Join Kelley Hecker for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the development environment, part of Unity: Scripting with C#.
- The default development environment…for writing scripts in Unity is MonoDevelop,…which comes installed with Unity.…You can also set up VisualStudio to work with Unity.…But out of the box, MonoDevelop is the easiest to use.…I'll be showing you how to create…a script in the next chapter.…But for now I've just created a new script…and I'm going to double click to open it in MonoDevelop.…One of the great things about Unity is that your…scripts will compile automatically when you change them.…
If I add a new bit of code,…save and go back to the Editor,…I know my script is compiling…because of the spinning icon in the bottom…right corner of the Editor.…Because of this you probably won't use MonoDevelop…for much more than text editing.…But you can use it for debugging…by going to Run, Attach to Process,…selecting the Unity Editor,…and clicking Attach.…You can set break points by clicking in…the margin to the left of the line numbers.…
This red dot is a breakpoint.…It allows you to pause your application…when a specific line of code is reached.…
- Defining classes and variables
- Attaching scripts to objects
- Understanding MonoBehaviour class
- Using the Unity Scripting API
- Importing assets
- Using a singleton pattern to manage game state
- Creating an event
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Why am I getting a script compile error when trying to load the exercise files?
A: This course was recorded in Unity 4.6, and Unity has since released Unity 5. There are two items to address for Unity 5 users.
Q: Why can't I see the Render Settings option in the Edit menu?
A: The Render Settings options have been moved in Unity 5. You can access them by going to the Window menu and choosing Lighting. In the window that loads, Render Settings can be found under the Scene tab.