What am I doing wrong with this attack script?


I am a complete and total newbie to scripting and Unity in general. I am trying to create a simple attack button by pressing the right ctrl button. I finally managed to learn how after a week of research, but the animation will only activate if I continue to press the button rapidly, and it plays rather slow.

How can I get my animation to play on its own when I simply tap the button once? and more quickly? And on a side question whats a basic script for sound effects when attacking?

This is the script I am using:

public class PlayerAttack : MonoBehaviour {
public GameObject target;

// Use this for initialization
void Start () {


// Update is called once per frame
void Update () {
      animation.Play("Gun Attack 2");

Getkeyinputup happens when you release the key, try getkeyinputdown for when you press it

For the sound, you could declare a public variable above your start method like:

public AudioSource attackSound;

Then In the editor drag your sound clip into that variable in the inspector.

Then in the code where you want to play it you can use


Hope that helps!

I finally figured out how to get the animation how to work, and I had to get creative with sound effects by learning how to create a projectile prefab, and have the sound play on the prefabs creation. Thanks anyway