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Following Camera

Following Camera

Sep 06 2018, 1:53 AM PST

When the following code is placed inside a LocalScript named ‘CameraScript’ parented to StarterPlayerScripts|StarterPlayer.StarterPlayerScripts the default Roblox camera scripts are overwritten and replaced with a custom following camera.

-- Make variables for Roblox services
local RunService = game:GetService("RunService")
local Players = game:GetService("Players")
-- Make variable for the camera offset
local OFFSET = Vector3.new(20,20,20)
-- Make variables for the player and camera
local player = Players.LocalPlayer
local camera = game.Workspace.CurrentCamera
-- Detatch the character's rotation from the camera
UserSettings().GameSettings.RotationType = Enum.RotationType.MovementRelative

-- Function to call on the render step
local function onRenderStep()
	-- Check if the player's character exists and if that character'script
	-- HumanoidRootPart exists
	local character = player.Character
	if character then
		local humanoidRootPart = character:FindFirstChild("HumanoidRootPart")
		if humanoidRootPart then
			-- Update the position of the camera
			local playerPosition = humanoidRootPart.Position
			local cameraPosition = playerPosition + OFFSET
			camera.CoordinateFrame = CFrame.new(cameraPosition, playerPosition)
			-- Update the focus of the camera to follow the character
			camera.Focus = humanoidRootPart.CFrame
-- Binds function to render step at camera priority
RunService:BindToRenderStep("Camera", Enum.RenderPriority.Camera.Value, onRenderStep)