Unity Tutorial - 3D Spinning Cube in 10 minutes

Download and install

Download and install Unity Hub:

Download Unity Hub

Unity Hub allows you to manage different Unity installations. After downloading it, follow the instructions on screen to set up Unity Hub on your machine.

Activate a new license

  • After the installation has finished, open Unity Hub if it's not already running.
  • If you're not on the License page automatically, select the Gear icon on the top-right menu and select License Management on the left menu.

    Unity Hub preferences

    Licenses management button

  • On the top-right menu, select the User icon > Sign in.

    Sign in menu

    The Unity Hub Sign In dialog appears.

  • Sign in to your Unity account or click on the create one link to create a new account. You can also use one of the social login options.

    sign-in options menu

  • Once you successfully logged in, select the Activate New License button on the top right.

    Licenses screen

    The New License Activation dialog appears.

  • Choose Unity Personal and then I don't use use Unity in a professional capacity options. Press Done. Make sure you edit the license later if you start using Unity professionally to be compliant with the license agreement.

    Licenses choices screen

  • Once you see a license applied to your account, select the back arrow to leave the preferences menu.

    Leaving the preferences menu

Install the latest long-term support (LTS) version of Unity

  • On Unity Hub, select Installs on the left menu.

    Unity Hub Installs menu

  • Select the Add button to add a new Unity installation.

    Unity Hub Add installation button

    The Add Unity Version dialog appears.

  • Choose the latest LTS version and select the Next button.

    Latest Unity LTS version highlighted in the Unity Hub

    The LTS versions are the most stable, and they get updates and support for a longer time.

  • During the installation of Unity from the Unity Hub, choose to install the latest version of Visual Studio. If you already have a different edition of Visual Studio 2019 installed, you can uncheck this option. Select the Next button.

    Unity Hub Visual Studio install option

  • If you're installing Visual Studio with the Unity installation, the End User License Agreement appears. Read the terms and conditions and select I have read and agree with the above terms and conditions. Select the Done button. The installation begins. Installation can take some time depending on your machine.

Already have Visual Studio installed?

If you already had Visual Studio 2019 installed when setting up Unity Hub, you need the Unity workload installed.

To add the Unity workload to Visual Studio:

  • Press the Windows key, type Visual Studio Installer, and press Enter.
  • If prompted, allow the installer to update itself.
  • Find your Visual Studio 2019 installation and select More > Modify.
  • Select Game Development with Unity and then select the Modify button.

Visual Studio workloads dialog with the Game development with Unity workload selected

  • During the installation of Unity from the Unity Hub, choose to install the latest version of Visual Studio for Mac. If you don't have the option to install Visual Studio for Mac, you might already have a Visual Studio for Mac installation.

    Unity Hub Visual Studio for Mac install option

  • If you're installing Visual Studio with the Unity installation, the End User License Agreement appears. Read the terms and conditions and select I have read and agree with the above terms and conditions. Select the Done button. The installation begins. Installation can take some time depending on your machine.

While you wait for Unity to install

We highly recommend you watch this video to get a bit familiar with the Unity user interface while you wait for the installation to complete.

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