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Old 12-19-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
rawrimarabbit
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Default [AS3] How do i make a character move and turn using arrow keys?

I'm really terrible with actionscript and no matter where i look i just cant seem to find a tutorial for as3 in which it explains how to make an animated character move and turn using the arrow keys. Would appreciate any help i can get or even a link to a tutorial if anyone has found a good one. Thanks!
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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Very simple setup here. I made a object and made it a symbol and converted to symbol(named it Ball). Then exported it for ActionScript.

I then made a actionscript file and named it Main.as and insterted the following under.

Main.as
ActionScript Code:
package {     import flash.display.Sprite;     import flash.events.Event;     import flash.ui.Keyboard;     import flash.events.KeyboardEvent;         public class Main extends Sprite     {         private var ball:Ball;         private var speed:Number = 5;         public function Main ():void         {                         ball = new Ball();             ball.x = stage.stageWidth/2;             ball.y = stage.stageHeight/2;             addChild(ball);             stage.addEventListener(KeyboardEvent.KEY_DOWN, KeyDown);         }         private function KeyDown (key:KeyboardEvent):void         {             switch(key.keyCode)             {                 case Keyboard.LEFT:                 ball.x -= speed;                 break;                                 case Keyboard.RIGHT:                 ball.x += speed;                 break;                                 case Keyboard.UP:                 ball.y -= speed;                 break;                                 case Keyboard.DOWN:                 ball.y += speed;                 break;             }                     }     } }

Bare in mind that this is NOT the best way to do it. It is just a simple way to get you started.

If you want to have more smooth flow in the movement and add some physic, check out Foundation Actionscript 3.0 Animation: Making Things Move! great book to start with.

Good luck with your scripting!
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:00 PM   #3
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thanks so much! this is an awesome starting point for me to work from ^_^
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