Unity 5.x Shaders and Effects Cookbook

Author: Alan Zucconi,Kenneth Lammers

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785289187

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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Master the art of Shader programming to bring life to your Unity projects About This Book This book will help you master the technique of physically based shading in Unity 5 to add realism to your game quickly through precise recipes From an eminent author, this book offers you the fine technicalities of professional post-processing effects for stunning results This book will help you master Shader programming through easy-to-follow examples to create stunning visual effects that can be used in 3D games and high quality graphics. Who This Book Is For Unity Effects and Shader Cookbook is written for developers who want to create their first Shaders in Unity 5 or wish to take their game to a whole new level by adding professional post-processing effects. A solid understanding of Unity is required. What You Will Learn Understand physically based rendering to fit the aesthetic of your game Enter the world of post-processing effects to make your game look visually stunning Add life to your materials, complementing Shader programming with interactive scripts Design efficient Shaders for mobile platforms without sacrificing their realism Use state-of-the-art techniques such as volumetric explosions and fur shading Build your knowledge by understanding how Shader models have evolved and how you can create your own Discover what goes into the structure of Shaders and why lighting works the way it does Master the math and algorithms behind the most used lighting models In Detail Since their introduction to Unity, Shaders have been notoriously difficult to understand and implement in games: complex mathematics have always stood in the way of creating your own Shaders and attaining that level of realism you crave. With Shaders, you can transform your game into a highly polished, refined product with Unity's post-processing effects. Unity Shaders and Effects Cookbook is the first of its kind to bring you the secrets of creating Shaders for Unity3D—guiding you through the process of understanding vectors, how lighting is constructed with them, and also how textures are used to create complex effects without the heavy math. We'll start with essential lighting and finishing up by creating stunning screen Effects just like those in high quality 3D and mobile games. You'll discover techniques including normal mapping, image-based lighting, and how to animate your models inside a Shader. We'll explore the secrets behind some of the most powerful techniques, such as physically based rendering! With Unity Shaders and Effects Cookbook, what seems like a dark art today will be second nature by tomorrow. Style and approach The recipes in this book contain step-by-step instructions, complemented by screenshots and code, and real-world examples.

Mastering Unity Shaders and Effects

Author: Jamie Dean

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783553685

Category: Computers

Page: 266

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Harness the power of Unity 5 tools to write shaders and create stunning effects for next generation games About This Book Leverage the power of Unity 5 compatible shaders to create a variety of realistic surfaces Create amazing visual effects for your Unity 5.x games by blending advanced post-processing techniques and lighting effects Add that extra visual edge to your games by learning pro level techniques Who This Book Is For This book is for users who are familiar with creating Unity projects and are looking for the next step to create stunning high-end visuals in their game project using the latest tools and features. You are expected to understand the creation of basic Unity projects, game object types, and scene navigation. You will need some basic programming experience in C# or JavaScript. What You Will Learn Build your own custom shaders to suit a variety of organic and inorganic surfaces Create amazing visual effects using Unity 5's improved toolset Compare the advantages of Metallic and Specular workflows in Unity's Physically Based Lighting System Take your Unity 5 project to the next level with advanced real-time and baked lighting methods Design powerful particle effects Find out how shaders, materials, and scripts work together within the Unity framework Develop high-end and optimized game visuals suitable for mobile devices and other platforms In Detail With the inclusion of Physically Based Shading and the Standard Shader, Unity has changed the game for independent and large scale developers alike. Never before has it been so easy to create startling high quality visuals in games and other interactive projects. This book will give you a solid understanding of the interaction of shaders, lighting and effects in Unity 5, and give you some great ideas for how you can maximize the visual impact of your own games for PC, mobile and other platforms. In the sequence of chapters you will find solutions to some of the major challenges to the creation of responsive and realistic looking games. As you work on example scenes, you will get to know the syntax of ShaderLab and CG languages, creating simple and complex shader solutions for a variety of different surface effects. You will see how Unity's responsive lighting solutions can be harnessed to build immersive and appealing game experiences. Style and approach This is the most up-to-date resource on creating amazing visual effects for your Unity 5.x games. With the perfect mix of advanced techniques and their illustrations in real-world examples, this is the most comprehensive advanced guide on Unity shaders and effects you'll find.

