# Rotate character

I want my player character (the feet ) to stick to the platform (like in the photo) rather than falling or following the physics. I want it to move like a spider but I am stuck.

With the help of this site, I was able to get to find the solution of my problem to get the following result.

Now I have this code and I cannot get it working because of my less understanding of the whole process. The script is

using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using UnityEngine;

public class PlayerRays : MonoBehaviour
{

public float distance;
public RaycastHit2D leftHitInfo;
public RaycastHit2D rightHitInfo;

public float offset;
public bool rayCastThrown;

public float maxRotationDegrees;
public float positionOffsetY;

bool doubleRaycasts (Vector2 rightOffSet, Vector2 leftOffSet) {

return Physics2D.Raycast (rightOffSet, Vector2.down,  distance, layer) && Physics2D.Raycast (leftOffSet, Vector2.down,  distance, layer);
}

void PositionOnTerrain () {

Vector3 averageNormal = ( leftHitInfo.normal + rightHitInfo.normal ) / 2;
Vector3 averagePoint = (leftHitInfo.point + rightHitInfo.point) / 2;

Quaternion targetRotation = Quaternion.FromToRotation (Vector2.up, averageNormal);
Quaternion finalRotation = Quaternion.RotateTowards (transform.rotation, targetRotation, maxRotationDegrees);

transform.rotation = Quaternion.Euler (0,0, finalRotation.eulerAngles.z);

transform.position =averagePoint + transform.up * positionOffsetY;

Debug.DrawRay (transform.position, -averageNormal,  Color.red);

}

void Update () {
Vector2 leftOffSet = new Vector2 (transform.position.x - offset, transform.position.y);
Vector2 rightOffSet = new Vector2 (transform.position.x + offset, transform.position.y);

leftHitInfo = Physics2D.Raycast (leftOffSet, Vector2.down);
rightHitInfo = Physics2D.Raycast (rightOffSet, Vector2.down);
rayCastThrown = doubleRaycasts (rightOffSet, leftOffSet);
Debug.DrawRay (leftOffSet , Vector2.down * distance, Color.yellow);
Debug.DrawRay (rightOffSet, Vector2.down * distance, Color.cyan);

PositionOnTerrain ();

}

}


I cannot get it to working at all and while it seems to be working sometime and I can only see the red line working sometime (very rarely). I cannot pin point the problem as I see no result at all. I cannot wrap my head around the part of Quaternions and after that as given in the above link.

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• @DMGregory Whats TerrainMovementRayProperties in the code? Whats maxrotation and position off setY? Commented Jan 10, 2021 at 11:35
• I recommend editing your question to explain what you're trying to do in your game (you deleted that part), explain what the code you're using is doing, and how it differs from what you need it to do. Commented Jan 10, 2021 at 13:33