I am trying to build a very basic game, and I have all of the elements for my game done, but I can't seem to load two animations into my sprite.
I am trying to make "running" style game where a owl flies through a library, needing to dodge the bookshelves and flaming books that are raining down.
So for this, I have established I can do it in two ways, the way I have been able to figure out but not sure is actually what I need is by using 8 direction. I changed the 8 direction settings to 4 ways, removed the angle and set it so that the animation will correctly view back and forth regardless of the direction. I feel like this is important for my game in particular because I have the raining hazards and the book shelves/platforms to maneuver around.
So when I press up to make my bird fly up or down, I have an animation that I would like to use, but regardless of how I program the event, it won't seem to actually change the animation.
https://www.scirra.com/tutorials/413/direction-based-sprite-animation --- was using this to follow the basic sprite setup
These are the four frames I have for the sprites. Up, Down, and idle/flapping two frames.
Can anyone specify what I am missing with the animation graphic, to make it so when I glide up or down it changes just for that time that you have the key pressed?
I have the animations loaded as separate objects and as separate animations on the same sprite because I was trying so many different things..
http://www.scirra.com/forum/flying-bird_topic60749.html -- I did try to follow this forum post as well...
The controls used for this game and as provided by the example are great and would work well for my game too, I believe, but when I try to program the custom controls my bird will only turn left and right because of my events that cause the animation to flip, otherwise it stays still...