Version: 2020.1
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Using the Asset Store

The Unity Asset Store has a library of free and commercial Assets that Unity Technologies as well as members of the community create. A wide variety of Assets are available, covering everything from Textures, Models, and animations - to whole Project examples, tutorials and Editor extensions. You can access the Assets from an interface that is built into the Unity Editor which allows you to download and import Assets directly into your Project.

Unity users can become publishers on Asset Store, and sell the content they have created. To find out more, see the information on Asset Store Publishing.

Asset Store access and navigation

To open the Asset Store window, go to Window > Asset Store in the Editor. When you first visit, you need to create a free user account that you can use to log into the Store on future visits and keep track of previous purchases and downloads.

The Asset Store front page.
The Asset Store front page.

The Store has a browser-like interface which you can navigate either by free-text search or by browsing Asset packagesA collection of files and data from Unity Projects, or elements of Projects, which are compressed and stored in one file, similar to Zip files. Asset packages are a handy way of sharing and re-using Unity Projects and collections of Assets. More info
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and categories. Navigation buttons are on the left of the main toolbarA row of buttons and basic controls at the top of the Unity Editor that allows you to interact with the Editor in various ways (e.g. scaling, translation). More info
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which you can use to navigate through your browsing history:

The Download Manager and Shopping Cart buttons are to the right of the navigation buttons which you can use to open the Download Manager or view the current contents of your shopping cart:

You can use the Download Manager to view the packages you have already bought as well as find and install any updates. You can also use it to view the Standard AssetA collection of useful assets supplied with Unity. Unity ships with multiple Standard Asset such as 2D, Cameras, Characters, CrossPlatformInput, Effects, Environment, ParticleSystems, Prototyping, Utility, and Vehicles. More info
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packages supplied with Unity and add them to your Project.

The Download Manager
The Download Manager

Location of downloaded Asset files

If you do need to access your Asset files, you can find them in the following paths:

  • macOS: ~/Library/Unity/Asset Store
  • Windows: C:\Users\accountName\AppData\Roaming\Unity\Asset Store

These folders contain subfolders that correspond to particular Asset Store vendors and are available after download and import. The actual Asset files are contained inside the subfolders using a structure defined by the Asset package publisher.


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Asset packages
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