First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Login | Register | 651326 Members and growing! | Flash Jobs
Search tutorials
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
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Arran is a web/software developer & a graphics/animation designer who works in Flash, Amapi 3D, Perl & other web based languages/applications.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!

Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: work2survive
» Title: Girl Walking 1kb
» Description: Walking girl, animation just takes 1kb, using high heels shoes, and fashion model attitude.
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: BoxCat
» Title: CPU Talk
» Description: From the cyberpunk RPG, "Nameless: the Hackers" Completely Free to use! Keywords: edm hip hop rap electronic mysterious mission hacking chase exciting spy ios ambient chilling love happy sad angry suspense
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: nathan
» Description:

A recorded sound of the Dimensional Fork Gate.