Introducere in Unity

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1. Introducere in Editorul Unity

2. Introducere in scriptingul Unity

Aveti documentatie video si text extinsa, dar si un sumar cu elementele principale necesare in rezolvarea laboratorului, pentru cei care au mai lucrat deja cu Unity si sunt familiarizati cu anumite concepte.

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Folders  inside unity

Unity reserves some project folder names to indicate that the contents have a special purpose. There are a number of folder names that Unity interprets as an instruction that the folder's contents should be treated in a special way. Some of these folders have an effect on the order of script compilation. These folder names are:

  • Assets: The Assets folder is the main folder that contains the Assets used by a Unity project.
  • Editor: Scripts placed in a folder called Editorare treated as Editor scripts rather than runtime scripts. These scripts add functionality to the Editor during development, and are not available in buildsat runtime.
  • Editor default resources:Editor scripts can make use of Asset files loaded on-demand using the [EditorGUIUtility.Load]( function. This function looks for the Asset files in a folder called Editor Default Resources.
  • Gizmos: [Gizmos]( allow you to add graphics to the Scene Viewto help visualise design details that are otherwise invisible.
  • Plugins: You can add [plug-ins]( to your Project to extend Unity's features. Plug-ins are native DLLs that are typically written in C/C++. They can access third-party code libraries, system calls and other Unity built-in functionality.
  • Resources:You can load Assets on-demand from a script instead of creating instances of Assets in a Scene for use in gameplay. You do this by placing the Assets in a folder called Resources. Load these Assets by using the [Resources.Load]( function.
  • Standard Assets: When you import a Standard Asset package (menu: Assets > Import Package) the Assets are placed in a folder called Standard Assets
  • StreamingAssets: You may want the Asset to be available as a separate file in its original format although it is more common to directly incorporate Assets into a build. To do so, place a file in a folder called StreamingAssets, so it is copied unchanged to the target machine, where it is then available from a specific folder.
Asset Bundles, Resources and StreamingAssets

There are several ways to serve up resources to Unity at runtime, and each method has its place in game development: asset bundles, resource folders, and streaming assets.

# Asset Bundles:

Asset bundles let you deliver content to your application outside of your Unity build. Generally, you'd host these files on a remote web server for users to access dynamically. Asset bundles can contain anything from individual assets to entire scenes, which also makes them ideal for delivering downloadable content (DLC) for your game.

# Resource Folders:

The Resource folders are bundled managed assets. That means they will be compressed by Unity, following the settings you apply in the IDE. Unlike Asset bundles, resource folders are baked into the Unity Player as part of the game. You can do this by adding the required assets to a folder named Resources in your assets directory.

# Streaming Assets:

Like Resource Folders, a Streaming Assets directory can be created by intuitively creating a folder named StreamingAssetsthat, that you can use to put bundled un-managed assets. Unlike Resource folders, this directory remains intact and accessible in the Unity player. This creates a unique access point for users to add their own files to the game.

Prefabs In Unity 3d

Prefab in Unity 3D is referred for pre-fabricated object template (Class combining objects and scripts). At design time, a prefab can be dragged from project window into the scene window and added the scene's hierarchy of game objects. If desired the object then can be edited.

At the runtime, a script can cause a new object instance to be created at a given location or with a given transform set of properties.

Unity Scripting


In Unity scripting, there are a number of event functions that get executed in a predetermined order as a script executes. This execution order is described below:

