Unity 3D Concepts

Getting Started with Unity Welcome to the Unity 3d Concepts tutorial series. This Unity 3d video course was created from scratch and gives you a thorough understanding of the Unity3d engine. It was designed with Unity3d version 4.1 but is still applicable till 4.5.2. Learn why Unity 3d is great for developing your own games. […]

Unity 3d Quick Tips

Unity Quick Tip: Instant Materials In this Unity 3d Quick tip we’ll show you how to quickly create materials by simply applying a texture directly to a game object.     Unity Quick Tip: Visible Private Variables In this Unity 3d quick tip we’ll show you how to make private variables in a script visible […]

Mecanim to Ragdoll in Unity 3d

Create a Ragdoll with Mecanim Capabilities In this three part Unity 3d tutorial we’ll be showing you how to setup a character as a ragdoll, apply animations using Mecanim, and turn him into a ragdoll once we shoot a projectile at him. This is part one of the series that will cover how to properly […]

Triggered Animations in Unity 3d

Using Triggers to Play Animation Clips In this Unity 3d video we’ll be returning to a basic but very useful way of triggering animations. We’ve covered this topic before but I decided that this needed to be updated with some nice new assets and some sound effects. So we’ll be using a free asset from […]

Generating Terrain from Heightmaps in Unity 3d

Use RAW Heightmaps to Create Terrain In this Xenosmash tutorial we’ll go over how to create terrain very quickly using a heightmap of a canyon image. We’ll be using Photoshop to create the RAW image we need for this heightmap then import it into Unity. We’ll discuss the different settings that you need to look […]

Sticky Bomb in Unity

Use Joints to Create a Sticky Bomb In this Unity┬átutorial we’ll show you how to create a simple sticky bomb grenade. We’ll first start off by adding an empty game object directly in front of our first person controller. This will be used to instantiate our sticky bombs. Create a prefab of your sticky bomb […]

Weapon Cycle in Unity3d

Cycle through Weapons with Arrays In this Xenosmash tutorial we’ll go over how to cycle between two different weapons using an array. We’ll start off by positioning our weapons against our first person controller. Both weapons should ideally be in the same spot for congruency. Make sure that you have an empty game object that […]

Crazy Bump Normal Maps in Unity3d

Create Detailed Textures with CrazyBump In this Xenosmash tutorial we’ll show you how to use Crazy Bump to create normal maps for Unity3d. You can create normal maps without Crazy Bump but after using this simple program you’d be crazy, no pun intended (well maybe), not to use it. We’ll go over the basics of […]

Playing with Fire in Unity

Create Fire with the Shuriken Particle System In this Unity┬átutorial we’ll go over how to create a realistic looking fire effect using the Shuriken particle system in Unity3d. We’ll start off by creating a simple particle system using the new Shuriken system found within Unity 4. Adjust the lifetime to something you like, this will […]

Creating Smoke with Shuriken Particle System in Unity

Create Realistic Smoke In this Unity┬átutorial we’ll show you how to create smoke in unity3d’s shuriken particle system. The shuriken particle system is Unity3d’s most up to date particle system, hence reason we’re using it. In this video we’ll go over the settings in the properties panel for creating our particle system. Settings include the […]