Unity for beginners

Get started with Unity

New to Unity? Explore learning pathways and resources to help develop your skills and get your real-time 3D projects off the ground.

Create everything you can imagine

Unity is more than an engine – it’s the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Game developers, artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and more use Unity to bring their imaginations to life.

Get Unity

Begin by downloading and installing the Unity Editor.

Unity Personal
Start creating today with the free version of Unity

Unity Personal is for individuals, hobbyists, and small organizations with less than $100K USD of revenue or funds raised in the last 12 months.

Student Plan
Free access to Unity Pro

Access the real-time 3D development platform and workflows that professionals use to create immersive experiences across industries. Free for students.

Educator Plan
Free access to Unity Pro

Teach students real-time 3D development and prepare them for career success with the tools and skills professionals use. Free for educators.

Start learning

Teach yourself real-time 3D development with Unity Learn, home to over 750 hours of free, on-demand learning content.

Learn Unity
Unity Essentials Pathway
2-week course for Unity beginners

This guided learning journey provides the background and foundational skills needed to start creating with confidence in the Unity Editor.

Junior Programmer
12-week course for future programmers

This comprehensive pathway is designed for anyone interested in learning to code or obtaining an entry-level professional Unity role.

Creative Core
10-week course for artists

This pathway takes you through learning VFX, lighting, animation, audio, UI, and other creative skills – no programming required.

Join the conversation

Dive into the Unity creator community to learn best practices, get answers to your questions, share knowledge, and find inspiration.

Unity Answers
Helpful information in Q&A format

View questions asked and answered by Unity creators of all skill levels, or post your own.

Unity Forums
In-depth discussions and community chatter

Join conversations on a range of topics, share opinions, show off your work, get community feedback, and connect with your peers.

Unity User Groups
Meet other learners

Sign up for a User Group near you to build relationships and share your Unity experience with fellow learners and experts.

Find inspiration

Ready to begin your first project but not sure what to create? Check out exciting projects and creator stories for a glimpse into all that’s possible with real-time 3D.

Changemakers Showcase
Driving change with RT3D

Learn about innovative, impact-driven projects – and the visionaries behind them – to inspire your own creativity.

Social Impact newsletter
Inspiration in your inbox

Register to stay up-to-date on Unity Social Impact initiatives like grants and features, along with stories about inspiring creators and their compelling work.

Unity Blog
Read it here first

Keep an eye on the Unity Blog for the latest profiles, announcements, creator achievements, technical advice, and much more.

More helpful resources for getting started with Unity

Grants for Social Impact projects
Make a video game without any coding experience
Bring your existing programming skills into Unity
Create 2D and 3D games in Unity
View popular projects made with Unity
Learn C# coding for beginners in Unity

Start creating

Whatever you can imagine, bring it to life with Unity. Begin your learning journey today with our free licenses and online educational resources.

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