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Conway’s Game Of Life in 3D

Unity3d Project Setup

Before we get started, let me preface the setup by saying that a lot of the configurations that follow here are merely suggestions. Feel free to use different names, colors, directory structures, etc.

Let's create a new 3D project in Unity:

To keep our project clean and organized, create the following directories and save the current scene under the scene directory:

For the time being, let's first create a 2D version of the Game of Life. We will later extend this to 3D:

Select the main camera and set Clear Flags to Solid Color, Projection to Orthographic  and Size to 10:

Create a 3D Cube GameObject and move it under the prefabs directory:

That's it. In the next chapter, we will start creating the grid in which our little cubes will play The Game of Life.

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