Tag: scripts

Player: UI Info Overlay

Player: UI Info Overlay

Solution to displaying interactable object information on `UI based on https://forum.unity.com/threads/get-ui-placed-right-over-gameobjects-head.489464/

    //send the ray from the **CAMERA** (not the player)
    rayDirection = camera.transform.TransformDirection(Vector3.forward);
    //point of origin is LOOK - from the camera
    ray_pointOfOrigin = camera.transform.position;
    if (Physics.Raycast(ray_pointOfOrigin, rayDirection,
        out interactableObjectHit, scanRange))
        //Change the color based on object in range
        //Check if the hit obj has Interactable Tag
        if (interactableObjectHit.transform.CompareTag("Interactable"))
            crosshair.color = Color.red;
            //Get the transfrom of the hit object
            rayCastHitObject_transform = interactableObjectHit.transform;
            //Get the name of the hit object
            rayCastHitObject_name = interactableObjectHit.transform.name;
            if (interactableObjectHit.transform == null)
                rayCastHitObject_name = null;
        crosshair.color = Color.white;
        //change the name to null so we can differentiate a
        //no hit event in the UI controller
        rayCastHitObject_name = null;
Running in update to ensure we are updating what we're looking at.
    We are receiveing raycast info from playerinteraction script that gives
    us the name of the object we've hit (we are looking at) using:
    rayCastHitInfo = hit.transform.name;
    We can use this info in the UI to display the name and info about
    the object we're currently looking at.
    if (playerInteraction.rayCastHitObject_name != null)
        //Turn on the components we need in UI
        canvasGroup_interactableObjUI.enabled = true;
        panel_interactableObjUI.enabled = true;
        text_interactableObjUI.enabled = true;
        lineRenderer_hitObjectToUI.enabled = true;
        //add the line
        lineRenderer_hitObjectToUI.startWidth = 0.001f;
        lineRenderer_hitObjectToUI.endWidth = 0.01f;
        //Set up a new V3 to hold the position of the UI element:
        Vector3 UI_element_transform = new Vector3(
            //x and y will attach to pivot points of the UI object set in the Inspector
            //Add 1.0f on z else we won't see the line
        //No. of points on the line (start/end = 2)
        lineRenderer_hitObjectToUI.positionCount = 2;
        //start at position of the UI obj (rayInfo) and change it to World position
        lineRenderer_hitObjectToUI.SetPosition(0, cam.ScreenToWorldPoint(UI_element_transform));
        //second point is position of the object hit by the raycast in playerInteraction
        lineRenderer_hitObjectToUI.SetPosition(1, playerInteraction.rayCastHitObject_transform.position);
        Add the text
        -this needs to pull in pre stored text like a databasethat depends on
        the name of the hit object - playerInteraction.rayCastHitObject_name
Player: Audio Management

Player: Audio Management

After plenty of headaches with audio sources it seems that this solution is best option:

It’s possible to play multiple sounds at once with ONE Audiosource. You can play up to 10-12 audio sources at once (only) by using PlayOneShot(); With it, Unity mix the audio output from the audio clip into a single channel. (Which is why it’s limited to 10-12 clip at once.

The key here is ONLY USING ONESHOT(). The problem comes when using Play() and PlayOneShot() form the same AudioSource.

So the player in the glitch machine has 2 audio source – one for movement and one for SFX that can play simultaneously. The AudioSources are assigned in the Inspector

    public AudioSource audioSourceMovement;
    public AudioSource audioSourceFX;

         MOVEMENT AUDIO (Audio Source 01)
        if (!audioSourceMovement.isPlaying)
            audioSourceMovement.volume = 0.05f;
            audioSourceMovement.pitch = (float)(1.0f +
                (playerDistanceUp * 0.01) + (playerSpeed * 0.01f));
            audioSourceMovement.clip = moveAudio;

         FX AUDIO (Audio Source 02)
        if (!audioSourceFX.isPlaying)
            audioSourceFX.pitch = 1f;
            audioSourceFX.volume = 0.2f;

            if (isBoosting)

            if (playerMovement.current_Power <= 0)

Set up a toggle button using the Input Actions Manager

Set up a toggle button using the Input Actions Manager

Set up a toggle button using the Input Actions Manager: derived from https://forum.unity.com/threads/new-input-system-how-to-use-the-hold-interaction.605587/


if (controls.Gameplay.crouch.triggered) 
{ isCrouching = !isCrouching; //toggle } 
//This will toggle 'crouch' on and off. Also make sure that the 
//controls.Gameplay.crouch.performed/cancelled IS NOT called in