Customise in-game cursor

Is there a way to change the look of the cursor in game? and have the cursor look differently based on conditions like mouse over?


more ▼

asked Dec 10 '09 at 11:57 PM

Xin gravatar image

319 18 23 28

(comments are locked)
10|3000 characters needed characters left

5 answers: sort newest
more ▼

answered Dec 28 '12 at 09:30 PM

dvochin2 gravatar image

66 1

what about getting the hardware cursor position, Input.mousePosition is still Update dependent afaik

Jan 08 '13 at 10:03 PM Marrt

Good to know dvochin2

Mar 05 '13 at 03:33 AM Khada

In which version of Unity did Cursor.SetCursor() get added?

Aug 29 '13 at 01:04 AM cowlinator
Aug 29 '13 at 01:21 AM magnussolidus
(comments are locked)
10|3000 characters needed characters left

Just go into project settings > Player > and set the cursor to whatever, then code it.

Happy Developing!

more ▼

answered May 04 '13 at 02:38 PM

Indie.U gravatar image


(comments are locked)
10|3000 characters needed characters left

It works fine but you forget to tell one thing:

This script draw the new mouse pointer as a GUI element, so it will be in a Layer. You should set the object with is drawing the new cursor in a Layer that will be above the others layers. If you don't do this, you mouse will simply dissapear when you aiming something on the GUI. =)

more ▼

answered Aug 05 '12 at 06:45 PM

magnussolidus gravatar image

21 1 3

(comments are locked)
10|3000 characters needed characters left

Ya Unity needs a away to change the hardware cursor. Maybe someone should start a feature request. Unfortunately, I do not think it glamorous enough to get much attention.

Software cursors suck even with high frame rates they create a ghosting effect behind the real cursor.

more ▼

answered Jan 17 '10 at 04:07 PM

bill gravatar image

41 1 1 4

Yes, software cursors are no responsive as the hardware ones. But until then, you could perhaps use this: http://edrivenunity.com/cursors

Jul 11 '12 at 04:35 PM dkozar
(comments are locked)
10|3000 characters needed characters left

There's no built-in function to set a custom mouse cursor, but you can make a script to do it yourself by simply hiding the cursor and drawing your own at the current mouse position. Something like this should work:

var cursorImage : Texture;

function Start() {
    Screen.showCursor = false;

function OnGUI() {
    var mousePos : Vector3 = Input.mousePosition;
    var pos : Rect = Rect(mousePos.x,Screen.height - mousePos.y,cursorImage.width,cursorImage.height);

Just attach it to a GameObject and drag and drop the image you want to use onto cursorImage. To change the cursor from another script, just change the cursorImage variable.

EDIT: As Lance mentioned in the comments below, with this method if your game suffers from low frame rates, the mouse will lag along with everything else. Unfortunately, there is currently no easy way around this that I know of.

more ▼

answered Dec 11 '09 at 01:33 AM

Stelimar gravatar image

3.7k 14 17 50

It's important to know that drawing your own cursor is a software cursor as opposed to the normal one, which is a hardware cursor. What this means is that if your framerate is low or stuttery, moving the cursor won't be smooth. This is opposed to hardware cursors which remain smooth, regardless of CPU load. You might have experienced when your computer hangs, nothing is responsive except your cursor.

Dec 11 '09 at 05:54 AM Lance Sun

Just an update, as of today there still seem to be no other solution for this issue. +1 for this. Even if it's not best, it's the only. And one thing: maybe it's better to use Texture2D rather than Texture. ;)

Oct 18 '10 at 01:00 PM Cawas

also, there's a full script here which may interest someone: http://www.unifycommunity.com/wiki/index.php?title=Custom_2D_Pointer

Oct 18 '10 at 02:36 PM Cawas

Stelimar, your simple script is workin fine but there's only one issue. the texture isn't located at the center of the cursor. I dunno how to change the values. I tried other script but they either woudn't work or had some issues! a little help here would be appreciated!

Aug 06 '13 at 11:02 AM STARS
(comments are locked)
10|3000 characters needed characters left
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 2 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 524.3 kB each and 1.0 MB total.

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments



asked: Dec 10 '09 at 11:57 PM

Seen: 35660 times

Last Updated: Aug 29 '13 at 01:21 AM