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How to gradually slow down body?

Postby haxx » Thu May 02, 2019 1:25 pm

Hello,

I am trying to implement a character walking around a heightmap. I got the heightmap loaded, and my character is a sphere collider. Collisions work as expected and all. To move, I apply a force in the movement direction using AddForce, and a gravity force pointing downwards is applied every time as well with AddForce.

My problem is, the character is barely controllable, because it's moving like on ice. Once it starts going down the slope, it never stops.

I tried setting damping using NewtonBodySetLinearDamping, even to crazy values like 99999.0 but it doesn't seem to have any effect.

My expectation is that the character easily speeds up on 45* and steeper slopes, but if the slope is something like 5* it doesn't slide automatically at all. Any pointers on how to implement that using Newton?
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Re: How to gradually slow down body?

Postby Julio Jerez » Thu May 02, 2019 3:23 pm

Are you try to make a capsule player controller or are you trying to move a rolling ball on a terrain?
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Re: How to gradually slow down body?

Postby JernejL » Sun May 05, 2019 4:42 am

You mentioned walking, so in my answer, i will assume that you mean a walking character, and not a sphere.
I think what you need is a upvector, to hold the sphere / ellipse upwards, so it would not roll, this would still give you ground friction to overcome if you want quick direction-changing turns, but that has to be handled by the character controller itself, i guess you start with the upvector joint and see how that changes it.
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Re: How to gradually slow down body?

Postby Julio Jerez » Sun May 05, 2019 10:22 am

for what ever is worth, I re enabled the basic player controller.
I far simpler to undertand now, I think or I hope.
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Re: How to gradually slow down body?

Postby Kraatz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:16 am

Does the basic player controller make this much easier? Are there any tutorial son this by any chance?
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