  1. Awake(): This function is always called before any Start functions and also just after a prefabis instantiated.
  2. OnEnable(): This function is called just after the object is enabled. This happens when a MonoBehaviour instance is created, such as when a level is loaded or a GameObjectwith the script componentis instantiated.
  3. Start(): Start is called before the first frame update only if the script instance is enabled.
  4. FixedUpdate(): FixedUpdate is often called more frequently than Update. It can be called multiple times per frame
  5. Update(): Update is called once per frame. It is the main workhorse function for frame updates.
  6. LateUpdate(): LateUpdate is called once per frame, after Update has finished. Any calculations that are performed in Update will have completed when LateUpdate begins.
  7. OnGUI(): Called multiple times per frame in response to GUI events.
  8. OnApplicationQuit(): This function is called on all game objects before the application is quit. In the editor it is called when the user stops playmode.
  9. OnDisable(): This function is called when the behaviour becomes disabled or inactive.
  10. OnDestroy(): This function is called after all frame updates for the last frame of the object's existence (the object might be destroyed in response to Object.Destroy or at the closure of a scene).

Difference between Start and Awake Unity Events

Awake as ” initialize me” and Start as ” initialize my connections to others.” You can't rely on the state of other objects during Awake, since they may not have Awoken themselves yet, so it's not safe to call their methods.

Start function is called only if the script component is enabled. Awake function called when the script instance is being loaded.

If the script is NOT enabled at the beginning of your game, and you don't need the variables to be initialized, start() would be saving performance as awake() would be called regardless.

Difference between Update, Fixed Update and Late Update.

Update: (Most things)

  • Update is called once per frame from every script in which it is defined. Calling of Update function is dependent on the frame rate.
  • The time interval to call update is not fixed; it depends on how much time required to complete the individual frame.

FixedUpdate:(Physics things)

  • FixedUpdate is independent of the frame rate. The time interval is to call FixedUpdate is constant; as it is called on a reliable timer.
  • FixedUpdate can be called multiple times per frame if frame rate is low or it may not be called per frame if the frame rate will be high.
  • All the physics related calculations and updates are called immediately after FixedUpdate. So, its good to handle all physics related calculation inside FixedUpdate.

LateUpdate:(After update)

  • LateUpdate is also called per frame. It is called after all other Update functions.
  • This is useful to ensure all other Update related calculation is complete and other dependent calculation can be called.
  • For example, if you need to integrate a third-person camera to follow any object; then it should be implemented inside the LateUpdate. It is make sure that camera will track the object after its movement and rotation update.

In unity, Time.deltaTime will provide you time in seconds it took to complete the last frame (Read Only). This can be used to make your game frame independent.

When you multiply any value with Time.deltaTime you essentially express: I want to move this object 10 meters per second instead of 10 meters per frame.

For more details please visit  “Edit → Project Settings → Time” OR From scripting, check out the [Time]( class.

public class ExampleClass : MonoBehaviour {
    void Update() {
        float translation = Time.deltaTime * 10;
        transform.Translate(0, 0, translation);

While Coroutines seem to work like threads at first glance, they actually aren't using any multithreading. They are executed sequentially until they `yield`. Coroutine might seem like it is a thread, but coroutines execute within the main thread.

The difference between a coroutine and a thread is very much like the difference between [cooperative multitasking]( and [preemptive multitasking]( Note that a coroutine runs on the main thread and must voluntarily yield control back to it, if control is not yielded (this is where the coroutine must be _cooperative_) then your coroutine will hang your main thread, thus hanging your game.

The disadvantage of not doing “real” multithreading is that you can not use coroutines to parallelize CPU-intense calculations over multiple CPU cores.  With the release of Unity 2017, it is now possible to use a new C# feature called [async-await]( for our asynchronous methods instead. This comes with a lot of nice features compared to coroutines.

Let's look at a simple example. Given the following coroutine:

public class AsyncExample : MonoBehaviour
    IEnumerator Start()
        Debug.Log("Waiting 1 second...");
        yield return new WaitForSeconds(1.0f);

The equivalent way to do this using async-await would be the following:

public class AsyncExample : MonoBehaviour
    async void Start()
        Debug.Log("Waiting 1 second...");
        await Task.Delay(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1));


  • If you want to use asynchronous execution to express game logic, use coroutines.
  • If you want to use asynchronous execution to utilize multiple CPU cores, use threads.

