counting seconds that character is idle.

How do you set a timer on a character to start counting in seconds the amount of time that it has been idle/not moving? Could you please provide a Javascript code example to explain. Thank you for your help.

If it’s a CharacterController, it’s better to keep track of the movement calculating the distance to the last position each Update:

var idleTimer: float = 0.0;
private var lastPos: Vector3;

function Start(){
  lastPos = transform.position;

function Update(){
  // calculate the velocity since last Update:
  var vel: float = Vector3.Distance(transform.position, lastPos)/Time.deltaTime;
  lastPos = transform.position; // update lastPos
  if (vel > 0.001){ // if vel slightly greater than zero...
    idleTimer = 0.0; // reset timer
  } else { // if zero or too near to zero...
    idleTimer += Time.deltaTime; // count time in idleTimer