The Power of 3D UI!

addam davis
2 min readJun 27, 2024


Objective: Understand how to build dynamic 3D UI elements!

In the past when we have worked with User Interface elements, we have always used a 2D canvas. This caused the elements to lay flat on the screen. This works for many situations, like a HUD or a pause screen. since we’ve been working in VR, this gives us the perfect opportunity to create 3D UI.

Creating 3D UI gives the player special awareness. Creating 3D UI elements throughout your scenes will allow your player to become completely immersed inside the VR world you are creating.

What are 3D UI elements? These elements can range from levers, knobs, joysticks, wheels, and so on.

Don’t be intimidated, when it comes to setting up the 3D UI as opposed to 2D you still used the event system to connect the UI to the desired game object/function.

This is all you need to set up 3D UI for your scenes! Don’t be afraid to experiment with your UI and I’ll see you in the next tutorial!