Script compilation order inside Unity

There are four separate phases of script compilation. The phase where a script is compiled is determined by its parent folder. In a script compilation, the basic rule is that anything that is compiled in a phase _after_ the current one cannot be referenced. Anything that is compiled in the current phase or an earlier phase is fully available.

The phases of compilation are as follows:

  • Phase 1: Runtime scripts in folders called Standard AssetsPro Standard Assets and Plugins
  • Phase 2: Editor scripts in folders called Editor that are anywhere inside top-level folders called Standard AssetsPro Standard Assets and Plugins.
  • Phase 3: All other scripts that are not inside a folder called Editor.
  • Phase 4: All remaining scripts (those that are inside a folder called Editor).

A common example of the significance of this order occurs when a UnityScript file needs to reference a class defined in a C# file. To achieve this, you need to place the C# file inside a Plugins folder, and the UnityScript file in a non-special folder. Because C# code is compiled before JS code, so in general, while JS code can access C# classes, the opposite is not possible If you don't do this, an error is thrown saying that the C# class cannot be found.

C# Basics

Static Classes and Singleton

Both can be invoked without instantiation, both provide only one “Instance” and neither of them is thread-safe.

A [static]( class is basically the same as a non-static class, but there is one difference: a static class contains only static members and a private constructor and cannot be instantiated. In other words, you cannot use the [new]( keyword to create a variable of the class type. The design style embodied in a static class is purely procedural.

Singleton, on the other hand, is a pattern specific to OO design. It is an instance of an object (with all the possibilities inherent in that, such as polymorphism), with a creation procedure that ensures that there is only ever one instance of that particular role over its entire lifetime.

The Virtual keyword

The 'virtual' keyword is used to modify a method, property, indexer, or event declaration and allow for it to be overridden in a derived class. By default, methods are non-virtual and you cannot override a non-virtual method. You cannot use the `virtual` modifier with the `static`, `abstract`, `private`, or `override`modifiers.

For example, this method can be overridden by any class that inherits it:

public virtual double Area()
    return x * y;
Abstract Classes and interfaces

An abstract class is a special kind of class that cannot be instantiated. An abstract class is only to be sub-classed (inherited from). In other words, it only allows other classes to inherit from it but cannot be instantiated.

When we create an interface, we are basically creating a set of methods without any implementation that must be overridden by the implemented classes. The advantage is that it provides a way for a class to be a part of two classes: one from inheritance hierarchy and one from the interface.

When we create an abstract class, we are creating a base class that might have one or more completed methods but at least one or more methods are left uncompleted and declared `abstract`. If all the methods of an abstract class are uncompleted then it is same as an interface. The purpose of an abstract class is to provide a base class definition for how a set of derived classes will work and then allow the programmers to fill the implementation in the derived classes.

There are some similarities and differences between an interface and an abstract class that I have arranged in a table for easier comparison:

Feature Interface Abstract class
Multiple inheritances A class may inherit several interfaces. A class may inherit only one abstract class.
Default implementation An interface cannot provide any code, just the signature. An abstract class can provide complete, default code and/or just the details that have to be overridden.
Access Modfiers An interface cannot have access modifiers for the subs, functions, properties etc everything is assumed as public An abstract class can contain access modifiers for the subs, functions, properties
Core VS Peripheral Interfaces are used to define the peripheral abilities of a class. In other words both Human and Vehicle can inherit from a IMovable interface. An abstract class defines the core identity of a class and there it is used for objects of the same type.
Serialization and De-Serialization


Serialization is the process of converting an object into a stream of bytes to store the object or transmit it to memory, a database, or a file. Its main purpose is to save the state of an object in order to be able to recreate it when needed. The reverse process is called deserialization.

The object is serialized to a stream, which carries not just the data, but information about the object's type, such as its version, culture, and assembly name. From that stream, it can be stored in a database, a file, or memory.

