it to place a simple object on mouse click. How can I achieve this ? I am unable to understand the grid ...
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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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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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Calculating missile trajectory around orbits before shooting

I'm building a game with Unity3D. It's a Gravity Wars clone. Both player and AI turrets shoot missiles at each other (giving an Angle and a Power variables), trying not to crash missiles on planets. ...
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Why does Unity in 2d mode employ scaling and the default othographic size the way it does?

I previously used SFML, XNA, Monogame, etc to create 2d games, where if I display a 100px sprite on the screen, it will take up 100px. If I use 128px tiles to create a background, the first tile will ...
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Angle between two points

I have a character who walks to random points in my room in Unity. The problem is he always faces one direction, I want to write in C# a piece of code that will get the direction the character is ...
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Unity3D Camera constantly moving

I'm trying to make my own first person camera controls in unity that use both thumbsticks on a joypad. I have this working fine. However, when I move the right thumb stick (the one uses to look left / ...
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How do I make an object face the mouse position, but only on one plane?

I want a game object to turn and look towards where the mouse was clicked (in world space). It works well when considering all 3 dimensions, but I really only care for the plane formed by the x and z ...
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2d metaballs with shader to give blobs of water effect?

I want to simulate blobs of water in a 2d game in Unity3d. One possible way of doing it is to use 3d metaballs moving in a 2d plane though this is very processor intensive. Do you think it would be ...
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How to move around a player in a curved tunnel?

In a scenario where the player moves freely along the walls of a tunnel (like this), what is the best way to move the player along the walls of the tunnel? I'm using Unity3d game engine. I've tried ...
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Unity3d select empty gameobjects in scene

I have a pathing system that I am creating in Unity. When you add nodes to denote the path, I create a empty GameObject and render it in OnGUI as a square. The problem that I have is clicking on the ...
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Architecture of “doodle jump” type gameplay infinite looping background

I am planning make a doodle jump type game, character jumping on platforms. A scrolling or doodle jump like background which ll appear to move when character moves upward and appear moving (just like ...
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Unity 3d auto-move player forward script

Trying to write a basic script to attach to the player on Unity 3D, I want them to move forward automatically. I'm guessing that will be part of the Update function and using transform, but that's ...
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Why does the text of my label objects overlap?

I am having a problem with labels in my GUI: I have looked for solutions online but not found something solid enough to fix this problem. Has anyone ever come across this? Here is my GUI function. ...
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How to add render able Texture in Unity 3d for iOS

I want to render an image on texture which should be stuck at one point, not stuck with Camera. I don't know how to accomplish this task because I started unity a week ago but I want to do this task ...
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Energy Bar in Unity [closed]

I want to display a debug message when the progress bar is loaded fully and I have a button "refresh", when I click this it should reload the progress bar. Here is the code I have tried: var ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Creating custom collision map for 2D

I have a 2D level that I have built in my map editor, and I was wondering the best way to create a collision map for it. I have a collision map layer in my map editor, which saves each node (for ...
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Resolution problems when porting a Unity game to Android

So, I'm porting a game to the Android for the first time in Unity3D. And I've run in to a few problems along the way. My current problem is the resolution doesn't seem to be right, it cuts off the ...
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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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Why does Unity3D crash in VirtualBox?

I'm running Unity3D in a virtual instance of Windows, using the Virtual Box software on Linux. I have guest additions installed with DirectX support. I've tried using Windows XP SP3 32-bit, and ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I get voice recognition features into the Unity Game Engine?

How can I get voice recognition features into the Unity Game Engine? Is there a plug-in or a framework (hopefully freeware) that I could use? If so, do you have any ideas on how to install it? Also, ...
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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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How do you make specific collisions in Unity?

So I have created a "game" where you are automatically running across platforms and you can jump and land on the top of them. I want to set it where if you collide with the the left and right side of ...
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Understanding marching cubes and voxel data relationships

in case it matters i'm doing all this in unity with C# ... I think I missed something or maybe don't understand the logic correctly. I have an existing voxel engine that looks very "minecrafty" at ...
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Mip Maps on 2D Sprite causing black line above. Why is this?

I am new to Unity. I'm trying it out and using Futile for a code-first approach, but still importing textures using the Unity system. The problem I'm having is that when I use mip maps to scale large ...
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Top-Down Octree Generation of Procedural Terrain

I'm trying to implement a voxel-based terrain generation system in Unity3d (C#). I have successfully implemented a uniform 3d grid system, and have extracted the isosurface out using Marching Cubes ...
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How do I create a 2.5d parallax effect?

I have a decent background in 3D graphics and programming, but I'm new to game development. I'm currently exploring different possibilities and I really want to make an RPG game. I was thinking about ...
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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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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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How do you reference one game object from another?

I am trying to reference a game object that was created in the editor and added to the scene (not created dynamically). How can I reference this object in a script added to another gameobject? For ...
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How can I specify which enemies to spawn for each round in a tower defense?

I am making a TD game in Unity, and I would like to know the most common approach to spawning enemies each round. I have more than 200 rounds per map, just like Fieldrunners. Is it some kind of ...
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Shader which supports vertex colors and pixel lights?

From my question at Unity Answers: Hello everyone, I'm facing a bit of a problem here: I need a shader which has the ability to colour individual vertices and be lit pixel by pixel. Until recently, I ...