Unity

From Metaverse Ministry Network

Unity3D is the proper name but most people call it Unity.

What is Unity well it game engine that allows you to create games, movies, animation and what you want as long you do some experimenting you will get the hang it with full of forums, tutorials but on the main Unity site and YouTube.

The goal is to get you started even if you never touched a game engine before and find resources so your games or ministry can be great.

1.Getting a Unity Account

First we need an account which you can go to a.https://unity.com/

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then click the icon that looks like profile page

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you should see create unity account

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fill in the details

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It may ask you which license to use, Chose personal but if like some of the other licenses feel free to do so.

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hooray you have an account

2.Download Unity

1.Go to developer tools and click download Unity.

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2.Before downloading Unity you need have good pc to run things so lets look at some of the recommendations

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It probably best to have a powerful graphics card to run VR you need more than 4GB of VRam (Vram is the amount of memory on graphics card and NOT the ram in you PC.) And Good cpu like Ryzen 5 or 7 or intel equivalent.

The best I would go go with are Amd 6700xt with 12GB Vram or 3060 Ti or 3070 as of right now.

link to 6700 XT on best buy https://www.bestbuy.com/site/xfx-speedster-swft309-amd-radeon-rx-6700-xt-12gb-gddr6-pci-express-4-0-gaming-graphics-card-black/6457626.p?skuId=6457626

link to 3060 TI https://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-ftw3-gaming-8gb-gddr6-pci-express-4-0-graphics-card-lhr/6479524.p?skuId=6479524

link to 3070 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-8gb-xc3-ultra-gaming-gddr6-pci-express-4-0-graphics-card-with-lhr/6477077.p?skuId=6477077

For those who want maybe a more prebuilt pc (though a tad expensive these are the cheapest prebuilt pcs that are out there to help you run VR games.)

this the cheapest I could find on 3060 Ti https://www.bestbuy.com/site/clx-set-gaming-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-3600-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-240gb-ssd-2tb-hdd/6444778.p?skuId=6444778

And the cheapest 6700xt

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/clx-set-gaming-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-3600-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-240gb-ssd-2tb-hdd/6444778.p?skuId=6444778

(side note the only reason I m not placing amazon here is they can be little iffy as right not)

Click the operating system you have and download Unity Hub, and put where you want it on your pc.

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Unity Hub

1. Once Unity hub is installed on your pc, double click on the unity hub shortcut sign into the account you created

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2.Under Projects (Yours will be blank) is called installs click that

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a. Installs are different versions of Unity, you can think of them similar to a windows update for the Unity program, this does not mean old installs are bad or outdated just means that the new versions have new features or bug fixes

b. Don't worry about the pre installs (not sure what that is) on the far right of the picture

c. The the next pic one to the left is the official installs of Unity, these means these are versions of unity supported by the website and certain VR apps require certain versions of Unity to make those worlds possible

d. The fourth one is called all, and this list all the unity versions you have.

3.Down below Installs you see a Learn section and in the photo below is what it looks likes.

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This this includes featured which are tutorials from Unity to help you learn more about unity and how it works, Recommend is probably what Unity recommends and downloads (not sure for that one myself).

If you like to learn more or find more tutorials you visit this site for even more tutorials on unity works https://learn.unity.com


4.This a community page to find answers to your questions, Upatates Unity is doing getting in touch with the community on the forums or play some games by the community.

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5.This the final thing about Unity Hub where you see a list of your projects below and the Unity version they have


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You see there a name, the drive it stored in and the days it was worked on, its unity version as well, just keep in mind these take up alot of space so have big Hard drive or ssd like 3TB (tybrates or more) if on a budget 1TB should be good for the time being.

Unity Tutorials

Congratulations You have Unity installed and know how to navigate so in I will be posting a few tutorials I have found to help you get use the unity interface and how how everything works


1.This from the main unity website and it teaches some basic stuff https://learn.unity.com/tutorial/using-the-unity-interface?courseId=5d532306edbc2a1334dd9aa8#


2.This second one I came across on YouTube (this a long one but found it informative and you can always go in the descriptions below to find time stamps of where you want to go). I do think this very helpful people getting into VRchat or other scripting vr apps https://youtu.be/pwZpJzpE2lQ


Now say you took the tutorial and are ready to get world built into one the VR apps well here a link to starting a church Starting a Church