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hi there,i have a question, please help me !

Discussion in 'Cinemachine' started by gabriella11, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. gabriella11


    Jul 28, 2018
    I want a head bob to resemble the one in Silent Hill PT, which is a sinusoidal head bob without noise, and it applies when the character is walking. This is important, because for idle it ahs another head bob, which is sort of different. What I used to do, is animate the camera in the animation window, and by code switch and interpolate animations. But screw that method, because not once did I ever get something satisfactory, there was always obvious camera lag while blending and overall it didnt feel that good.
    Out comes cinemachine, with apparently everything I seem to need to do it. I managed to put some perlin noise, but as I said, I wanted a predefined movement, which I want to animate myself. How can I animate it myself and use cinemachine and timeline for the blending of movement? All I see there are some default presets and I can only change 2 values.
  2. Gregoryl


    Unity Technologies

    Dec 22, 2016
    We don't have anything out-of-the-box yet for head bobbing, but it's on our to-do list.

    In the meantime, the best way to do it would be with a custom CinemachineExtension. Have your custom extension add the bob motion to the vcam's PositionCorrection field of its state (it's a position delta, so a simple sinusoidal motion about 0 on the Y axis should do the trick). This way it will coexist with Perlin noise and other stuff, and will blend.

    See this post for a sample CinemachineExtension:
    The code there randomly shakes the camera, but you can use it as a jumping-off point for your head-bobbing feature.

    Good luck! If you come up with something cool, don't hesitate to share it here :)

    PS you can copy the Perlin Noise presets and customize them, or make your own using the Noise Settings editor. It can be used to generate all sorts of signals, including non-random sinusoidal ones. Click on that little gear icon for options: