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Learning Unity 2D Sprites

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Learn the basics of how sprites work in Unity. Discover how to import sprites, create new GameObjects in a scene, optimize sprites, and create animations.

Are you new to Unity or making 2D games? If so, this course can help you get started with creating 2D games in Unity, the popular game development platform. The basics of working with sprites—individual graphics that can be animated or remain static in a 2D game—are covered in this course. Jesse Freeman walks though how to import sprites, create new sprite GameObjects in a scene, optimize sprite textures, and finally, how to create animations.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Using the exercise files
1. Introduction to Unity
  • Create a new project
  • Configuring the IDE
  • What are scenes?
2. Working with Sprites
  • Import sprites
  • Create GameObjects
  • 2D camera
  • Cut up sprite sheets
3. Optimizing Sprites
  • Texture compression
  • What are draw calls?
  • Sprite packer
4. Creating Animations
  • Timeline animations
  • Create new timeline animations
  • Animation state machine
  • Changing animations via code
  • Next steps

Taught by

Jesse Freeman

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