Code360 powered by Coding Ninjas X Naukri.com. Code360 powered by Coding Ninjas X Naukri.com
Table of contents
1.
Introduction
2.
What is Unity? 
3.
Installing Unity 3D Game Engine
3.1.
What is Unity Hub?
4.
Steps to Install Unity  
5.
Installing Unity on macOS X
6.
Installing Unity using the Command Line
7.
Login and SignUp in Unity
8.
Frequently Asked Questions
8.1.
What is unity?
8.2.
What are the basic requirements before installing Unity?
8.3.
What is Unity Hub?
9.
Conclusion 
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

Installing Unity

Author Tarun Singh
0 upvote
Master Python: Predicting weather forecasts
Speaker
Ashwin Goyal
Product Manager @

Introduction

In this blog, we will learn about the Unity software, and after that, we will see how we can install Unity on our computers. Unity Game Engine is a game creation environment, an IDE that requires one or two programming languages for game development. We will see how to install it on our computers and see how to Login and Signup in Unity. 

What is Unity? 

Unity Software Inc. is a San Francisco-based video game software development company. Unity offers a 3D and 2D framework for game developers to make video games. Unity is popular as it is easy to use and it eliminates the need to start from scratch.  Physics, 3D rendering, and collision detection are all handled by Unity. Unity Technologies has created a cross-platform gaming engine with an integrated IDE. It's used to make video games for web browsers, desktop platforms, consoles, and mobile phones.

Get the tech career you deserve, faster!
Connect with our expert counsellors to understand how to hack your way to success
User rating 4.7/5
1:1 doubt support
95% placement record
Akash Pal
Senior Software Engineer
326% Hike After Job Bootcamp
Himanshu Gusain
Programmer Analyst
32 LPA After Job Bootcamp
After Job
Bootcamp

Installing Unity 3D Game Engine

The Unity engine and development environment must be downloaded to produce content with Unity. You can also download optional modules for delivering to multiple platforms and tools for integrating Unity scripting into Visual Studio and the main engine.

What is Unity Hub?

Unity Hub is an application that allows us to download several versions of Unity Editor. It's nice to be able to open projects with multiple Unity versions. If there are any package-related issues, it resolves them and organizes the projects and locations. As a result, finding and opening the project with the required Unity version will be much easier.

Steps to Install Unity  

Step 1: Go to LINK to get started. Accept the terms and click on the Unity Hub Download button.


Step 2: This will start the UnityHubSetup.exe to download. After the download is hundred percent complete, double-click the file to open it. The Unity Hub Setup window appears as a result. Select I Agree from the drop-down menu.
 

Step 3: Select the destination folder in the following box, and click Install. C:\Program Files\Unity Hub is the default destination folder path.
 

Step 4: This will bring up the Completing Unity Hub Setup window. As the Run Unity Hub box is ticked, clicking the Finish Button will immediately launch the window for the next steps. We are thorough and ready to use Unity! This step completes the Unity Hub installation.

Installing Unity on macOS X

Installing Unity on macOS is no different than Windows. Please follow the instructions given below: 

Step 1: Download the Unity Installer for Mac from the link. Choose the Download option for macOS.

Step 2: Navigate to the location where Unity Hub was downloaded, double-click the.dmg file, and drag and drop the Unity installation into your application folder.

source

Step 3: Accept the Terms of Service by clicking through the Installers steps. You have the option of leaving the default install location as it is or changing it to a new location.

source 

Step 4:  By accepting the terms of service you are ready to use Unity.

Installing Unity using the Command Line

Follow the following steps to install Unity:

Step1: From the LINK, get the Unity Editor file for your Mac PC.

Step2: The Unity Editors are distributed as .pkg files that may be installed from the command line.

Step3: This will be installed under the /Applications/Unity folder on the given target drive. First, type the following command:

            sudo installer [-dumplog] -package Unity.pkg -target /

 

Step 4: The filename Unity.pkg is the one we downloaded in step 1.

Step 5: Use the instructions below to install the Standard Assets, which will be placed in the /Applications/Unity/Standard Assets folder on the selected drive.

             sudo installer [-dumplog] -package StandardAssets.pkg -target /

 

Step 6: The file StandardAssets.pkg can be found in the same drop-down menu as the Unity Editor file that was downloaded in step 1. Select Standard Assets from the drop-down menu.

Step 7: The command to install the demo Project, which will be located in the /Users/Shared/Unity/Standard-Assets folder on the selected drive, is-

            sudo installer [-dumplog] -package demo.pkg -target /

The file demo.pkg may be obtained from the same drop-down menu that we used in step 1 to get the Unity Editor file.

Login and SignUp in Unity

Until now, we have learned how to install Unity on our computers. This section will help you learn how to SignUp and login into Unity.

Step 1: Open your Unity Hub application and click on login; if you have an active account, else click on Create account.


Step 2: On clicking Create account, a redirection link will open on your default browser. Fill in your details and click all checkboxes and proceed. A confirmation link will appear on your given mail-id. Follow the link to confirm your Signup.

Step 3: Congrats! You have successfully made an account on Unity. Now, to login, enter the credentials. You will see the following on your screen. You can choose to install the editor or skip it.
 


Step 4: If you choose to install the editor, the download will begin, and you will see the following on your screen that confirms everything is good to go.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is unity?

Unity Software Inc. is a San Francisco-based video game software development company. Unity offers a 3D and 2D framework for game developers to make video games. Unity is popular as it is easy to use and it eliminates the need to start from scratch. Physics, 3D rendering, and collision detection are all handled by Unity. Unity Technologies has created a cross-platform gaming engine with an integrated IDE. It's used to make video games for web browsers, desktop platforms, consoles, and mobile phones.

What are the basic requirements before installing Unity?

The Unity engine and development environment must be downloaded to produce content with Unity. You can also download optional modules for delivering to multiple platforms and tools for integrating Unity scripting into Visual Studio and the main engine.

What is Unity Hub?

Unity Hub is an application that allows us to download several versions of Unity Editor. It's nice to be able to open projects with multiple Unity versions. If there are any package-related issues, it resolves them and organizes the projects and locations. As a result, finding and opening the project with the required Unity version will be much easier.

Conclusion 

In this article, we have extensively discussed Unity and different ways to install Unity in this article. Further, we have seen how to login and signup into unity.

We hope that this blog has helped you enhance your knowledge regarding Unity and if you would like to learn more, check out our articles related to game development at the link

Refer to our guided paths on Coding Ninjas Studio to learn more about DSA, Competitive Programming, JavaScript, System Design, etc. Enroll in our courses and refer to the mock test and problems available, interview puzzles. Also, look at the interview experiences and interview bundle for placement preparations. If you want to explore the preparation strategy for SDE placements, please look at this YouTube tutorial.

Do upvote our blog to help other ninjas grow.

Thank you for reading.

Next article
Creating your first project in Unity
Live masterclass