Kevin Watters

Get it in the Unity Asset Store

(requires OS X)


This plugin reads multitouch input from your trackpad, giving it to your Unity game with an interface matching Input.touches.

This allows you to test your game’s multitouch functionality in the editor, without having to use Unity Remote or building to the device. It also works great in standalone builds, so you can ship multitouch support to users.

Important: Disable OS X Gestures

This plugin works best if you disable Mission Control and Notification Center gestures. Otherwise they take precedence and Unity won’t be able to properly emulate an iPad or mobile device.

To disable the gestures, go to System Preferences -> Trackpad -> More Gestures and uncheck all the checkboxes.

How to Use

(There is an example scene included on the package showing off multitouch support.)

Import the Trackpad Touch package.

Use TrackpadInput.touches just like you would use Input.touches:

using UnityEngine;
using TrackpadTouch;

public class TrackpadTest : MonoBehaviour {
  public void Update() {
    foreach (var touch in TrackpadInput.touches) {
      switch (touch.phase) {
        case TouchPhase.Began:
          Debug.Log("Finger " + touch.fingerId + " began at " + touch.position);
        case TouchPhase.Moved:
          Debug.Log("Finger " + touch.fingerId + " moved to " + touch.position);
        case TouchPhase.Ended:
        case TouchPhase.Canceled:
          Debug.Log("Finger " + touch.fingerId + " ended");

See the Touch and TouchPhase classes in the Unity docs for more info on how to use the Input.touches interface.