I'm trying to make my player move towards mouse click using A* Pathfinding but I'm having some odd issues that I can't solve.

One of the issues is that player is moving a little bit even though it arrives at the position of the other transform

Movement don't stop when player arrive at destination

The second one is that the force is that is applied to the player is not constant, I would like it to keep always the same movement speed. I've tried to change to use transform.Translate to move the player with constant movement speed but it makes the movement to be like walk a little then stop, walk a little then stop...

player movement using translate doesn't make it smoother

This is the code that I'm using

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using Pathfinding;
using UnityEngine;
using UnityEngine.UI;

public class Player : MonoBehaviour

    [SerializeField] private float speed = 100;
    [SerializeField] private Text lifeText;
    [SerializeField] private int life;
    [SerializeField] private GameObject target;
    [SerializeField] private float nextWaypointDistance = 3f;

    //AI configurations
    private Path path;
    private Rigidbody2D rigidbody;
    private Seeker seeker;
    private int currentWaypoint = 0;
    private bool reachedEndOfPath = false;
    // Start is called before the first frame update
    void Start()
        seeker = GetComponent<Seeker>();
        rigidbody = GetComponent<Rigidbody2D>();

        InvokeRepeating("UpdatePath", 0f, .2f);

    // Update is called once per frame
    void Update()
        lifeText.text = "Vida: " + life.ToString();

        if (Input.GetMouseButtonDown(1)) //right click
            Vector2 mousePos = Input.mousePosition;
            Vector2 worldPos = Camera.main.ScreenToWorldPoint(mousePos);            
            target.transform.position = worldPos;

    private void UpdatePath()
        if (seeker.IsDone())
            seeker.StartPath(rigidbody.position, target.transform.position, OnPathComplete);

    void FixedUpdate()
        if (path == null) return;

        if (currentWaypoint >= path.vectorPath.Count)
            reachedEndOfPath = true;
            reachedEndOfPath = false;

        Vector3 direction = (path.vectorPath[currentWaypoint] - (Vector3)rigidbody.position).normalized;

        Vector3 force = direction * speed * Time.deltaTime;


        float distance = Vector2.Distance(rigidbody.position, path.vectorPath[currentWaypoint]);

        if (distance < nextWaypointDistance)

    private void OnPathComplete(Path p)
        if (!p.error)
            path = p;
            currentWaypoint = 0;


What I want to is to make the movement smoother and with constant movement speed.

Can you guys help me?


1 Answer 1


You're currently using a force to accelerate in the direction of your next waypoint. This can lead you to overshoot the point, because you arrive with some velocity that you then need to brake.

Instead, you can compute a point some suitable distance further along your path, without overshooting:

var nextPoint = Vector3.MoveTowards(rigidbody.position,
                                    movementSpeed * Time.deltaTime

Then either compute a velocity/force to take you to that point, or simply ask your rigidbody to slide its way there:

  • \$\begingroup\$ It solved the issue!! I had to change the Next Waypoint Distance to 0.1f to make it smoother too. Thanks for the help \$\endgroup\$ Mar 18, 2021 at 13:59

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