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Author: Anthony

This is the easiest way to make an object move in any direction.

First make a movie clip and place it facing upward on your main movie. Then create a seperate layer and add this code to the layer.

_root.onEnterFrame=function(){
	if(Key.isDown(Key.SHIFT)){
//speed of the object when shift is pressed
		speed=
	}else{
//speed of the object when shift is not pressed
		speed=
	}

//turns the object counter-clockwise
	if(Key.isDown(Key.LEFT)){
		._rotation-=speed
	}

//turns the object clockwise
	if(Key.isDown(Key.RIGHT)){
		._rotation+=speed
	}

//calculates the direction of the object and moves it forward
	if(Key.isDown(Key.UP)){
		._x += speed*Math.sin(._rotation*(Math.PI/180));
		._y -= speed*Math.cos(._rotation*(Math.PI/180))
	}

//calculates the direction of the object and moves it forward
	if(Key.isDown(Key.DOWN)){
		._x -= speed*Math.sin(._rotation*(Math.PI/180));
		._y += speed*Math.cos(._rotation*(Math.PI/180))
	}

Thats it. Just replace with the name of your object, with the speed you want the object to move when shift is held, and with the speed you want the object to move when shift is not held. Have fun!

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2003-09-16
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