Unity 2018 Shaders and Effects Cookbook

Transform your game into a visually stunning masterpiece with over 70 recipes, 3rd Edition

Author: John P. Doran,Alan Zucconi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788390954

Category: Computers

Page: 392

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Bring realism to your games by mastering post-processing effects and advanced shading techniques in Unity 2018 Key Features Learn the secrets of creating AAA quality shaders without writing long algorithms Master shader programming through easy-to-follow examples Create stunning visual effects that can be used in 3D games Book Description Since their introduction to Unity, shaders have been seen as notoriously difficult to understand and implement in games. Complex mathematics has always stood in the way of creating your own shaders and attaining the level of realism you crave. Unity 2018 Shaders and Effects Cookbook changes that by giving you a recipe-based guide to creating shaders using Unity. It will show you everything you need to know about vectors, how lighting is constructed with them, and how textures are used to create complex effects without the heavy math. This book starts by teaching you how to use shaders without writing code with the post-processing stack. Then, you’ll learn how to write shaders from scratch, build up essential lighting, and finish by creating stunning screen effects just like those in high-quality 3D and mobile games. You'll discover techniques, such as normal mapping, image-based lighting, and animating your models inside a shader. We'll explore how to use physically based rendering to treat light the way it behaves in the real world. At the end, we’ll even look at Unity 2018’s new Shader Graph system. With this book, what seems like a dark art today will be second nature by tomorrow. What you will learn Understand physically based rendering to fit the aesthetic of your game Write shaders from scratch in ShaderLab and HLSL/Cg Combine shader programming with interactive scripts to add life to your materials Design efficient shaders for mobile platforms without sacrificing their realism Use state-of-the-art techniques, such as volumetric explosions and fur shading Master the math and algorithms behind the most used lighting models Understand how shader models have evolved and how you can create your own Who this book is for Unity Shaders and Effects Cookbook is for developers who want to create their first shaders in Unity 2018 or wish to take their game to a whole new level by adding professional post-processing effects. A solid understanding of Unity is required to get the most from this book.

Augmented Reality Game Development

Author: Micheal Lanham

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787124525

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 2012

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Create your own augmented reality games from scratch with Unity 5 About This Book Create your own augmented reality game from scratch and join the virtual reality gaming revolution Use the latest Unity 5 VR SDK to create pro-level AR games like Pokemon Go Innovate and explore the latest and most promising trend of AR gaming in the mobile gaming industry Who This Book Is For This book is for those who have a basic knowledge of game development techniques, but no previous knowledge of Unity is required. Some basic programming knowledge would be desirable, but the book is an introduction to the topic. The book is also suitable for experienced developers new to GIS or GPS development. What You Will Learn Build a location-based augmented reality game called Foodie Go Animate a player's avatar on a map Use the mobile device's camera as a game background Implement database persistence with SQLLite4Unity3D to carry inventory items across game sessions Create basic UI elements for the game, inventory, menu, and settings Perform location and content searches against the Google Places API Enhance the game's mood by adding visual shader effects Extend the game by adding multiplayer networking and other enhancements In Detail The heyday of location-based augmented reality games is upon us. They have been around for a few years, but the release of Pokemon Go was a gamechanger that catalyzed the market and led to a massive surge in demand. Now is the time for novice and experienced developers alike to turn their good ideas into augmented reality (AR) mobile games and meet this demand! If you are keen to develop virtual reality games with the latest Unity 5 toolkit, then this is the book for you. The genre of location-based AR games introduces a new platform and technical challenges, but this book will help simplify those challenges and show how to maximize your game audience. This book will take you on a journey through building a location-based AR game that addresses the core technical concepts: GIS fundamentals, mobile device GPS, mapping, map textures in Unity, mobile device camera, camera textures in Unity, accessing location-based services, and other useful Unity tips. The technical material also discusses what is necessary for further development to create a multiplayer version of the game. At the end, you will be presented with troubleshooting techniques in case you get into trouble and need a little help. Style and approach This book shows you how to create every step of the game and gives practical examples.

