Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming

Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming
Author: Dr. Davide Aversa
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2022-03-28
ISBN: 1803245212
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming Book Excerpt:

Learn and implement game AI in Unity to build smart environments and enemies with A* pathfinding, finite state machines, behavior trees, and the NavMesh Key FeaturesExplore the latest Unity features to make AI implementation in your game easierBuild richer and more dynamic games using AI concepts such as behavior trees and navigation meshesImplement character behaviors and simulations using the Unity Machine Learning toolkitBook Description Developing artificial intelligence (AI) for game characters in Unity has never been easier. Unity provides game and app developers with a variety of tools to implement AI, from basic techniques to cutting-edge machine learning-powered agents. Leveraging these tools via Unity's API or built-in features allows limitless possibilities when it comes to creating game worlds and characters. The updated fifth edition of Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming starts by breaking down AI into simple concepts. Using a variety of examples, the book then takes those concepts and walks you through actual implementations designed to highlight key concepts and features related to game AI in Unity. As you progress, you'll learn how to implement a finite state machine (FSM) to determine how your AI behaves, apply probability and randomness to make games less predictable, and implement a basic sensory system. Later, you'll understand how to set up a game map with a navigation mesh, incorporate movement through techniques such as A* pathfinding, and provide characters with decision-making abilities using behavior trees. By the end of this Unity book, you'll have the skills you need to bring together all the concepts and practical lessons you've learned to build an impressive vehicle battle game. What you will learnUnderstand the basics of AI in game designCreate smarter game worlds and characters with C# programmingApply automated character movement using pathfinding algorithm behaviorsImplement character decision-making algorithms using behavior treesBuild believable and highly efficient artificial flocks and crowdsCreate sensory systems for your AI worldBecome well-versed with the basics of procedural content generationExplore the application of machine learning in UnityWho this book is for This Unity artificial intelligence book is for Unity developers with a basic understanding of C# and the Unity Editor who want to expand their knowledge of AI Unity game development.

Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming

Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming
Author: Dr. Davide Aversa,Aung Sithu Kyaw,Clifford Peters
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN: 1789531454
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming Book Excerpt:

Unity 2018 provides game and app developers with a variety of tools to implement Artificial Intelligence(AI). Leveraging these tools via Unity's API allows limitless possibilities for creating your game's worlds and characters. This edition will break down AI into simple concepts to give you a fundamental understanding of the topic to build upon.

Unity 2017 Game AI Programming Third Edition

Unity 2017 Game AI Programming   Third Edition
Author: Raymundo Barrera
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2018-01-11
ISBN: 1788393295
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity 2017 Game AI Programming Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Use Unity 2017 to create fun and unbelievable AI entities in your games with A*, Fuzzy logic and NavMesh Key Features Explore the brand-new Unity 2017 features that makes implementing Artificial Intelligence in your game easier than ever Use fuzzy logic concepts in your AI decision-making to make your characters more engaging Build exciting and richer games by mastering advanced Artificial Intelligence concepts such as Neural Networks Book Description Unity 2017 provides game and app developers with a variety of tools to implement Artificial Intelligence. Leveraging these tools via Unity's API or built-in features allows limitless possibilities when it comes to creating your game's worlds and characters. This third edition with Unity will help you break down Artificial Intelligence into simple concepts to give you a fundamental understanding of the topic to build upon. Using a variety of examples, the book then takes those concepts and walks you through actual implementations designed to highlight key concepts, and features related to game AI in Unity 5. Further on you will learn to distinguish the state machine pattern and implement one of your own. This is followed by learning how to implement a basic sensory system for your AI agent and coupling it with a Finite State Machine (FSM). Next you'll learn how to use Unity's built-in NavMesh feature and implement your own A* pathfinding system. You will then learn how to implement simple flocks and crowd's dynamics, key AI concepts. Moving on, you will learn how to implement a behavior tree through a game-focused example. Lastly, you'll combine fuzzy logic concepts with state machines and apply all the concepts in the book to build a simple tank game. What you will learn Understand the basic terminology and concepts in game AI Explore advanced AI Concepts such as Neural Networks Implement a basic finite state machine using state machine behaviors in Unity 2017 Create sensory systems for your AI and couple it with a Finite State Machine Wok with Unity 2017's built-in NavMesh features in your game Build believable and highly-efficient artificial flocks and crowds Create a basic behavior tree to drive a character's actions Who this book is for This book is intended for Unity developers with a basic understanding of C# and the Unity editor. Whether you're looking to build your first game or are looking to expand your knowledge as a game programmer, you will find plenty of exciting information and examples of game AI in terms of concepts and implementation.

Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming Fourth Edition

Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming   Fourth Edition
Author: Davide Aversa,Aung Sithu Kyaw,Clifford Peters
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN: 9781789533910
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

Learn and Implement game AI in Unity 2018 to build smart game environments and enemies with A*, Finite State Machines, Behavior Trees and NavMesh. Key Features Build richer games by learning the essential concepts in AI for games like Behavior Trees and Navigation Meshes Implement character behaviors and simulations using the Unity Machine Learning toolkit Explore the latest Unity 2018 features to make implementation of AI in your game easier Book Description Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for game characters in Unity 2018 has never been easier. Unity provides game and app developers with a variety of tools to implement AI, from the basic techniques to cutting-edge machine learning-powered agents. Leveraging these tools via Unity's API or built-in features allows limitless possibilities when it comes to creating your game's worlds and characters. This fourth edition with Unity will help you break down AI into simple concepts to give you a fundamental understanding of the topic to build upon. Using a variety of examples, the book then takes those concepts and walks you through actual implementations designed to highlight key concepts and features related to game AI in Unity. Further on, you'll learn how to distinguish the state machine pattern and implement one of your own. This is followed by learning how to implement a basic sensory system for your AI agent and coupling it with a Finite State Machine (FSM). Next, you'll learn how to use Unity's built-in NavMesh feature and implement your own A* pathfinding system. You'll then learn how to implement simple flocks and crowd dynamics, which are key AI concepts in Unity. Moving on, you'll learn how to implement a behavior tree through a game-focused example. Lastly, you'll apply all the concepts in the book to build a popular game. What you will learn Create smarter game worlds and characters with C# programming Apply automated character movement using pathfinding and steering behaviors Implement non-player character decision-making algorithms using Behavior Trees and FSMs Build believable and highly efficient artificial flocks and crowds Create sensory systems for your AI with the most commonly used techniques Construct decision-making systems to make agents take different actions Explore the application of machine learning in Unity Who this book is for This book is intended for Unity developers with a basic understanding of C# and the Unity editor. Whether you're looking to build your first game or are looking to expand your knowledge as a game programmer, you will find plenty of exciting information and examples of game AI in terms of concepts and implementation.

Beginning Game AI with Unity

Beginning Game AI with Unity
Author: Sebastiano M. Cossu
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2020-12-06
ISBN: 9781484263549
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginning Game AI with Unity Book Excerpt:

Game developers will use this book to gain a basic knowledge of programming artificial intelligence using Unity and C#. You will not be bored learning the theory underpinning AI. Instead, you will learn by experience and practice, and complete an engaging project in each chapter. AI is the one of the most popular subjects in gaming today, ranging from controlling the behavior of non-player characters to procedural generated levels. This book starts with an introduction to AI and its use in games. Basic moving behaviors and pathfinding are covered, and then you move through more complex concepts of pathfinding and decision making. What You Will Learn Understand the fundamentals of AI Create gameplay-based AI to address navigation and decision-making problems Put into practice graph theory and behavior models Address pathfinding problems Use the A* algorithm, the deus ex machina of pathfinding algorithms Create a mini stealth game Who This Book Is For Developers and programming enthusiasts with a basic knowledge of Unity and C# who want to understand and master the foundations of artificial intelligence in games

Unity 5 x Game AI Programming Cookbook

Unity 5 x Game AI Programming Cookbook
Author: Jorge Palacios
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1783553588
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity 5 x Game AI Programming Cookbook Book Excerpt:

