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Question Transform.Rotate to Vector3.Slerp and Quaternion.Slerp?

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by Bongmo, Mar 6, 2023.

  1. Bongmo


    Jan 18, 2014

    I got stuck changing the following line (myTransform.Rotate) to Vector3.Slerp and Quaternion.Slerp:

    Code (CSharp):
    2.      public float steerAngle = 20;
    4.      float steerInput = Input.GetAxis("Horizontal");
    6.      myTransform.Rotate(Vector3.up * steerInput * steerAngle * Time.deltaTime);
    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks :)
  2. Kurt-Dekker


    Mar 16, 2013
    Then you should unstick yourself!!

    Never seen steering code done like that. You might want to review a couple of tutorials for other ways.

    Otherwise, how to report your technical problem productively in the Unity3D forums:

    This is the bare minimum of information to report:

    - what you want
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    Always start with the FIRST error in the console window, as sometimes that error causes or compounds some or all of the subsequent errors. Often the error will be immediately prior to the indicated line, so make sure to check there as well.

    Look in the documentation. Every API you attempt to use is probably documented somewhere. Are you using it correctly? Are you spelling it correctly?

    All of that information is in the actual error message and you must pay attention to it. Learn how to identify it instantly so you don't have to stop your progress and fiddle around with the forum.
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  3. Owen-Reynolds


    Feb 15, 2012
    I don't see where Lerp or Slerp would go in there. We use them when the final direction is known but we only want to partly turn that way, and stop when we get there. For example, a camera to gradually turning to look at a tree. With steering we don't have a final direction. We just want to turn until they let go of the button and Rotate is fine for that.

    It would be _possible_ to use Lerp or Slerp: create a direction vector aimed far enough in whichever direction they're turning; then use Lerp with a percent computed using the turn speed. But after all that work it would be the same as a simple Rotate.