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How to create non-player Characters (NPC) with Unity 2018

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Today, we will learn to create game characters while focusing mainly on non-player characters. Our Cucumber Beetles will serve as our game's non-player characters...
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AI for Unity game developers: How to emulate real-world senses in your NPC agent...

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An AI character system needs to be aware of its environment such as where the obstacles are, where the enemy is, whether the enemy...
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Game Engine Wars: Unity vs Unreal Engine

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Ready Players. One Two Three! We begin with the epic battle between the two most prominent game engines out there: Unity vs Unreal Engine....

Best game engines for Artificial Intelligence game development

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"A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human" — Alan Turing It is...

How to model a character’s head in Blender Part 1

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In this two-part tutorial by Jonathan Williamson, we are going to look at how to model a character head in Blender. Along with basic...

Scripting for Animation in Maya

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This article, written by Adrian Herbez, author of Maya Programming with Python Cookbook, will cover various recipes related to animating objects with scripting: Querying animation...

Unity 3.x Scripting-Character Controller versus Rigidbody

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Creating a controllable character There are two ways to create a controllable character in Unity, by using the Character Controller component or physical Rigidbody. Both...

OpenGL 4.0: Using Uniform Blocks and Uniform Buffer Objects

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  OpenGL 4.0 Shading Language Cookbook Over 60 highly focused, practical recipes to maximize your OpenGL Shading language use         Read more about this book       If your OpenGL/GLSL program...

Harrison Ferrone explains why C# is the preferred programming language for building games in...

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C# is one of the most popular programming languages which is used to create games in the Unity game engine. Experiences (games, AR/VR apps,...
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What is Unity’s new Data-Oriented Technology Stack (DOTS)

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If we look at the evolution of computing and gaming over the last decade, we can see how different things are with respect to...

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Why should you use Unreal Engine 4 to build Augmented and...

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This is an exciting time to be a game developer. New technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are here and growing...

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