Unity Shaders and Effects Cookbook

Author: Kenny Lammers

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849695091

Category: Computers

Page: 268

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Designed to be an essential Cookbook, our recipe-based approach allows you to pick and choose the recipes you need, when you need them. This book is ideal for Unity developers who want to take their projects to the next level, with real visual impact.

Unity 5.x Cookbook

Author: Matt Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784391362

Category: GAMES

Page: 570

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Over 100 recipes exploring the new and exciting features of Unity 5 to spice up your Unity skillsetAbout This Book- Built on the solid foundation of the popular Unity 4.x Cookbook, the recipes in this edition have been completely updated for Unity 5- Features recipes for both 2D and 3D games- Provides you with techniques for the new features of Unity 5, including the new UI system, 2D game development, new Standard Shaders, and the new Audio MixerWho This Book Is ForFrom beginners to advanced users, from artists to coders, this book is for you and everyone in your team!Programmers can explore multimedia features, and multimedia developers can try their hand at scripting. Basic knowledge and understanding of the Unity platform, game design principles, and programming knowledge in C# is essential.What You Will Learn- Immerse players with great audio, utilizing Unity 5's audio features including the new Audio Mixer, ambient sound with Reverb Zones, dynamic soundtracks with Snapshots, and balanced audio via Ducking- Create better materials with Unity's new, physically-based, Standard Shader- Measure and control time, including pausing the game, displaying clocks and countdown timers, and even implementing "bullet time" effects- Improve ambiance through the use of lights and effects such as reflection and light probes- Create stylish user interfaces with the new UI system, including power-bars, clock displays, and an extensible inventory system- Save and load text and media assets from local or remote sources, publish your game via Unity Cloud, and communicate with websites and their databases to create online scoreboards- Discover advanced techniques, including the publisher-subscriber and state patterns, performance bottleneck identification, and methods to maximize game performance and frame rates- Control 2D and 3D character movement, and use NavMeshAgents to write NPC and enemy behaviors such as seek, flee, flock, and waypoint path followingIn DetailUnity 5 is a flexible and intuitive multiplatform game engine that is becoming the industry's de facto standard. Learn to craft your own 2D and 3D computer games by working through core concepts such as animation, audio, shaders, GUI, lights, cameras, and scripting to create your own games with Unity 5.Completely re-written to cover the new features of Unity 5, this book is a great resource for all Unity game developers, from those who have recently started using Unity right up to Unity professionals.The first half of the book focuses on core concepts of 2D game design while the second half focuses on developing 3D game development skills. In the first half, you will discover the new GUI system, the new Audio Mixer, external files, and animating 2D characters in 2D game development. As you progress further, you will familiarize yourself with the new Standard Shaders, the Mecanim system, Cameras, and the new Lighting features to hone your skills towards building 3D games to perfection. Finally, you will learn non-player character control and explore Unity 5's extra features to enhance your 3D game development skills.Style and approachEach chapter first introduces the topic area and explains how the techniques covered can enhance your games. Every recipe provides step-by-step instructions, followed by an explanation of how it all works, and useful additional refinements or alternative approaches. Every required resource and C# script (fully commented) is available to download, enabling you to follow each recipe yourself.

