More Productive Editor Layout in Unity!

addam davis
3 min readMay 4, 2021

If you have followed along with me this far you now have a copy of Unity, and a basic understanding of the layout and tools. Now, if you are wanting to get a little more out of your work space then I will teach you how to make your own personal layout, by showing you my set up, known as The Professional Layout.

Before we start, I’m sure you’re wondering why you would bother switching up the layout that Unity had designed. There are a couple reasons. For starters, the multiple views. This layout shows you the scene view and the game view in real time. As well as it gives you all your assets and objects in an easy to access list. Of course, if you have already settled yourself into the default or one of the other preset layouts then by all means, do what works for you. If you are feeling like you are frustrated by the current status quo then let me show you an alternative.

The Professional Layout

Behold! With this view you can see both the Scene and Game view together while having access to all your assets in a list just below your objects. Let us dig in and set your workspace up properly.

To begin, every view(panel) can be placed where you please. All you must do is click and hold the name of the view and drag it its new home.

If you will glide your curser to the top right of the screen you will see the last drop box that says Default. Click it and Select tall. That will be the starting point for out manipulation.

Now, click and hold the game view and place it below the scene view. For a better look align the top of the game view with the top of the project view.

It looks so good!

Now, on the project view you’ll want to click the drop-down menu at the top and select One Column Layout. This will who all your assets, scenes, materials, etc. in a single column.

Finally, you need to return to the top of the screen and press the drop box for the layout options and save your new layout, and name it appropriately.

And there you have it, it’s that easy. Only a few minutes of your time and now you have completely rearranged your workflow. With this new flow you will have all your moving pieces in a coherent space. I hope you have enjoyed this Unity layout tutorial.