Visual effects are critical for any science fiction game or film. In this course, Authoring Sci-fi Visual Effects in Unity 5, you'll learn how to create classic sci-fi visual effects. You will get to see some workflows for creating effects such as lasers, rocket thruster plumes, glowing trails, portals, and flares. Using the Unity 3D game engine, you'll create these effects with custom shaders, lighting, C# scripts, line renderers, and post-processing effects. After finishing this course, you'll be ready to create and export custom sci-fi effects in Unity 5. Required software: Unity 5.4.