Build and customize a wide range of powerful Unity AI systems with over 70 hands-on recipes and techniques About This Book Empower your agent with decision making capabilities using advanced minimaxing and Negamaxing techniques Discover how AI can be applied to a wide range of games to make them more interactive. Instigate vision and hearing abilities in your agent through collider based and graph based systems Who This Book Is For This book is intended for those who already have a basic knowledge of Unity and are eager to get more tools under their belt to solve AI and gameplay-related problems. What You Will Learn Use techniques such as A*and A*mbush to empower your agents with path finding capabilities. Create a representation of the world and make agents navigate it Construct decision-making systems to make the agents take different actions Make different agents coordinate actions and create the illusion of technical behavior Simulate senses and apply them in an awareness system Design and implement AI in board games such as Tic-Tac-Toe and Checkers Implement efficient prediction mechanism in your agents with algorithms such as N-Gram predictor and naive Bayes classifier Understand and analyze how the influence maps work. In Detail Unity 5 comes fully packaged with a toolbox of powerful features to help game and app developers create and implement powerful game AI. Leveraging these tools via Unity's API or built-in features allows limitless possibilities when it comes to creating your game's worlds and characters. This practical Cookbook covers both essential and niche techniques to help you be able to do that and more. This Cookbook is engineered as your one-stop reference to take your game AI programming to the next level. Get to grips with the essential building blocks of working with an agent, programming movement and navigation in a game environment, and improving your agent's decision making and coordination mechanisms - all through hands-on examples using easily customizable techniques. Discover how to emulate vision and hearing capabilities for your agent, for natural and humanlike AI behaviour, and improve them with the help of graphs. Empower your AI with decision-making functions through programming simple board games such as Tic-Tac-Toe and Checkers, and orchestrate agent coordination to get your AIs working together as one. Style and approach This recipe-based guide will take you through implementing various AI algorithms. Each topic is explained and placed among other related techniques, sometimes building on the knowledge from previous chapters. There are also references to more technical books and papers, so you can dig deeper if you want to.

Unity 2018 Artificial Intelligence Cookbook

Unity 2018 Artificial Intelligence Cookbook
Author: Jorge Palacios
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN: 1788625226
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity 2018 Artificial Intelligence Cookbook Book Excerpt:

Explore various recipes to build games using popular artificial intelligence techniques and algorithms such as Navmesh navigation A*, DFS, and UCB1 Key Features Explore different algorithms for creating decision-making agents that go beyond simple behaviors and movement Discover the latest features of the NavMesh API for scripting intelligent behaviour in your game characters Create games that are non-predictable and dynamic and have a high replayability factor Book Description Interactive and engaging games come with intelligent enemies, and this intellectual behavior is combined with a variety of techniques collectively referred to as Artificial Intelligence. Exploring Unity's API, or its built-in features, allows limitless possibilities when it comes to creating your game's worlds and characters. This cookbook covers both essential and niche techniques to help you take your AI programming to the next level. To start with, you’ll quickly run through the essential building blocks of working with an agent, programming movement, and navigation in a game environment, followed by improving your agent's decision-making and coordination mechanisms – all through hands-on examples using easily customizable techniques. You’ll then discover how to emulate the vision and hearing capabilities of your agent for natural and humanlike AI behavior, and later improve the agents with the help of graphs. This book also covers the new navigational mesh with improved AI and pathfinding tools introduced in the Unity 2018 update. You’ll empower your AI with decision-making functions by programming simple board games, such as tic-tac-toe and checkers, and orchestrate agent coordination to get your AIs working together as one. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained expertise in AI programming and developed creative and interactive games. What you will learn Create intelligent pathfinding agents with popular AI techniques such as A* and A*mbush Implement different algorithms for adding coordination between agents and tactical algorithms for different purposes Simulate senses so agents can make better decisions, taking account of the environment Explore different algorithms for creating decision-making agents that go beyond simple behaviors and movement Create coordination between agents and orchestrate tactics when dealing with a graph or terrain Implement waypoints by making a manual selector Who this book is for The Unity 2018 Artificial Intelligence Cookbook is for you if you are eager to get more tools under your belt to solve AI- and gameplay-related problems. Basic knowledge of Unity and prior knowledge of C# is an advantage.

Unity AI Programming Essentials

Unity AI Programming Essentials
Author: Curtis Bennett,Dan Violet Sagmiller
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN: 1783553561
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity AI Programming Essentials Book Excerpt:

This book is aimed at developers who know the basics of game development with Unity and want to learn how to add AI to their games. You do not need any previous AI knowledge; this book will explain all the essential AI concepts and show you how to add and use them in your games.

