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Unity Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself® by Mike Geig

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Hour 13. Graphical User Interfaces

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• Unity GUI basics

• How to use the different GUI controls

• How to customize a GUI

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) is a special set of components responsible for sending information to, and reading information from, the user. In this hour you will learn all about using Unity’s built in GUI system. You will start by examining the GUI basics. From there, you with get to try out the various GUI controls. You will finish by learning how to customize the look of the GUI using both styles and skins.

GUI Basics

As mentioned above, graphical user interfaces (commonly referred to as GUIs) are a special layer that sits between the player and the actual game. The role of the GUI is to ...

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