New Features in Unity 4.3 (Presented by Unity & Microsoft)
Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Microsoft & Unity for a technical deep dive that covers the new features in Unity 4.3 with focus on how to create a 2D game and the character animation controls with Mecanim. By the end of the session you will be able to create a 2D infinite runner gamer person starting with importing artwork from the Asset Store, creating a playable game in Unity and exporting it to the Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Store.
This will run concurrently with the events below. If plan to attend any or both of the sessions below, please register seperately for each. Food & beverage will be hosted - this will help with the costs.
Unity Deep Dive @ 3:00 PM | Register separately, here: https://unitydeepdive.eventbrite.com
Taught by Carl from Unity, this session aims to build upon the foundations of Unity to learn how to create a third person character controller with Unity's awesome animation system, Mecanim. After that, we'll learn some tips & tricks for doing particle effects (like explosions) in Unity with Shuriken, Unity's very powerful particle system.
Port Your App @ 10:00 AM-5:00 PM | Register separately, here:
Why? Windows Phone is outselling the iPhone in 24 markets. Windows 8 has surpassed 150 million licenses. The time is now to push your apps out in a marketplace that is not overly saturated. Microsoft will provide free onsite technical assistance to help you port your existing Unity app(s) over to run on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms. We'll have devices to test on too! If you have any interest in getting your app on the Windows platforms, this is the event to go to! Bring your laptops or desktops that you use for development (Windows or OSX) with your games on them and we’ll help get you setup and start you on the porting process.
Microsoft - The Reserve, Playa Vista Office | 13031 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 200, Playa Vista, CA 90094
- Turn onto Alla (towards Home Depot) from Jefferson at the stoplight of Jefferson & Alla (Home Depot is on the corner)
- Go to the end of the street and turn left into the last lot on the left. Take a ticket and be sure to bring it in with you.
- Once in the lot, turn left in the first few rows and park as close to the buildings as possible. Enter the walkway in the center of the complex there and Microsoft is on the left hand side a few doors down.
- The office entrance is just about exactly where the marker shows up in Bing Maps http://binged.it/LOgoRt
Each event is FREE along with food & beverage. Note that parking is reduced to max of $10 for the day with validation. Please be sure to bring parking ticket to the event for validation.