Board game with pieces / scrolling images in sync?
jjsonick at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 9 15:00:31 EST 2008
Great! Thank you both, Scott and Andres - those tips
should be enough for me to start putting something
together (I think I'll stick to having all the pieces
on the board/in the group and just hiding 'out of
play' ones, as suggested).
I'll yelp on this list again if I get stuck, which is
likely to happen at some point. ;)
--- Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:
> Recently, Joshua Lawrence wrote:
> > how does adding/removing pieces during play work
> when the
> > pieces are grouped with the board? Are
> > 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?
> I would suggest changing the visibility of the
> pieces or moving them off
> screen but keep them in the group. Moving objects
> in and out of groups is
> more complicated and probably not worth the effort
> in your case. Remember
> that moving an object outside the current rect of a
> group will cause the
> group to scale to encompass the object, so you may
> want to lock the group
> first to maintain its dimensions.
> hide graphic "myCoolPiece"
> set top of graphic "myCoolPiece" to -100
> > Also, is there a good tutorial on using relative
> > positions? The Rev docs seem to be skimpy on the
> > subject.
> If I understand what you're asking, this is easy.
> The following examples
> create instantaneous moves:
> [move an object upward 20 pixels]
> set the top of graphic "coolPiece" to the top of
> graphic "coolPiece" - 20
> [move an object to another object's position]
> set the loc of graphic "bot1" to the loc of
> graphic "bot2"
> Keep in mind you have 9 positional descriptors for
> objects you can
> - topLeft top topRight
> - left loc right
> - bottomLeft bottom bottomRight
> If you want to achieve more animated movement, see
> the move command in the
> docs. There are also tons of examples in folks'
> User Spaces on RevOnline.
> If you want to dive deep, take a look at Animation
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
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