Make an Action Bar with C# in Unity Part 2 - Visual Effects

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Create an appealing particle effect.

Display particle effects on top of UI components on the Canvas.

Write C# script that will play a particle effect when an action is performed.

Clock2 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

Action bars are more than just a mechanic in a game. They're also quite prominent on the screen and usually contain vivid icons and indicators that provide important feedback to the player. That's why mechanics alone can't create a truly useful action bar. In this one-hour, project-based course, you'll add artwork and visual effects to your action bar. You'll learn how to add simple particle effects and write C# scripts to play these effects on demand. The guided project will introduce you to the following Unity concepts: - UI Toolkit - Particle Effects - Basic C# code This is Part 2 of a 2-part series on creating an action bar for a Unity game. Part 1 covers creating the action bar from scratch, concentrating on the functionality, while this part focuses on form. This series also makes use of the tropical island-themed Unity project created in Create Animation Transitions in Unity (Intro to Animation 2). This 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 DevelopmentC sharp (C#) Programming LanguageUnity 3DUnityApplication 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 and License Activation

  2. Configure the Action Bar

  3. Configure the Action Button

  4. Create an Activation Particle Effect

  5. Set up a Camera for UI Particle System

  6. Create a End Cooldown Particle Effect

  7. ADDENDUM: Cleaning up

How Guided Projects work

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

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