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Whats the best way to instantiate armor onto a character?

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by Durins-Bane, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Durins-Bane

    Durins-Bane

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    It seems to change with every object I spawn. Rather than have hundreds of objects on my char and then disabling them on start to enable the one I equip which im pretty sure is extremely inefficient, how do I properly spawn objects at the correct rotation. This is the last step before I pretty much have a basic rpg ready to start pumping some content into and making quests with rewards etc I made an ID based inventory/item db and can add the rotation to its info but it never seems to work

    Heres what I have so far https://gfycat.com/ThreadbareAdorableHoverfly
     
  2. KelsoMRK

    KelsoMRK

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    I'd create an empty GameObject as a child of the character at the correct position and rotation to act as a "bone" for the armor. Instantiate, set position and rotation equal to the "bone", and then make the bone the parent of the armor.
     
  3. Durins-Bane

    Durins-Bane

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    This is how I have it setup already :/
    No matter which way I am facing though the object always instantiates looking the same way it seems

    Code (JavaScript):
    1. case 0:
    2.     if(switchingItems==true){}else{
    3.     if(head == 0){ switchingItems = true;
    4. //set the head id to selected slots id
    5.     head = inv.selectedSlotOB.GetComponent(slot).id;
    6.     eHead.GetComponent(Image).sprite = inv.selectedSlotOB.GetComponent(Image).sprite;
    7.     inv.selectedSlotOB.GetComponent(Image).sprite = defaultSlotSpr;
    8.     Debug.Log("EQUIPPED HEAD EMPTY");
    9.  
    10.     }else{
    11.     switchingItems = true;
    12.     var headBU : int = head;
    13.     head = inv.selectedSlotOB.GetComponent(slot).id;
    14.     eHead.GetComponent(Image).sprite = inv.selectedSlotOB.GetComponent(Image).sprite;
    15.     inv.selectedSlotOB.GetComponent(Image).sprite = defaultSlotSpr;
    16.     inv.equipPickUp=true;
    17.     inv.pickUpItem(headBU.ToString().ToString());
    18.     Debug.Log("EQUIPPED HEAD REPLACE");
    19.     }
    20.  
    21.     //Instantiate
    22.     var itemsObj : GameObject;
    23.     var ob : GameObject;
    24.     var childCount : int  = equipmentHead.transform.GetChildCount();
    25.     if(childCount!=0){
    26.      Destroy(equipmentHead.transform.GetChild(0).gameObject);
    27.      }
    28.  
    29.     db.findItem(inv.selectedSlotOB.GetComponent(slot).id.ToString());
    30.     //ob = db.findItem(inv.selectedSlotOB.GetComponent(slot).id.ToString());
    31.     //var equipRotation = Quaternion.Euler(db.rotX, db.rotY, db.rotZ);
    32.  
    33.     var itemsObj2 = Instantiate(itemToEquip, equipmentHead.transform.position, Quaternion.identity);
    34.    // itemsObj2.transform.rotation = Quaternion.identity;
    35.     itemsObj2.transform.SetParent(equipmentHead.transform);
    36.  
    37.      //itemsObj2.transform.eulerAngles = Vector3(db.rotX, db.rotY, db.rotZ);
    38.    // Transform.eulerAngles
    39.       //itemsObj2.GetComponent(setRotation).setRotationTo(db.rotX, db.rotY, db.rotZ);
    40.  
    41.     //itemsObj2.transform.rotation.y = transform.parent.localRotation.y;
    42.     //itemsObj2.transform.rotation.x = transform.parent.localRotation.x;
    43.     //itemsObj2.transform.rotation.z = transform.parent.localRotation.z;
    44.     //itemsObj2.transform.rotation = equipRotation;
    45.  
    46.     }
    47. break;
    Have tried all the commented out parts above but none of them seems to work :(
    So frustrating

    I have no idea how to go about this :/
    How do I get it into the right position/rotation
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2016
  4. KelsoMRK

    KelsoMRK

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    You're instantiating with a rotation of Quaternion.indentity when it should probably be equipmentHead.transform.rotation
     
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  5. Durins-Bane

    Durins-Bane

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    This still wont work for some reason :(
    Its always off or when I try to set the rotation with another script attached to the object it seems to be random numbers compared to what I actually set it to
     
  6. listener

    listener

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    Does your armor pivot orientation align with Unity3D orientation.
     
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