The lay of the land with Terrain Colliders

Simon Pham
Apr 29, 2024


In today’s blog post, let’s talk about Terrain Colliders in Unity.

What is a Terrain Collider?

A Terrain Collider is a specialized type of collider component designed specifically for terrains. It allows GameObjects to interact with the terrain’s surface, enabling physics-based interactions such as walking, running, or colliding with terrain features.

Terrain Collider demonstration

I’ve set up a simple scene with a terrain and a container.

First, I’m gonna add a Box Collider and a Rigidbody to the container.

Next, I’m gonna add a Terrain Collider component to the terrain and assign the terrain data to its corresponding field.

And here’s the result: