Component Settings

Smoothing allows fine tuning of how the NetworkTransform smooths for spectators.

Interpolation is how long of a buffer to create when replicating the transform. Larger interpolation values will reduce the chance of jitter should there be network lag in favor of the transform being further in the past.

Extrapolation (pro feature) is how long the transform will try to predict movement when new data is expected, but does not arrive. Using a low interpolation value mixed with extrapolation is a great way to get responsive movement without showing network latency.

Enable Teleport will reveal and enable the Teleport Threshold value.

  • When true:

    • Teleport Threshold is how far the transform must travel in a single update to cause a teleport rather than smoothing. Using a value of 0f will teleport every frame.

Authority determines who controls who determines sending values, versus receiving and smoothing them.

Client Authoritative as true allows the owning client to make changes to their transform locally, and those changes will be sent to the server and other clients. While false the server must change transforms to have them sent to clients.

  • When false:

    • Send To Owner will only be displayed when Client Authoritative is false. While Send To Owner true the server will also send transform changes to the owner; while false the owner will not get the transform changes by the server. This can be useful for server authoritative movement.

Synchronizing determines which transform properties are synchronized and how

Synchronize and Snapping lets you choose which properties to synchronize. Only changed values will send over the network, but if you do not want a value to update at all you can turn off synchronization for a transform property. Snapping will allow the transform to snap axes rather than smooth them over time. This feature is commonly used for 2D games, such if you wanted to flip the Y axis on rotation immediately.

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