C# Smooth Follow Space Ship

Hello. I have this space ship that has a camera as a child of it. Before, the camera would just stay behind the space ship in the position where I placed it as a child. Now, I want to have the camera follow the ship smoothly, and I want the ship to turn smoothly to make it look more legit. The problem is, when I use scripts for smooth following from the standard asset package and other questions, the camera does not follow the ship right. Here is the script for the ship. There is no script for the camera.

using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;

public class Player1 : MonoBehaviour
	public float yawSpeed;
	public float rollSpeed;
	public float pitchSpeed; 
	public float BoostSpeed;
	public float BrakeSpeed;
	public float ShipSpeed;
	public Rigidbody projectile;
	public float ProjSpeed;
	public Transform Launch;
	public float DefaultSpeed;

	void Start () {
		ShipSpeed = DefaultSpeed;
		Screen.lockCursor = true;

	void Update ()
		transform.Translate(Vector3.forward * ShipSpeed * Time.deltaTime);

			if(Input.GetKey(KeyCode.W)){ //accelerate
				ShipSpeed = BoostSpeed;}

				else if(Input.GetKey(KeyCode.S)) {//decelerate
					ShipSpeed = BrakeSpeed;}
					else {
						ShipSpeed = DefaultSpeed;}
			if (Input.GetAxis("MouseX") < 0) //yaw left
				transform.Rotate(Vector3.up, -yawSpeed * Time.deltaTime);
			if (Input.GetAxis("MouseX") > 0) //yaw right
				transform.Rotate(Vector3.up, yawSpeed * Time.deltaTime);
			if (Input.GetAxis("MouseY") < 0)//pitch down
				transform.Rotate(Vector3.right, -pitchSpeed * Time.deltaTime);
			if (Input.GetAxis("MouseY") > 0)  //pitch up
				transform.Rotate(Vector3.right, pitchSpeed * Time.deltaTime);
			/*if(Input.GetKey(KeyCode.E)) //roll right
				transform.Rotate(Vector3.forward, -rollSpeed * Time.deltaTime);
			if(Input.GetKey(KeyCode.Q)) //roll left
				transform.Rotate(Vector3.forward, rollSpeed * Time.deltaTime);*/

			if(Input.GetKeyDown(KeyCode.Space)){	//Shooting
				Rigidbody InstantPro = Instantiate(projectile, Launch.position, Launch.rotation) as Rigidbody;
				InstantPro.AddForce(transform.forward * ProjSpeed  * Time.deltaTime);


I was looking for the same answer, and used a smooth follow script that was ported to C#, and modified it for 3D space. The trick is to use quaternions. I’m still getting used to the quaternion libraries that Unity uses, but in the past I did transformations directly using the matrices. Fortunately Unity has those libraries available. So, here is my code, just tweak it a bit to make it perform the way you need.

 using UnityEngine;
 using System.Collections;
 [AddComponentMenu("Camera-Control/Smooth Follow 3D CSharp")]
 public class SmoothFollow3D : MonoBehaviour
     // The target we are following
     public Transform target;
     // The distance in the x-z plane to the target
     public float distance = 10.0f;
     // the height we want the camera to be above the target
     public float height = 5.0f;
     // How much we 
     public float heightDamping = 2.0f;
     public float rotationDamping = 3.0f;
     void  LateUpdate ()
         // Early out if we don't have a target
         if (!target)
		Vector3 followpos = new Vector3(0.0f, height, -distance);
		Quaternion lookrotation = Quaternion.identity;
        lookrotation.eulerAngles = new Vector3(30.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f);

        Matrix4x4 m1  = Matrix4x4.TRS(target.position, target.rotation, Vector3.one);
		Matrix4x4 m2  = Matrix4x4.TRS(followpos, lookrotation, Vector3.one);
		Matrix4x4 combined  = m1 * m2;
		Vector3 position = combined.GetColumn(3);
		Quaternion rotation = Quaternion.LookRotation(

         Quaternion wantedRotation = rotation;
         Quaternion currentRotation = transform.rotation;

         Vector3 wantedPosition = position;
         Vector3 currentPosition = transform.position;
         currentRotation = Quaternion.Lerp(currentRotation, wantedRotation, rotationDamping * Time.deltaTime);
		 currentPosition = Vector3.Lerp(currentPosition, wantedPosition, heightDamping * Time.deltaTime);
		transform.localRotation = currentRotation;
        transform.localPosition = currentPosition;