Ever wanted to start developing 3D games and applications but don't know where to start? Do you have an idea for the next big game but you have no idea how to test it out quickly and succesfully? Tired of having to mess around with a few hundred lines of code just to get a physics engine and rendering engine together to do a simple physics simulation?
Well, let me give you a hand! In this workshop you'll find covered both the basics of using the Unity 3D WYSIWYG Editor and creating your first simple game (a tank shooting game) or physical simulation (it uses Nvidia Physx). The only requirement is having Unity 3D installed (Free edition from their website). You'll be able to learn your way around Unity and it's API and Interface in no time, and by the end of this workshop you'll be capable of testing out your game ideas! Or maybe even spending the time here at Codebits to work out a fully working game with your friends.
These are the main topics of this workshop (though some might be left out due to possible time constraints):
Part I : Setting up Unity
Part II : Discovering Unity and its UI
Part III : Driving a Tank
Part IV : Fire!
Part V : Destroy and be destroyed
Part VI : Multiplayer support! (This part is the most prone to be cut out due to time constraints :S)
Hope this allows you all to test and explore Unity 3D, a wonderful tool for fast prototyping and game development!
If you have any questions about what topics will be covered, feel free to ask! I'll be making everything free to download : slides, tutorial PDF (easier on the eyes) and Unity Project (That includes all assets: scenes, scripts, 3d models, textures, etc). You'll be free to mess around with all of those however you see fit :).
You can download the Tutorial here : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19241794/Sapo%20Codebits%20Unity3D%20Workshop.pdf
You can download the Project's Assets here : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19241794/Codebits%20Assets.zip
You can download my version of the completed project (plus a few things I added extra) here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19241794/TankWarsMP.zip