This article explains how to install Unity using Unity Hub.
We will start by explaining how to download and install Unity Hub, so if you are completely new to Unity and interested in trying it out, you are in the right place!
Downloading and Installing Unity Hub
Unity Hub is an application for managing multiple versions of Unity and its projects.
In this article, we will show you how to download Unity via Unity Hub, so we will first have to install Unity Hub.
Click the link below and download the compatible version for your computer:
When you open the downloaded file for the first time, you will see the following screen. Please review the terms of service and click “I Agree.”
Next, we will choose the install location.
By default, Unity Hub is installed on the C drive. However, the C drive sometimes has limited capacity and your computer’s performance may be affected by its lack of space. If your computer has multiple drives, you could redirect the installation of Unity to another drive.
After clicking “Install,” the installation will proceed automatically.
After the installation has completed, the following screen will appear:
Setting up your Unity ID and License
Let’s open Unity Hub now that it is installed.
When you launch it for the first time, you may see a screen like the one below—click “Allow access” to close the alert message and launch Unity Hub.
A window asking you to install Unity Editor will open; for now, we will click “Skip installation” at the lower right corner.
Instead, click “Manage licenses” at the top of the screen.
Next, click “Sign in” next to the message asking you to log in to manage your license.
Then, you will be redirected to a sign-in prompt in your browser.
If you already have a Unity ID, sign in.
If you do not have a Unity ID, click “create one” to create a new Unity ID.
Once you have either signed in or created a Unity ID in your browser, you will be taken back to Unity Hub.
Click “Open Unity Hub”
You will then be signed in at Unity Hub.
Next, click “Add license.”
Then, click “Get a free personal license.”
After confirming that you meet the requirements for a Personal license, click “Agree and get personal edition license.”
With this, you have successfully registered your license and you are now ready to start using Unity!
Changing the Default Location of Unity Files
* Skip this section if you are either installing Unity on the C drive or if your computer does not have multiple drives.
By default, Unity files are installed on the C drive. However, the C drive sometimes has limited capacity, and the performance of your computer may be affected by its lack of space. If your computer is equipped with multiple drives, you could choose to install on another drive instead.
To install Unity files to a different location, first click on the gear icon in the upper-left corner.
Then, open the Projects tab and change the Default location to the folder to which you would like to save your new projects.
Finally, open the Installs tab and change the Installs location to the folder to which you would like to save Unity installs.
With this, we are done configuring Unity’s project and installation file locations.
Selecting the Unity Version
To install Unity, first open the Installs tabs on the left.
Next, click “Install Editor.”
Then, a list of Unity versions will pop up; select the version you want to install.
You can also download other versions from the archive page:
If there is no specific version you want to use, download the recommended version.
STYLY is compatible with Unity 2019.4.29f1.
If you plan to create a scene in Unity and upload to STYLY, download Unity 2019.4.29f1 from the archive link above.
After selecting the Unity version, you will be directed to the “Add modules” window.
* Here, you can select additional modules depending on the platform for which you are developing, but you can also add them after installation is complete.
If you plan to create a STYLY scene using Unity, please add the following modules:
- Windows Build Support (Added by default for Windows users)
- Mac Build Support (Added by default for Mac users)
- Android Build Support
- WebGL Build Support
- iOS Build Support
This completes the necessary steps for installing Unity.
You can now start the installation by clicking the blue button in the lower-right corner.
When the installation is complete, you should see it added to the Install tab.
Creating a New Project
Now let’s try creating a new project! First, open the Projects tab.
Then, click “New project” in the top right.
Then, you will be asked to select a template for the project.
Select a suitable template for your scene and click “Create Project” to create the project and automatically launch Unity.
All your projects created in Unity Hub will show up in the Projects tab; to edit a Unity project, open the project from inside Unity Hub and Unity will launch automatically.
Other Unity Hub Features
The Learn tab provides links to tutorial content on Unity Learn.
The Community tab lists links to official websites that may be useful when using Unity.
That’s it for this article! We encourage you to try making your own unique scene in Unity.
Certified (QA) by Shota Shawn Yoshizawa
Edited by SASAnishiki
Translated by cpnnn