[Unity] Physics: I tried “Physics.Raycast” from Camera.

Last time, I tried Raycast by casting Ray from a game object.

[Link: Physics: I tried “Physics.Raycast” from Game Object.]

This time, I tried another way of Raycast. That is casting Ray from Camera.

[Ref: https://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/CameraRays.html]


[Test image to cast Ray from Camera]

When clicking a game object which are scattered in 3D space by mouse, the shape and color (object name and tag) are shown.


[Source code for this test]

The C# source code which is attached to Camera object is following.

public class Raycast_Test_2 : MonoBehaviour {

    public Text textObjectName;
    public Text textObjectTag;

    void Update () {

        // If mouse button is clicked
        if (Input.GetMouseButtonDown(0)) {

            // Create Ray
            Ray ray = 
            RaycastHit hit = new RaycastHit();

            // If Ray hit something
            if (Physics.Raycast(ray, out hit, 10)) {

                // Show Name and Tag of the object
                string objectName = hit.collider.gameObject.name;
                textObjectName.text = objectName;
                string objectTag = hit.collider.gameObject.tag;
                textObjectTag.text = objectTag;


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