Mastering UI Development with Unity, Second Edition

Mastering UI Development with Unity, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 638 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 2nd edition (June 7, 2024)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 180323539X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1803235394

eBook Description:

Mastering UI Development with Unity, Second Edition: 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

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, 2nd Edition 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.

  • Discover design principles and patterns for crafting visually appealing UIs
  • Explore techniques to scale your UI across resolutions
  • Streamline your UI building process with automatic layouts
  • Understand the properties of the Event System and appropriately hook events to your UI elements
  • Implement Unity’s built-in uGUI components, including those provided by TextMesh Pro
  • Infuse UIs with stunning animation and particle effects
  • Understand when and how to use Unity’s UI Toolkit and IMGUI

By the end of this Mastering UI Development with Unity, Second Edition 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.

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