# How to rotate a character facing direction of movement like sonic the hedgehog

 0 Hey guys, my title pretty much sums it up. I've been stuck on this forever now. I keep breaking and coming back to it but I really want to solve this. Hopefully someone can help me out. I want to consistently rotate my character like a constant forward roll in his direction of movement, just like in sonic the hedgehog. I've got his direction of movement working right and his roll movement working but I can't for the life of me figure out how to have him face his move direction while he rolls forward. Obviously I can't use transform.LookAt because he's consistently rolling and his LookAt point will change constantly. Here is what I've got... any ideas? `````` #pragma strict var rotateSpeed: float = 60; private var lastPos: Vector3; function Update(){ var moveDirection = new Vector3(Input.GetAxis("Horizontal"),0,0); var dist = transform.position - lastPos; lastPos = transform.position; var angle = dist.x * rotateSpeed; if(moveDirection.x > 0){ print("moving right"); transform.Rotate(angle, 0, 0); } if(moveDirection.x < 0){ print("moving left"); transform.Rotate(-angle, 0, 0); } } `````` more ▼ asked Apr 17 '12 at 03:52 AM stingman 562 ● 24 ● 29 ● 33 add new comment (comments are locked) 10|3000 characters needed characters left ▼ Viewable by all users

 0 Maybe make him the child of an empty gameobject, and then the character can rotate and stuff in local space, while the parent defines the facing direction. more ▼ answered Apr 17 '12 at 04:04 AM Lttldude 1.2k ● 1 ● 2 ● 7 add new comment (comments are locked) 10|3000 characters needed characters left ▼ Viewable by all users
 0 lttldude9 you made my night. I can't believe the solution was so simple. I still gotta tweak some stuff but yup this totally works.feel free to post an answer and ill +thumb up it more ▼ answered Apr 17 '12 at 04:21 AM stingman 562 ● 24 ● 29 ● 33 I'm new to http://answers.unity3d.com and never asked a question before, but I think when someone answers your question correctly you are suppose to actually select that answer as correct. From the FAQ: "Click the check-mark icon to make it green." Idk, tell me if that makes sense. Apr 17 '12 at 02:26 PM Lttldude add new comment (comments are locked) 10|3000 characters needed characters left ▼ Viewable by all users

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