Serialization allows the developer to save the state of an object and recreate it as needed, providing storage of objects as well as data exchange.


As the name suggests, deserialization is the reverse process of serialization. It is the process of getting back the serialized object so that it can be loaded into memory. It resurrects the state of the object by setting properties, fields etc.

Types of serialization:

  1. Binary Serialization
  2. XML Serialization
  3. JSON Serialization
Methods and functions

function is a piece of code that is called by name. It can be passed data to operate on (i.e. the parameters) and can optionally return data (the return value). All data that is passed to a function is explicitly passed.

method is a piece of code that is called by a name that is associated with an object. In most respects it is identical to a function except for two key differences:

  1. A method is implicitly passed the object on which it was called.
  2. A method is able to operate on data that is contained within the class (remembering that an object is an instance of a class – the class is the definition, the object is an instance of that data).
Generic Functions and Generic Classes

Generic classes encapsulate operations that are not specific to a particular data type. The most common use for generic classes is with collections like linked lists, hash tables, stacks, queues, trees, and so on. Operations such as adding and removing items from the collection are performed in basically the same way regardless of the type of data being stored.

Generic functions are similarly those which describe the algorithm without specifying a particular data type.

Unity C# References

Variables and Parameters

Variables can be controlled from the Unity Editor as parameters, as long as they are defined public or serializable. We can use both simple variable or arrays.

public float speed;
public Sprite[] images;
private float internalBleed; //cannot be controller from Unity Editor interface

private Text scoreText;
private GameObject[] enemyTypes;
MonoBehaviour Event Execution Order

Ordered by first to last method to execute.

private void Awake() { /* Called when the script is being loaded */ }
private void OnEnable() { /* Called every time the object is enabled */ }
private void Start() { /* Called on the frame when the script is enabled */ }
private void Update() { /* Called once per frame */ }
private void LateUpdate() { /* Called every frame after Update */ }
private void OnBecameVisible() { /* Called when the renderer is visible by any Camera */ }
private void OnBecameInvisible() { /* Called when the renderer is no longer visible by any Camera */ }
private void OnDrawGizmos() { /* Allows you to draw Gizmos in the Scene View */ }
private void OnGUI() { /* Called multiple times per frame in response to GUI events */ }
private void OnApplicationPause() { /* Called at the end of a frame when a pause is detected */ }
private void OnDisable() { /* Called every time the object is disabled */ }
private void OnDestroy() { /* Only called on previously active GameObjects that have been destroyed */ }

Physics updates on a Fixed Timestep are defined under Edit ▸ Project Settings ▸ Time ▸ Fixed Timestep and may execute more or less than once per actual frame.

private void FixedUpdate() { /* Called every Fixed Timestep */ }
GameObject Manipulation
/* Create a GameObject */
Instantiate(GameObject prefab);
Instantiate(GameObject prefab, Transform parent);
Instantiate(GameObject prefab, Vector3 position, Quaternion rotation);
/* In Practice */
Instantiate(bullet, bulletSpawn.transform);
Instantiate(bullet,, Quaternion.identity);
Instantiate(bullet, new Vector3(0, 0, 10), bullet.transform.rotation);
newobj = Instantiate(objTemplate) as ObjType;
//from pregab - prefab must be in Resources folder
newobj1 = Instantiate(Resources.Load("enemy"));
// Instantiate the projectile at the position and rotation of this transform
Rigidbody projectile;
Rigidbody clone;
clone = Instantiate(projectile, transform.position, transform.rotation);
enemyOrc = Instantiate(Orc) as Enemy;
/* Destroy a GameObject */
/* Finding GameObjects */
GameObject myObj = GameObject.Find("NAME IN HIERARCHY");
GameObject myObj = GameObject.FindWithTag("TAG");
parentObject.GetChild("child_name").GetComponent<SpriteRenderer>().sprite = image; 
/* Accessing Components */
Example myComponent = GetComponent<Example>();
AudioSource audioSource = GetComponent<AudioSource>();
Rigidbody rgbd = GetComponent<Rigidbody>();
GetComponent<SpriteRenderer>().sprite = image; //set image in child component
GetComponent<Text>().text = '123' //set text
/* Transforms - can be accessed using the `transform` attribute */
Vector3 objectPosition = gameObject.transform.position;
gameObject.transform.position = new Vector3(posX, posY, posZ);
transform.Translate(Vector3.up * Time.deltaTime, Space.World);
transform.Rotate(Vector3.up * Time.deltaTime, Space.World);
/* Activate - can hide or how an element from the scene*/
myObject.SetActive(false); // hide
myObject.SetActive(true); // show
GetComponent<BoxCollider>().SetActive(false); // hide component
Vector Quick Reference

