Add Ragdoll Effect to a Character in Unity

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Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Use the Unity Ragdoll Wizard to set up a Ragdoll character.

Manually configure colliders and joints to make ragdoll behaviour more realistic.

Write a brief C# script that toggles the ragdoll effect with a key-press.

Clock1.5 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

Unity Physics is a great mechanic that simulates real-life physics into a character within a Scene. One entertaining effect in some games is the "ragdoll" effect, usually activated when a player or NPC dies or is thrown into the air. Traditionally, it is a complicated matter to set up a ragdoll, but Unity has created a Ragdoll Wizard that makes the process quite straightforward. In this one-hour, project-based course, you will create a ragdoll pirate that flops in a heap, to the delight of the players of your game! You'll learn about the basics of Unity's Ragdoll Wizard, including configuring colliders, joints and physic materials for a more-realistic Ragdoll effect. You'll also learn the C# code required to toggle the effect with a key-press. The guided project will introduce you to the following Unity concepts: -Ragdoll Wizard -Physics Debugger -Collider -Character Joint -Physic Material -Basic C#

Skills you will develop

Video-game DevelopmentC sharp (C#) Programming LanguageUnity 3DUnityApplication development

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction and License Activation

  2. Set-up Humanoid Character

  3. Edit Ragdoll Colliders

  4. Modify Character Joints

  5. Add Hands

  6. Create Ragdoll Toggle Script

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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