Klink45 Klink45 - 4 months ago 25
C# Question

Can somebody please explain WaitForSeconds()?

I am trying to make my code wait

x
seconds before doing something. I looked up how to do this, and found out about the
WaitForSeconds()
function. Unfortunately, whenever I try to use it I get red underlines in my code. I am trying to make it so when you die it waits a few seconds before you respawn:

void Respawn()
{
yield return new WaitForSeconds(5);
gameObject.transform.position = spawnPoint;
}


I also understand I need to put something like
StartCoroutine(Example());
somewhere but I also don't know where to put it. How do I do this properly?

Answer

yield return new WaitForSeconds(5); must be used in a coroutine function. Right now, you are using it in a void function void Respawn(). Changing the void to IEnumerator should fix your problem.

IEnumerator Respawn()
{
    yield return new WaitForSeconds(5);
    gameObject.transform.position = spawnPoint;
}

Then you can call it with StartCoroutine(Respawn());. Each time you call it, it will wait for 5 seconds, then execute gameObject.transform.position = spawnPoint;. Visit here if you want to learn how it works.