Unity 2017 Game AI Programming Third Edition

Unity 2017 Game AI Programming   Third Edition
Author: Ray Barrera,Aung Kyaw,Thet Swe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Internet games
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity 2017 Game AI Programming Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Use Unity 2017 to create fun and unbelievable AI entities in your games with A*, Fuzzy logic and NavMesh About This Book Explore the brand-new Unity 2017 features that makes implementing Artificial Intelligence in your game easier than ever Use fuzzy logic concepts in your AI decision-making to make your characters more engaging Build exciting and richer games by mastering advanced Artificial Intelligence concepts such as Neural Networks Who This Book Is For This book is intended for Unity developers with a basic understanding of C# and the Unity editor. Whether you're looking to build your first game or are looking to expand your knowledge as a game programmer, you will find plenty of exciting information and examples of game AI in terms of concepts and implementation. What You Will Learn Understand the basic terminology and concepts in game AI Explore advanced AI Concepts such as Neural Networks Implement a basic finite state machine using state machine behaviors in Unity 2017 Create sensory systems for your AI and couple it with a Finite State Machine Wok with Unity 2017's built-in NavMesh features in your game Build believable and highly-efficient artificial flocks and crowds Create a basic behavior tree to drive a character's actions In Detail Unity 2017 provides game and app developers with a variety of tools to implement Artificial Intelligence. Leveraging these tools via Unity's API or built-in features allows limitless possibilities when it comes to creating your game's worlds and characters. This third edition with Unity will help you break down Artificial Intelligence into simple concepts to give you a fundamental understanding of the topic to build upon. Using a variety of examples, the book then takes those concepts and walks you through actual implementations designed to highlight key concepts, and features related to game AI in Unity 5. Further on you will learn to distinguish the state machine pattern and implement one of your own. This is followed by learning how to implement a basic sensory system for your AI agent and coupling it with a Finite State Machine (FSM). Next you'll learn how to use Unity's built-in NavMesh feature and implement your own A* pathfinding system. You will then learn how to implement simple flocks and crowd's dynamics, key AI concepts. Moving on, you will learn how to implement a behavior tree through a game-focused example. Lastly, you'll combine fuzzy logic concepts with state machines and apply all ...

Unity 2017 Game AI Programming Third Edition

Unity 2017 Game AI Programming  Third Edition
Author: Ray Barrera,Aung Sithu Kyaw,Thet Naing Swe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2018-01-11
ISBN: 9781788477901
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity 2017 Game AI Programming Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Use Unity 2017 to create fun and unbelievable AI entities in your games with A*, Fuzzy logic and NavMesh Key Features Explore the brand-new Unity 2017 features that makes implementing Artificial Intelligence in your game easier than ever Use fuzzy logic concepts in your AI decision-making to make your characters more engaging Build exciting and richer games by mastering advanced Artificial Intelligence concepts such as Neural Networks Book Description Unity 2017 provides game and app developers with a variety of tools to implement Artificial Intelligence. Leveraging these tools via Unity's API or built-in features allows limitless possibilities when it comes to creating your game's worlds and characters. This third edition with Unity will help you break down Artificial Intelligence into simple concepts to give you a fundamental understanding of the topic to build upon. Using a variety of examples, the book then takes those concepts and walks you through actual implementations designed to highlight key concepts, and features related to game AI in Unity 5. Further on you will learn to distinguish the state machine pattern and implement one of your own. This is followed by learning how to implement a basic sensory system for your AI agent and coupling it with a Finite State Machine (FSM). Next you'll learn how to use Unity's built-in NavMesh feature and implement your own A* pathfinding system. You will then learn how to implement simple flocks and crowd's dynamics, key AI concepts. Moving on, you will learn how to implement a behavior tree through a game-focused example. Lastly, you'll combine fuzzy logic concepts with state machines and apply all the concepts in the book to build a simple tank game. What you will learn Understand the basic terminology and concepts in game AI Explore advanced AI Concepts such as Neural Networks Implement a basic finite state machine using state machine behaviors in Unity 2017 Create sensory systems for your AI and couple it with a Finite State Machine Wok with Unity 2017's built-in NavMesh features in your game Build believable and highly-efficient artificial flocks and crowds Create a basic behavior tree to drive a character's actions Who this book is for This book is intended for Unity developers with a basic understanding of C# and the Unity editor. Whether you're looking to build your first game or are looking to expand your knowledge as a game programmer, you will find plenty of exciting information and examples of game AI in terms of concepts and implementation.

