Are there any tutorials to help learn Unity faster?
Although the content body mentions "Director", the answers seem to have overlook that aspect, and have instead formed into a general purpose "learning unity" compendium. Perhaps this question ought to be edited to remove references to Director, and a new question asked which specifically requests the similarities and difference between Adobe Director and Unity
Strictly speaking, you're correct, Duck. I went by the title of the question which doesn't mention Director. Also, there is probably not much of content available which would specifically target ex-Director users for learning Unity. For a Director-Unity comparison a separate question would be needed.
have you checked unity3diy? bloglink
you also can post your own tuts there what you learn and dos and donts.
I heard about this blog and found it really good.
This one works -- http://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/modules/beginner/scripting (huh, only "beginner" tutorials now?)
Well for the latest Tips and tricks on Unity 5 you can refer http://www.unityrealm.com/unity-tips-and-tricks-editor-part-1/
Answer by Sebas
Apr 07, 2010 at 06:17 AM
The most recent version of this list can be found at http://www.virtualgamelab.com/unity-resources.html
I just compiled a list of Unity resources for a different purpose (hence my subjective comments and a shameless copy&paste). Some of the resources have already been mentioned here and some of it is only Unity-related and not strictly for learning Unity itself. Nonetheless, here we go:
Download the free version of Unity to get started: http://unity3d.com/unity/download/
If you have no previous experience with Unity, start with these six video tutorials which give a quick overview of the Unity interface and some important features
Continue with a more in-depth text-based walk through of very basic Unity functionality and work flow https://unity3d.com/learn
If you want to familiarize yourself with Unity's functionality more, browse through Unity's manual. You can skip the Basics section as we already went through this (see above).
For a printable version of the 600+ pages manual, see http://unity3d.com/support/documentation/printable.html
To get up-to-date on Unity 3 functionality, check out the following official documentation:
Unity 3 - What's new? http://unity3d.com/unity/whats-new/unity-3
Unity Videos (including Tutorials)
Link - http://video.unity3d.com
Live Online Unity Classes (currently for basic introduction to Unity)
Link - http://unity3d.com/support/online-training/
You are now faced with the choice of tackling example projects provided by Unity Technologies or jump straight into user-generated tutorials. As the example projects are quite complex, I would suggest working through some video tutorials first. Nonetheless, here are the links for Unity's official example projects. They can be taken completely apart, reverse-engineered and reused for own projects.
3D Platform Game
2D Platform Game
Iphone tutorials and more example projects
More Unity Example projects
Brand New Car Tutorial (April 2010)
Now, let's head on to TUTORIALS. This list starts with mostly basic and general tutorials at the top and lists more specific tutorials at the end.
More recently by Will Goldstone: http://www.unity3dstudent.com/
TornadoTwins Video Tutorials
UnityPrefabs - New Project by the Tornado Twins - soon to be launched
Walker Boys Studio - Unity Tutorials from the Guildhall at SMU (an extensive list of tutorials with more on the way)
CannedMushroom Video Tutorials (Unity and other software)
Proof of Concept Game to learn creating your own game from the ground up
Series of Unity tutorials (among many other tutorials)
registration required (free)
working with asset server
advanced c# version of unity jumpstart tutorial (see above)
MonoDevelop and Unity Iphone
BurgZergArcade - Unity Tutorials
Hack&Slash Tutorial using C# and plenty of other information and useful tutorials
website - http://www.burgzergarcade.com/
UnityScript Basics (Scripting Basics for Noobs)
If you're new to scripting, read up on this good introduction to scripting in Unity. Lots of analogies are provided which makes it really easy to understand. The details are explained for UnityScript, but the introduction is great for any scripting language.
website - http://www.unityscript.com/lessons1/basics.php
Unity 3D Tutorial
Several tutorials on Unity 3D from scripting basics to advanced procedural level generation. New tutorials, free assets and tips posted on a regular basis.
website - http://www.unity3dtutorial.com
General Introduction to Unity (3 parts so far)
Introduction to Game Development with Unity including Workflow, Scripting, GUI, Version Control, etc.
Advanced Media Lab at North Carolina State University
4 Videos on how to work through a project (and more videos)
Making Sense of Unity
Guide for working with Google SketchUp and Unity
(also shaders and multi-user environments)
text-based with screenshots
Robotduck - Blog
The blog of this Unity user provides tips on Unity scripting and functionality and showcases some of his projects
Unity Tutorials for Flash Developers
Physics Setup for a car, AI for driving around racetrack
seven videos on how to create terrains in Unity from heightmaps to finish
In-Depth Terrain Tutorial
text-based with screenshots
Paul Bourke -Unity for stereoscopic display
text-based with screenshots
Paul Bourke Unity and Idome
text-based with screenshots
RENCI Unity for Dome projections
Official Unity Tech. Tutorial for the Animation View (NEW)
3-part-series of video tutorials
Texture Painting Tutorial - explanation of how to draw surface Textures for several (sci-fi) object, using Photoshop: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=373024
VTC - Unity tutorial (subscription based content on vtc.com)
Design3.com (subscription based tutorials, Unity-related content among other software like Maya, 3DS Max, Photoshop)
Unity-Tutorials (mostly paid and some free tutorials)
Once you went through some or all of these tutorials, you should be creating your own content in no time. Next, I'll provide an overview of general resources for Unity. Whenever you need to find some information about Unity, scripting, projects, collaborations or anything Unity-related, check these links out:
Searching for resources - The All-In-One Unity Reference Search
credit goes to Robotduck for providing this link to the public; tremendous time saver (see http://robotduck.wordpress.com/)
Unity Scripting Reference
Unity Component Reference
each available Component described in detail
Unity Wiki (UnifyCommunity)
Invaluable when you have specific questions about Unity or Scripting
This link should also get you started on learning Unity
feature request go here
Point your favorite IRC client to irc.freenode.net and join #unity3d to chat in real time.
