What You Will Learn?
- Build Beautiful Worlds for Your Videos Game Instantly Without Any Artistic Knowledge
- Reuse Components to Quickly Design Levels that Look and Feel Professional
Have a great idea for a game, but creating the world seems like a difficult task? Well, take full advantage of your creative mind and start building your dream game world now. Through this Unity course, you will learn how to take modular pieces and string them all together to form a voxel art graphics world.
World Building For Newbies
You can work on your current projects or start with an entirely new one. However, do not worry if you are not an artist nor a programmer, this Unity3D tutorial of voxel art environments is tailored towards complete beginners and does not require you to have any prior knowledge. You will begin creating your video game world using free graphics assets. And it will take less than 2 hours to complete this Unity course.
You will learn to create roads & grass, construct houses from walls, doors, windows, and roofs. It wouldn't be a lovely house if it didn't have at least one piece of decoration, right? We'll even add a voxel art flower pot to fix that. The course will also explain how to add fences, bridges, trees, rocks and so on. After you finish this Unity tutorial, you'll be able to call yourself a real architect of worlds.
This Unity3D tutorial will show you how to create a voxel art arena environment that can be used for fights one versus one or two against two and so on. However, the village you're building can be used for different types of games too! You could do an open world that players can explore and complete quests like in World of Warcraft. Or you can make a real-time strategy game where one village fights another village trying to expand their lands and recourses. In other words, you can do a lot after you learn the fundamentals of world-building.
Beginner-friendly Game Engine
If you're a newbie to game development, using Unity is a pretty solid decision. It has a robust free version and a user-friendly interface. Furthermore, it has a huge asset store. You can find premade graphic assets like animated characters, clothes, weapons as well as special, camera, and lighting effects in there for free! So, if art creation from scratch is not for you, the asset store can save you from a headache. Even, if you like building everything from the ground up, using premade assets can spare you a lot of time or be used for educational purposes.
Furthermore, Unity keeps on getting updates. An enthusiastic team continually works on improving this engine so it would be even more powerful and easy to use for you. Also, there's a friendly and supportive community of developers, designers, artists, programmers and many more skilled professionals and talented hobbyists behind Unity's game engine. Therefore, it's not difficult to find help if you run into a problem or get stuck.
The Many Use Cases of Voxel Art
Let's talk a little bit about voxel art too. It might seem very simplistic and basic, but there's a lot you can do with it. Just look at Minecraft! It's one of the most popular games of all time with over 144 million copies sold worldwide. Furthermore, Markus Notch Persson created Minecraft on his own. If the game had intricate graphics, it would have taken years and a huge team to build it. Minecraft proves that exciting game mechanics can be far more important than graphics. It's the most popular voxel art game in the world but not the only one. Portal Knights, Stonehearts and 7 Days to Die are other honorable mentions on this list.
Even if you're not a fan of voxel art, it's an excellent place to start learning world-building. It allows you to work with 3D graphics without making it unnecessarily difficult. While using voxel art, you can focus on understanding how objects interact with each other and how to build the best mechanics for your game. After you master the basics, you'll have no problem working with more complex features and elements.
Bring your ideas to life with this simple and easy to follow guide. No matter if you are only starting out or want to brush up on your skills, this is a great Unity tutorial to learn world-building. Enroll now!
- Download and Install Unity 5
Section 1: Voxel Art Environments 1:23:20
Overview and graphic assets download
Import custom village Unity package into Unity project
Starting with the village floor layout in Unity 5 editor
Extend the village floor layout quickly making reusable prefabs in Unity 5
Customizing the village flooring using trees and flowers