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Game Development How to Make a Video Game Player Input and Cameras Move the Player with Animation

Bjorn Van de Weyngaert
Bjorn Van de Weyngaert
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I have completed the "move the player with animation tutorial". The frog jumps but doesn't move forward. Please help?

This is the code:

using System.Collections; using System.Collections.Generic; using UnityEngine;

public class PlayerMovement : MonoBehaviour {

private float moveHorizontal;
private float moveVertical;
private Vector3 movement;

void Start () {
    playerAnimator = GetComponent<Animator> ();
void Update () {
    moveHorizontal = Input.GetAxisRaw ("Horizontal");
    moveVertical = Input.GetAxisRaw ("Vertical");
    movement = new Vector3 (moveHorizontal, 0.0f, moveVertical);

void FixedUpdate () {
    if (movement != Vector3.zero) {
        playerAnimator.SetFloat ("Speed", 3f); 
    } else {
        playerAnimator.SetFloat("Speed", 0f);


Any ideas why the frog jumps but does not move forward when playing the scene?

Thank you!

2 Answers

First of all: Did you miss to create the playerAnimator variable? (private Animator playerAnimator;)

And check in the inspector if the "Apply Root Motion"-checkbox of the Player's Animator component is checked. :)

This may be a workaround. I just fixed the same problem by clicking Environment asset, then Terrain, and unchecking "Terrain collider". I realized that my frog could barely move against any of the little grass or other terrain details. Strong plants.