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Author: Yotam | Website:
Welcome to another of my tutorials. Here you will learn how to make an object follow another. Let's start! First draw a player, or something like that. Make it a mc (Movieclip). Give the instace name 'player'. Now we want it to move, right? We will make it move by the user's control. Choose if you want it to move with the mouse or using the keyboard. To make it move with the mouse enter the following actions:

onClipEvent(enterFrame){ _x = _root._xmouse; _y = _root._ymouse; }

To make it move with the arrow keys:

onClipEvent(load){ speed = 8; \\Change the value (optional) } onClipEvent(enterFrame){ if(Key.isDown(Key.RIGHT)){ _x += speed; } else if(Key.isDown(Key.LEFT)){ _x -= speed; } else if(Key.isDown(Key.UP)){ _y -= speed; } else if(Key.isDown(Key.DOWN)){ _y += speed; } }

Done. Now, we will make the object that follows 'player'. Draw something and make it a mc. Give it the following actions:

onClipEvent(enterFrame){ if(_root.player._x>=_x){ _x -= 4; } if(_root.player._x<=_x){ _x += 4; } if(_root.player._y>=_y){ _y -= 4; } if(_root.player._y<=_y){ _y += 4; } \\If something doesn't works replace all the + in - and all the - in +. }

Now test your movie! It shall work pretty well. Enjoy the rest of your visit at
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2007-06-27
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