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Author: gamemaker301

Making a movieclip

To make the movieclip just take the brush tool and make a circle of a solid color. Select the circle and press "F8" to convert it to a symbol. Remeber to select movieclip in the box. Give the symbol any name you would like.

Adding the speed varible

Select the movieclip and open up the Actions tab. in the actions tab type the following.

onClipEvent(Load){ this.speed = 5; }

The "onClipEvent(Load){" mean that this code will run only when you load the program. The code "this.speed = 5;" simply means that this movieclip has a varible which is speed and it equals 5.

Final Code

The final code, which is the longest is the following.!note add this to the symbol after the first code!

onClipEvent(EnterFrame){ if(Key.isDown(Key.LEFT)){ this._x -= this.speed; } if(Key.isDown(Key.RIGHT)){ this._x += this.speed; } if(Key.isDown(Key.UP)){ this._y += this.speed; } if(Key.isDown(Key.DOWN)){ this._y -= this.speed; } }

This is the last bit of code. The "Key.isDown" means that the code will only run if the later specified key is pressed down(eg. left). The specification code is either "Key.(list of possible imputs come up)", or just a number(eg. a = 65 b =67 etc..). The "this._x" or "this._y" say that the x or y position is going to be modified by the next part. The "This.speed" just calls the varible made early on thus making the movie clip move 5 pixels in the direction.

Thanks for reading this tutoriol, hoped it helped.

any questions? email me.
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Added: 2007-11-19
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