Explores how to download and install the Unity engine to your computer.
- [Instructor] In this movie, we're going to download and install the Unity Engine to our computer. The first step in that process, which you can find @unity3d.com. When you navigate to that website, and from here we can access the Unity Engine. Now Unity comes in a variety of different tiers, of the engine easily available to those who want to use it. So I'm going to focus here mainly on downloading the free tool, but if you want some of the additional features such as collaborative tools for working in teams, you can go ahead and take a look at the other different tiers that are available to you. To get access to the free version of Unity, I'm going to move to the top of the page here and choose the Get Unity button. So in selecting Get Unity, I will be presented with different options. It will show me first of all here, It will also show me the teams and freelancers options, the professional version. And in addition to this it will show me For the basis of this course, I'm going to be targeting all three of these versions, so if you're going to be using the personal version, then you can still follow along with this course, and use nearly all of the features that we're going to be covering. You can get access to the personal version by simply clicking on the try personal option, You'll need to accept the download terms here in order to continue and to proceed. You'll then get two different options. One on the left here, which is download the installer for Mac in my case, because I'm using the Mac operating system. If you're on a Windows PC, it's likely that this button will say something slightly different for you. On the right-hand side however, you'll be presented with the option to download the Unity Hub, and I recommend that you choose this option. The Unity Hub is simply a downloadable tool that you can install to your computer, and it will present you with a variety of different options for managing the Unity versions on your computer. The Unity Hub is a small program that allows you to manage multiple versions of the Unity version on your computer, and you can also download automatically the latest version of Unity available. So I'm going to be downloading the Unity Hub, which effectively is an installer application for ensuring that our computer is always update with the latest version of Unity. So in downloading the Unity Hub and running that on my computer, will be presented with the Unity Hub application. I'm going to jump over to that program now, to have a look at how that works. When you run the Unity Hub application for the very first time, you'll be presented with a menu that looks like this inside the Unity Hub application. If you switch to the installs tab, that will provide you with a list of the different versions of Unity that you have available on your computer right now. In my case you can see that I have four different versions available. I have 2018.2.6 2018.2.1 and so on, up until the latest version at the time of this recording. Now the different Unity versions are released pretty quickly so it's likely that by the time you're watching this course, a different version will be available for you. which will include those from two point 14 and above. I'm using 2018.2.14 here, which will give you a list And you can simply click on the download button, to download the latest version In this case, I've gone ahead and download this version and had that installed to my computer. it will download and install For example, if I wanted to download this version here, which is 2018.1.9, I would simply choose the download button, it then presents me with a menu for the different components that I want to install to my computer. In nearly every case, you'll want to make sure that the editor option is selected here and some additional components down here. I always like to install the documentation, this is simply a local version of the help files installed to your computer in case you need to use them for reference. We'll see more on that later. standard assets an example project to include those sample assets, with my Unity installation. to the platform section. This is where we want to enable the different options for the different types of devices that we want to make our game for. For example, if I wanted to build an app for iOS device, like an iPad or an iPhone, I want to make sure that the iOS build support option Likewise for the Android operating system and for the Linux systems and so on and so forth. There are quite a few different options that we can activate here. In this case, I would just make sure that my Mac build support is activated since this is the only platform right now that I want to build to, and then choose done. This also shows you here the space required on your computer and the space available. In this case, I'm going to choose cancel because actually, this version of Unity is an older version 2018.1.9 and I have point one point 14 so I'm going to be using that for this course, but I just wanted to show you for installing Unity to your computer. When this is finally downloaded and installed, is set as the preferred version or the default version. that is, the three dots going to left. Click on that and make sure that the option Set As Preferred is activated here. And then that pretty much is all we need to do. The other one side that I should mention, is that Unity may activate or ask you to have an account open here. You'll see on the top right hand side, there's a My Account option. Unity here, or the Unity hub, may ask you to login with your user account. Make sure that you have a Unity accounts, that are completely free, you simply need an email address and a password to sign up, and this will identify you as a user in the Unity ecosystem. So that's how we can download and install the Unity Hub to our computer, to ensure we can always have access to the latest version of Unity.
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- Creating a project in Unity
- Navigating the interface
- Adding and removing game objects
- Transforming game objects
- Comparing static and dynamic objects
- Importing assets
- Managing folders, hierarchies, and scenes
- Working with meshes, textures, and audio
- Making prefabs