Intersects a ray with the plane.

This function sets `enter`

to the distance along the ray, where it intersects the plane.
If the ray is parallel to the plane, function returns `false`

and sets `enter`

to zero.
If the ray is pointing in the opposite direction than the plane, function returns `false/`

and sets `enter`

to the distance along the ray (negative value).

//This script detects mouse clicks on a plane using Plane.Raycast. //In this example, the plane is set to the Camera's x and y position, but you can set the z position so the plane is in front of your Camera. //The normal of the plane is set to facing forward so it is facing the Camera, but you can change this to suit your own needs.

//In your GameObject's Inspector, set your clickable distance and attach a cube GameObject in the appropriate fields

using UnityEngine;

public class PlaneRayExample : MonoBehaviour { //Attach a cube GameObject in the Inspector before entering Play Mode public GameObject m_Cube;

//This is the distance the clickable plane is from the camera. Set it in the Inspector before running. public float m_DistanceZ;

Plane m_Plane; Vector3 m_DistanceFromCamera;

void Start() { //This is how far away from the Camera the plane is placed m_DistanceFromCamera = new Vector3(Camera.main.transform.position.x, Camera.main.transform.position.y, Camera.main.transform.position.z - m_DistanceZ);

//Create a new plane with normal (0,0,1) at the position away from the camera you define in the Inspector. This is the plane that you can click so make sure it is reachable. m_Plane = new Plane(Vector3.forward, m_DistanceFromCamera); }

void Update() { //Detect when there is a mouse click if (Input.GetMouseButton(0)) { //Create a ray from the Mouse click position Ray ray = Camera.main.ScreenPointToRay(Input.mousePosition);

//Initialise the enter variable float enter = 0.0f;

if (m_Plane.Raycast(ray, out enter)) { //Get the point that is clicked Vector3 hitPoint = ray.GetPoint(enter);

//Move your cube GameObject to the point where you clicked m_Cube.transform.position = hitPoint; } } } }

See Also: Physics.Raycast.

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