Create 2D Lights with Unity’s Universal Render Pipeline

2D Lights URP Featured Image

Unity 2019.3 is packed to the brim with new features to help improve your game development process!  Along with the release of a new graphics rendering pipeline called Universal Render Pipeline (formerly LWRP), there are a lot of new 2D aspects added in Unity 2019.3+, including 2D Worldbuilding tools, 2D PSD Importer, 2D Pixel Perfect … Read more

Free eBook – Unity Animation for Beginners

We are excited to announce our latest eBook: Unity Animation for Beginners. Created by Tim Bonzon, an expert animator and Unity developer, this eBook will show you how to work with several of Unity’s animation features – including to the Animator component, the Animation Timeline, Cinemachine, and more.  You will also learn to rig, animate, … Read more

Learn Materials in Unity

Web Class: Learn Materials in Unity

You can access the full course here: Intro to Game Development with Unity Part 1 What is a Material? Materials define how an object looks in-game. Texture, transparency, color, reflectiveness, etc. In the editor, let’s create a new Material (right click Project window > Create > Material) and call it MyMaterial. When we select the material, … Read more

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 more

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 more

Designing a Unity Level with Tilemaps

Web Class: Design a Unity Level with Tilemaps

You can access the full course here: Develop a Puzzle Platformer Game In this lesson you will learn how to create the first level layout of this game. This will include the following: Importing tile assets Creating tilemaps Setting up the tile palettes Painting the map Importing the Sprite Assets In Unity, you will want … Read more