UI Inspiration #7

Best UI from this week (through April 28) on Dribbble. If this inspires you to make your own app, check out our Ultimate iOS course!

Layout Mode Switch by Leo Leung

Layout Mode Switch by Leo Leung

Wuzone Homepage Design Concept by Bruce Kean

Wuzone Homepage Design Concept by Bruce Kean

Landing page Tappawards by Cuberto

Landing page Tappawards by Cuberto

Jelly Loader 💦 by Creativedash

Jelly Loader 💦 by Creativedash

Landing Page by Evie Bauland

Landing Page by Evie Bauland

Zeta Splash Screen by Saptarshi Prakash

Zeta Splash Screen by Saptarshi Prakash

Next Track by Martin Sitar

Next Track by Martin Sitar

Weather App UI by Tatsuya SAWANOBORI

Weather App UI by Tatsuya SAWANOBORI

Landing Page for a crowdfunding platform by netbramha studios

Landing Page for a crowdfunding platform by netbramha studios

Classes Abroad inner page animations by Chloe Jackson

Classes Abroad inner page animations by Chloe Jackson

Vacation planner - Screen 3 by Goutham

Vacation planner – Screen 3 by Goutham

Site Card Paged by Michel Koga

Site Card Paged by Michel Koga

Renewable Energy by Kyle Anthony Miller

Renewable Energy by Kyle Anthony Miller

Credit card scanning Animation by Divan Raj

Credit card scanning Animation by Divan Raj

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Learn to build a Ninja game for mobile using in Unity. Create the game’s art from scratch in Blender.

We’re excited to release our latest course: Make a Ninja Survival game for mobile in Unity and Blender. In this course, you learn how to build a Ninja game for mobile using Unity and Blender. Enroll now for only 19 dollars!

This course is unique because we make ​both the code and the art for the game from scratch. We teach you the fundamentals of designing, coding, and modeling a mobile game.

First you design the game and its functionality in Unity. You learn how to ​code in C# and ​build video game levels. Don’t worry if you’ve never coded before. We ​start simple and add more to the game as the course goes on.

Some of the code you'll build.

Some of the code you’ll build.

Why Unity?

Unity is one of the most popular platforms in game development. You can use Unity to build 2D and 3D games. Unity is cross-platform, which means it is easy to use with other platforms.

Then you create the ​3D models for the game in Blender. You build all the art assets for the game. You learn how to integrate your art from Blender into Unity.

Why Blender?

Blender, like Unity, is a popular production suite that is ​free to download. Blender is a revolutionary tool for making 3D art digitally. With Blender, you can make art assets for games, like we do in this course.

Is this course for me?

Even if you’re not an artist, you can make basic art models. You may have heard of Axiom Verge and Stardew Valley. These games are million-dollar successes. But did you know that only one person made each?

Usually it takes a whole team of people to build a game. But creators Thomas Happ and Eric Barone developed and designed their games by themselves. Now they’re millionaires. You can do it, too.

The Ninja Survival course is for anyone who wants to learn game development. Our primary target students are ​complete beginners. But if you already know how to use Unity or Blender, you can still benefit from taking this course.

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New course released! Make a Portals clone in Unity3D and Blender.

Learn to build a game using portals in Unity3D. Create the game’s art from scratch in Blender.

We at Mammoth Interactive are stoked to release our newest course: Make a Portals clone in Unity3D and Blender. On sale now for only 19 dollars!

This course is unique because we make both the code and the art for the game from scratch. First you design the game and its functionality in Unity. You learn how to code in C# and build video game levels.

Then you create the 3D models for the game in Blender. You build all the art assets for the game. You learn how to integrate your art from Blender into Unity.

A screen-grab from the course, where art from Blender has been integrated into Unity.

A screen-grab from the course, where art from Blender has been integrated into Unity.

Is this course for me?

Even if you’re not an artist, you can make basic art models. You may have heard of Axiom Verge and Stardew Valley. These games are million-dollar successes. But did you know that only one person made each?

Usually it takes a whole team of people to build a game. But creators Thomas Happ and Eric Barone developed and designed their games by themselves. Now they’re millionaires. You can do it, too.

Our Portals course is for anyone who wants to learn game development. We target complete beginners. But if you already know how to use Unity or Blender, you can still benefit from taking this course.

A snapshot of the game you'll build.

A snapshot of the game you’ll build.

What programs do I need?

To follow along with these tutorials, you will need the following programs: Blender (for 3D modeling and texturing), Photoshop or a free program like Gimp (for 2D art and some texturing), and Unity (for game set-up and coding).

Unity and Blender are free to download. Please download and install Unity3D and Blender before purchasing this course. This course was recorded on a Mac computer, but you can use Unity and Blender on a PC.

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If coding languages were sandwiches …

CoffeeScript = open-faced jam sandwich

Where JavaScript is PB&J, CoffeeScript is an open-faced jam sandwich. CoffeeScript is JavaScript but without semicolons and curly brackets. It was made for JavaScript programmers who wanted to save time and code in shorthand.

Just as eating an open-faced sandwich is messier than eating a closed-faced sandwich, having no brackets can make it harder to understand nested code.

CSS = cucumber sandwich

CSS is all about appearance, just like cucumber sandwiches. Despite the cutting of crusts, cucumber sandwiches require minimal ingredients and are easy to make. Likewise, CSS is easy to learn. It’s one of the first languages most coders learn, alongside HTML and JavaScript.

Forget Cascading Style Sheets; CSS shall now stand for Cucumber-Style Sandwiches.

Java = open-faced smoked salmon with onions

Java is an open-faced smoked salmon with onions sandwich because Java is complicated. The sandwich uses a lot of ingredients, and Java uses a lot of memory. Java is evolving and continues to add more features, which is why I made the sandwich open-faced.

Though Java is complex, it can run anywhere. Likewise, you can use whip up this sandwich or something similar to it with whatever ingredients you have in your fridge.

C# = roasted mushroom and mozzarella with greens

Java and C# are similar. They are well optimized, as are the sandwiches for health. C# is like Java but with more features (Or, in the sandwich case, ingredients.) 

Python = grilled cheese sandwich

Python is a grilled cheese. Like a grilled cheese is simple to make, Python is intuitive to use.

Grilled cheese is versatile and easy adaptable. So is Python. Python is portable, meaning it can be used in different operating systems, like both PC and Mac. No wonder Python is used to make so many websites! (Youtube, Google, and DropBox, to name a few).

However, Python does take a longer time than other coding languages to work. Programs written in Python are slow because Python is an interpreted language rather than a compiled one. This is like a grilled cheese, which can take longer than other sandwiches to make because you have to, y’know, grill the cheese.