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  • Navigating the Unity editor interface is easy.

  • The core of the interface consists of five main panels.

  • The Scene View, the Hierarchy, the Game View,

  • the Project panel and the Inspector panel.

  • The Scene View is where you'll visually construct your game,

  • manipulating objects in 2D and 3D.

  • The Game View is where you will preview your game,

  • and this becomes active when you hit the play button,

  • allowing you to play test at any time inside the editor.

  • The Hierarchy lists all objects in the scene in alphabetical order

  • and in hierarchical order in order to show parenting,

  • a way of grouping objects.

  • The Project panel shows all assets that you are

  • currently working with, in one place.

  • Giving you quick access to everything you are building your game with

  • from scripts to textures, 3D models, video and audio.

  • The Inspector is a context sensitive panel

  • that shows the properties of what ever object,

  • asset or setting panel you've selected.

  • Click on something new and the Inspector immediately

  • switches to show properties of that thing.

  • The play controls allow you to play test the game,

  • pause and progress frame by frame for more detailed testing.

  • The tools in the top left allow you to navigate the Scene View

  • and also manipulate objects visually.

  • There are also toggles to allow for switching between local and world space

  • and centre or pivot point based rotation.

  • The Layers dropdown allows you to quickly

  • show and hide layers of content in your game.

  • The Layout dropdown allows you to switch between

  • differing layouts of the Unity interface.

  • In the top right of the interface are the layers and layout dropdowns.

  • This concludes the interface overview.

  • Continue to watch tutorials to learn more about each individual panel.

Navigating the Unity editor interface is easy.

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