How to make animated objects?


#1

How do I make objects animated when I press a specific key? I’m trying to make a running animation when a sprite/image/object moves.


#2

Hey @J2004, you can do this by making a clip with an animation embedded inside!

You can see this in the “PlayingClips” example. http://wickeditor.com/#examples.

To make a clip, you can select an object on the canvas, then press the “Create Clip from Objects” button in the inspector.

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You should name your object something descriptive!

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You can then double click on that object, and it will have its own timeline! (You can also hit the “Edit Frames” button to see this timeline)

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When you’re done testing your animation inside of your clip, make sure the keyframe that starts your clip is “stopped” by adding “stop()” to the keyframe’s code.

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You can then control this clip from the main timeline with a teeny bit of code!

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Let me know if this helps!


#3

I have a question about the clips. Whats the difference between clips and groups?


#4

@Barfy, they’re very similar. But basically Clips are designed to have sub-timelines, while groups are not! Groups are designed to only hold objects together.