Unity 4 x Game AI Programming

Unity 4 x Game AI Programming
Author: Aung Sithu Kyaw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Artificial intelligence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity 4 x Game AI Programming Book Excerpt:

This book fills the gap between artificial intelligence (AI) books designed to learn underlying AI algorithms and general Unity3D books written to cover basic scene setup and scripting in Unity3D. Game AI Scripting in Unity3D covers implementing AI techniques such as flocking, pathfinding, path following, and behavior trees in Unity3D with example projects. Game AI Scripting in Unity3D will show you how to apply AI techniques to your Unity3D projects using C# as the scripting language. Unlike other AI books and Unity3D books, this book tries to focus more on the application of AI techniques in the Unity3D engine, with sample projects that demonstrate finite state machines (FSMs), pathfinding, steering, navigation graphs, and behavior trees techniques. This book shows how to implement various AI techniques in Unity3D by implementing the algorithm from scratch using C#, applying Unity3D built-in features, or using available scripts and plugins from the Unity Asset Store. For example, we'll be implementing our own A* algorithm to do pathfinding but will also explore the Unity3D navigation graphs feature. Then we'll use the Behave plugin to construct behavior trees for intelligent AI character behaviors. Game AI Scripting in Unity3d covers other AI techniques such as flocking behavior, building a sensory system for taking inputs from the environment and other AI agents, and so on. In the final chapter this book will show you how to build a racing game AI project using Unity3D and applying the techniques described in earlier chapters.

Complete Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Development with Unity

Complete Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Development with Unity
Author: Jesse Glover,Jonathan Linowes
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2019-04-17
ISBN: 1838644865
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Development with Unity Book Excerpt:

Get close and comfortable with Unity and build applications that run on HoloLens, Daydream, and Oculus Rift Key Features Build fun augmented reality applications using ARKit, ARCore, and Vuforia Explore virtual reality by developing more than 10 engaging projects Learn how to integrate AR and VR concepts together in a single application Book Description Unity is the leading platform to develop mixed reality experiences because it provides a great pipeline for working with 3D assets. Using a practical and project-based approach, this Learning Path educates you about the specifics of AR and VR development using Unity 2018 and Unity 3D. You’ll learn to integrate, animate, and overlay 3D objects on your camera feed, before moving on to implement sensor-based AR applications. You’ll explore various concepts by creating an AR application using Vuforia for both macOS and Windows for Android and iOS devices. Next, you’ll learn how to develop VR applications that can be experienced with devices, such as Oculus and Vive. You’ll also explore various tools for VR development: gaze-based versus hand controller input, world space UI canvases, locomotion and teleportation, timeline animation, and multiplayer networking. You’ll learn the Unity 3D game engine via the interactive Unity Editor and C# programming. By the end of this Learning Path, you’ll be fully equipped to develop rich, interactive mixed reality experiences using Unity. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Unity Virtual Reality Projects - Second Edition by Jonathan Linowes Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects by Jesse Glover What you will learn Create 3D scenes to learn about world space and scale Move around your scenes using locomotion and teleportation Create filters or overlays that work with facial recognition software Interact with virtual objects using eye gaze, hand controllers, and user input events Design and build a VR storytelling animation with a soundtrack and timelines Create social VR experiences with Unity networking Who this book is for If you are a game developer familiar with 3D computer graphics and interested in building your own AR and VR games or applications, then this Learning Path is for you. Any prior experience in Unity and C# will be an advantage. In all, this course teaches you the tools and techniques to develop engaging mixed reality applications.

AI IA 2019 Advances in Artificial Intelligence

AI IA 2019     Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Author: Mario Alviano,Gianluigi Greco,Francesco Scarcello
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2019-11-16
ISBN: 3030351661
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AI IA 2019 Advances in Artificial Intelligence Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the XVIIIth International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, AI*IA 2019, held in Rende, Italy, in November 2019. The 41 full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 67 submissions. The papers have been organized in the following topical sections: Knowledge Representation for AI, AI and Computation, Machine Learning for AI, and AI and Humans.

