Ever wish you could draw properties for serializable classes and script variables using your own gui logic? Unity 4 introduces the PropertyDrawer base class to do just that!


Source (adapted for GenericImage) -> http://stackoverflow.com/a/11176961/341706

/// <summary>
        /// Rotates the image.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="image">
        /// The source image to rotate.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="angle">
        /// The angle in degrees to rotate the image.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="centerX">The x position of the rotation axis.</param>
        /// <param name="centerY">The y position of the rotation axis.</param>
        /// <returns>
        /// Returns a new rotated image.
        /// </returns>
        public static GenericImage<T> Rotate<T>(this GenericImage<T> image, int centerX, int centerY, float angle)
        {
            // source (adapted for GenericImage) -> http://stackoverflow.com/a/11176961/341706
            var radians = (Math.PI / 180) * angle;
            var cos = Math.Cos(radians);
            var sin = Math.Sin(radians);
            var newImage = new GenericImage<T>(image.Width, image.Height);

            for (var x = 0; x < image.Width; x++)
                for (var y = 0; y < image.Height; y++)
                {
                    var m = x - centerX;
                    var n = y - centerY;
                    var j = ((int)(m * cos + n * sin)) + centerX;
                    var k = ((int)(n * cos - m * sin)) + centerY;
                    if (j >= 0 && j < image.Width && k >= 0 && k < image.Height)
                    {
                        newImage[x, y] = image[j, k];
                    }
                }

            return newImage;
        }

Not a unity specific tip but still a handy unity helper for creating a unity project from file explorer. *Works only for windows platforms.* Download the CreateUnityProject.reg file below or open up Notepad and paste the snippet below then save the file with a *.reg file extension. Next navigate to the file and right click on it and select “Merge” from the popup menu. You should now be able to create a new unity project by right clicking on a empty folder in File Explorer and selecting “Create unity project”.

CreateUnityProject.reg (488.00 bytes)

CreateUnityProject64.reg (476.00 bytes)

For x86 unity use the snippet below

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Create unity project]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Create unity project\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Unity\\Editor\\unity.exe\" -createProject \"%1\""

For 64bit unity use the snippet below

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Create unity project]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Create unity project\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Unity\\Editor\\unity.exe\" -createProject \"%1\""

Source -> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10322341/simple-algorithm-for-drawing-filled-ellipse-in-c-c

/// <summary>
        /// Draws a filled Ellipse.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="image">
        /// The destination image.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="x">
        /// The x left most position of the ellipse.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="y">
        /// The y top most position of the ellipse.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="width">
        /// The width of the ellipse.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="height">
        /// The height of the ellipse.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="color">
        /// The color to use.
        /// </param>
        public static void FillEllipse<T>(this GenericImage<T> image, int x, int y, int width, int height, T color)
        {
            width = width / 2;
            height = height / 2;
            var centerX = x + width;
            var centerY = y + height;

            // source -> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10322341/simple-algorithm-for-drawing-filled-ellipse-in-c-c
            for (var indexY = -height; indexY <= height; indexY++)
            {
                for (var indexX = -width; indexX <= width; indexX++)
                {
                    var dx = indexX / (double)width;
                    var dy = indexY / (double)height;
                    if (dx * dx + dy * dy <= 1)
                    {
                        image[centerX + indexX, centerY + indexY] = color;
                    }
                }
            }
        }

Source (converted from C++) -> http://www.dailyfreecode.com/Code/draw-ellipse-midpoint-ellipse-algorithm-714.aspx

/// <summary>
        /// Draws a Ellipse.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="image">
        /// The destination image.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="centerX">
        /// The x center position of the circle.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="centerY">
        /// The y center position of the circle.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="width">
        /// The width of the Ellipse.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="height">
        /// The height of the Ellipse.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="color">
        /// The color to use.
        /// </param>
        public static void DrawEllipse<T>(this GenericImage<T> image, int centerX, int centerY, int width, int height, T color)
        {
            // source (converted from C++) -> http://www.dailyfreecode.com/Code/draw-ellipse-midpoint-ellipse-algorithm-714.aspx
            float aa = (width * width);
            float bb = (height * height);
            float aa2 = (aa * 2);
            float bb2 = (bb * 2);

            float x = 0;
            float y = height;

            float fx = 0;
            float fy = (aa2 * height);

            float p = (int)(bb - (aa * height) + (0.25 * aa) + 0.5);

            image[(int)(centerX + x), (int)(centerY + y)] = color;
            image[(int)(centerX + x), (int)(centerY - y)] = color;
            image[(int)(centerX - x), (int)(centerY - y)] = color;
            image[(int)(centerX - x), (int)(centerY + y)] = color;

            while (fx < fy)
            {
                x++;
                fx += bb2;

                if (p < 0) p += (fx + bb);

                else
                {
                    y--;
                    fy -= aa2;
                    p += (fx + bb - fy);
                }

                image[(int)(centerX + x), (int)(centerY + y)] = color;
                image[(int)(centerX + x), (int)(centerY - y)] = color;
                image[(int)(centerX - x), (int)(centerY - y)] = color;
                image[(int)(centerX - x), (int)(centerY + y)] = color;
            }

            p = (int)((bb * (x + 0.5) * (x + 0.5)) + (aa * (y - 1) * (y - 1)) - (aa * bb) + 0.5);

            while (y > 0)
            {
                y--;
                fy -= aa2;

                if (p >= 0) p += (aa - fy);

                else
                {
                    x++;
                    fx += bb2;
                    p += (fx + aa - fy);
                }

                image[(int)(centerX + x), (int)(centerY + y)] = color;
                image[(int)(centerX + x), (int)(centerY - y)] = color;
                image[(int)(centerX - x), (int)(centerY - y)] = color;
                image[(int)(centerX - x), (int)(centerY + y)] = color;
            }
        }


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