I went a bit crazy with this one.
Ever wanted to create an animated gif? If you’re already used to working in the Unity Engine, this is easy and achievable in a few minutes.
Install Unity Recorder
- Create a new Scene
- From Unity, open the Package Manager (Window -> Package Manager)
- In the Unity Registry, find a package called ‘Unity Recorder’
Unity Recorder package.
- Hit ‘Install’ and import the package
Setup Your Scene
Configure the Scene with GameObjects as you desire. I went with a lot of particle systems and a car with a simple spinning script. I use a pixelated camera as well for a retro effect. Make sure your camera is placed correctly and the aspect ratio fits the resolution you want your gif to be in.
Record To Gif
- Open the Recorder Window (Window -> General -> Recorder -> Recorder Window)
- Click ‘+Add Recorder’
- Select ‘GIF Animation’
- Choose a constant framerate (15 was fine for me) and make sure it is selecting the camera that you want (MainCamera is a camera with tag ‘MainCamera’)
- Click ‘Start Recording’ to begin.
- Open your gif from the path specified in the Recorder Window!
It’s definitely something.
It works with any Unity effect. Even green fog in a cyberpunk-style office.
This one got surprisingly trippy.