How to display Health on the UI in Unity
Create a UI in Unity — using images
Today is an extension of the article of yesterday. We will create an UI image instead of text and use that to display our health.
Create an UI Image
Hierarchy > R-Click > UI > Image
Check the Preserve Aspect box to keep the ratio correct if needed.
Make sure to anchor and set the position correctly. Verify by scaling your game screen as always.
Health Display System with Images
We will be using 4 images to display the health from 0 to 3.
1. Create a reference array so we can add our sprites through the inspector:
[SerializeField] Sprite _healthSprites;
2. Drag and drop the sprites in order:
3. Create reference to the UI Image object and assign through the Inspector
4. Create a public method in UIManager that assigns the sprite based on health
public void UpdateUIHealth(int currentHealth)
//assign sprite to image component
_healthImage.sprite = _healthSprites[currentHealth];