Part 05 - Building a project.

By Jamie Chatterton / June 12, 2018

Run Unity.

Create a new project in Unity, 'New' at the top, from the first window you are presented with once Unity has started...

Project window
The Unity project window

And you are presented with the following default layout (note: this is Unity Pro and the colour scheme is different from the free version)...

Default layout
The Unity layout

You will have a "Hierarchy" window, a "Scene" and an "Inspector" directly visible on the top.

Hierarchy

This is a tree overview of the entire visible project in the "Scene".

By default there will be a default "untitled" Scene created, it won't be expanded. Clicking on the triangle to expand it will show the "Camera" and "Directional Light" objects that are also added by default to any new Scene.

Scene

This is the 3D view of everything that is visible in the Hierarchy. It is navigable, the navigation of which is described over in Navigation. It is updated during game play and can be used to manipulate the state whilst the game is running.

Inspector

This is the 'properties' window of the currently selected object, be it selected through the Hierarchy or the Scene view, also the properties of anything selected in the Project view will show here too.

It shows all the Components of a GameObject and the editable that the components expose to be edited.

Project

This is a folder view of the project. All the files within the project will be visible here. The models, textures, materials, scripts, everything will be exposed here.

Game

The Game view is accessible by default, in the middle window, through the tabs. It shows the view that the current active camera shows when the game isn't running. When the game is running, it will become active, by default, and will show the output of the game.

In the latest version of Unity. It should have created a Scene called SampleScene in the Scenes folder, and we can use that for this project.

This project will be pushed into Git at various stages and can be tracked with tags.

Git repository: https://bitbucket.org/hiveit/unity-tutorial-coin/src/001_EmptyProject

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