[SOLVED] How To Make Camera Movement Smooth

Now I’ve been trying to get the camera movement working for my game. I first tried making the camera a child of the player, but since the player rotates while moving, it affects the camera as well. Next, I tried creating a Camera Script and setting the camera’s X and Y position equal to the player’s, but this caused the movement to look very laggy. I tried doing some complicated arrangements last, but it didn’t work quite well. How should I add camera movement in a situation like this?

Link To Editor: https://playcanvas.com/editor/scene/892021

Hi @GmeMkr,

Here is a way to smooth out your camera when following the ball:

var CameraScript = pc.createScript('cameraScript');

CameraScript.attributes.add("player", { type: 'entity', title: 'Player' });

// initialize code called once per entity
CameraScript.prototype.initialize = function() {

    this.pivotPoint = new pc.Vec3();
    // --- the smoothness of the camera, larger values make the movement smoother
    this.inertia = 0.15;

    // --- the initial offset of the camera position set in editor
    this.offset = this.entity.getLocalPosition().clone();

// update code called every frame
CameraScript.prototype.update = function(dt) {
    var inertiaFactor = Math.min(dt / this.inertia, 1);
    var pos = this.player.getPosition();

    // --- here is where we smooth out the current position based on the inertia factor
    this.pivotPoint.lerp(this.pivotPoint, pos, inertiaFactor);


Thanks, I’ll try it out soon.

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Thanks, it worked really well!

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Good code , Really Thanks

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