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Configure the Directional Light and skybox

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Beginner
+10 XP
25 Mins
(421)
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Summary
When you create a new scene in the Unity Editor, your Scene view loads to a bright blue sky. The Directional Light is one of the two GameObjects created for you. These two things are the absolute basics of lighting in Unity, present by default to help creators get started.
By the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to:
  • Identify key considerations for lighting outdoor scenes realistically.
  • Describe the role of the Directional Light in a scene.
  • Configure the Directional Light in a scene to achieve common effects.
  • Describe the role of a skybox in a scene.
  • Create a procedural skybox.
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Last updated: December 20, 2023
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