Supporting Grid Rendering - LINQ for Unity - Part 3
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Unity’s Editor UI does not support rendering elements in a grid. For some elements like Textures, Meshes and Materials rendering the results in a vertical list does not use the space of the LINQ for Unity editor view very effectively so a grid-based view could provide a much more concise and cleaner UI.

Demoing the Tool and Adding Command History - LINQ for Unity Stream - Part 2
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Another VOD from the World of Zero Twitch development stream. This is a demo of some of the work that’s happened on the LINQ for Unity tool behind the scenes and also covers introducing command history so that we can track queries run against the tool and quickly rerun them.

Building a Tree-Based Calculator in C#
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Let’s explore a calculator that can solve a variety of equations dynamically. We’ll be able to use this solution to explore tree data structures and specifically the use of binary trees to represent and solve common math problems.

Implementing Scene Switching - An Elevator Between Scenes - Part 2
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Continuing our elevator and asynchronous scene management system development let’s try to build a 3-scene system that will allow us to create a base scene with the global game objects (our player, scene transition elevator, camera etc) and the two “floors” we’ll be transitioning between.

Let's Make a Lazy String Parser in C#
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Let’s create a quick string parsing script that can read a long string and return a delimited set of results (we’ll be finding words).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Exploring Top-Level Programs in C# 9
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Top-Level Programs is a new feature being introduced in C# 9.0 that significantly simplifies certain C# programs and allows you to remove almost all of the boilerplate code from them.

Getting Started with Pathfinding using Dijkstra's Algorithm
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Lets explore pathfinding by implementing Dijkstra’s Algorithm. Dijkstra’s Algorithm is a pathfinding algorithm that works by calculating the distance from any node in a graph to a target node.