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UNITY COURSEWARE?

Discussion in 'Community Learning & Teaching' started by pastrana, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. pastrana

    pastrana

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    Are there any commercial DVD
    Teaching the basics of UNITY? / Game design?

    Authorized freelance trainers?

    Thank you

    Benjamin Pastrana
    Puerto Rico
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  2. drJones

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    for unity specific instruction there are links to tutorials in the topic just below this one - also if you want you could make a request in the collaboration forum to hire someone as well as there are many very knowledgeable and talented people here.

    game design in general is a whole different can of worms, but the net is your friend (gamasutra, gamedev etc. etc. etc.)

    : )
     
  3. pastrana

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    Thanks DrJones!
    It would be nice to see something like
    the guys from BLENDER.ORG has done with their ORANGE
    projects, making short films as opensource were they collaborate and create the project and also made it available with all the assets and making of's...

    Ill check the videos Unity has and the tuts available by now...

    Benjamin
     
  4. rapidrunner

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    http://www.willgoldstone.com/tutorialdemo/menu.html

    This will give you the basics of how to do something in UNity like a fps

    Then you gotta pick a script language: whatever works for you!; there are thousands of resources on the wiki made by Unity users in JS, and as far as it goes for C#, you can get very good tutorials/dvd that will teach you the basics to use Unity:

    Loops
    Variables and constant
    Data types
    data manipulation and conversion between types
    decisional cycles (IF Then Else; Case Switch)

    That's the basic; AFAIK there is not more to learn when using Unity, since many operations are already coded in teh engine, so you simply have to look in teh manual for the section that has what you need, and find the syntax to do what you need :D is easier to do than to explain :p

    You can find a lot of models online for free, to train yourself with Unity; plus the tutorials on the site are pretty good, if you resist the initial feeling of "how did he do that?"

    As far as game design goes...is like an instrument player that wanna compose music too...either you have the inspiration or you don't have it; in the second case you can always make a FPs or a racing game and you resolve the design problem and have fun making a game :)

    Then here on teh forum you will find a bunch of very knowledgeable users that will help you for sure, if you make a specific request (that is not like " i wanna make HL2, can you help me? ), like how to resolve a specific problem, or how to make a specific routine, etc.

    Hope that this helps! it took me a lot of time to get a hold of the code part, and now i am able to move around with less frustration :p

    The manual of the Unity API is your friend....always!
     
  5. Adam-Buckner

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    I noticed that Will Goldstone has set up new page for his tutorials, and wasn't sure what thread to put it in.

    SO - I'll add it here.

    http://willgoldstone.com/learn/index.php

    It also includes Photoshop and other tutorials (tho' I've not perused them).

    It should be noted for those of whom have followed Will's Volcano and Gem Collect demo: There seems to be a new chapter that includes coconuts...
     
  6. cherub

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    These are really great!

    The Dreamweaver ones are sweet as well.

    ~C
     
  7. Noesis Joel

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    Hey guys, my name is Joel and I'm an Academic Liaison from Noesis.

    Our academic courseware is bundled with course outlines, online quizzes, assessment tools, instructor notes and teaching aids - everything to help you organize and get classes running as soon as possible. Each course is designed to build upon each other and stresses learning industry standard tools using "Video Courseware" in lieu of conventional textbooks. We have had great support from Unity in our courseware development, are the leading providers of academic material on their engine and are actively developing content for the latest releases.

    Noesis is dedicated to improving gaming related education worldwide and preparing its users for industry careers or independent production.

    Check us out online here, or give me a call at: +1 831 479 4263
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  8. ColossalDuck

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    Don't forget about the tornado twins video tutorials on youtube. They are pretty nifty.