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Building Boids in Unity 3D
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Boids are a type of basic AI that can simulate the flocking movement of birds using a few simple rules:

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Calculating Dice Sides From A Mesh's Normals
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Today I wanted to take a closer look at an older video where we built a dice roller that used Dot Products to determine which face on a dice was rolled.

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Dynamic Game Speed - Unity Quick Tip
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You are able to modify the speed of most objects, animations and physics using a single value: Time.timeScale. Modifying this value from it’s default (1) causes the game to run slower (values less than 1) or faster (values greater than 1).

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Prototyping the Sand Table - Sand Table - Part 1
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I’ve recently moved into a new space and could use some furniture to help fill the space. I’d like to create some interesting objects that can help do that and this is the start of a test project to see what we can build.

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Embedding Shadertoy in Hugo Websites - Custom Hugo Shortcodes
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Hugo Shortcodes are a way to use short snippets in your Hugo site that embed custom parameterized objects. Some built-in shortcodes can embed GitHub Gist code snippets, YouTube videos or Twitter posts.

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Starting the Highscores Service - Online Highscores - Part 1
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Lets take a look at what is required to create an online highscore board for your Unity game. Throughout this project we’ll take a look at how to create a RESTful web-service, connect it to a database and then expose that web-service to your Unity game.

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Using Your Terminal's Directory Stack to Work With Multiple Directories
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Your terminal can maintain a list of directories you have visited by storing them in a stack. You can manipulate this stack using commands like pushd to push a new entry onto this stack or popd to pop an existing entry off of the current stack.

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Navigate Your Shell With pushd and popd - Quick Tip
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There are a few ways to navigate your shell in terminals. One of the less common but useful ways I’ve found when working with multiple directories takes advantage of the directory stack most terminals maintain.

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Platforming and Other Adventures from Live Stream
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Let’s build some fun projects together today. I’m hoping to work on the platforming of a platformer game and - if time permits - also work on some more MC Clone (a new Minecraft mod).

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Writing a Snow Covered Shader
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Lets write a custom snow covered surface shader in Unity that can procedurally generate snow and place it on top of any object in our scene.

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Using C#'s Yield Keyword
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C#’s Yield operator allows you to define enumerable sets which can be dynamically generated and are lazily evaluated. This enables a number of fun things that would be difficult otherwise such as infinite lists.

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Exploring How To Write Custom Gradle Tasks
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Gradle is a build tool for Java and other JDK based projects that uses a series of tasks to compile, test and run your projects.