Creating a Minimap System
Tutorial
Beginner
1 Hour
Overview
Summary
In this live training session we will learn how to create a minimap system which displays objects near the player as icons in a top down view.
Topics we'll cover
Language
English
Recommended Unity Versions
5.6
Tutorial Materials
Tutorial
Creating a Minimap System
1.
Introduction and Goals
In this live training session we will learn how to create a minimap system which displays objects near the player as icons in a top down view. In this step we will introduce our goals and demonstrate our minimap system.
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2.
Adding a Second Camera
In this step we will set up a second orthographic camera and discuss the difference between perspective and orthographic cameras.

3.
Adding Minimap Icons
In this step we will add icons to our units that will be displayed only on the minimap camera.

4.
Render Textures and UI
In this step we will add icons to our units that will be displayed only on the minimap camera.

5.
Adding A UI Mask and Border Image
In this step we will add a circular mask to our map along with a border image.

6.
Questions and Answers
In this step we will answer questions from guests in the live chat on Twitch.