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#1 VansFannel   Members   -  Reputation: 101

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:27 AM

Hi!

 

I'm a mobile developer that wants to start developing games but I don't have any idea about how to do it.

 

What do you recommend me? I'm reading a book, Learn Unity for 2D game development (because I want to create a 2D game), but there are a lot of terms that I don't understand (like UV Mapping).

 

Thanks.



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#2 richardurich   Members   -  Reputation: 1187

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:10 AM

I'd say just keep doing what you're doing or use online tutorials. When you run into something like uv mapping that you don't understand, just google it. u and v are just texture coordinates like x and y are for a normal object. Basically, x, y, and z were already in use for 3D modeling, so we needed some new letters for the unique concept of mapping a 2D picture (texture) onto the object.

 

If you learn better by doing something and seeing the results, you might grab an online tutorial that walks you through making a game instead of the book. Here's a quick one I found on Unity 2D.



#3 the incredible smoker   Members   -  Reputation: 342

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:02 AM

UV is used for texturing :

U = X ( start from bitmap = 0 , end = 1 )

V = Y ( start from bitmap = 0 , end = 1 )


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#4 Eck   Members   -  Reputation: 2721

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:00 AM

Here is a great article for starting out. I can't recommend it enough:
 
Set small, reasonable goals for yourself or you'll quickly get overwhelmed. The above guide has a breakdown of which projects you should tackle first and why. I wouldn't start "your game" until you've completed a few of these first.
 
And the beginner FAQ is also an excellent place to start:
 
If there's a term being thrown around that you don't understand, google it. smile.png
 
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#5 Fs02   Members   -  Reputation: 388

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:15 AM

if you are using unity, starts using it's official video tutorial, they have a very great resource. and thanks to their tutorial, i know a bit of creating game in 2d or 3d using unity in 2 weeks :)

 

cheers !!!


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#6 Pablo StrangeLight Games   Members   -  Reputation: 114

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:36 AM

I agree with using Unity!! Their resources are amazing, they have plenty vids on many topics, specially for starters. Their forum in great too. The game engine itself its proving to be great in every project I start!! 

 

Check this out

http://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/modules






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