Start a new Project in Unity

Unity has been constantly updating its game engine to cater for the needs of game developers. With every Unity version, you find lot of changes in how the game engine works. For a new developer, sometimes it is very confusing to even start a new project. In this part of learn Unity tutorial, we are going to see how to start a new project in Unity.

Creating a new project differs based on how you have installed Unity. The default option available now is using Unity hub. If you have installed Unity without hub then your new project window may look a little different.

Starting a blank Unity Project

  1. Open Unity Hub.
  2. Click on the arrow near the New button. and select the Unity version.
  3. Select the Template 2D, 3D, URP, HDRP, Mobile, AR or VR. If you are planning to make a high graphics game for PC then go with HDRP option. If you are targeting multiple platforms then go with URP. Read our tutorial on URP vs HDRP for more details.
  4. Give a name for the project.
  5. Select the location on disk, and press Create.

Your new project will take some time to load depending on your PC specification.

In case you have installed Unity without hub, then you will not see the initial screen where you select the Unity version.

Create new project in Unity

Open Unity learn Projects in Unity hub

If you are totally new to Unity, chances are you want to load a complete project template from Unity learn. To do that follow the steps below.

  1. Open Unity Hub.
  2. Select Unity learn from the tab on the left side.
  3. Select either the Projects or Tutorials tab based on your requirement.
  4. Select the project you want and click download project.
  5. Once download is complete you can go to the projects tab and open the project.
open Unity learn project

Open an Existing project

If you already have an existing project then you should see it in the projects tab. If not, you can add the project using the steps below.

  1. Open Unity Hub.
  2. Click on Add.
  3. Select the folder where the project is located.
  4. Click select folder.
add existing project to Unity hub

Now you should see the project in the list. If you don’t have the proper Unity version then you need to install it.

  1. Click on the installs tab in Unity hub.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Select the Unity version.
  4. Select the required modules and press done.
Add new Unity version to Unity hub

If you have any other question that we have not covered in the article, leave it in the comment box below. Next, we will learn the basic of Unity Editor.

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