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Shooter Module First Person

Crispy 4 weeks ago in Shooter updated by Marti (Lead Developer) 12 hours ago 7

Currently it doesn't work with FPS arms because it expects a humanoid model.

Please make it work with FPS arms. I don't think it'll be hard. The Weapon and Ammunition objects just need to be more generic. Also, under 3D Model where you insert a gun to be attached to the hand, that isn't necessary, because the 3D Model should be parented to the Main Camera.

The following free asset is really good as it has everything from animations to sounds. It has 2 weapons, so you can set up draw and holster weapons, which I'm having trouble with. I've seen a developer use it in a tutorial video as well, so maybe you can make a video and kill two birds with one stone :) https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/props/weapons/low-poly-fps-pack-free-sample-144839

For the Weapon object, I think it'll be useful to add a "On Aim" and "On Ease" action list like what you have in the Ammunition object.


You are mixing two complete systems. Game Creator requires a certain set up and the example that comes with the package you mention is set up differently. How Game Creator camera works is by copying the Player's position and rotation and transferring that data to the main camera. So, the idea is that the Character/Player moves around the scene, and it's the camera that follows up.

For the hands to point to where the camera looks at, we have created a forward kinematic algorithm that procedurally bends the spine and shoulders of the character. Your 3D model should be a humanoid in order for Game Creator to read each spine bone and apply the correct rotation.

If you want to use a non-humanoid character, you can still do, but you'll have to get creative. You can hide the Player/Character model and use the other package's set up (parenting the 3D model under the camera) but you are not getting access to the Muzzle Component, which is required in order for the Shooter module to know where the tip of the gun is and its direction.

Using a non-humanoid character that requires up/down movement is not doable at the moment. I'm opening a ticket, but it's not something that can be easily changed.


Shooting from Generic object

Crispy 1 day ago in Shooter updated 13 hours ago 1

After giving up on FPS arms, I tried using just the gun model as the Character model. I added an animator component to the gun, and made some simple animations. However, it still doesn't work, because the main issue is that the gun has to be instantiated during runtime. So currently I'm stuck on how am I supposed to animate the gun. AFAIK, the Animator and Muzzle components have to be together in one instance.


Stabilize Body Doesn't Work Well

Crispy 1 week ago in Shooter updated by Marti (Lead Developer) 6 days ago 1


Could you let us set the strength of the stabilization?


In the latest Shooter module version we removed part of the stabilization algorithm. The reason is that some 3D models from the store have strange rotations on their hips that cause the characters to rotate in very grotesque positions in order to compensate those. We'll get back when we have more on this.

Under review

Damage drop-off and Penetration

Crispy 1 week ago in Shooter updated by Marti (Lead Developer) 6 days ago 2

1) The farther away the target is, the less damage the Raycast does.

2) When shooting through multiple enemies, the first enemy the Raycast hits takes full damage, the second takes less damage, and so on.

3) Can define objects that the Raycast can penetrate, and can define their thickness. Damage decreases depending on thickness. This system ties in with 2)


We intent to update the Shooter module to support different effects on different limbs. However, because Characters have a big capsule surrounding them, we can't detect each limb correctly. However, we'll be addressing this once we rebuild the Ragdoll system.

Right now, the ragdoll system estimates the shape of each bone based on the bounding box of the skeleton of the character. This heuristic doesn't always work and sometimes will make characters have a very big head. We want to use this estimation in Editor-time instead of runtime, so you can tweak these values to fit perfectly your characters.

Once we have this, we'll be reusing these colliders to also detect where shots are taken (headshot, arm shots, leg shots, etc...).

As for layered shots, it's a good idea. It can be done using Global Variables, but might be a bit cumbersome. We'll take note.


Audio Empty Suggestion

Crispy 2 weeks ago in Shooter updated by Marti (Lead Developer) 13 hours ago 2

Currently it plays the Audio Empty before reloading. But the usual behavior with auto reloading should be: If there's more Ammo -> Reload -> else play Audio Empty. Without auto reloading, semi-auto will work fine, but for automatic fire the usual behavior is this: The player holds down the shoot button -> weapon fires till empty -> on empty, there may or may not be an Audio Empty (usually Audio Empty is used to give the player some sort of feedback when he tries to shoot when the mag is empty -- personally I won't have an Audio Empty upon emptying the mag, but only if the player keeps on trying to shoot) -> let's say the player keeps on trying to shoot even though he hasn't reloaded -> every On Mouse Down, there should only be ONE Audio Empty (nobody wants to hear the Audio Empty at 400 RPM).

Marti (Lead Developer) 13 hours ago

Agree that if there's still ammo in the pouch and the weapon is set to automatically reload, the empty sound effect shouldn't play. However, if your weapon is set to auto and you have no ammo left neither in the magazine or the pouch, the sound effect will be triggered every time you try to shoot. If you don't want this behavior, you'll have to add a Condition that checks whether there's enough ammo and just play it once.


