Rigid Body Velocity in C#

Hey all got a small problem. I am writing a movement script for my main character in C#. Here is what I have so far...

using UnityEngine;

using System.Collections;

public class MainPlayer : MonoBehaviour {

private int health;
private int boards;
private int nails;

// Use this for initialization
void Start () {


// Update is called once per frame
void Update () {

    gameObject.transform.position.y = -15;
    gameObject.rigidbody.freezeRotation = true;

    if( Input.GetKey( "a" ) ) // move left
        gameObject.rigidbody.velocity.x = -8;


I am getting these errors: Cannot modify the return value of `UnityEngine.Transform.position' because it is not a variable Cannot modify the return value of`UnityEngine.Rigidbody.velocity' because it is not a variable

After reading around I figured its because of the struct class difference that C# seems to have. How would I go about resolving this problem? Thanks for any help :)

You cannot assign to individual elements of transform.position, only the whole object. So instead, you need to do one of the following:

gameObject.transform.position=new Vector3(gameObject.transform.position.x,


Vector3 newpos=gameObject.transform.position;

For relative movements, you can do:

gameObject.transform.position=gameObject.transform.position+new Vector3(0,-15,0);

or use the convenience methods:

gameObject.transform.Translate(new Vector3(0,-15,0), Space.World);

The same goes for velocity and others.

For a more detailed discussion, check out http://forum.unity3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=6900

Velocity is a vector3, which is a struct.

The only way to assign to a Vector3 is by assigning the whole thing:

gameObject.transform.position = new Vector3(

The data type is the same, the only difference is in Unityscript (javascript) they have included some helper functions which does this for you.

que librería se necesita para usar un Addforce por que no funciona en un juego de unity con el comondo
rigidbody.AddForce(movement, ForceMode.Force);

what do u want to do exactly?translate/position/velocity?

translate: transform.translate(vector3.right*amttomove*Time.deltatime);

Velocity: transform.rigidbody.velocity=transform.transformdirection(0,0,speed);

yourself correct the uppercase and lowercase.

good luck.