Studieren - Das Handbuch

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

Spiele entwickeln mit Unity 5

2D- und 3D-Games mit Unity und C# für Desktop, Web & Mobile

Author: Carsten Seifert

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446447202

Category: Computers

Page: 631

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- Für alle, die ihr eigenes Spiel entwickeln wollen; Vorkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich - Im Internet: die Games aus dem Buch mit allen Ressourcen, Videotutorials zur Vertiefung und weitere Beispiele, Zusatzmaterialien - Extra: E-Book inside Entwerfen Sie komplexe 3D-Welten; kombinieren Sie die unterschiedlichen Tools und Techniken, die Unity bietet; entwickeln Sie zusammen mit dem Autor zwei komplette Spiele. AUS DEM INHALT // Installation & Oberfläche von Unity 5.0 // Einführung in C# // Skript-Programmierung // Objekte in der 2. und 3. Dimension // Physically Based Shading // Kameras: die Augen des Spielers // Licht und Schatten // Physik-Engine // Maus, Tastatur, Touch // Audio // Partikeleffekte mit Shuriken // Landschaften gestalten // Wind Zones // GUI-Systeme // Prefabs // IInternet & Datenbanken // Animationen // Künstliche Intelligenz // Fehlersuche & Performance // Spiele erstellen & publizieren // Beispiel 1: 2D-Touch-Game // Beispiel 2: 3D-Adventure// Produktionsprozesse in der Spieleentwicklung Systemvoraussetzungen für E-Book inside: Internet-Verbindung und Adobe-Reader

Spiele entwickeln mit Unity 5

2D- und 3D-Games mit Unity und C# für Desktop, Web & Mobile. Für Unity 5.6

Author: Carsten Seifert,Jan Wislaug

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446453687

Category: Computers

Page: 670

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Der Bestseller zur Spieleentwicklung mit Unity jetzt in der dritten, aktualisierten Auflage Begeben Sie sich mit Carsten Seifert – alias Hummelwalker auf YouTube – und Jan Wislaug – Video-Trainer für Unity – in die Welt von Unity 5. Erfahren Sie hier, wie Sie Ihre Ideen umsetzen und eigene Spiele entwickeln können. Nach einer Einführung in C# und die Skript-Programmierung lernen Sie, wie die wichtigsten Werkzeuge und Systeme in Unity funktionieren, zusammenarbeiten und wie Sie diese kombinieren können. Darauf aufbauend entwickeln Sie zwei komplette Spiele – ein 2D- und ein 3D-Game. Die dritte Auflage wurde komplett auf Unity 5.6 aktualisiert und geht u. a. auf die neue Plattform WebGL ein, beschreibt das überarbeitete Licht-System und zeigt die neuen Möglichkeiten beim Partikelsystem. Die Spiele sowie Video-Tutorials stehen als Online-Download zur Verfügung.

David und Goliath

Die Kunst, Übermächtige zu bezwingen

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593420678

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Wenn David auf Goliath trifft, hat er zwei Möglichkeiten: Spielt er nach dessen Regeln, wird er verlieren. Ist er bereit, die Regeln der Macht zu brechen, zwingt er den Riesen damit in die Knie. Malcolm Gladwell ist davon überzeugt: Underdogs sind Gewinner! In genialen Episoden von listigen Kriegsherren, halbstarken Basketballteams und inspirierten Softwareentwicklern zeigt der Kultautor, dass Triumph keine Frage der Größe, sondern der inneren Haltung ist. Gladwells hintersinniges Plädoyer für das Große im Kleinen ist zugleich ein Appell zum kreativen Ungehorsam. Nach der Lektüre dieses verblüffenden Buchs ist kein Riese mehr vor Ihnen sicher.

Android Smartphones für Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527804676

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Haben Sie den Eindruck, dass ihr Android-Smartphone noch viel mehr leisten k?nnte? Dan Gookin hilft Ihnen, sich mit Ihrem neuen Ger?t vertraut zu machen und all seine M?glichkeiten zu entdecken, egal ob Sie Android-Anf?nger, -Umsteiger oder einfach nur Technikfeind sind. Er orientiert sich dabei an Android 4.4 Kitkat, aber die meisten seiner Tipps passen auch f?r ?ltere und neuere Versionen. Sie erfahren alles, um mit Ihrem Smartphone schnell auf Du und Du zu stehen: angefangen von den wichtigsten Einstellungen, dem Telefonieren und Mailen ?ber das Nutzen des Internets, der Karten und der eingebauten Kamera bis zur Individualisierung Ihres Android-Smartphones mit Hintergrundbildern, Klingelt?nen und praktischen Apps.

