Visual effects can be applied to camerasA component which creates an image of a particular viewpoint in your scene. The output is either drawn to the screen or captured as a texture. More info See in Glossary, GameObjectsThe fundamental object in Unity scenes, which can represent characters, props, scenery, cameras, waypoints, and more. A GameObject’s functionality is defined by the Components attached to it. More info See in Glossary, light sources, and other elements of your game. This section provides information on the visual effects available in the Unity Editor.
To access the visual effects available in the Unity Editor, select the item in the Hierarchy window that you wish to apply the effect to, then in the Inspector window go to Add Component > Effects.
See the rest of this section for more details on each component:
Particle System (see: Particle systemA component that simulates fluid entities such as liquids, clouds and flames by generating and animating large numbers of small 2D images in the scene. More info See in Glossary in Graphics Reference Documentation)
Line RendererA component that takes an array of two or more points in 3D space and draws a straight line between each one. You can use a single Line Renderer component to draw anything from a simple straight line to a complex spiral. More info See in Glossary
Lens FlareA component that simulates the effect of lights refracting inside a camera lens. Use a Lens Flare to represent very bright lights or add atmosphere to your scene. More info See in Glossary
HaloThe glowing light areas around light sources, used to give the impression of small dust particles in the air. More info See in Glossary