Spawn from click

#1

I’d like to be able to drop an object (a rectangle is fine) anywhere I tap/click. Bonus points for tapping a placed object to remove it from screen.

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#2

Welcome to the ready community @bubbafrye!

This is a really good question.

To do what you wish for dropping an object anywhere, try this -

  • Create a Rectangle
  • Create a Circle (turn solid OFF and set opacity to 0%)
  • Set Rectangles physics and gravity on
  • Create a Variable and set it to be a Coordinate Variable

Use this code:

If you want a player to hold an object, you can use this reference:

  • Create a Solid Circle
  • Create a Solid Rectangle
  • Allow the Rectangle to have a “Join” Behavior to the Circle
  • Allow the Rectangle to have Physics & Gravity on

Use this code once you’ve done what’s above:

The Rectangle should then just fall off the screen normally

To receive points for clicking an object, try this -

  • Create a “Score” Variable
  • Set “Score” Variable to 0

Use this code for reference:

  • When Rectangle, Sensing, Clicked Down - “Score Variable,” Add 1 AND Recatangle, Appearance, Set Hidden - Yes
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#3

Thanks for the quick reply @Network5. Nice solution.

I can’t seem to figure out how to configure the variable. When I tap the ‘choose a behavior ‘ button, a ‘Configure the event…’ window appears, but there isn’t anything to do. Any suggestions?

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#4

Oh! I found it under the globe button. Global variable - got it.

Thanks!

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#5

Not a problem! Glad to help! :grinning:

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#6

Ok - 1 more thing. I am able to place rectangles fine, and I am able to hide them too. The problem is, I keep dropping a new tile on screen every time I remove one because both actions are tied to the tap.

Is there a way to add a conditional statement, like “if there is a square I tap, remove it, otherwise place a square”?

Thanks again.

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#7

To stop them from spawning, try this-

  • Keep everything from what I said before about tapping the screen to spawn rectangles, however -
  • Create a Variable called “Drop”
  • Add A Button and name it “Stop Dropping” (turn solid off)

Code this:

When you tap the button, the spawning should stop.

There is many other ways you can do this but this is just one example!

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#8

Cool code advice you gave.
Might be able to use your code to measure the difference in value between a touch coordinate and a sprites coordinate. A proper way to measure distances by minusing a variable from another variable

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