What is Cinemachine & Timeline?

Hello all!

After finishing the Beautiful Games course, I will now start on learning Cinemachine and Timeline! So, today I will go over what they are and why we use them!

Cinemachine is used to manipulate your cameras. With this, you can make your camera follow a track, aim at a target, follow a target, and much more!

Timeline is used to piece animations, sounds, and effects together. This is what they use to make cutscenes and timed actions.

Before these awesome features, programmers and artists had to code out each camera movement and cutscene using coroutines and things like it. Now we have the support of these features, and they are really easy to install and use. Find them in the package manager, install them, and get making wonderful cutscenes!

And the nice thing is, you can use both or just 1. You just have to see what you need to accomplish!

The first part of this course will be learning cinemachine and I can’t wait!

Thank you for your time!

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Marcus Cohee

Marcus Cohee

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I am starting Unity and learning the ropes as I go! Let’s take this journey together!