Unity 2018 Artificial Intelligence Cookbook Second Edition

Unity 2018 Artificial Intelligence Cookbook   Second Edition
Author: Jorge Palacios
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Internet games
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity 2018 Artificial Intelligence Cookbook Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Explore various recipes to build games using popular artificial intelligence techniques and algorithms such as Navmesh navigation A*, DFS, and UCB1 Key Features Explore different algorithms for creating decision-making agents that go beyond simple behaviors and movement Discover the latest features of the NavMesh API for scripting intelligent behaviour in your game characters Create games that are non-predictable and dynamic and have a high replayability factor Book Description Interactive and engaging games come with intelligent enemies, and this intellectual behavior is combined with a variety of techniques collectively referred to as Artificial Intelligence. Exploring Unity's API, or its built-in features, allows limitless possibilities when it comes to creating your game's worlds and characters. This cookbook covers both essential and niche techniques to help you take your AI programming to the next level. To start with, you'll quickly run through the essential building blocks of working with an agent, programming movement, and navigation in a game environment, followed by improving your agent's decision-making and coordination mechanisms - all through hands-on examples using easily customizable techniques. You'll then discover how to emulate the vision and hearing capabilities of your agent for natural and humanlike AI behavior, and later improve the agents with the help of graphs. This book also covers the new navigational mesh with improved AI and pathfinding tools introduced in the Unity 2018 update. You'll empower your AI with decision-making functions by programming simple board games, such as tic-tac-toe and checkers, and orchestrate agent coordination to get your AIs working together as one. By the end of this book, you'll have gained expertise in AI programming and developed creative and interactive games. What you will learn Create intelligent pathfinding agents with popular AI techniques such as A* and A*mbush Implement different algorithms for adding coordination between agents and tactical algorithms for different purposes Simulate senses so agents can make better decisions, taking account of the environment Explore different algorithms for creating decision-making agents that go beyond simple behaviors and movement Create coordination between agents and orchestrate tactics when dealing with a graph or terrain Implement waypoints by making a manual selector Who this book is for The Unity 2018 Artificial Intelligence Cookbook i ...

Artificial Intelligence in Intelligent Systems

Artificial Intelligence in Intelligent Systems
Author: Radek Silhavy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 763
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN: 3030774457
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence in Intelligent Systems Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the artificial intelligence in intelligent systems section of the 10th Computer Science Online Conference 2021 (CSOC 2021), held online in April 2021. Artificial intelligence in intelligent systems topics are presented in this book. Modern hybrid and bio-inspired algorithms and their application are discussed in selected papers.

Holistic Game Development with Unity 3e

Holistic Game Development with Unity 3e
Author: Penny de Byl
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 1351053671
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holistic Game Development with Unity 3e Book Excerpt:

Master game design and digital art principles simultaneously with this all-in-one guide to creating games in the cutting-edge game engine Unity. Reworked for C# and Unity 2018 & 2019, and bursting with images and tutorials, Penny de Byl’s Holistic Game Development with Unity will help the reader gain the multidisciplinary skills needed to succeed in the independent game industry. Holistic Game Development with Unity includes new coverage on Augmented Reality, Networking, and Virtual Reality such as the Oculus Rift. Supplementary material, including instructional videos, discussion forums and art assets are provided in the companion website located at www.holistic3d.com. Learn to combine the beauty of art and the functionality of programming in de Byl’s third edition for Unity game development. Key features: Art and programming in Unity, the only one-stop shop for individual developers and small teams looking to tackle both tasks. Proven step-by-step tutorials show you how to design and structure an entire game in Unity with art assets. Revised to cover the Unity game engine versions 2018 and 2019. New coverage of Nav Meshes, Augmented Reality, Mobile Builds and Mecanim. An introduction to essential two- and three-dimensional mathematical and physics concepts. A portfolio of royalty free reusable game mechanics. Revamped and expanded accompanying website, www.holistic3d.com, features project source code, instructional videos, art assets, author blog, and discussion forums. Additional challenge questions and lesson plans are available online for an enhanced learning experience.

