How to get a bullet to fire in the direction of the gun

Discussion in 'Game Development (Technical)' started by Cubee01, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Cubee01

    Cubee01 New Member

    Feb 13, 2017
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    I am working on a 2D platformer. I have a charatcer that his arm rotates and there is a gun he is holding. I am making this game for mobile and I have the arm rotation and the gun shooting on a joystick. But when the gun fires the bullets do not go in the direction of the gun. Like when the gun is facing to the right the bullets go straight up. I Would like it for the bullets to go in the same direction as the gun. Some help would be grealty appreicated!!

    Here is the shoot function I have in c#
    public void Shoot ()
    Vector3 firePointPosition = new Vector3 (firePoint.position.x, firePoint.position.y, 0f);
    RaycastHit2D hit = Physics2D.Raycast (firePointPosition, firePoint.right, 100, whatToHit, 0f);

    Debug.DrawLine(firePointPosition, (firePointPosition)*100, Color.cyan);
    if (hit.collider != null)
    Debug.DrawLine(firePointPosition, hit.point,;
    Enemy enemy = hit.collider.GetComponent<Enemy>();
    if (enemy != null)
    //Debug.Log("We hit " + + "and did " + Damage + "damage");

    if (Time.time >= timeToSpawnEffect)
    Vector3 hitPos;
    Vector3 hitNormal;

    if (hit.collider == null)
    hitPos = (firePointPosition) * 30;
    hitNormal = new Vector3(9999, 9999, 9999);
    hitPos = hit.point;
    hitNormal = hit.normal;

    Effect(hitPos, hitNormal);
    timeToSpawnEffect = Time.time + 1 / effectSpawnRate;

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