Build a game with Unity: Beginner's workshop

  • June 25, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Unity3D and C# for beginners: get started and make your first simple game!

Learn how to set up Unity and make a simple 3D platformer in a free workshop! 

No prior experience necessary, just a computer and a sponge-like brain. We will cater to the complete newbie, assuming 0 experience. We'll be covering the basics of C#, Blender, and of course Unity. 


## Students MUST BRING

A laptop with Unity and Blender installed. Go to the respective sites. We'll be using the free version of Unity. If you want to use Pro or the Pro trial, that's completely fine too.

Unity3D

Blender


## IT MUST BE INSTALLED. SERIOUSLY. It's huge, don't expect to be able to download and install it here. If you don't have it,  you'll seriously be missing out, though you can still come. Open it at least once to make sure it works, too! I'll try to help anyone troubleshoot before we start.

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  • Sheryl

    Class was great. Tinkering with the software at home. Using the code that we developed. Would have liked to learn how to create free form computer graphics. But it's great for a beginner programming class.

    June 27

  • Jesus M.

    Inspiring and eye-opening class. I thought Sam's instruction was concise and the game we created is super cute. I hope to continue learning and appreciate the opportunity for a thorough intro at absolutely no cost. I wish that the class would have been a little more aggressive.

    June 26

  • David L

    Great class overall! Having dabbled around in Python and Java a bit really helped with learning some of the OOP in C#, but as people have mentioned, should probably clarify that people should have some background (or at least quickly run through class, objects, methods, inheritance, etc.). A cheatsheet/write up would be extremely helpful although also extremely time consuming for you the organizers, so perhaps an alternative would be to record the sessions and edit out just the content delivery? I would be more than happy to volunteer to do either/both at the next session if you're up for it. Finally, Kudos to Bryan for organizing and the throwaway review questions, and a major gratitude to Sam for taking his time and having the patience to work with newbies like me!

    June 26

  • Summer M.

    Thought this workshop was great! I went in with absolutely no experience with Unity and only 2 months of teaching myself Javascript, and I was able to leave with a cool game of cubes and spheres. Thanks for a great time!

    June 26

  • Akia V.

    Thanks, Sam! The class was very informative, and I learned a lot in just 2-3 hours from creating a scene to moving camera perspectives, adding game objects, changing colors, adding scripts, key inputs and moving cubes around in game, and even having a cube shoot out mini cubes at spheres. Although I'll have to say that the class was going a bit too fast in the beginning. For example, I would attempt to copy what you had done, and when I look back up at the screen, you're 5 steps ahead of me. Overall, I had a great experience, and this is definitely a good class to take for anyone who are having trouble understanding Unity.

    June 26

    • Samuel E.

      Thank you for coming Akia! I do realize that my teaching was not optimal but it'll be better next time. Hope to see you again soon!

      June 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    Overall it was an awesome and fun class. I do have to give Sam a huge credit. Keeping the class fun and interesting after a long work day for 3hr is not a small challenge and he handle it great.

    One recommendation that I would advise is step-by-step instruction document. I think all of us fallen behind a few times, and we ended up re-asking about next step multiple times. With some kind of doc, that would saved us a bit of time.

    Regardless, 5 stars to Sam. I am looking forward to the next workshop.

    June 26

    • Samuel E.

      Thanks for the feedback Vlad! I'll get better at teaching and next time it'll be awesome.

      June 26

  • David C.

    The workshop was extremely informative and i learned alot in the 3 hours. Even though i was not able to get my game to work fully, i was able to get a good idea of the creation process which was my main goal for attending. Samuel was a great teacher and knew his stuff. If he had an assistant to help with questions and getting people up to speed, that would be great.

    June 26

    • Akia V.

      Bryan was kind of an assistant. Remember when he asked Sam what a "String" was? He was keeping Sam on his toes to make sure he explains everything he needs to when other may have been too scared to ask.

      June 26

    • Samuel E.

      Yup! Hats off to Bryan, he's the best. I'm gonna try harder to make sure nobody falls behind next time.

      June 26

  • Ryan Q.

    While the instructor seemed taken back by people's lack of previous programming experience; it should be noted the description said you don't need any prior knowledge, it was still a good class. And for free it was a huge in quality. The seating accommodations where small and sparse. Also not extremely comfortable for 3 hours worth of straight sitting. And only the first bunch of people had access to chargers for their laptops. That may all seem negative but it's just gripes about an otherwise good situation. Good on Alley for putting this together and I walked away knowing 10,000 more about unity than I did before.

    June 25

    • Samuel E.

      Thanks for the feedback, Ryan! I'm gonna improve my teaching. And I'll definitely take into account more accommodations in terms of seating, and maybe a break for you guys during the lesson.

      June 26

    • Ryan Q.

      Bottom line. I had fun and am excited to do more.

      June 26

  • Eugene N.

    Thanks Sam for the class. Very interesting and cool stuff. Definitely want to explore more in this area. Thanks!

    June 26

  • Samuel E.

    It was fun for me, but it'll be even more fun and better next time.

    June 26

  • M. B.

    Amazing informative class, very we'll organized. Kudos to the instructor Samuel he really knows his stuff. Look forward to attending future meetups.

    June 25

    • Samuel E.

      Thanks! I hope to see you again soon!

      June 26

  • Bryan

    Class is taking place in the Classroom door

    June 25

  • Sandra T.

    Got the news too late that I got a spot off the waitlist. Please give my slot to someone else and I hope to get a slot on the next session thanks Sandra

    June 25

  • Akia V.

    Just realized that I have a very old version of Unity (3.5). Does it matter what version we have?

    June 25

    • Akia V.

      Will do. Also, my work ends at 6. Will it be problematic if I show up late? It's about a 15 minute walk.

      June 25

    • Samuel E.

      Should be fine, we'll be troubleshooting/waiting for ~30min before starting.

      1 · June 25

  • Muhammad A.

    The Unity download is not going through!

    June 25

  • Sandra T.

    How likely is it that you can get in off the waitlist? This is the second time I've been waitlisted. Thanks, Sandra

    June 22

    • Samuel E.

      Unfortunately not very, but I'll make sure to give people on the waitlist registration priority for the next one.

      June 23

    • Jon

      Well that's something!

      June 24

  • judy

    this sounds great wish I couldgo

    June 22

  • Sheryl

    I've been having issues with my wireless internet connection. Does this class require internet access? Or will I be okay as long as I have the programs installed?

    June 19

    • Samuel E.

      Nope, no internet required!

      1 · June 20

    • Sheryl

      Thank you! Excite to attend this event!

      June 20

  • Sara M.

    Will there be more events like this in the future? Will be out of state that day but I'd like to attend other ones in the future. Thanks :D

    June 19

    • Samuel E.

      Of course! I hope to hold a bunch more of these. See you at one in the future!

      1 · June 20

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