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Expand alpha channels for transparent textures. Let’s examine each of these rules in more detail. Note Remember, Unity is not typically a content-creation application. It’s possible to download add-ons from the Asset Store to turn it into 3D modelling software and image editing software. But normally game assets are created in external third-party applications. For this reason, the remainder of this chapter will consider the image editing software of Photoshop and GIMP. Though these applications are not a part of Unity, and thus might not strictly fall within the scope of a Unity-based book, the workflow in those applications is highly relevant to how textures look and perform in Unity.
For mobile devices, however, it’s often preferred to CutOut shaders). Once created, click on the Base RGB texture swatch for the material and assign it the alpha texture. You’ll see the transparency take effect in the material preview viewport. See Figure 2-25. Figure 2-25. Configuring an Unlit Transparent CutOut Shader for showing an alpha texture. Note: this shader belongs to the Unlit group.
This is because, as we’ll see, Unity ships with optimized Cut-Out shaders that typically outperform fully alpha blended shaders. 44 CHAPTER 2: Materials and Textures Creating an alpha channel in an image achieves transparency effects for textures in Unity, provided the file is imported and configured appropriately, as we’ll see shortly. However, although the presence of an alpha channel is enough in itself to encode transparency, there are some additional steps and precautions to be taken when creating alpha channels.