How To: Create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine

Create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine

How to Create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine

In this software tutorial you will learn how to create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine.
PART 1 covers creating a new project and exploring the interface.
PART 2 covers terrain extrusion and texturing.
PART 3 covers Trees and further environment topography.
PART 4 covers Lighting & First Person Control. In this part we introduce the First Person Controller, a ready made prefab allowing you to walk around using the keys and mouse, and lighting the scene.
PART 5 covers Water Elements and Light Flares.
Part 6 covers using a particle system to add smoke to our volcano.
PArt 7, the final part covers improving our volcano's particle system by creating a material for the smoke.
This tutorial series is a great way to learn how to create an entire terrain from start to finish including effects and lighting in Unity 3D and is a grea lesson to learn how to use the Unity 3D game engine software.

(1) Part 1 of 7 - How to Create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine, (2) Part 2 of 7 - How to Create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine, (3) Part 3 of 7 - How to Create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine, (4) Part 4 of 7 - How to Create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine, (5) Part 5 of 7 - How to Create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine, (6) Part 6 of 7 - How to Create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine, (7) Part 7 of 7 - How to Create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine

17 Comments

These videos are brilliant. Very clearly narrated, and easy to understand.

I came to a point in my level, where i needed to add some smoke to chimney stacks of a group of medieval buildings in a scene i was making, and didnt know at all how to make particles.

I followed these videos and within 20minutes was creating realistic smoke trails from the rooflines!!

Thankyou very much

Steve
arteria3d.com

Hi Steve,

glad you liked my tutorials, nice of this site to let me know they were using my videos! :) If you want to watch them, including new ones please check out my actual site..

www.willgoldstone.com/learn

Cheers, Will

Thanks a lot for your great tutorial. That was just what i needed to get started with unity! :)

I found your videos very useful and well made
Do you have any on scripting or making a simple game ?

Thanks

can you show me how to create a tetris game??please...

your totorial help me alot bro..thanks...

how do u get the unity engine? by download?????????

I appreciated very much your 7 tutorials for Lesson 1. I appreciated also your way of speaking, as I understood near all you said though I am French... A small problem: when you show parameters tables, they are quite blurred so that I can't read all the numbers... Thank you very much.

This was an awesome experience. Perfect for a newbie! Although there is a bug in the current release of Unity so the tree painting doesn't work. And I couldn't get the shader to work properly on the particles. Maybe that's another bug? But overall an excellent experience.

when i try to make a map, I i just fall right through the ground, Please help!

I have a problem, I don't have access to the grass and the trees that were used in this tutorial. I'm not sure if it's because I'm using the Indie version. Any help would be appreciated. btw, would anyone know where I can download additional textures for unity.

ya put hte y to 70 hit paly copy the y hit play again then paste the number you got into the y and your done

I have a slight problem. I'm not sure which thing to use in the prefabs for the First person camera, there's Camera Relative controls, first person controls, first person tilt controls and player relative controls. I used the First person controls as that seemed the logical answer, however, when I go into game mode, the w,a,s,d keys do nothing, and neither does the mouse. There's no response at all, how do I make this work? I use Unity 3.4.1.

Thanks in advance :)

My trees are incredibly small compared to yours. What could I be doing wrong? I'm new to Unity, so all of the settings are still in their "out-of-the-box" state.

I clicked create turrain but nothing came up iv restarted it and tried again but not working

Help, I cant find the grass texture. I dont have Pro, and when I select "edit texture" than "add texture" there is no grass or anything else. HELP!?

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