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Cameron Button
Cameron Button
1,084 Points

Frog does not move when I press arrow keys, stays in idle animation

Finished the basic code, when I try and preview the game the frog stays in place and is still in the Idle animation.

"using UnityEngine; using System.Collections;

public class PlayerMovement : MonoBehaviour {

private Animator playerAnimator;
private float moveHorizontal;
private float moveVertical;
private Vector3 movement;

// Use this for initialization
void Start() {
    playerAnimator = GetComponent<Animator>();
}

// Update is called once per frame
void Update() {
    moveHorizontal = Input.GetAxisRaw("Horizontal");
    moveVertical = Input.GetAxisRaw("Vertical");

    movement = new Vector3(moveHorizontal, 0.0f, moveHorizontal);
}

void fixedupdate () {
    if (movement != Vector3.zero) {
        playerAnimator.SetFloat("Speed", 3f);
    } else {

        playerAnimator.SetFloat("Speed", 0f);

        }
}

}"

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Sorry for the delay. I only see two things that are obviously incorrect so far. This line:

 movement = new Vector3(moveHorizontal, 0.0f, moveHorizontal);

should be this:

 movement = new Vector3(moveHorizontal, 0.0f, moveVertical);

And your fixedupdate method should be renamed to FixedUpdate as such:

Change this:

void fixedupdate () {

To this:

void FixedUpdate () {

It seems you've accidentally sent in the move horizontal number twice and have misnamed the FixedUpdate method. Make those changes and let me know if you see a difference! :smiley:

edited for accuracy

Cameron Button
Cameron Button
1,084 Points

So I made the changes and the frog moves now, but he only moves forward. Is that correct at this stage?

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Cameron Button that depends entirely on where you are! And unfortunately, you haven't said explicitly. However, if you are at the end of this video:

https://teamtreehouse.com/library/how-to-make-a-video-game/player-input-and-cameras/move-the-player-with-animation

Then yes! Your frog should jump forward and off the screen, but nothing else will happen. Nick explains why at 12:32 in the video :smiley:

Cameron Button
Cameron Button
1,084 Points

Jennifer Nordell, THANK YOU! I hadn't moved on yet because I didn't want to pile more onto an existing problem. I really appreciate the help.