One of the reasons I hate, hate, hate Unity is that all the best documentation is Youtube videos, and I want a book.
Here’s the Brackey’s Scriptable Object tutorial, followed by my transforming the bits I care about into text, for future reference.
Righteo, let’s go:
- Scriptable Objects exist to be a container for reusable code/data that shouldn’t be a component. Especially universal stuff. (e.g. an enemy type Scriptable Object might be used to create a goblin asset that is assigned to all of your goblins).
- Bonus awesomeness: because they are assets and not components, changes to them during play mode persist after the play session ends. I should’ve used these suckers to handle, e.g. tweakable character platforming constants (jump force, drag, etc) instead of using fields on a component. Oh well.
- Derive your class from
- Decorate your class with
[CreateAssetMenu(fileName = "New X", menuName = "X")]. This allows you to make an instance of your asset using the normal Unity Asset Creation pipeline.
- Et viola.
Did that need a 9-minute video? No. No it did not! (Nothing but props to Brackeys for the knowledge and stamina to produce said video, however!)
Hey, I can use Scriptable Objects to come up with character archetypes for my Piqha RPG, as well as combat moves. How convenient!