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Using Generic Type Aliases in C#
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C# includes a feature that allows you to use the using keyword to define aliases for different types or namespaces in your code.

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Animating the Elevator - An Elevator Between Scenes - Part 1
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Let’s start a new project that allows us to load scenes using riding an elevator as the transition. To start with we’ll be building the animation controlling the opening and closing of the elevator doors.

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Using ContextMenu and ContextMenuItem in Unity 3D
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There are a lot of options available to you when you want to test your project in Unity3D and validate that your code actually does what you think it does.

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Learning Async Unity Scene Loading
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I’ve been working on re-learning how to work with scenes in Unity and am planning a larger project around the feature, but wanted to bring all of you on my journey.

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Quickly Edit Streams with the FFmpeg CLI
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FFmpeg allows you to manipulate video files from your command line. Lets explore how to trim videos from streams more quickly by taking advantage of some of FFmpeg's features.

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A World Space Grid Snapped Shader
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Expanding upon our exploration of a shader that snaps vertices to a grid. This time we’re moving things into world space!

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What Happens When You Snap Vertices To A Grid?
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In this video I get to play with madness. We’ll be exploring what happens if you try to “pixelate” a 3D mesh using a vertex shader.

Using the PowerToys Color Picker
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PowerToys adds a series of useful tools to your Windows computer including a color picker that lets you easily lookup the color of any pixel on your screen.

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Pseudo-Random Colors with Hashed Strings
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In this video we’re going to explore a way I approach reproducible pseudo-random number generation that uses calculated hashes to select a random item or property for an object.

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Rotation Math Tricks - Using Unity's Quaternion Operators
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Unity provides a few operators that can make some common tasks with quaternions easier to accomplish. You can multiple a quaternion and vector to rotate the vector by the provided quaternion’s rotation or multiple two quaternions together in order to add the two rotations they represent together.

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Learning to Deserialize YAML in C# with YamlDotNET
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YAML (Yet Another Markup Language) provides a way to store structured data in files. It can be used in similar ways to other JSON or XML files and is commonly used with Kubernetes and Docker Compose.

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Detecting Objects with Raycasts in Unity3D
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Raycasts provide a way for you to project lines through your scenes and detect the objects they hit as well as return important information about what they hit.

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Building worldofzero.com - Improved Video Descriptions
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I’ve recently been doing a lot of work on my website worldofzero.com in order to help launch the new version and improve the usability and accessibility of the site.

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Implementing C# Extension Methods
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In C# Extension Methods provide a way to add additional functionality onto a type that you have created or imported into your project.

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Creating Custom GitHub Issue Templates
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In order to create more accessible open source projects GitHub has introduced templates for Issues and Pull Requests to help improve the clarity and quality of new issues and open pull requests.

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Enable Font Ligatures in VS Code
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Font ligatures combine multiple characters into a single unique character. Some fonts provide ligatures specifically for software development.