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Unity Script to give camera WASD + mouse control
using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;
public class FlyCamera : MonoBehaviour {
Writen by Windexglow 11-13-10. Use it, edit it, steal it I don't care.
Converted to C# 27-02-13 - no credit wanted.
Simple flycam I made, since I couldn't find any others made public.
Made simple to use (drag and drop, done) for regular keyboard layout
wasd : basic movement
shift : Makes camera accelerate
space : Moves camera on X and Z axis only. So camera doesn't gain any height*/
float mainSpeed = 100.0f; //regular speed
float shiftAdd = 250.0f; //multiplied by how long shift is held. Basically running
float maxShift = 1000.0f; //Maximum speed when holdin gshift
float camSens = 0.25f; //How sensitive it with mouse
private Vector3 lastMouse = new Vector3(255, 255, 255); //kind of in the middle of the screen, rather than at the top (play)
private float totalRun= 1.0f;
void Update () {
lastMouse = Input.mousePosition - lastMouse ;
lastMouse = new Vector3(-lastMouse.y * camSens, lastMouse.x * camSens, 0 );
lastMouse = new Vector3(transform.eulerAngles.x + lastMouse.x , transform.eulerAngles.y + lastMouse.y, 0);
transform.eulerAngles = lastMouse;
lastMouse = Input.mousePosition;
//Mouse camera angle done.
//Keyboard commands
float f = 0.0f;
Vector3 p = GetBaseInput();
if (p.sqrMagnitude > 0){ // only move while a direction key is pressed
if (Input.GetKey (KeyCode.LeftShift)){
totalRun += Time.deltaTime;
p = p * totalRun * shiftAdd;
p.x = Mathf.Clamp(p.x, -maxShift, maxShift);
p.y = Mathf.Clamp(p.y, -maxShift, maxShift);
p.z = Mathf.Clamp(p.z, -maxShift, maxShift);
} else {
totalRun = Mathf.Clamp(totalRun * 0.5f, 1f, 1000f);
p = p * mainSpeed;
p = p * Time.deltaTime;
Vector3 newPosition = transform.position;
if (Input.GetKey(KeyCode.Space)){ //If player wants to move on X and Z axis only
newPosition.x = transform.position.x;
newPosition.z = transform.position.z;
transform.position = newPosition;
} else {
private Vector3 GetBaseInput() { //returns the basic values, if it's 0 than it's not active.
Vector3 p_Velocity = new Vector3();
if (Input.GetKey (KeyCode.W)){
p_Velocity += new Vector3(0, 0 , 1);
if (Input.GetKey (KeyCode.S)){
p_Velocity += new Vector3(0, 0, -1);
if (Input.GetKey (KeyCode.A)){
p_Velocity += new Vector3(-1, 0, 0);
if (Input.GetKey (KeyCode.D)){
p_Velocity += new Vector3(1, 0, 0);
return p_Velocity;
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This works great.

Thanks dude!

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just what i needed ,thx

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JDRBL007 commented Jan 5, 2023

Is there anyway I can get the player to move the way the camera is facing? I am making a first person game.

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apoteet commented Jan 5, 2023

@JDRBL007 You should be able to attach this script and camera to your player. Then when the script updates the transform, that will adjust the player

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PellePetimeter commented Feb 16, 2023

Thank's for sharing. Saved me a lot of work.
I made a modification that makes it posible to deactivate the flycamera by hitting esc, and activate it again by hitting F1. I think it's usefull if you want's to modify something in the scene while keeping the cameraposition fixed.

I'm sure there's a better way to implement this but it works.

void Update()
if (Input.GetKey(KeyCode.Escape))
activeFlyCamera = false;
savedCameraPosition = Camera.main.transform.eulerAngles;
savedCameraRotation = Camera.main.transform.rotation;

    if (Input.GetKey(KeyCode.F1))
        activeFlyCamera = true;
        Camera.main.transform.eulerAngles = savedCameraPosition;
        Camera.main.transform.rotation = savedCameraRotation;

    if (activeFlyCamera)

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Is there a way to make this script work with Rigid body? Or is there any other way to make the object collide with the camera and not just let it fly through?

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ghost commented Jul 2, 2023

Just needed a quick script for testing in play mode so I didn't have to rely on fixed camera positions and this works great for that. Thank you very much.

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gunderson commented Jul 3, 2023 via email

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It's really close to what I was looking for. With some adjustments, it does what I need it for. Very neat!

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i dont know if i am the only one but it simply doesnt work. i cheked unity official tutorials and copied the code they wrote, but didnt work. please someone help me. PS: using 2020.2.6f1

Did you name the file FlyCamera.cs?
You need to replace FlyCamera if you use another name.

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