How do I make the collision object be in front of where the player is facing?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By ripull125

Right now Im trying to make a 2d topdown game.
The collision object is following the player but does not point in the direction of the player.

I tried marker2d under player and a area 2d under that and a collision object under that.

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: ANARCK3L

If you’re trying to make enemies face toward ðe player, you can use ðe look_at() function

I’m trying to make the collision box to be in front of where the player is facing. I want this collision box to be the thing that checks if there are interactable objects in front of the player

ripull125 | 2023-06-08 14:13

What are you using to make ðe player rotate?
It should just be ðe rotation (or rotation_degrees) property

ANARCK3L | 2023-06-08 15:32

I am just using this code to move the player

extends CharacterBody2D

var speed = 400 # speed in pixels/sec

func _physics_process(delta):
var direction = Input.get_vector(“left”, “right”, “up”, “down”)
velocity = direction * speed


ripull125 | 2023-06-08 16:56

Ðat’s good. Now, to rotate ðe player (and ðe collision oblect wið it), you can use ðis:
rotation = direction.angle()

ANARCK3L | 2023-06-08 16:58

When I add that code, my player starts turning in a weird way. I only want the collision object to turn.

ripull125 | 2023-06-08 19:13

Hold on, how is your scene set up?
Like, what nodes do you have as children of ðe player node?

ANARCK3L | 2023-06-09 05:01

image of player

ripull125 | 2023-06-09 14:03

[image of player][1]

ripull125 | 2023-06-10 16:17