Unity 5 x 2D Game Development Blueprints

Unity 5 x 2D Game Development Blueprints
Author: Francesco Sapio,Abdelrahman Saher
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN: 1784396532
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity 5 x 2D Game Development Blueprints Book Excerpt:

Explore the features of Unity 5 for 2D game development by building three amazing game projects About This Book Explore the 2D architecture of Unity 5, and the tools and techniques for developing 2D games Discover how to use Unity's 2D tools, including Sprites, physics, and maps, to create different genres of games Practical tutorial on the intermediate and advanced development concepts in Unity 5 to create three interesting and fully functional games Who This Book Is For If you've got the basics of 2D development down, push your skills with the projects in this hands-on guide.Diversify your portfolio and learn the skills needed to build a range of awesome 2D game genres. What You Will Learn Explore and understand the vital role of sprites in 2D games Move, animate, and integrate sprites into a 2D platform game Set up User Interfaces (UIs) to keep track of the progress through the games Apply 2D Physics to improve gameplay believability Learn the foundation of Level Design and how to quickly create 2D Maps Discover NPC design, event triggers, and AI programming Create an epic strategy game, challenging all the skills acquired in the book In Detail Flexible, powerful, and full of rich features, Unity 5 is the engine of choice for AAA 2D and 3D game development. With comprehensive support for over 20 different platforms, Unity boasts a host of great new functions for making 2D games. Learn how to leverage these new options into awesome 2D games by building three complete game projects with the Unity game tutorials in this hands-on book. Get started with a quick overview of the principle concepts and techniques needed for making 2D games with Unity, then dive straight in to practical development. Build your own version of Super Mario Brothers as you learn how to animate sprites, work with physics, and construct brilliant UIs in order to create a platformer game. Go on a quest to create a RPG game discovering NPC design, event triggers, and AI programming. Finally, put your skills to the test against a real challenge - designing and constructing a complex strategy game that will draw on and develop all your previously learned skills. Style and approach This is a practical and easy-to-follow guide that starts with the basics and gradually delves into the process of creating 2D games. With step-by-step instructions on how to build three games, followed by a detailed explanation of each example, you will understand the concepts not just in theory, but also by applying the knowledge you gain in practice.

Unity from Proficiency to Mastery

Unity from Proficiency to Mastery
Author: Patrick Felicia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-11-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity from Proficiency to Mastery Book Excerpt:

Why this book can help you to create games that are more fun and challenging Creating a game that is both fun and challenging, and that players will love, can be very difficult, regardless of your experience in game programming. This is because a player often needs to be constantly challenged, yet not frustrated with your game. This is a very challenging balance to reach; however, by including artificial intelligence to your game, and some very simple principles, you can manage to make the game fun, and the Non-Player Characters (NPC) more realistic, by making sure that they behave in a way that will challenge the user. Regardless of your background, you will always need to use some of these techniques, because good AI can really make a difference between a boring game and an exciting game that the players will want to play for hours. Thankfully, you can easily overcome these issues and start to implement interesting AI with a step-by-step approach that gets you to progressively develop your knowledge and mastery of Artificial Intelligence with Unity. This is the approach that I have used successfully over the past years to help students create 3D games that are both challenging and addictive, thanks to a well-designed Artificial Intelligence using Unity and C#. By following the techniques and suggestions described in this book, I can promise you that you will manage to create some very challenging games with NPCs that are smart, believable, and more importantly, challenging to the player. Content and structure of this book In this book, the first in the series called "Unity from Proficiency to Mastery", you will learn and apply several AI techniques for 3D games, and make it possible for NPCs to: Navigate the scene (e.g., using a random or set path). Sense the world around them (e.g, hear, smell, or see). Take smart decisions based on their senses or current state (e.g., look for ammunition or health when these run low). React to the players' moves (e.g., set an ambush, follow and attack the player, or flee). Along the way you will also learn other useful skills and concepts such as: Finite-State Machines in Unity, Animator Controllers, 3D character animation, Navigation costs and areas State Behaviors, Group movement, Melee combat, and much more... The main idea behind this book is to help you to apply common AI techniques with Unity and C# to make your game more challenging and fun to play. The content of each chapter is as follows: Chapter 1 shows you how to create a simple AI for your 3D games with no coding involved; Chapter 2 shows you how to create different types of navigation for your NPCs, including set paths, random paths, and wandering aimlessly. Chapter 3 shows you how to add senses to the NPC so that they can detect targets and take decisions accordingly. Chapter 4 shows how to make it possible for the NPCs to take more sensible decisions based on the environment and their own state. Chapter 5 shows how to implement group behaviors for NPCs. You will learn how to create a group of NPCs that follow the order of the player (e.g., follow the leader, attack targets or withdraw from the battle) and to create a team of NPCs led by the computer; Chapter 6 provides answers to frequently-asked questions. If you want to start creating fun and challenging 3D games using a tried-and-tested method: download this book now!

