In this article, I will show you how to create a simple house with the modeling tool ProBuilder.
ProBuilder is a tool that allows you to model intuitively in Unity.
Also, by using the tool ProGrids at the same time, you can easily create linear objects such as buildings and rooms.
- 1 Advance preparation
- 2 Basic operations
- 3 Creating a Simple House
- 4 Adding Color to the House
- 5 Uploading to STYLY
How to import ProBuilder and ProGrids
I’m going to Import ProBuilder and ProGrids.
Click on the Window tab at the top of Unity and click on Package Manager.
When the Package Manager opens, search for ProBuilder in the form on the upper right to display it.
Click the Install button at the bottom right to install.
Since ProGrids is a Preview tool, it is not shown in the Package Manager as it is.
Click on Advanced and select “Show preview packages”.
The Preview tool will now be visible.
Display ProGrids and click the Install button at the bottom right to install it.
After the import is complete, ProBuilder and ProGrids will appear in the Tools tab at the top of the screen.
How to display the window
Display the ProBuilder window from Tools > ProBuilder > ProBuilderWindow.
This window can be fixed anywhere on the screen by dragging it.
Progrids can be added in the same way from Tools > ProGrids > ProGridsWindow.
ProGrids play the role of auxiliary lines when modeling with ProBuilder.
You can move and stretch objects along these auxiliary lines.
In addition to the basic operations of Unity, ProBuilder has its own unique operations.
Four object selection modes are displayed at the top of the screen, from left to right
- Selecting an entire object
- Selecting an object’s vertices
- Selecting edges of an object
- Selecting faces of an object
Once selected, the object can be moved, rotated, and scaled using the Unity operation selection.
By selecting NewShape from the Probuilder window, you can create a new object.
By default, a cube is selected, but you can create objects of several shapes, such as doors, stairs, spheres, etc.
You can also adjust the shape of the object by changing the value in the advanced settings during generation.
You can stretch an object by selecting a vertex, edge, or face of the object and moving the arrow.
Thanks to the ProGrids tool, you can stretch an object by 1 meter along an auxiliary line.
ProBuilder makes good use of this stretching, which makes modeling intuitive.
Creating a Simple House
Creating a Floor
Now that you have learned the basic operations, let’s create a simple house.
First, let’s create a cube from NewShape and stretch it to 6m x 6m to create a floor.
Creating the entrance
We will create the entrance to the house by generating a door.
Change the object type from NewShape to Door, and set the detail settings as shown in the image.
Place the generated door on the floor.
Creating the walls
Next, we will create the walls of the house.
We will generate three of them by changing the XYZ field in the cube’s detail settings as shown in the image.
Place the three walls on the floor.
When the three walls are lined up, there are areas that are not long enough, so adjust them by stretching.
Creating the roof
The next step is to create the roof.
Select Prizm from NewShape, and change the value of the detail setting as shown in the image.
Let’s put the generated roof on the house.
Creating the stairs
Finally, let’s create the stairs at the entrance.
Change the Advanced settings to the values shown in the image and place them in front of the door.
This completes the modeling of the simple house.
Adding Color to the House
Let’s add some color to the completed house.
To add color, create a material and set the color.
To create a material, right-click on the project →Ctreate →Maetrial
Give it a name and change the material’s color from the Inspector
In this case, we chose red for the roof, beige for the walls and stairs, and brown for the floor.
Drag the material you have created to add color.
Once all the parts are colored, the simple house is complete.
Uploading to STYLY
Using the Unity Plugin For STYLY, you can upload your simple house to STYLY.
The simple house you have created consists of several objects.
Since it is unwieldy as it is, we will merge them into a single object.
Select the objects you have created and choose Merge Objects in the ProBuilder window to merge them.
After merging, let’s also rename the object.
Select an object and right-click on it to rename it.
Download the Unity Plugin For STYLY
Download the Unity Plugin For STYLY in order to upload it to STYLY.
For more information on how to download and configure the Unity Plugin For STYLY, please refer to this page.
Upload the object you have created
You can export your created objects from Export in the ProBuilder window and upload them to STYLY.
For detailed instructions, please refer to this past article.
After the upload to STYLY is complete, you can place it like this.
In this article, we have created a simple house with ProBuilder.
You can easily model it by simply generating objects and stretching them.
Please give it a try!