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Building A Player Object | Making Crossy Road For My Kids | DevLog - #20

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Published: June 12, 2020

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
13:00 minutes

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I continue my challenge by learning Unity and creating player objects. In this video, we create a player that can move around the screen forwards, backward, left, and right. Also, in keeping with the Crossy Road UI, the player has a little hop with each step. This was the second 7 days of my challenge and allowed me to demo the eventual game for my kids.

The primary focus on this video was not the look, but the functionality. the character design will come in later. I wanted to have a movable character that could interact with the procedurally generated world.

This is my first experience with Unity in the hopes that I could learn something new during COVID19 and have fun while I do it.

0:00 Intro

0:10 Semi-Finished Product

0:43 Creating the Player Object

01:32 Placing the Player on the Terrain

01:59 Final Player Placement

03:01 Creating Player Animations

05:15 Scripting W, A, S, D Player Movements

06:50 Making Player and Terrain React Together

10:21 Camera Follow Automation

11:43 Final Test

12:07 Upcoming - Scenery Creation

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