Create a User Interface in Unity Part 2 - World-Space Canvas

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Create and manipulate UI elements using RectTransform's properties and methods.

Use Tags to check for Player.

Use Vector3 to determine the distance between two GameObjects.

1.5 hours
Beginner
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

In this one-hour, project-based course, you will be introduced to Unity's User Interface (UI) Toolkit for creating user interface for your game world. This project covers creating and setting up each UI component and writing a script that will update the UI elements based on certain game events. The guided project will introduce you to the following Unity UI concepts: - World-space Canvas - Rect Transform - Text - Image - Tags - Scripting in C# to control UI content This is Part 2 of a four-part series on creating a good-looking user interface for your game or other Unity application. Part 1 covered creating a screen overlay canvas for typical player-feedback such as health and score. Part 3 will demonstrate how to create a settings menu and Part 4 will show you how to create a UI that will automatically adapt to the aspect ratio of any screen. This is a stand-alone guided project, but because this is a continuation of the previous part in the "User Interface" series, it is recommended that you complete the first part before commencing this guided project. This series makes use of the sci-fi-themed Unity project created in Create Power-Ups and Obstacles with C# in Unity. It compliments this guided project and, although not a prerequisite, is recommended for a more well-rounded understanding of the concepts presented herein.

Skills you will develop

  • Video-game Development

  • C sharp (C#) Programming Language

  • Unity 3D

  • Unity

  • Application development

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction, License Activation and Recap

  2. Add World Space Canvas Display Above Pick-ups

  3. Add Component to Hide Pick-Up Canvas when Player is Out of Range

  4. Make the Canvas Always Face the Player

  5. Display the Distance From Player

  6. Add a Timer Above an Object

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