Getting Started with Unity 5 x 2D Game Development

Getting Started with Unity 5 x 2D Game Development
Author: Francesco Sapio
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN: 1784393290
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Started with Unity 5 x 2D Game Development Book Excerpt:

Build a tower defense game and earn delectable C# treats by baking cupcakes and fighting fearsome sweet-toothed pandas About This Book Build a complete and exciting 2D Tower Defense game from scratch. Understand and learn to perform each phase of the game development pipeline Homework and exercises to improve your skills and take them to the next level Who This Book Is For If you are looking forward to get started with 2D game development, either if you are a newcomer to this world, or you came from 3D games or other game engines, this book is for you. Although there are many references to other resources throughout the book, it is assumed that you have a general understanding of C# and its syntax and structure. What You Will Learn Import and set up assets for 2D game development Design and implement dynamic and responsive User Interfaces Create and handle complex animation systems Unlock all the potentiality of the physics engine Implement Artificial Intelligence algorithms to give intelligence to your NPCs Script gameplay and overall bring your ideas to life In Detail Want to get started in the world of 2D game development with Unity? This book will take your hand and guide you through this amazing journey to let you know exactly what you need to build the games you want to build, without sacrificing quality. You will build a solid understanding of Unity 5.x, by focusing with the embedded tools to develop 2D games. In learning about these, along with accurate explanations and practical examples, you will design, develop, learn how to market and publish a delectable Tower Defense game about cupcakes versus pandas. Each chapter in this book is structured to give you a full understanding on a specific aspect of the workflow pipeline. Each of these aspects are essential for developing games in Unity. In a step-by-step approach, you will learn about each of the following phases: Game Design, Asset Importing, Scripting, User Interfaces, Animations, Physics, Artificial Intelligence, Gameplay Programming, Polishing and Improving, Marketing, Publishing and much more. This book provides you with exercises and homework at the end of each chapter so that you can level up your skills as a Unity game developer. In addition, each of these parts are centered on a common point of discussion with other learners just like you. Therefore, by sharing your ideas with other people you will not only develop your skills but you will also build a network. Style and approach This is a fun step-by-step approach in the whole pipeline of 2D game development in Unity, which is explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each topic is explained sequentially, allowing you to experience both basics and advanced features of Unity. By doing this, the book is able to provide you with a solid grasp on each of the topics. In this way, by engaging with the book's content, exploring the additional references to further readings and completing the homework sections, you are able to challenge yourself and apply what you know in a variety of ways. Once you have finished reading this book, you will be well on your way to developing games from start to finish!

C Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D

C  Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D
Author: Jeff W. Murray
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN: 1466581409
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D Book Excerpt:

An Accessible, Modular Style of Game Building—Easily Start Making Games with Unity 3D C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D presents a highly flexible core framework to create just about any type of game by plugging in different script components. Most scripts function within the game framework or in your own structures. The techniques and concepts discussed in the book give you a solid foundation in game development. The first ten chapters set up the flexible, reusable framework based in C# and suitable for all game types. The book also explains scripting of generic, reusable, and common functionality. The remainder of the text adds game-specific code to the framework to create four example games: a top-down arena shooter, a futuristic racing combat game, a tank arena deathmatch game, and a classic arcade-style vertical scrolling shoot ’em up. The games encompass artificial intelligence (path following, target chasing, and line-of-sight patrolling behaviors), game state control, wheel colliders, and weapon inventory management. The example files are available for download on the book’s CRC Press web page. Reducing your recoding, repurposing, or adaptation time, this book provides script-based components that you can use to jump start your own projects. The book’s modular components can be mixed and matched to build various kinds of video games for the Unity game engine.