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Author: Siddharth
HitTest With Irregular Shapes

HitTest With Irregular Shapes

Hi! This is my first tutorial in FlashKit. I hope you will like it.
HitTest is very important for creating games. In Flash, there are two types of HitTest. I will be concentrating on the one that takes three parameters: myMovieClip.hitTest(x, y, shapeFlag)

An example ...


Suppose you are creating a space shooter and you want your bullets to hit the exact spot on your enemy and not only the Bounding Box. Here is what you do:

1. Create the bullet, it could be a small rectangle facing upward. Convert it to a MovieClip and name it weapon.
2. Create an irregular shape. It could be anything - maybe two circles combined together.
3. Convert it into a movieclip and name it target.
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2006-03-18
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Studying in College, 19 years old
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