DragRigidbody Not Working Properly

Hi.

I’ve got some issues with the DragRigidbody.js script that was imported with Standard Assets. The problem is, I can only grab an object if I am really really close, and it does not always rotate with the camera. Is there any way I could fix it? Or can I use any other way to grab the objects?

Here is the script:

    var spring = 50.0;
var damper = 5.0;
var drag = 10.0;
var angularDrag = 5.0;
var distance = 0.2;
var attachToCenterOfMass = false;

private var springJoint : SpringJoint;

function Update ()
{
	// Make sure the user pressed the mouse down
	if (!Input.GetButtonDown ("Fire1"))
		return;

	var mainCamera = FindCamera();
		
	// We need to actually hit an object
	var hit : RaycastHit;
	if (!Physics.Raycast(mainCamera.ScreenPointToRay(Input.mousePosition),  hit, Mathf.Infinity))
		return;
	// We need to hit a rigidbody that is not kinematic
	if (!hit.rigidbody || hit.rigidbody.isKinematic)
		return;
	
	if (!springJoint)
	{
		var go = new GameObject("Rigidbody dragger");
		var body : Rigidbody = go.AddComponent ("Rigidbody") as Rigidbody;
		springJoint = go.AddComponent ("SpringJoint");
		body.isKinematic = true;
	}
	
	springJoint.transform.position = hit.point;
	if (attachToCenterOfMass)
	{
		var anchor = transform.TransformDirection(hit.rigidbody.centerOfMass) + hit.rigidbody.transform.position;
		anchor = springJoint.transform.InverseTransformPoint(anchor);
		springJoint.anchor = anchor;
	}
	else
	{
		springJoint.anchor = Vector3.zero;
	}
	
	springJoint.spring = spring;
	springJoint.damper = damper;
	springJoint.maxDistance = distance;
	springJoint.connectedBody = hit.rigidbody;
	
	StartCoroutine ("DragObject", hit.distance);
}

function DragObject (distance : float)
{
	var oldDrag = springJoint.connectedBody.drag;
	var oldAngularDrag = springJoint.connectedBody.angularDrag;
	springJoint.connectedBody.drag = drag;
	springJoint.connectedBody.angularDrag = angularDrag;
	var mainCamera = FindCamera();
	while (Input.GetButton ("Fire1"))
	{
		var ray = mainCamera.ScreenPointToRay (Input.mousePosition);
		springJoint.transform.position = ray.GetPoint(distance);
		yield;
	}
	if (springJoint.connectedBody)
	{
		springJoint.connectedBody.drag = oldDrag;
		springJoint.connectedBody.angularDrag = oldAngularDrag;
		springJoint.connectedBody = null;
	}
}

function FindCamera ()
{
	if (camera)
		return camera;
	else
		return Camera.main;
}

Looks like distance is the right variable…instead of 2, try setting it to 200. Probably obvious, but you’ll need to change it in the inspector, not the script itself. According to the documentation here:

http://unity3d.com/support/documentation/Components/class-SpringJoint.html

SpringJoint.maxDistance is what decides the acceptable distance, which is what the var “distance” is linked to, so this should definitely work

I had to attach the Spring Joint manually, and set the Max Distance and Min Distance. It works now!