Unity – How to get rigidbody from object a script is applied to

April 1, 2015

Here’s how to get the rigidbody from an object the script is applied to in Unity. The example shown is in C#.

using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;

public class PlayerController : MonoBehaviour {

	private Rigidbody rb;

	// Use this for initialization
	void Start () {
		rb = GetComponent ();
	// Update is called once per frame
	void Update () {

	// Called before any physics calculations.
	// This is where you put your physics code.
	// We apply forces to the rigid body, which is physics, so this is where it goes.
	void FixedUpdate() {
		// Pressing arrow keys on keyboard will apply force to rigidbody 
		float moveHorizontal = Input.GetAxis ("Horizontal");
		float moveVertical = Input.GetAxis ("Vertical");

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

		rb.AddForce (movement);




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