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Old 04-19-2010, 03:47 AM   #1
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Exclamation [AS3] How to make a "gun" move with mouse?

i'm new to the whole Actionscript scene and i'm eager to get to grips with Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3.0.

I want to make a mini-game (a prototype) and I want to make a simple target shooter.

I have a gun and a crosshair. I want to move the gun and the crosshair via the mouse x and y co-ordinates.

I have been searching for hours and I can't seem to make it work, I can only make it work using keyboard inputs.

Can someone please point me in the right direction and/or give me the code needed? This would be much appreciated.

Thank you, Zukky.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:40 AM   #2
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This is a tutorial for a custom cursor, but your situation should be similar:

If you don't want to do it that way, you can look into event listeners, specifically MouseEvent.MOUSE_MOVE.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:40 AM   #3
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when you make your object export it to actionscript with the name crossHair

Just changed the name of the object from heart to crosshair
PHP Code:
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Mouse.hide(); var angle:Number = 0; var heartScale:Number = 0.5; var range:Number = 0.05; var speed:Number = 10; var crosshair:crossHair = new crossHair(); addChild(crosshair); stage.addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, enterFrameHandler); function enterFrameHandler(event:Event):void { crosshair.mouseEnabled = false; crosshair.x = mouseX; crosshair.y = mouseY; crosshair.scaleX = crosshair.scaleY = heartScale + Math.sin(angle) * range; angle += speed; }
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:54 PM   #4
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Omg! Thank you so much Artofwork and svenjoypro! That was unbelievably helpful! Artofwork, your code helped me perfectly, now I just need to work out how I'm going to make the gun animate when I left click! Thx peeps !
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