4 Developing graphics for your game

This chapter covers

  • Understanding art assets
  • Understanding whiteboxing
  • Using 2D images in Unity
  • Importing custom 3D models
  • Building particle effects

We’ve been focusing mostly on how the game functions and not as much on how the game looks. That was no accident—this book is mostly about programming games in Unity. Still, it’s important to understand how to work on and improve the visuals. Before we get back to the book’s main focus on coding different parts of the game, let’s spend a chapter learning about game art so that your projects won’t always end up with just blank boxes sliding around.

All of the visual content in a game is made up of what are called art assets. But what exactly does that mean? ...

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