Unity Development — URP

Christopher Graf
2 min readJul 30, 2021


While Unity is mostly associated with smaller indie titles, it has more power and graphic potential than given credit. This power can be shown with the Universal Render Pipeline or URP for short.

Let’s says you’ve downloaded some high definition assets and you want to start working on a beautiful environment. Suddenly you see that all of the assets you have put in are a strange pink. Looks like you have to upgrade to URP.

First, you’ll need to go to the Package Manager and find the URP to install into your project.

Once that is installed, make a ‘Settings’ folder or something similar to hold your new pipeline asset. Create the URP asset in this folder and you’re already almost done.

Go to the ‘Graphics’ tab in the Project Settings and the pipeline settings by dragging in the new URP asset.

In these simple steps, your project should be ready to reach its full gorgeous potential. To be safe, you could also upgrade the materials manually under ‘Edit’ and ‘Render Pipeline.’

Behold the power of Unity and the Universal Render Pipeline. A little bit of practice with design and lighting and you’ll be making AAA level looking worlds.