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Author: Bennywoo

Character Movement Actionscript:

onClipEvent (load) {
movespeed = 10;
}
onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
if (Key.isDown(Key.RIGHT)) {
play();
_rotation = 90;
_x += movespeed;
}
if (Key.isDown(Key.LEFT)) {
play();
_rotation = 270;
_x -= movespeed;
}
if (Key.isDown(Key.UP)) {
play();
_rotation = 0;
_y -= movespeed;
}
if (Key.isDown(Key.DOWN)) {
play();
_rotation = 180;
_y += movespeed;
}
if (Key.isDown(Key.RIGHT) && Key.isDown(Key.UP)) {
_rotation = 45;
}
if (Key.isDown(Key.LEFT) && Key.isDown(Key.UP)) {
_rotation = 315;
}
if (Key.isDown(Key.RIGHT) && Key.isDown(Key.DOWN)) {
_rotation = 135;
}
if (Key.isDown(Key.LEFT) && Key.isDown(Key.DOWN)) {
_rotation = 225;
}
}

Okay, just copy paist this into your character movie clip, and it should work, below is an explination...

onClipEvent (load) {
movespeed = 10;
}

This means when the Movie Clip loads, the movespeed equals 10. Change this to make your character faster and slower (the greater the number, the faster it goes)

onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
if (Key.isDown(Key.RIGHT)) {
play();
_rotation = 90;
_x += movespeed;
}

This means when you press the key RIGHT, the character will rotate ---> 90 Degrees, or face right. The same with UP, DOWN, and LEFT.

if (Key.isDown(Key.RIGHT) && Key.isDown(Key.UP)) {
_rotation = 45;
}

This means when you press RIGHT and DOWN, the character will go in a diaganol direction.

(also, make sure you have your character faces Right, or it will look wierd when he walks.)

Now the walking...

- Double click on your character

- Make an animation of him walking forward

- At the first frame, put in the command stop();

- Now, make a square in a separate layer that is the same size of the character

- Convert the square to a movieclip

- Put in the following Action Script:

onClipEvent(keyDown){
play();
}
onClipEvent(keyUp){
stop();
}

(this means when you push a key down, the movieclip will play the animation of the character walking)

Thats all for now, later, I will talk about collisions!

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2006-02-06
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