Help with forcing a character to face a certain direction?

Hi, I’m looking for a reliable way to force a character into facing a specific direction; so far, this is the method I currently use however it has it’s drawbacks and issues.

local BodyGyro ="BodyGyro", Player.Character["HumanoidRootPart"])
BodyGyro.D = 0
BodyGyro.MaxTorque =, math.huge, 0)
BodyGyro.CFrame =, 0, 0), SpellDetails.TargetPos)

Can anyone suggest any other methods?

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The method should work fine, one thing I noticed about your code is that you’re constructing a CFrame with a blank vector as origin, you should replace that with HumanoidRootPart.Position.

Setting a Humanoid’s WalkSpeed to 0, and using the Humanoid:MoveTo() function will force the character to face in the direction of the part/position that is specified inside of the parentheses. Obviously, this only works so-long as the character doesn’t need to move while you are having them face a certain direction.

I’ve always used CFrame.fromMatrix to make a part face a specific way and it’s always worked, you mainly give it your RightVector and the UpVector which then it fills in the LookVector.

Here’s an example:

local BodyGyro ="BodyGyro")
BodyGyro.D = 0
BodyGyro.MaxTorque =, math.huge, 0)

local forwardVector = (Player.Character.HumanoidRootPart.Position - SpellDetails.TargetPos).Unit
local rightVector = forwardVector:Cross(,1,0))
 --^Cross it with a temporary UpVector
local upVector = rightVector:Cross(forwardVector)
local cframe = CFrame.fromMatrix(Player.Character.HumanoidRootPart.Position, rightVector, upVector)
--^Going back to emojipasta's reply of using the HRP's position

BodyGyro.CFrame = cframe
BodyGyro.Parent = Player.Character.HumanoidRootPart

FYI: As I just did in that example, you should Parent the newly created Instance yourself instead of using the second argument as that can have consequences such as delays, inefficiencies etc.
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The coding you provided is smooth! However it causes the Player to face away from the the Target.

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Is it like inverse?
I had kinda the same problem one time, I fixed it by making the rightVector negative (inverse):

local cframe = CFrame.fromMatrix(Player.Character.HumanoidRootPart.Position, -rightVector, upVector)

what do you mean by using the Humanoid:MoveTo() function?