Creating a 6-sided skybox in Unity

Skyboxes are important in Unity. Skyboxes make your game and scene more look alive.

When you need to create either a beautiful sky landscape or city at night or a forest, you are gonna need the help of a Skybox. I’m gonna create now a 6-sided skybox which will be New York city at night.

What you need to do this is:

6 textures of the view you want from each of these sides

  • Front
  • Back
  • Left
  • Right
  • Up
  • Down

Then you can go to Unity and create a new material
Create -> Material (Name it Your_Skybox)

  • Change Shader to Skybox/6 Sided
  • Then add your textures to the right places in the Inspector

If you haven’t done this already and think why you don’t see your Skybox material changing. Make sure you are using your new material as the skybox.

You can get the lighting settings from Window -> Rendering -> Lighting

Then you open the Lighting tab and go to Environment and there you can change the Skybox Material.

Awesome, now we have New York City at night as our view in the game! :)



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Janika Suhonen

Janika Suhonen

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