Board game with pieces / scrolling images in sync?

Andres Martinez andres at
Wed Jan 9 14:31:12 EST 2008

Hello Josh

Answers below...

Andres Martinez

On Jan 9, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Joshua Lawrence wrote:

> Thanks, Andres.  So a couple of extra questions:  how
> does adding/removing pieces during play work when the
> pieces are grouped with the board?  Are 'out-of-play'
> pieces actually on the board at all times, but you
> make them invisible when necessary?  Or do you
> add/remove pieces to the group via scripting
> throughout a game session?

You can do both. If the number of pieces is relative small or if they  
have many different properties (images, properties, etc.), I recommend  
you hide them. Otherwise it is better to add/remove via script.

> Also, is there a good tutorial on using relative
> positions?  The Rev docs seem to be skimpy on the
> subject.  Sorry if this is a basic question, I'm still
> new to Rev. ;)

I don't know about such tutorial. My recommendation is to move any  
piece relative to the current position of that same piece.

> Josh
>>> From: Andres Martinez
>> Hello Josh
>> What you want to do is really simple. Just group the
>> board with the
>> pieces, and when you need to scroll the board,
>> scroll that group
>> instead. It will scroll both the board and the
>> pieces at the same
>> time. And to move the pieces over the board, use
>> relative positions.
>> We do the same on our Domino game.
>> Regards,
>> Andres Martinez
>> On Jan 9, 2008, at 10:16 AM, Joshua Lawrence wrote:
>>> Hello, all.  I want to emulate a board game with
>>> multiple playing pieces, and the board itself is
>>> several screens wide, so it needs to scroll.  I
>> know I
>>> can implement the scrolling board by having its
>> image
>>> set up as a group with its location locked and
>> adding
>>> vertical and horizontal scrollbars.  But the
>> playing
>>> pieces (also images) on the board need to be able
>> to
>>> change position when the user manually moves them,
>> and
>>> also need to scroll in sync with the board image
>>> (moving in and out of view) whenever the user is
>> using
>>> the scrollbars.
>>> Is it possible to achieve that somehow by setting
>> the
>>> properties of the game piece images?  Or will the
>>> scrolling of the game pieces have to be done by
>>> scripting?
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