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Unity 5.x 2D Game Development Blueprints by Abdelrahman Saher, Francesco Sapio

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Approaching UI

We will learn about some more advanced features of User Interfaces (UI) in Chapter 8, User Interface for the Tower Defense Game. However, I recommend that you read a specific book about UI, if you want to master it. For instance, Unity UI Cookbook, Packt Publishing.

To make our level a little more enjoyable, we should add some UI elements to indicate the player's health and score. So let's do that!

In order to add some UI elements, we need a canvas. Usually, every time we create a UI element for the first time in the scene, a canvas is created as well. However, you can also create one by right-clicking in the Hierarchy panel and then clicking on UI | Canvas. A new object is added to our scene, with the name Canvas.

A canvas is an ...

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