Mastering UI Development with Unity, 2nd Edition: Develop engaging and immersive user interfaces with Unity Front Cover

Mastering UI Development with Unity, 2nd Edition: Develop engaging and immersive user interfaces with Unity

  • Length: 592 pages
  • Edition: 2
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  • Publication Date: 2024-07-09
  • ISBN-10: 180323539X
  • ISBN-13: 9781803235394

Elevate your UI development skills with Unity and C# by learning design principles as well as leveraging Unity UI (uGUI), the UI Toolkit, and IMGUI

Key Features:

Develop game user interfaces with both technical and aesthetic considerationsUnderstand how to use the diverse UI systems provided by UnityFollow step-by-step examples to create popular user interfaces seen in multiple game genresPurchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook

Book Description:

A captivating, fully functional UI is necessary for player interaction and engagement. Unity’s tools give you the opportunity to create fascinating UIs to make your game stand out.

Written by a skilled game designer and programmer, Mastering UI Development with Unity begins by describing various design considerations for developing stellar UIs for different genres and platforms. From laying out UIs and creating movements through animation and particle effects to optimizing UI performance, every aspect is meticulously covered. Next, you’ll learn the technicalities of implementing UIs with all three UI systems provided by Unity as well as both the Unity input systems. You’ll be able to breathe life into your game with visually engaging heads-up displays, pause menus, health bars, circular progress bars, animated menus, and more. This book not only teaches you how to lay out visual elements but also how to program these features and implement them across multiple games of varying genres. With practical examples, you’ll understand how to develop and implement UIs across multiple platforms and screen resolutions with minimal changes.

By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills you need to develop game UIs confidently with both technical and aesthetic considerations using Unity’s versatile UI elements.

What You Will Learn:

Discover design principles and patterns for crafting visually appealing UIsExplore techniques to scale your UI across resolutionsStreamline your UI building process with automatic layoutsUnderstand the properties of the Event System and appropriately hook events to your UI elementsImplement Unity’s built-in uGUI components, including those provided by TextMesh ProInfuse UIs with stunning animation and particle effectsUnderstand when and how to use Unity’s UI Toolkit and IMGUI

Who this book is for:

This book is for game developers looking to elevate their Unity game design skills. Individuals who want an in-depth explanation of specific UI elements and anyone looking for step-by-step guidance on how to implement UI components across multiple game genres will also find this book helpful. A basic understanding of Unity and C# programming is needed.

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