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Creating a Shooting Mechanic Using Raycasting in Unity

With the player moving around and aiming it is time to get them firing.

The first thing I did was add a reticule to the center of the screen. To do this I used a custom asset called Filebase created by GameDevHQ. From Filebase, I downloaded a reticule pack and chose the one I liked. I then created a UI image and added the reticule image to it.

To create the functionality for the shooting I created a new shooting script and attached it to the player.

The coding for this is fairly simple. If the player left-clicks you fire a ray from an origin point. You then collect the information about the object you hit. For now, I have the name of the object printing to the console.

This will allow the player to shoot from the middle of the screen.

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Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark

Unity Game Developer and C# Programmer

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