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Author: Arran Schlosberg
StartDrag command for 1 axis only

StartDrag command for 1 axis only

This tutorial details how to have an object follow the mouse on 1 axis only (not possible with the drag command). This gives the effect of it sliding across the screen. This can be done easily by making the x/y position of the object equal to the corresponding position of the mouse. However, to make the movement look more authentic, like it is following the mouse, not just always in the same position, you can add a small piece of code which makes it lag behind a little.

The idea behind this is to make the new position of the object, half way between its current position and the mouse's. This way, the gap between them will always be halved. (In reality, the object will never reach the mouse, the gap between them will just get smaller and smaller giving the effect of eventually being in the same position.)

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2001-07-16
Rating: 8 Votes: 188
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Arran is a web/software developer & a graphics/animation designer who works in Flash, Amapi 3D, Perl & other web based languages/applications.
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