Making the Unity Layout Professional

Default Unity Layout

Unity is a great program, but the Default Layout (above) leaves something desired once you start getting into the full swing of development. This article is going to show how to change the Layout and save it for future use. The final Layout will be a Professional Layout that makes your job as a developer easier.

Changing to Tall Layout

That will make it easier to adjust to the final Professional Layout and already looks more organized.

Moving the Game View below the Scene View

That will make it easier to see what is going on in both Scene and Game View without switching between them all the time.

Changing the Project Window to One Column

Even though having the Project Window set to One Column gets rid of the pretty thumbnails of files in the Asset folder, it does allow you to have multiple folders open simultaneously, which makes moving files around so much easier!

Saving the Professional Layout

With the Layout saved, you can use it in other Projects and revert to it if you ever screw the Layout up. This Layout is all you will need to get started with Unity, but if you want to add more windows to it that you may use as you delve further into what Unity can do, see Bonus Steps below.

Adding the Console Window

The Console is where errors, warnings, and things you tell your scripts to print out end up.

Adding the Animation Window

The Animation Window is where you can edit and create animations.

Adding the Animator Window

The Animator Window allows you to set up a flow chart or state machine for how the animations are laid out for the selected animator component.

Adding the Asset Store Window

The Asset Store is where you can find and download unity packages. It contains just about everything you could want, from characters and plugins to complete game kits.

Adding the Lighting Window

The Lighting Window is where you can adjust how the lights, environment, and fog is handled.

Adding the Navigation Window

The Navigation Window is for building a Navmesh and adjusting how objects interact with it.

With your Unity Layout looking clean and professional, you can create and expand your knowledge of Unity with greater efficiency. Continue to follow me for more help with that.

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