Tutorial: Make your onscreen buttons!

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Tutorial: Make your onscreen buttons!

Postby lcl » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:16 pm

Hello! :D

I decided to make onscreen buttons tutorial 'cause I found very good way to do it.
This post will also include little example of how to use them. :D

First go to global code and type this:
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#define NOTHING 0
#define RIGHT 1
#define LEFT 2
#define UP 3
#define DOWN 4
#define ATTACK 5
//you can name those what ever you want, this is just example... :)


Then create actor called buttons or something.. :D
Make as many clones of it as you want. Then give the clones the animations that you want them to have.

Then goto player draw actor script and create two variables, jump and move. Make them as global, integer.
Then write in to players draw actor script:
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yvelocity += .5;

switch(move)
{
    case RIGHT:
    x += 5;
    ChangeAnimation("Event Actor", "WalkRight", NO_CHANGE); //Make sure to choose no_change instead of forward
    break;

    case LEFT:
    x -= 5;
    ChangeAnimation("Event Actor", "Walkleft", NO_CHANGE); //Make sure to choose no_change instead of forward
    break;

    case JUMP:
    if (jump == 1)
    {
        yvelocity = - 10;
        jump = 0;
    }
    break;
}


Player - collision any side of ground repeat: yes - script editor:
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//Put here the physical response
jump = 1;


And to buttons mouse button down:
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switch(cloneindex)
{
    case 0:
    move = LEFT;
    break;

    case 1:
    move = RIGHT;
    break;

    case 3:
    move = JUMP;
    break;

    //you can add any amount of moves here and then describe them in players draw actor code.
}


buttons mouse button up:
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move = NOTHING;

if (animindex == put here the animindex of moving left)
{
    changeanimation(... stopLeft);
}

if (animindex == put here the animindex of moving right)
{
    changeanimation(... stopRight);
}


Tell me what you think!
And if you don't understand something, ask! :D
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onscreen.zip
Here's example file, don't mind the graphics, they are really bad... :P
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Re: Tutorial: Make your onscreen buttons!

Postby Hblade » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:30 pm

Very helpfull, thanks! :D
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Re: Tutorial: Make your onscreen buttons!

Postby lcl » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:37 pm

:D Glad you like it. (I know, that's your own comment, but I like it so much. :lol:)
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Re: Tutorial: Make your onscreen buttons!

Postby Hblade » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:06 pm

Yeah, I forgot all about the #define lol :P thanks for reminding me xD
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Re: Tutorial: Make your onscreen buttons!

Postby SirAz » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:59 am

Hmm. I'm using variables for iphone movement at the moment, but it doesn't always work so well. Using states as you have seems a much more effecient way of doing things. This was really helpful, thanks!
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Re: Tutorial: Make your onscreen buttons!

Postby lcl » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:10 am

SirAz wrote:Hmm. I'm using variables for iphone movement at the moment, but it doesn't always work so well. Using states as you have seems a much more effecient way of doing things. This was really helpful, thanks!


That's nice to hear. :)
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Re: Tutorial: Make your onscreen buttons!

Postby Bee-Ant » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:28 pm

lcl wrote:
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yvelocity += .5;
switch(move)
{
    ***case: RIGHT:***
    x += 5;
    ChangeAnimation("Event Actor", "WalkRight", NO_CHANGE); //Make sure to choose no_change instead of forward
    break;
   
    case LEFT:
    x -= 5;
    ChangeAnimation("Event Actor", "***Walklefht***", NO_CHANGE); //Make sure to choose no_change instead of forward
    break;

    //etc
}

Be careful...mistype on code will cause an error ;)
I guess here the correct code:
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yvelocity += .5;
switch(move)
{
    case RIGHT:
    x += 5;
    ChangeAnimation("Event Actor", "WalkRight", NO_CHANGE); //Make sure to choose no_change instead of forward
    break;
   
    case LEFT:
    x -= 5;
    ChangeAnimation("Event Actor", "WalkLeft", NO_CHANGE); //Make sure to choose no_change instead of forward
    break;

    //etc
}

:)
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Re: Tutorial: Make your onscreen buttons!

Postby SuperSonic » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:20 pm

Very nice tutorial lcl. +1 man :D
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Re: Tutorial: Make your onscreen buttons!

Postby lcl » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:18 pm

SuperSonic wrote:Very nice tutorial lcl. +1 man :D

Thanks! :)
Bee-Ant wrote:
lcl wrote:
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yvelocity += .5;
switch(move)
{
    ***case: RIGHT:***
    x += 5;
    ChangeAnimation("Event Actor", "WalkRight", NO_CHANGE); //Make sure to choose no_change instead of forward
    break;
   
    case LEFT:
    x -= 5;
    ChangeAnimation("Event Actor", "***Walklefht***", NO_CHANGE); //Make sure to choose no_change instead of forward
    break;

    //etc
}

Be careful...mistype on code will cause an error ;)
I guess here the correct code:
Code: Select all
yvelocity += .5;
switch(move)
{
    case RIGHT:
    x += 5;
    ChangeAnimation("Event Actor", "WalkRight", NO_CHANGE); //Make sure to choose no_change instead of forward
    break;
   
    case LEFT:
    x -= 5;
    ChangeAnimation("Event Actor", "WalkLeft", NO_CHANGE); //Make sure to choose no_change instead of forward
    break;

    //etc
}

:)

Oh yeah, thanks for pointing those, have to correct them. :D
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