A Guide to the Unity Animator for 2D Characters

A Guide to the Unity Animator for 2D Characters

Introduction What is it that an animator does? What summary can we give that would accurately describe the operations an animator performs? Is an animator an artist illusionist? Is he a virtual puppet master? What about video game animators? Are they much different from a pen-and-pencil animator? I would say that when it comes to … Read moreA Guide to the Unity Animator for 2D Characters

How to Animate a 2D Character in Unity

How to Animate a 2D Character in Unity

Introduction At the very core of animation is an illusion. The “Illusion of Life” is what it is called. We think an animation looks the best when it produces a greater illusion of a living character. This makes sense, does it not? When we see an animation of a living character, it triggers a memory … Read moreHow to Animate a 2D Character in Unity

Rig a 2D Animated Character in Unity

Create a 2D Animated Character in Unity

Introduction 2D animation has been around for over 100 years. Since its inception, this entertainment type has gone through quite a few different evolutions, each time becoming more and more complex. Now, in the latter part of the 20th-century to the present time, 2D animation is a huge part of video games – with thousands … Read moreRig a 2D Animated Character in Unity

Mastering Unity’s New Tilemap Editor: Building 2D Levels

Introduction In October of 2017, Unity Technologies released Unity 2017.2. This version released a new tool called the Tilemap Editor, which not only allows the user to create vast and complex grid-based layouts in a matter of minutes, but also eliminates the need for a third party program (such as Tiled) to create a similar … Read moreMastering Unity’s New Tilemap Editor: Building 2D Levels

Unity Animator Tutorial – Comprehensive Guide

Introduction In this lesson we will explore how to use animations in a scene. This tutorial is a good step for those who have read the tutorial on creating animations. Which you can view here. However, no prior knowledge of animation is required. The scripts for this lesson can be downloaded Setting up the project … Read moreUnity Animator Tutorial – Comprehensive Guide

How to Build a Complete 2D Platformer in Unity

Unity game with Cinemachine timeline and robot player

Introduction Since the release of Unity 2017.1 in the summer of 2017, Unity Technologies has made making 2D games incredibly easy and fast. In this tutorial, we will create a fully-featured 2D platformer. This project will incorporate a number of key topics including how to make cutscenes, how to quickly build and prototype a 2D … Read moreHow to Build a Complete 2D Platformer in Unity

Create Games with the 3D Game Kit – Part 2

Introduction This tutorial is the second installment of a series on the amazing 3D Game Kit (click here for the first one). Part 1 left things soft of on a cliffhanger as we opened up the expansive “Interactables” folder. In this follow up, we will be covering most of the prefabs in this fabulous feature … Read moreCreate Games with the 3D Game Kit – Part 2

Create Games with the 3D Game Kit – Part 1

Introduction What if I told you that you could create intricate 3D games, complete with AAA graphics, with a third person character, all without writing a single line of code. What would you do with this tool I am describing? Just think about it for a moment. AAA features at your fingertips without having to … Read moreCreate Games with the 3D Game Kit – Part 1

Creating a 3D Smash Game in Unity – Part 3

Introduction Imagine this, you’ve just gotten a puzzle for Christmas. You don’t read the writing on the box and just toss it aside as you begin to construct this masterpiece. You pride your self on the fact that you’re almost done and it only took about 40 minutes. You get up to take a better … Read moreCreating a 3D Smash Game in Unity – Part 3

Creating a 3D Smash Game in Unity – Part 2

Introduction Benjamin Franklin once said, “the best video games that I have ever made were the ones where I persisted and didn’t give up.”* Whether or not Benjamin Franklin actually said this, he is right. Welcome to Part 2, and congratulations on continuing this tutorial series on creating a 3D Smash Game in Unity! In … Read moreCreating a 3D Smash Game in Unity – Part 2