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Tnua - A Character Controller for Bevy.

Tnua ("motion" in Hebrew) is a floating character controller, which means that instead of constantly touching the ground the character floats above it, which makes many aspects of the motion control simpler.

Tnua can use Rapier or XPBD, and supports both the 2D and 3D versions of both with integration crates:

Note that:

  • Both integration crate (bevy-tnua-<physics-backend>) and the main bevy-tnua crate are required, and that the main plugin from both crates should be added.
  • If you use a physics backend with double precision (like XPBD with the f64 flag), you need to add the f64 flag to all the Tnua crates. This applies to double precision data that gets defined by the physics backend - Bevy itself will still use single precision, and this is the precision the position and rotation will use.


  • Supports both 2D and 3D versions of Rapier and XPBD
  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Crouching
  • Variable height jumping
  • Coyote time
  • Jump buffer
  • Running up/down slopes/stairs
  • Tilt correction
  • Moving platforms
  • Rotating platforms
  • Animation helpers (not the animation itself, but Tnua has facilities that help deciding which animation to play)
  • Jump/fall through platforms
  • Air actions


The basis and actions in the demos can be tweaked with a GUI. They are initialized to the Default::default() provided in Tnua, with the following exceptions:

  • TnuaBuiltinWalk::desired_velocity defaults to the zero vector, but when the user walks the character it is set to a vector of length 20.0 (40.0 in the 2D demo)
  • TnuaBuiltinWalk::float_height is set to 2.0 even though it defaults to 0.0. User code should always set the float height based on the model's geometrics.
  • TnuaBuiltinWalk::max_slope is set to $\frac{\pi}{4}$ even though it defaults to $\frac{\pi}{2}$ (which disables the slipping behavior, since this is the slope angle of a wall)
  • TnuaBuiltinJump::height is set to 4.0 even though it defaults to 0.0. User code should always set the jump height based on the game's requirements (a jump action of zero height is useless)
  • TnuaBuiltinCrouch::float_offset is set to -0.9 even though it defaults to 0.0. Just like float_height, this value should always be set by user code based on the model's geometric.
  • TnuaBuiltinDash::displacement defaults to 0.0, but when the user inputs the command to dash it gets set to a vector of length 10.0.

Running the Demos Locally

$ cargo run --bin <demo-name> --features <physics-backend>

Where <demo-name> is the name of the demo and <physics-backend> is either rapier2d, rapier3d, xpbd2d or xpbd3d. Make sure to match the dimensionality of the backend (2D or 3D) to that of the demo. For example, to run the 3D platformer with XPBD, use this:

$ cargo run --bin platformer_3d --features xpbd3d

Interesting Parts of the Demo Code


Tnua is broken into different crates that update separately, so this is broken into multiple tables. The version of bevy-tnua-physics-integration-layer must be the same for both the main bevy-tnua crate and the integration crates.


bevy bevy-tnua-physics-integration-layer bevy-tnua
0.14 0.4 0.19
0.13 0.3 0.16-0.18
0.13 0.2 0.15
0.12 0.1 0.13-0.14

Rapier integration

bevy bevy-tnua-physics-integration-layer bevy-tnua-rapier bevy_rapier
0.13 0.3 0.6 0.26
0.13 0.3 0.4, 0.5 0.25
0.13 0.2 0.3 0.25
0.12 0.1 0.2 0.24
0.12 0.1 0.1 0.23

XPBD integration

bevy bevy-tnua-physics-integration-layer bevy-tnua-xpbd bevy_xpbd
0.14 0.4 0.5 0.5
0.13 0.3 0.3, 0.4 0.4
0.13 0.2 0.2 0.4
0.12 0.1 0.1 0.3


bevy bevy-tnua bevy_rapier
0.12 0.12 0.23
0.11 0.8 - 0.11 0.22
0.10 0.1 - 0.7 0.21

Reference Material

The following were used for coding the math and physics of Tnua:


  • bevy_mod_wanderlust - the original inspiration for this mod, and where I got the floating capsule video from. I ended up creating my own plugin because bevy_mod_wanderlust does not support 2D.
  • Rapier itself has a character controller. It's not a floating character controller, but it's integrated with the physics engine itself and uses that privilege to work out some of the problems the floating model is used to address.


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