Unity 2021 Shaders and Effects Cookbook

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Unity 2021 Shaders and Effects Cookbook

Unity 2021 Shaders and Effects Cookbook

person icon John P. Doran

ebook icon Packt Publishing

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Jan, 2023

architecture icon Unity,Development,Game Development


This eBook includes

Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 484

ISBN : 9781839217692

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Overcome the challenges and complexities involved in creating your own shaders with high-level realism using practical solutions, best practices, and the latest features of Unity 2021

Key Features

  • Discover practical recipes for mastering post-processing effects and advanced shading techniques
  • Learn the secrets of creating AAA quality shaders without writing long algorithms
  • Create visually stunning effects for your games using Unity's VFX Graph

Book Description

Shaders enable you to create powerful visuals for your game projects. However, creating shaders for your games can be notoriously challenging with various factors such as complex mathematics standing in the way of attaining the level of realism you crave for your shaders.

The Unity 2021 Shaders and Effects Cookbook helps you overcome that with a recipe-based approach to creating shaders using Unity. This fourth edition is updated and enhanced using Unity 2021 features and tools covering Unity's new way of creating particle effects with the VFX Graph. You'll learn how to use VFX Graph for advanced shader development. The book also features updated recipes for using Shader Graph to create 2D and 3D elements. You'll cover everything you need to know about vectors, how they can be used to construct lighting, and how to use textures to create complex effects without the heavy math. You'll also understand how to use the visual-based Shader Graph for creating shaders without any code.

By the end of this Unity book, you'll have developed a set of shaders that you can use in your Unity 3D games and be able to accomplish new effects and address the performance needs of your Unity game development projects. So, let's get started!

What you will learn

  • Use physically based rendering to fit the aesthetic of your game
  • Create spectacular effects for your games by testing the limits of what shaders can do
  • Explore advanced shader techniques for your games with AAA quality
  • Use Shader Graph to create 2D and 3D elements for your games without writing code
  • Master the math and algorithms behind the commonly used lighting models
  • Get to grips with the Post-Processing Stack to tweak the appearance of your game

Who this book is for

This book is for game developers who want to start creating their first shaders in Unity 2021 and take their game to a whole new level by adding professional post-processing effects. The book assumes intermediate-level knowledge of Unity.

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