Join Alan Thorn for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading Unity, part of Cert Prep: Unity Fundamentals.
- [Instructor] In this movie, we're going to go ahead and download the Unity Software. To do this, you'll need to open up a web browser window and navigate to the URL unity3d.com as I have here. Alternatively, you could search a search engine for Unity engine. When you do this you'll be taken to the Unity homepage. Now if you're watching this course some time in the future, the homepage may look slightly different to this. This course has been recorded on the release of Unity 5.6.
If you're watching this course some time afterwards, then the image you get up here on the homepage maybe quite different, but in any case, there will be a button here that says Get Unity. By clicking this button, it will take you to the main Unity download page where it lists a variety of the different packages that are on offer. I'm just going to scroll down just a little bit here, and it indicates the various pricings and the various tiers available for the Unity Engine.
Now on this course, I'm going to assume we're going to be working with the Personal edition. This is the addition that is completely free of charge which you can download and start using today. I just want to highlight that the Personal Edition of Unity comes with all the main engine features. In fact if I scroll down, so we have the Personal Edition selected here. You can see under the Personal Edition category that it comes with all of the core engine features. You won't be missing any functionality that is part of the native core engine even if you are using the Personal Edition.
You do get, of course, other benefits with the Plus, and the Pro, and the Enterprise versions of Unity. These are not related to the core engine features that we're going to be covering in this course. If you're interested in what the additional packages can give you, you can simply scroll down and see what extra things you get in the Plus Package for example, as well as with the Pro Package so you going to get a lot of Unity Analytic Services and other kinds of things like this.\I'm just going to scroll back up because the version in this course that we're going to be working with is the Unity Personal Edition which you can download right away, right now, completely free of charge, and you get access to all of the engine features.
All you need to do is to click the Download Now button, and this will immediately allow you to click on the Download/Installer that will allow you to download and install Unity to your computer. This Installer that's available to you will be specific to your operating system. If you're using a Windows platform, this will launch one kind of installer. If you're using a Mac, it will launch a different kind of installer.
- Unity project creation
- Viewport navigation
- Object manipulation
- Creating game content
- Exporting and importing mesh assets
- Using Unity for game development
- Game Mode vs. Play Mode
- Moving objects
- Materials and textures