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Shaders provide color and texture and some stunning visual effects to any game. Traditionally, shaders are written in code, and can be very complex to develop. Unity has introduced Shader Graph, a visual tool that allows non-coders to produce their own special-effect shaders. A highlight shader is a common effect in games, giving visual feedback to players as they search for interactible objects in a scene. In this one-hour, project-based course, you'll learn how to create a highlight shader using Unity's node-based Shader Graph. You'll become familiar with some of the basic nodes and their functions, building up a fully functional shader that has a configurable highlight component. You will also learn how to expose node properties to the Unity Inspector, allowing developers to use your shader just like any other in the editor. The guided project will introduce you to the following Unity concepts: - Shader Graph - Materials - Simple coding techniques including Materials.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Introduction and License Activation
Set Up the Project with URP and 3rd-Party Assets
Create a Highlight effect in Shader Graph
Add Albedo to the Shader
Add More Textures to the Shader
Create a Highlight Component
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
What will I get if I purchase a Guided Project?
By purchasing a Guided Project, you'll get everything you need to complete the Guided Project including access to a cloud desktop workspace through your web browser that contains the files and software you need to get started, plus step-by-step video instruction from a subject matter expert.
Are Guided Projects available on desktop and mobile?
Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Projects are not available on your mobile device.
Who are the instructors for Guided Projects?
Guided Project instructors are subject matter experts who have experience in the skill, tool or domain of their project and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to impact millions of learners around the world.
Can I download the work from my Guided Project after I complete it?
You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.
What is the refund policy?
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is not available for Guided Projects.
Can I audit a Guided Project and watch the video portion for free?
Auditing is not available for Guided Projects.
How much experience do I need to do this Guided Project?
At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.
Can I complete this Guided Project right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.
What is the learning experience like with Guided Projects?
You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.
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