First Person View

Adding Physics components to plane

  1. Scale up the plane and add physics component to it. Add both collision and rigidbody.

  2. Import Ammo Js (enables physics). Scale up the Collision component according to the plane size.

Player Body

  1. Create a New Entity

    • In the PlayCanvas Editor, right-click in the Hierarchy panel and select "Create New Entity".

  2. Add Physics Component

    • With the new entity selected, click the "Add Component" button in the top-right corner of the Editor.

    • Search for "Physics" and add the "Physics" component to the entity.

  3. Add Collision Capsule Component

    • With the entity still selected, click "Add Component" again.

    • Search for "Collision" and add the "Collision Capsule" component to the entity.

  4. Adjust Entity Y-Position

    • Adjust the "Y" value of the Translation to position the entity above the plane.

  5. Add Rigidbody Component

    • With the entity still selected, click "Add Component" again.

    • Search for "Rigidbody" and add the "Rigidbody" component to the entity.

    • Set the "Type" of the rigidbody to "Dynamic".

  6. Adjust Angular Factors

    • In the Rigidbody component, locate the "Angular Factor" section.

    • Set the "X", "Y", and "Z" values of the Angular Factor to 0.

Camera controls for first person view

Create a FirstPersonView.js script and add the bellow code. You can find examples for implementing camera controls on PlayCanvas documentation and examples as well. Attach this script to Player capsule.

var FirstPersonMovement = pc.createScript('firstPersonMovement');
var fpsCamera = null
var overChat = false
FirstPersonMovement.attributes.add('power', {
    type: 'number',
    default: 2500,
    description: 'Adjusts the speed of player movement'
});

FirstPersonMovement.attributes.add('lookSpeed', {
    type: 'number',
    default: 0.07,
    description: 'Adjusts the sensitivity of looking'
});
// initialize code called once per entity
FirstPersonMovement.prototype.initialize = function() {
    this.force = new pc.Vec3();
    this.eulers = new pc.Vec3();

    var app = this.app;
    app.mouse.on("mousemove", this._onMouseMove, this);
    app.mouse.on("mousedown", function () { 
        if(!overChat){
            app.mouse.enablePointerLock();
        }   
    },this);
    // Check for required components
    if (!this.entity.collision) {
        console.error("First Person Movement script needs to have a 'collision' component");
    }

    if (!this.entity.rigidbody || this.entity.rigidbody.type !== pc.BODYTYPE_DYNAMIC) {
        console.error("First Person Movement script needs to have a DYNAMIC 'rigidbody' component");
    }
};

// update code called every frame
FirstPersonMovement.prototype.update = function(dt) {
// If a camera isn't assigned from the Editor, create one
    if (!this.camera) {
        this._createCamera();
    }

    var force = this.force;
    var app = this.app;

    fpsCamera = this.camera;
    var forward = this.camera.forward;
    var right = this.camera.right;

    // movement 
    var x = 0;
    var z = 0;

    const convaiFormEl = document.getElementById("convai-input");
    // use w-a-s-d
    if(app.keyboard.isPressed(pc.KEY_A) && !(document.activeElement === convaiFormEl)){
         x -= right.x;
         z -= right.z;
    }

      if (app.keyboard.isPressed(pc.KEY_D) && !(document.activeElement === convaiFormEl)) {
        x += right.x;
        z += right.z;
    }

    if (app.keyboard.isPressed(pc.KEY_W) && !(document.activeElement === convaiFormEl)) {
        x += forward.x;
        z += forward.z;
    }

    if (app.keyboard.isPressed(pc.KEY_S) && !(document.activeElement === convaiFormEl)) {
        x -= forward.x;
        z -= forward.z;
    }

    // use direction from keypresses to apply a force to the character
    if (x !== 0 || z !== 0) {
        force.set(x, 0, z).normalize().scale(this.power);
        this.entity.rigidbody.applyForce(force);
    }

    // update camera angle from mouse events
    this.camera.setLocalEulerAngles(this.eulers.y, this.eulers.x, 0);
};

FirstPersonMovement.prototype._onMouseMove = function (e) {
    // If pointer is disabled
    // If the left mouse button is down update the camera from mouse movement
    if (pc.Mouse.isPointerLocked() || e.buttons[0]) {
        this.eulers.x -= this.lookSpeed * e.dx;
        this.eulers.y -= this.lookSpeed * e.dy;
    }

    const convaiChat = document.getElementById("convai-chat")
    convaiChat.addEventListener("mouseover",()=>{
    overChat = true;
    })

    convaiChat.addEventListener("mouseout",()=>{
    overChat = false;
    })
};

FirstPersonMovement.prototype._createCamera = function () {
    // If user hasn't assigned a camera, create a new one
    this.camera = new pc.Entity();
    this.camera.setName("First Person Camera");
    this.camera.addComponent("camera");
    this.entity.addChild(this.camera);
    this.camera.translateLocal(0, 0.5, 0);
};

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