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Unity Mobile Game Development: Communication with Notification Center

by Chris Glick

In this Unity tutorial, we'll learn various ways our scripts can access and talk to each other. Software required: Unity 3.4.

What you'll learn

In this Unity tutorial, we'll learn various ways our scripts can access and talk to each other. We'll begin the tutorial by learning about all the built-in methods Unity gives us to talk between scripts and between objects. We'll learn the how to find and access scripts on any game object using either direct connections, finding the object or the physics system. Finally we'll examine how a script can call methods on many other scripts using the messaging system in Unity. Each of these methods has limitations, so next we'll introduce the 3rd party script 'Notification Center' which acts as a central hub for easily communicating between multiple scripts. We'll learn how to post a new notification, how to observe a notification and how to pass data through the Notification Center. We'll wrap everything up by examining each of these methods and discuss which we should use in various situations. Understanding how our scripts will talk to each other lets us break our game into many script components, while still creating the functionality we need with the least amount of effort. Software required: Unity 3.4.

About the author

Along with creating and recording training, he also used to manage the support team and work closely with the production development team at Digital-Tutors, now a Pluralsight company. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry. Chris has likely watched more Pluralsight creative training than anyone on the planet, and its evidenced by his Einstein-sized brain and encyclopedic... more

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