Archive for March, 2013

Unity: animated ellipsis

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We have all seen it on loading screens of a variety of games and applications. I’m talking about animated ellipses, the animated three dots () on the end of a sentence which indicates that the game or software is being loaded.

This post explains how to make exactly that, an animated ellipsis in Unity. Here’s a video showing what the script on this post will do:

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Unity: expandable GUI Window

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This Unity programming tutorial shows how to create a GUI window that changes between two pre-determined sizes, in other words, an expandable GUI window that can be shrunk down, back to its original size. The code on this post has been developed using Unity 4.0.1f2, and an example project is available for download at the bottom of this page.

Unity’s GUI windows elements are very useful, not only because they can visually group various GUI elements, but also due to the possibility of repositioning it on the screen. For that reason, the script features some additional logic that allows for the windows to be resized at the correct position on the screen, even if it has been dragged by the user.

Here’s a short video of what the code below achieves:

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