How To Download Free Assets Off Of The “Unity Asset Store”.

When you start making a game, you may not have the team, skills, time, or funding to get the art and animations you want in order to create a clean feeling prototype or demo. Maybe you are wanting some form of a model and/or animation to test as you implement the functionality behind some mechanic. Well, there are plenty of resources out there that can help you! And best of all, a lot of them are FREE!

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To start, let’s download a free 3d character model off of the “Unity Asset Store”. This can be anything you want, but for this example, we will be using a humanoid character which means two arms, two legs, and a general human-like physique.

To open the asset store, you can follow the link I provided above, or you can click on “Window>AssetStore” within the Unity Editor, and then select “Search Online”. This will open up the Unity Asset Store web browser on your computer.

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When you find one that you like, simply select “Add To My Assets”.

Then, in the “My Assets” part of your profile, select “Open In Unity” beside the asset you’ve just acquired. You can find the asset in Unity’s “Package Manager” regardless, this just puts you there quickly.

Next, select “Download” and then “Import”. That’s it! You’ve now successfully downloaded an asset off of the Asset Store!

Now simply locate the object’s prefab within your project files, and drag/drop it into your hierarchy.

Bam! You’re all done.

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Tune in for my next article where I’ll be showing you how to download FREE animations to use with your newly acquired 3D models!

Hi, my name is Adam Reed and I am a software engineer specializing in Unity and C# development. Feel free to scroll through and check out some of my work!