X = Left/Right Y = Up/Down Z = Forward/Back

Vector3.right /* (1, 0, 0) */   Vector2.right /* (1, 0) */
Vector3.left /* (-1, 0, 0) */   Vector2.left /* (-1, 0) */
Vector3.up /* (0, 1, 0) */      Vector2.up /* (0, 1) */
Vector3.down /* (0, -1, 0) */   Vector2.down /* (0, -1) */
Vector3.forward /* (0, 0, 1) */
Vector3.back /* (0, 0, -1) */ /* (0, 0, 0) */ /* (0, 0) */ /* (1, 1, 1) */ /* (1, 1) */
float length = myVector.magnitude /* Length of this Vector */
myVector.normalized /* Keeps direction, but reduces length to 1 */
Time Variables
/* The time in seconds since the start of the game */
float timeSinceStartOfGame = Time.time;
/* The scale at which the time is passing */
float currentTimeScale = Time.timeScale;
/* Pause time */
Time.timeScale = 0;
/* The time in seconds it took to complete the last frame */
/* Use with Update() and LateUpdate() */
float timePassedSinceLastFrame = Time.deltaTime;
/* The interval in seconds at which physics and fixed frame rate updates are performed */
/* Use with FixedUpdate() */
float physicsInterval =  Time.fixedDeltaTime;
Random values
Random.Range(-10.0f, 10.0f)
Random.Range(0, 8);
Physics Events
/* Both objects have to have a Collider and one object has to have a Rigidbody for these Events to work */
private void OnCollisionEnter(Collision hit) { Debug.Log( + " just hit " +; }
private void OnCollisionStay(Collision hit) { Debug.Log( + " is hitting " +; }
private void OnCollisionExit(Collision hit) { Debug.Log( + " stopped hitting " +; }
/* Trigger must be checked on one of the Colliders */
private void OnTriggerEnter(Collider hit) { Debug.Log( + " just hit " +; }
private void OnTriggerStay(Collider hit) { Debug.Log( + " is hitting " +; }
private void OnTriggerExit(Collider hit) { Debug.Log( + " stopped hitting " +; }
/* For 2D Colliders just add 2D to the Method name and the Parameter Type */
private void OnCollisionEnter2D(Collision2D hit) { }
private void OnCollisionStay2D(Collision2D hit) { }
private void OnCollisionExit2D(Collision2D hit) { }
private void OnTriggerEnter2D(Collider2D hit) { }
private void OnTriggerStay2D(Collider2D hit) { }
private void OnTriggerExit2D(Collider2D hit) { }
/* Create a Coroutine */
private IEnumerator CountSeconds(int count = 10)
  for (int i = 0; i <= count; i++) {
    Debug.Log(i + " second(s) have passed");
    yield return new WaitForSeconds(1.0f);
/* Call a Coroutine */
/* Call a Coroutine that may need to be stopped */
StartCoroutine("CountSeconds", 10);
/* Stop a Coroutine */
/* Store and call a Coroutine from a variable */
private IEnumerator countSecondsCoroutine;
countSecondsCoroutine = CountSeconds();
/* Stop a stored Coroutine */
/* Coroutine Return Types */
yield return null; // Waits until the next Update() call
yield return new WaitForFixedUpdate(); // Waits until the next FixedUpdate() call
yield return new WaitForEndOfFrame(); // Waits until everything this frame has executed
yield return new WaitForSeconds(float seconds); // Waits for game time in seconds
yield return new WaitUntil(() => MY_CONDITION); // Waits until a custom condition is met
yield return new WWW("MY/WEB/REQUEST"); // Waits for a web request
yield return StartCoroutine("MY_COROUTINE"); // Waits until another Coroutine is completed
Input Quick Reference
if (Input.GetKeyDown(KeyCode.Space)) { Debug.Log("Space key was Pressed"); }
if (Input.GetKeyUp(KeyCode.W)) { Debug.Log("W key was Released"); }
if (Input.GetKey(KeyCode.UpArrow)) { Debug.Log("Up Arrow key is being held down"); }
/* Button Input located under Edit >> Project Settings >> Input */
if (Input.GetButtonDown("ButtonName")) { Debug.Log("Button was pressed"); }
if (Input.GetButtonUp("ButtonName")) { Debug.Log("Button was released"); }
if (Input.GetButton("ButtonName")) { Debug.Log("Button is being held down"); }
float translation = Input.GetAxis("Vertical") * speed;
float rotation = Input.GetAxis("Horizontal") * rotationSpeed;
// Make it move 10 meters per second instead of 10 meters per frame...
translation *= Time.deltaTime;
rotation *= Time.deltaTime;
// Move translation along the object's z-axis
transform.Translate(0, 0, translation);
// Rotate around our y-axis
transform.Rotate(0, rotation, 0);
/* special input events */
// OnMouseDown is called when the user has pressed the mouse button while over the Collider.
// This event is sent to all scripts of the GameObject with Collider or GUI Element. Scripts of the parent or child objects do not receive this event.
// This function is not called on objects that belong to Ignore Raycast layer.
// This function is called on Colliders marked as Trigger if and only if Physics.queriesHitTriggers is true.
void OnMouseDown()
    // Destroy the gameObject after clicking on it


