Unity3D : Camera Shake Effect (script)

There is nice posted from Michael Jasper’s Web for how to do a camera shaking effect in Unity3d, It’s quite simple, it combines both positional movement with rotational movement to simulate ‘Shaking Effect’ to player. I modifying it a little bit so we can set it’s variable via inspector view. put this code bellow into js script and rename it to cameraShake.js

#pragma strict

var originPosition:Vector3;
var originRotation:Quaternion;

var shake_decay: float = 0.002;
var shake_intensity: float;
var coef_shake_intensity : float = 0.3f;

function Start () {


function Update(){
    if(shake_intensity > 0){
        transform.position = originPosition + Random.insideUnitSphere * shake_intensity;
        transform.rotation =  Quaternion(
                        originRotation.x + Random.Range(-shake_intensity,shake_intensity)*.2,
                        originRotation.y + Random.Range(-shake_intensity,shake_intensity)*.2,
                        originRotation.z + Random.Range(-shake_intensity,shake_intensity)*.2,
                        originRotation.w + Random.Range(-shake_intensity,shake_intensity)*.2);
        shake_intensity -= shake_decay;

function Shake(){
    originPosition = transform.position;
    originRotation = transform.rotation;
    shake_intensity = coef_shake_intensity;

In that code there is two key variable to manage our shaking effect,
shake_intensity : Shake_intensity determines the initial intensity of the shaking — how much variance to allow in the camera position.
shake_decay : Shake_decay controls is the amount that shake_intensity is decremented each update. It determines if the shake is long or short.

Now we can call shake function whenever we want, just put this line inside your trigger event :

var cam = GameObject.Find("Main Camera").GetComponent("cameraShake") as cameraShake;

that’s it, here is a little example of camera shake, play this little shooter game, using arrow as direction and space to shoot enemy, shoot enemy until it’s destroyed and Camera will ‘SHAKING’

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  3. TB0Y298 says:

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