I want to use camera.ViewportToWorldPoint() to show the bottom center bounds of my screen. So, I created a script and added that component to my object that needs it.

using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;

public class PathMovement : MonoBehaviour {

    public Camera cam;
    private Vector3 bound;

    void Awake () {
        cam = GetComponent<Camera> ();

    void Start(){
        bound = cam.ViewportToWorldPoint (new Vector3 (0f, 0.5f));
        Debug.Log (bound);

and then, I attach the MainCamera via the GUI

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And then, when I run it, there's still an error says:

MissingComponentException: There is no 'Camera' attached to the "RiverPath" game object, but a >script is trying to access it. You probably need to add a Camera to the game object "RiverPath". Or your script needs to check if >the component is attached before using it. UnityEngine.Camera.ViewportToWorldPoint (Vector3 position) (at C:/buildslave/unity/build/artifacts/generated/common/runtime/UnityEngineCamera.gen.cs:408) PathMovement.Start () (at Assets/Scripts/PathMovement.cs:21)

This is quite weird since I've attached the main camera, but somehow unity didn't detect that. I also have tried to put the cam = GetComponent<Camera>(); on Awake() as well as Start(), but none work. :(

This is an Android app, using Unity 5.

How do I do this correctly?


1 Answer 1


i think cam = GetComponent<Camera> ();

is useless and wrong as you already assigned cam in the ispector.

  • \$\begingroup\$ It would work fine if you attached that script to a GameObject with a Camera component attached... But you didn't... Hence the MissingComponentException. \$\endgroup\$
    – Savlon
    Commented Sep 5, 2015 at 13:03

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