What is Cinemachine and Timeline?

Cinemachine and Timeline are great tools that will save us a lot of time. They can be used separately or combined to be even better. But what are they?

Cinemachine has to deal with cameras. This can be your player camera, a security camera, enemy cameras, cameras in general. The old system was cumbersome but this will be much faster.

To install Cinemachine go to Window-Package Manager than make sure it is set to Unity registry and hit install cinemachine.

Than when you right click you will find that under Create there will be new options such as Cinemachine and incidentally Timeline as well.

Timeline on the other hand is more of the post production side of things. Here you can edit various videos in a nonlinear fashion, however when you hit play they will proceed in a linear fashion. Before timeline was invented you would have to do this process by hand with coroutines and/or bools. Now we can just use the Timeline editor.

In the coming articles we will focus on Cinemachine first and than go to Timeline.

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Hello I am an aspiring game developer learning to develop great games. Right now I am going through a program with GameDevHQ. My favorite game is Half-Life.

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Hello I am an aspiring game developer learning to develop great games. Right now I am going through a program with GameDevHQ. My favorite game is Half-Life.

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