Overview of Unity Resources
Overview of Unity blogs
TOOLS AND EXTENSIONS
Lastly, I want to list extensions and tools which can make your life as a Unity developer easier.
External Lightmapping Tool
Head Look Controller
overview of some extensions Unity youtube and vimeo channels
Visual C# Express
free IDE for C#
One of Unity's developers provides projects to extend Unity's functionality (e.g. pathfinding and AI)
sturestone's A* Pathfinding (currently version 2.9)
forum thread - http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/67417-A*-Pathfinding-2.9-Is-Released-(Unity-3-Compatible)
Augmented Reality / Webcam Input
http://forum.unity3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=32613&highlight=toolkit (Webcam Toolkit)
http://forum.unity3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=11889&highlight=toolkit (ARToolkit Extension)
SeeingMachines FaceAPI / VisionBlaster Head Tracking in Unity (purchase required)
Mostly Tigerproof Using Google Analytics and Unity to track game stats
This is a blog entry about Google Analytics and Unity
Antares Project - Extensive Set of Tools to extend the Unity Editor - Open Source;
forum thread - http://forum.unity3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=50843
Antares Deformator (Work in Progress) - deforming meshes realistically
forum thread - http://forum.unity3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=54290
UniWii WiiMote implementation
Decal Framework - http://unity3dstore.com/?page_id=59 (purchase required)
forum thread - http://forum.unity3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=54613
Unity Terrain Tools - EasyRoads (purchase required)
Six Times Nothing - Road/Path Tool and River Tool
Dastardly Banana - FPS Weapon Tool, Radar example
Starscene Software - Tools, Games and Utilities for Unity (purchase required for utilities)
GUIX - visual Menu/GUI builder (purchase required)
EZ Game Saver - saving tool (purchase required)
FireTool - create realistically spreading fire to your scene
Overview of extensions on UnifyWiki
LightUp (purchase required)
Extension of Google Sketchup (Lighting Solution) which works nicely for exporting lightmaps to Unity
PureLight (purchase required)
Lighting solution for importing lightmaps to Unity
3D Anaglyph System (purchase required)
Plugin for Kinect's Primesense Camera
forum thread - http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/67982-Kinect-plugin
Unity Web Suite - tutorials and examples in C# to create online content
forum thread - http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/17674-Unity-Web-Suite-(Examples-Tutorials)
website - http://www.nickbreslin.com/2009/04/phphandler-20-released/
+1, an impressive list. The only thing I'd add is Visual C# Express.
done, thanks for the suggestion
@Sebas, I don't recall if this was a wiki before (thought it wasn't), but just FYI - editing your post 8 times will make it a wiki.
It wasn't, but I have been trying to continously keep it updated. I don't mind it being a wiki, I suppose others can add to it as they see fit. Thanks for letting me know, I wasn't aware of this "feature".
Yeah, I found out the hard way on one of my posts :) Yet it's clearly documented - on Meta.StackOverflow.com http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/11740/what-are-community-wiki-posts. Other ways a wiki can explode into existence - if a post is edited six times, by four different people, or if a Question generates thirty Answers...
Answer by duck
Mar 01, 2010 at 12:17 PM
Yes, there are lots, although no resources that I've found which relate specifically from those coming from a Director background. However, I think once you get stuck in you'll feel quite at home relatively quickly (I did).
Have a look at these search results for Unity Tutorials
Also check out the Tutorials page on the Unity Wiki
In the Unity Online Manual, there are some Tutorials.
**OBSOLETE**There's also a book about Unity which has had some good reviews.
Also, for learning the scripting language, if you choose to learn C#, there are loads of general (non-unity-specific) C# tutorials out there which can be a great help.
@Duck The book is actually really good (Unity Game Development Essentials). You can finish it in few days and you will get a lot of ideas on how to continue from there.
wELL , Most of these website contains old data . I found a new website which contains awesome tips and tricks http://www.unityrealm.com/
Answer by Jennifer1
May 20, 2014 at 02:48 PM
If you are looking for good website to getting started so i recommend you to use unity's official docs and tutorial, and you are searching for other websites and YouTube channels then you should check this out. start learning unity fast
This blog has also some different and really useful content.
i already checked it :)
Answer by gamedevtraining
May 06, 2011 at 02:24 PM
Apart from tutorials, you might also be interested in our online 4-day course on Game Development with Unity: http://gamedevtraining.zymichost.com
Its interactive so you can ask questions from the instructor, and share your screen live. Its only over weekends, and since we are doing this live for the first time ( we usually do in-person at various institutions), its very affordable.
To register, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Answer by jessee03
Jun 03, 2013 at 04:27 AM
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