Eine Tour durch C++

Die kurze Einführung in den neuen Standrad C++11

Author: Bjarne Stroustrup

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446439838

Category: Computers

Page: 200

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EINE TOUR DURCH C++ // - Dieser Leitfaden will Ihnen weder das Programmieren beibringen noch versteht er sich als einzige Quelle, die Sie für die Beherrschung von C++ brauchen – aber diese Tour ist wahrscheinlich die kürzeste oder einfachste Einführung in C++11. - Für C- oder C++-Programmierer, die mit der aktuellen C++-Sprache vertrauter werden wollen - Programmierer, die in einer anderen Sprache versiert sind, erhalten ein genaues Bild vom Wesen und von den Vorzügen des modernen C++ . Mit dem C++11-Standard können Programmierer Ideen klarer, einfacher und direkter auszudrücken sowie schnelleren und effizienteren Code zu schreiben. Bjarne Stroustrup, der Designer und ursprüngliche Implementierer von C++, erläutert die Details dieser Sprache und ihre Verwendung in seiner umfassenden Referenz „Die C++-Programmiersprache“. In „Eine Tour durch C++“ führt Stroustrup jetzt die Übersichtskapitel aus der Referenz zusammen und erweitert sie so, dass auch erfahrene Programmierer in nur wenigen Stunden eine Vorstellung davon erhalten, was modernes C++ ausmacht. In diesem kompakten und eigenständigen Leitfaden behandelt Stroustrup – neben Grundlagen – die wichtigsten Sprachelemente und die wesentlichen Komponenten der Standardbibliothek. Er präsentiert die C++-Features im Kontext der Programmierstile, die sie unterstützen, wie die objektorientierte und generische Programmierung. Die Tour beginnt bei den Grundlagen und befasst sich dann mit komplexeren Themen, einschließlich vieler, die neu in C++11 sind wie z.B. Verschiebesemantik, einheitliche Initialisierung, Lambda-Ausdrücke, verbesserte Container, Zufallszahlen und Nebenläufigkeit. Am Ende werden Design und Entwicklung von C++ sowie die in C++11 hinzugekommenen Erweiterungen diskutiert. Programmierer erhalten hier – auch anhand von Schlüsselbeispielen – einen sinnvollen Überblick und praktische Hilfe für den Einstieg. AUS DEM INHALT // Die Grundlagen // Benutzerdefinierte Typen // Modularität // Klassen // Templates // Überblick über die Bibliothek // Strings und reguläre Ausdrücke // E/A-Streams // Container // Algorithmen // Utilities // Numerik // Nebenläufigkeit // Geschichte und Kompatibilität

C++ Alles in einem Band für Dummies

Author: John Paul Mueller,Jeff Cogswell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527692592

Category: Computers

Page: 828

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Dieses Buch ist für alle, die tief in die C++-Programmierung einsteigen möchten. Dennoch werden keine Programmierkenntnisse vorausgesetzt. John Paul Mueller und Jeff Cogswell erklären Ihnen zunächst, wie Sie C++ installieren. Sie erfahren, was Klassen und Objekte sind, was Sie mit Entwurfsmustern anfangen und wie Sie Ihre Programme debuggen. Aus Anfängern werden Entwickler mit Erfahrung und dann fortgeschrittene Programmierer. Diese finden in diesem Buch Informationen zu dynamischen Arrays, Lambda-Ausdrücken, Streams, UML, der Standardbibliothek, zu Boost und vielem mehr. Alle Codebeispiele des Buchs stehen zum Download zur Verfügung.

Mit Java programmieren lernen für Dummies

Author: Barry A. Burd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527691898

Category: Computers

Page: 463

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Steigen Sie mit diesem Buch in die Welt des Programmierens ein und zwar mit der beliebten Programmiersprache Java! Schritt fï¿1⁄2r Schritt werden Sie mit den Grundlagen, wie zum Beispiel Variablen, Schleifen und objektorientierter Programmierung, vertraut gemacht, probieren viele anschauliche Beispiele aus und schreiben Ihr erstes eigenes Programm. Dieses Buch steht Ihnen bei allen Herausforderungen jederzeit mit hilfreichen Tipps und Lï¿1⁄2sungsvorschlï¿1⁄2gen zur Seite, sodass Sie fï¿1⁄2r Ihren Weg zum Programmierer optimal gerï¿1⁄2stet sind!