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Placing our Health Tracker Component Under Test with Unity Test Runner
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Lets explore this new health tracking component we’ve built by introducing the Unity Test Runner to our project. The Unity Test Runner allows you to add a variety of NUnit tests to your project that allow you to create Edit and Play mode tests.

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Mouse Following Top-Down Space Ship Controller
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Lets make a top down controller that plays a bit more nicely with the mouse. This will allow us to direct our ship by having it move towards the mouse instead of requiring the controller or keyboard input we have required up to this point.

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Running a Minecraft Server in Docker
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There are a number of ways to setup and run a Minecraft server (or any server for that matter).

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Rigidbody Top-Down Spaceship Controller
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We have a spaceship that can fly around, but we have a problem. It can fly through things. Lets fix that by changing our current transformation modification into physical forces on a rigidbody!

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Inline Initializing C# Dictionaries - Quick Tip
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C# allows you to seed data into your dictionary when it’s constructed by using an initializer function that accepts a series of key, value pairs after its constructor that causes those elements to be automatically inserted into your Dictionary’s for you.

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Inline Initializing C# Lists - Quick Tip
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C# includes a method for initializing Lists that means you do not need to repeatedly Add("foo") throughout your code.

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Using Var - Implicitly Typed Fields - Quick Tip
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C# is a statically typed language meaning you must specify what type your variables are when declaring them. These types are verified by the compiler as you build your project.

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Interpolated Strings in C# - Quick Tip
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C# has the ability to build strings in a number of ways. The simplest is concatenating them, but it’s not always the easiest or best solution depending on what you’re making.

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Math in the Unity Inspector - Quick Tip
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Unity has made it a bit easier to compute some values in their editor windows by allowing you to enter math formula’s into the inspector.

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Rotating Unity Gizmos - Quick Tip
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Gizmos are a really handy way to indicate a whole range of interesting information during development of your project.

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Top Down Following Spaceship Controller
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Now that we have a spaceship controller that can take a direction input and turn that into movement we can start to play around with it.

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Exploring Dot Products in Unity
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Dot Products are a really easy and fun way to compare Vectors in space. When comparing two normalized with a dot product the result will be the cosine of the angle between the two Vectors.

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Shadertoy: Grid Shader
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A Shadertoy shader creating a grid. This makes it possible to create an infintely scalable grid pattern that is fairly light-weight.

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Building a Custom Node in Unity's Shader Graph
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With the introduction of Shader Graph Unity also added support for Custom Nodes you can build yourself by creating custom CodeFunctionNode.

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Flight in Asteroids VR Demo
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A demonstration of early flight mechanics in Asteroids VR that enable complex movement and 6 degrees of freedom.