gubebra
gubebra2mo ago

Setting rigidbody position with ".MovePosition()" a single time results in a desync between clients.

rb.MovePosition(position);
rb.MovePosition(position);
This successfully moves the rb to the desired position to the owner of the object but not the other clients.
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kapa.ai
kapa.ai2mo ago
Hi @gubebra. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- In NormalVR's networking solution, the synchronization of objects between clients is handled by the RealtimeTransform component. When you're dealing with a Rigidbody, RealtimeTransform works a bit differently. Instead of synchronizing the localPosition and localRotation properties of the transform, it synchronizes the position and rotation properties of the Rigidbody, which are in world space instead of local space. This is because PhysX, the physics engine used by Unity, simulates all rigidbodies in world space (source (https://normcore.io/documentation/realtime/networked-physics#realtimetransform--physics)). If you're trying to directly move an object, make sure to mark it kinematic. This lets PhysX know that you're controlling its position and it should not simulate the object directly. It also tells RealtimeTransform that it should not clear ownership when the object goes to sleep (source (https://normcore.io/documentation/realtime/networked-physics#realtimetransform--physics)). In a multiplayer environment, a game object and its transform can exist on multiple clients. This means that there are multiple copies that all claim to know the position of this object, but only one of them can be considered the source of truth. This is where ownership comes in. RealtimeTransform treats the client that owns the object as the source of truth. All other clients follow along with the owner's copy of the transform or rigidbody (source (https://normcore.io/documentation/realtime/realtimetransform#how-it-works)). Therefore, to move an object with a RealtimeTransform component on it, you must be the owner of the RealtimeTransform component. You can request ownership of a RealtimeTransform component by calling RequestOwnership() (source (https://normcore.io/documentation/realtime/realtimetransform#how-it-works)). If you're calling RequestOwnership(), setting the position of a transform, and then immediately calling ClearOwnership(), nothing will happen because Normcore doesn’t send changes to the server immediately when you change ownership or the value on a model. Instead, it synchronizes at 20hz and sends the latest state. If you change something and then change it back immediately, nothing will be sent to the server (source (https://normcore.io/documentation/realtime/common-questions#im-calling-requestownership-setting-the-position-of-a-transform-and-then-immediately-calling-clearownershipbut-nothing-happens-how-can-i-fix-this)). In summary, to ensure that the Rigidbody's position is synchronized across all clients, you need to: 1. Add a RealtimeTransform component to the GameObject. 2. Request ownership of the RealtimeTransform component. 3. Set the Rigidbody's position. 4. Avoid immediately clearing ownership after setting the position. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai2mo ago
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gubebra
gubebra2mo ago
I'm doing all 4 steps, and the ball was kinematic at the time I used move position.
Mechabit
Mechabit2mo ago
maybe you are dropping the packet if it only moves once as RT uses unreliable solution is to wiggle it a bit for a few frames or use reliable to send one message when moving once or wait for normcore to add a reliable move message
gubebra
gubebra2mo ago
Yeah that’s what I’m doing, although I don’t think this is the ideal solution
Mechabit
Mechabit2mo ago
they are going to add reliable move in the future but this is the easy method now the other method is to make your own RT with reliable move message
gubebra
gubebra2mo ago
Thanks for the help Mechabit