Realizarea unui joc 2D de memorare

  1. Configurati scena pentru rulare 2D
  2. Adaugati in scena o imagine care reprezinta o tabla/fundalul de joc (masa)
  3. Adaugati doua imagini suprapuse in scena*:
    1. unul care sa reprezinte elementul ascuns
    2. unul care sa reprezinte elementul afisat
  4. Scriptati/programati elementul afisat astfel incat la click pe acesta sa se ascunda si sa se afiseze cel ascuns timp de cateva secunde (2-3 secunde de exemplu, apoi revine la elementul ascuns)
  5. Colectati alte imagini si realizati un grid de 4×4 sau 4×2 elemente generat aleator la fiecare rulare controlat de un script (game controller) care sa asigure:
    1. instantierea dinamica a gridului si formarea de perechi (in scena trebuie sa fie perechi de elemente astfel incat utilizatorul trebuie sa selecteze 2 elemente care coincid pentru a castiga punctaj)
    2. amestecarea elementelor la fiecare rulare (elementele afisat trebuie sa fie pozitionat/afisat intr-un slot diferit la fiecare rulare noua)
    3. mentinerea elementelor selectate curent (se selecteaza o data maxim 1 pereche)
    4. rularea asincrona a verificarii daca perechea a fost selectata sau nu corect
    5. mentinerea si afisarea unui scor. Scorul creste atunci cand descoperiti doua elemente identice.
  6. Adaugati un buton de restart game (acest lucru va regenera gridul cu elemente amestecate)

* exista mai multe variante de abordare a rezolvarii: de exemplu folosind elemente de canvas sau folosind elemente de scena pe care se ataseaza collidere (aveti grija la conditiile de activare a evenimentelor de mouse)

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