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Unity 5.x Shaders and Effects Cookbook
Год издания: 2016
Автор: Alan Zucconi, Kenneth Lammers
Издательство: Packt Publishing
ISBN: 9781785285240
Язык: Английский
Формат: PDF
Качество: Издательский макет или текст (eBook)
Интерактивное оглавление: Да
Количество страниц: 240
Since their introduction to Unity, Shaders have been notoriously difficult to understand and implement in games: complex mathematics have always stood in the way of creating your own Shaders and attaining that level of realism you crave. With Shaders, you can transform your game into a highly polished, refined product with Unity’s post-processing effects.
Unity Shaders and Effects Cookbook is the first of its kind to bring you the secrets of creating Shaders for Unity3D—guiding you through the process of understanding vectors, how lighting is constructed with them, and also how textures are used to create complex effects without the heavy math.
We’ll start with essential lighting and finishing up by creating stunning screen Effects just like those in high quality 3D and mobile games. You’ll discover techniques including normal mapping, image-based lighting, and how to animate your models inside a Shader. We’ll explore the secrets behind some of the most powerful techniques, such as physically based rendering! With Unity Shaders and Effects Cookbook, what seems like a dark art today will be second nature by tomorrow.
What You Will Learn
  • Understand physically based rendering to fit the aesthetic of your game
  • Enter the world of post-processing effects to make your game look visually stunning
  • Add life to your materials, complementing Shader programming with interactive scripts
  • Design efficient Shaders for mobile platforms without sacrificing their realism
  • Use state-of-the-art techniques such as volumetric explosions and fur shading
  • Build your knowledge by understanding how Shader models have evolved and how you can create your own
  • Discover what goes into the structure of Shaders and why lighting works the way it does
  • Master the math and algorithms behind the most used lighting models

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Chapter 1: Creating Your First Shader
| Introduction
| Creating a basic Standard Shader
| Migrating Legacy Shaders from Unity 4 to Unity 5
| Adding properties to a shader
| Using properties in a Surface Shader
Chapter 2: Surface Shaders and Texture Mapping
| Introduction
| Diffuse shading
| Using packed arrays
| Adding a texture to a shader
| Scrolling textures by modifying UV values
| Normal mapping
| Creating a transparent material
| Creating a Holographic Shader
| Packing and blending textures
| Creating a circle around your terrain
Chapter 3: Understanding Lighting Models
| Introduction
| Creating a custom diffuse lighting model
| Creating a Toon Shader
| Creating a Phong Specular type
| Creating a BlinnPhong Specular type
| Creating an Anisotropic Specular type
Chapter 4: Physically Based Rendering in Unity 5
| Introduction
| Understanding the metallic setup
| Adding transparency to PBR
| Creating mirrors and reflective surfaces
| Baking lights in your scene
Chapter 5: Vertex Functions
| Introduction
| Accessing a vertex color in a Surface Shader
| Animating vertices in a Surface Shader
| Extruding your models
| Implementing a snow shader
| Implementing a volumetric explosion
Chapter 6: Fragment Shaders and Grab Passes
| Introduction
| Understanding Vertex and Fragment Shaders
| Using grab pass
| Implementing a Glass Shader
| Implementing a Water Shader for 2D games
Chapter 7: Mobile Shader Adjustment
| Introduction
| What is a cheap shader?
| Profiling your shaders
| Modifying our shaders for mobile
Chapter 8: Screen Effects with Unity Render Textures
| Introduction
| Setting up the screen effects script system
| Using brightness, saturation, and contrast with screen effects
| Using basic Photoshop-like Blend modes with screen effects
| Using the Overlay Blend mode with screen effects
Chapter 9: Gameplay and Screen Effects
| Introduction
| Creating an old movie screen effect
| Creating a night vision screen effect
Chapter 10: Advanced Shading Techniques
| Introduction
| Using CgInclude files that are built into Unity
| Making your shader world modular with CgInclude
| Implementing a Fur Shader
| Implementing heatmaps with arrays
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