Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Unity 3D (and, finally, a good book on it!)

I've been looking for an affordable 3D engine for a while, and Unity 3D has become my favourite one (and now you can get the indie version for free on their website). I've been away of game-ish projects for a looong time (except for a interesting multitouch application I've worked on recently), and hope to fix that soon. And Unity 3D seems a good tool/platform for that.

Although it helps to have a Flash and Director development background, I've found the documentation not so welcoming to newcomers. Luckily, I've found a book on Unity 3D (perhaps the first on the subject?) that is really helping me to get familiar with the tool.

I am still studying and learning from the book - and not so close to finishing it. But, so far I have nothing but good things to say about it.

The book in question is called Unity Game Development Essentials, and it was written by Will Goldstone. You can read a sample chapter here.


Anonymous said...

There's also a really cool website I found that has a bunch of video tutorials which really helped me a lot. They are anywhere from 2 to 3 hours long and they are totally awesome! I can't wait to see what they do next I'm hoping for an rpg style game tutorial

it's at

so others can benefit from what I've found :)

Chico Queiroz said...

Thanks a lot for the input!

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