The evolution of 2D tools

The latest 2D tools boost your creations and how you produce them.

Hollow Knight Silk Song from Team Cherry, made with Unity sizzle reel

Hollow Knight: Silksong by Team Cherry, Made with Unity

Everybody loves 2D

From RPGs to match 3s, some of today’s most successful games are 2D, including 75 of the top-100 mobile games.

Unity has enhanced 2D tools to help you create gorgeous 2D experiences. The workflows are more efficient so every member of your team – from artists and designers to animators and engineers – can achieve even more.

Everything works together

Now part of the Universal Render Pipeline, the new 2D renderer leverages Unity’s leading technology to give you performant graphics and creative possibilities with tools like Shader Graph and native 2D Lights and Shadows.

Beyond graphics, 2D tools are an essential part of solutions for animation, world-building, and physics, for productions of any scale on any platform.

The next level of 2D development

All of the 2D tools are designed to work together seamlessly and are ready for production in 2019.3.

2D Animation

Rig sprites and set up bones to create smooth, skeletal animation. Use it with PSD Importer to let you directly use layered artwork.

2D Lights

Enhance 2D visuals. Different types of light feature easy-to-configure parameters like light colors, intensity, fall-off, and blending effects.

2D for ShaderGraph

Easily author shaders by building them visually – you create and connect nodes in a network graph instead of having to code. 

Tilemaps

Create large grid-based worlds, including Hexagonal and Isometric Tilemaps, that are optimized for size and performance. 

Sprite Shape

Create rich free-form and organic 2D environments with a visual and intuitive workflow that saves sprite resources. 

Sprite technology

Set up and optimize the art assets for your 2D projects. You can even handle some popular raster and vector formats directly in Unity.

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