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Lots of great ways to learn again this week. Enjoy!
5 ways to level up your game development skills - Are you looking to improve your gamedev skills? You’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve curated a selection of courses and projects that are popular with our developer community and guide you through engaging, gamified learning experiences. Read on to discover five ways to reach new heights with your next project, no matter your skill level.
CD-ROM Shader: Diffraction Grating – Part 1 - This post will guide you through the creation of a shader that reproduces the rainbow reflections that can be seen on CD-ROMs and DVDs. This tutorial is part of a longer series on physically based iridescence.
The lost art of handheld demakes - As we discovered when we spoke to several developers who cut their teeth in this era of demakes, though, it was also a thrilling creative frontier as they followed the late Gunpei Yokoi’s philosophy of applying lateral thinking with withered technology.
Seamless textures for Unity with Midjourney - 5 minute tutorial - AI Methods can be very helpful for Indie Game Developers. In this video, I will show you how to generate seamless textures with the help of Midjourney and Materialize and how to use them in Unity.
See the player behind objects in Unity 2D - In this video we will use Sprite Mask component to create X-Ray effect in 2D - make the player visible when behind other objects. We will also ensure that we can see the mask only when the player is actually behind an object instead of constantly.
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How to Set Up Matchmaker | Unity Gaming Services - Learn how to use Unity Matchmaker to match the right players, in the right time, in the right place - with out-of-the-box integration with Unity Game Server Hosting (Multiplay).
Animate your character in Blender (for Unity) - Welcome to the last episode of the Low Poly Character series. Today we will create 2 custom animations for our character - Idle & Jumping Attack. Then we export it from Blender and import it to Unity.
Zelda Breath of The Wild Toon Shader Graph - Unity Tutorial - In this video we will show how to re-create Zelda Zelda Breath of The Wild Toon Shader Graph in Unity engine.
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Sherlog – Flexible logging for C# and Unity - Sherlog is a very light logging library with a clear focus on speed, flexibility, and extensibility. It supports local and remote logging out of the box so you can receive log messages from other devices over the air.
sschmid Open Source
Unity URP Temporal Anti-Aliasing - This is a Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA) solution for Unity's Universal render pipeline. URP does not have a TAA solution yet, so this may solve aliasing issues for devs using URP.
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T4 Templates - This Unity editor extension provides T4 text templates processor. T4 template is a mixture of text blocks and control logic that can generate a text file. The control logic is written as fragments of program code in C#. The generated file can be text of any kind, such as resource file, source code or web page.
deniszykov Open Source
Unity Plane Mesh Splitter - A tool which lets you split any mesh into smaller submeshes. At first it was designed to work with imported Tiled2Unity terrains, but I rewrote it to work with everything you can throw at it.
artnas Open Source
TrainAR - TrainAR is a holistic threefold combination of an interaction concept, didactic framework and authoring tool for Augmented Reality (AR) trainings on handheld Android and iOS devices (Blattgerste et al. 2021).
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