Shooting Without Aiming and Other Important Features

Crispy 2 weeks ago in Shooter updated by Marti (Lead Developer) 2 weeks ago 4

Hip-firing is really common in shooter games. I think we should be allowed to shoot while in the Ease state.

Also, currently if you Stop Aiming while reloading, it will stop the reload animation and go into the Ease state (even with Wait Till Complete on). And the magazine will still be reloaded. However, some people may want this behavior (of course without the magazine still being reloaded) -- for example, while reloading, a common behavior is being able to interrupt it by: Aiming or Shooting. There should be another state that also can interrupt the reload: a melee state. Like mentioned in Discord, a basic melee attack is standard in shooter games.

Summary: be able to shoot during the Ease state, disallow the changing of States while reloading, add a Cancel Reload Action (to allow the changing of States), add a Melee state (simply being able to play a gesture, and having an "On Melee" action list), and allow the Crosshair to be configured for every state (ex. I may or may not want a crosshair during the Ease state or I may want a different crosshair). I don't think these are specific for my case. I think they apply to almost every shooter out there. It's the best solution besides allowing us to configure the FSM ourselves.


You can not shoot from an "On Ease" state because only when entering aiming mode you specify how and where you want to shoot. There are many aiming strategies to select from. Check out the latest video tutorial and you'll see that you can add the "Aim Weapon" action right after drawing the weapon. This allows you to skip the On Ease state and jump right into the aiming.

As for the Actions, we will take a look. Might be useful to have that and we'll open a ticket to investigate including it.


Crosshair aiming and using reload action with bow.

kytestar 3 weeks ago in Shooter updated by Marti (Lead Developer) 2 weeks ago 2

A couple of issues that I am not sure if they are bugs or intended.

First one is.  When shooting the bow (using projectile and crosshair) the arrow always hits around half a metre left of the crosshair.  I have min and max spread set to 0 and the projectile aiming at camera (could not find one to aim at crosshair).  I am using a secondary camera for archery which moves the character to the left so that the crosshair target is not obscured behind the character.

Second one is the reload / shoot action.  I have an action that draws an arrow, aims and then charges up.  I am using the reload action.  This is set with auto reload and infinite ammo off.  Ammo is set to 1.  It activates with left mouse down and releasing the left mouse button activates the shot.  I am getting it so that my character reloads, aims and charges... then does not fire on releasing the mouse button... hitting the mouse button again, he does not reload, aim or charge and then releasing again and he fires.  Not sure if this is intended for use with guns rather than bows... but I cannot find a way to make him to run the reload animation using auto reload.

Video below and thanks again!


Circling back to this issue and we assessed that our implementation of the infinite ammo was incorrect. From now on, when a weapon has infinite ammo, the clip size will still decrease until it needs to be reloaded.

However, there's a case where you'd want to have a character infinitely shoot without reloading weapons. For that case, you can simply use the Add Ammo Clip action and increase by 1 the amount of bullets in your magazine right after shooting. This will ensure that your weapon never runs dry.

I'm marking this issue as fixed. You'll see changes in the upcoming update.



kytestar 3 weeks ago in Shooter updated by Marti (Lead Developer) 3 weeks ago 1

We spoke earlier on discord (Hypna Muay).  This is a small video of the issue I am having with the shooter module using a custom character.  I tried to show each area of interest during the video (bone structure and character inspector).  If I replace the avatarmask with any mask for my archeryidle state, the falling over action stops.

I uploaded to youtube as the video has a largish file size.  I'll remove it as soon you let me know you have seen it. 


Shooter Release Date?

eagleeyez 2 months ago in Shooter updated by Marti (Lead Developer) 1 month ago 3

Just as the title asks. I cannot find any info on just when the shooter module will be released.

Thanks for any ETA on this.-

Marti (Lead Developer) 2 months ago

The Shooter module should be available by the end of this month / beginning of the next. Just as a heads up, yesterday we finished the module. We're polishing the Editor's interface, creating all the necessary icons as well as the documentation.

The Shooter module will come with the following weapons as examples (although you're not limited to them, you can create any you want):

  • Revolver
  • Bow
  • Sniper
  • Grenade



First Person Shooter

Crispy 3 months ago in Shooter updated by Marti (Lead Developer) 2 months ago 3

From what I know, GC isn't very first person friendly, but with the shooter module coming up, I wonder if we'll be able to create a first person shooter as easily as a third person shooter. For example, how would we add first person hands? And would we still be able to use Gestures? Would hand IK still work?

Marti (Lead Developer) 2 months ago

Yes, First Person shooting will be supported out of the box. As for the First Person hands, it's just a matter of adding the 3D model of the hands, without a head (which might clip through the camera). 

Gestures & IK will work as well.