3D Games – Unity

March 1, 2012 3 Comments by 3DBlog

What is so special about the Unity3d engine? How come it found its place among Top 10 Game Engines in next to no time? Why are Flash and Shockwave gradually giving way to it?  Let us have a closer look.

Unity is more than a game engine; it’s a tool, which is multiply integrated with Allegorithmic Substance, Maya, Cinema 4D, Modo, Zbrush, Photoshop, Cheetah3D, 3Ds Max, and Blender.  The ultimate purpose of Unity is creating 3D video games, 3D animations, visualizations, and other interactive content. It runs on a variety of platforms including PC, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Wii, and Android.  Keep in mind that certain platforms will require additional licensing.


From a developer’s point of view, the fact that it supports shader programming and C# or Boo, is a valuable asset which allows for more flexibility and better performance results. There is a live preview feature, which helps developers make easy and fast changes while the game is still in the run mode. They can also create and use customization tools for editing purposes in the Unity interface, which adds more possibilities for product’s fine-tuning and overall performance efficiency.

What about benefits to customers? There are quite a few, experts say. One major advantage is that Unity is more cost and time effective. With Unity, code is executed much faster and more smoothly than with Shockwave or Flash. This means that engine performance is higher, which helps execute realistic 3D physics.
Another aspect is that the Unity 3D visual quality is impeccable. It offers cutting-edge, hardware-accelerated 3D graphics. The tool has integrated audio filters that allow the creation of amazing sound effects.

Unity is fast and easy to install; not to mention, it is fun to use. It is a user-friendly tool, so editing, testing and playing with a variety of its features is truly exciting. The built-in editor can emulate any platform, and the end result is visible right away. The target platform can be easily changed, which is very convenient as many games are now created for multiple platforms.
If you are a team player, the Unity Asset Server will come in handy. It allows teams or individual game developers to work locally and remotely.

If you would like to see games created with Unity, check this out: http://unity3d.com/gallery/game-list/. The list is quite impressive, and new games are continuously being added.

Unity Technologies opened their HQ in Silicon Valley last summer, and they are expanding to Asian markets (e.g., China and Singapore). With their popularity and rocket growth (at this point, there are as many as half a million registered seats on Unity 3D!), it won’t be surprising to hear that the whole planet is Unity-jacked! In a good way, of course.

3 Comments

  1. Discover More says:
    Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 6:27am

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    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 4:39am

    Thanks for sharing your ideas. I would also like to express that video games have been actually evolving. Today’s technology and innovative developments have assisted create practical and enjoyable games. These entertainment games were not that sensible when the actual concept was being attempted. Just like other designs of know-how, video games way too have had to evolve by many many years. This is testimony towards the fast growth and development of video games.

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