Join Michael House for an in-depth discussion in this video Custom editor elements, part of Advanced Unity: 3D Game Programming.
…In this video, I'm going to show you how to use custom editors.…These are similar to, but more complex than property…drawers which we learned about in a previous video.…Custom editors handle the entire component.…This means we can get information about other properties selectively display or…hide components on a conditional basis…and add additional functionality to the component.…These editors can speed up and facilitate…content creation, help debug, and many other functions.…I've created a custom editor that will extend our custom prefab system to…make it more user friendly and easier to test and debug custom prefabs.…
It's important to note that editor scripts must be…placed in a special editor directory under the Assets folder.…Lets take a look at some code.…Here we have a ship component that's going to extend an advanced component.…We've seen something similar in a previous video.…This class is going to define various attributes, defining…whether we are required to define them in our scripts.…Here we have three attributes that will require…
NOTE: This course requires Unity 4.5.5. The newer versions of Unity have done away with the GUI system used in this course, so the interfaces included for many of the scenes will not work with 4.6 and higher. You can download Unity 4.5.5 at http://unity3d.com/get-unity/download/archive.
- Enabling/disabling with scripts
- Translating, rotating, and scaling objects with scripts
- Working with mouse and keyboard input
- Creating custom GUI controls like progress bars
- Loading assets with scripts
- Saving games
- Creating prefabs dynamically
- Making remote procedure calls
- Synchronizing object transforms
- Finding slow code
- Optimizing data access
- Extending the editor
Skill Level Advanced
Q: In the Chapter 3 file EntityLoader.cs, I get an error: DirectoryNotFoundException: Directory 'Assets\' not found. Removing the backslash after 'Assets' fixes it, but then I run into a different error. How do I fix this?
Q: What version of Unity does this course cover?
A: This course requires Unity 4.5.5. The newer versions of Unity have done away with the GUI system used in this course, so the interfaces included for many of the scenes will not work with 4.6 and higher. You can download Unity 4.5.5 at http://unity3d.com/get-unity/download/archive.
Q: The game object in the first chapter's Mouse Input Raycasting sample doesn't appear to follow the mouse. What's wrong?
A: Please enable the Box Collider component (by activating the checkbox next to the component name) on the game object. This is not explicitly mentioned in the video, but it will ensure the raycasts collide with the game object.
Animating Characters with Mecanim in Unity 3Dwith Sue Blackman5h 28m Intermediate
Unity 3D: 3.5 Essential Trainingwith Sue Blackman10h 52m Beginner
Animating for Unity 3D in 3ds Maxwith Adam Crespi1h 19m Intermediate
1. Basic Scripting
2. Using the Debugger
An advanced prefab system6m 12s
4. Advanced Scripting
5. Dynamic Terrain
6. Creating Custom GUI Controls
9. Extending the Editor
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