move Sprite

Control the motion of a sprite with the direction buttons.

controller.moveSprite(null, 0, 0)

Instead of tracking the direction buttons in a game update function and then updating a sprite’s position, you can set a sprite to move automatically when the buttons are pressed. You just decide how fast the sprite will move in both the horizontal and vertical directions when the related buttons are pressed.

Parameters

  • sprite: the sprite to control with the buttons.
  • vx: a number which is the speed the sprite moves in the horizontal direction when the left or right button is pressed.
  • vy: a number which is the speed the sprite moves in the vertical direction when the up or down button is pressed.

Example

Create a sprite with a circular image. Move the sprite around the screen with the direction buttons.

Single player

enum SpriteKind {
    Player,
    Enemy
}
let mySprite: Sprite = null
mySprite = sprites.create(img`
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controller.moveSprite(mySprite, 100, 100)

Multiplayer

enum SpriteKind {
    Player,
    Enemy
}
let mySprite: Sprite = null
mySprite = sprites.create(img`
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controller.player2.moveSprite(mySprite, 100, 100)

See also

dx, dy