...create an Lighningt/Bolt als Weapon?

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Post » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:35 pm

Hello and sorry about my English ;)

A little pre-info: Years ago i try out MMF, TGF and some other Creation-Tools, just for fun. Now, after a loooong break, i want to try out again some Creation-Tools and i found Construct2. I downloaded the Free-Edition, but i will by an Personal-Licence in the next days - i swear ;)
(its much greater then other Tools i tried out)

So, what do i want from you?
(i hope i can explain it, so you understand)

I need help creating an kind of Lightning/Bolt effect, using as weapon/bullet.
When Player "shot", he shots an Lightning/Bolt out of his "weapon" in direction of, maybe MouseX,Y or enemy - like an Laser from any other Games and great Tutorials i found here - but it should not be only an straight line between Player and Enemy/MouseX,Y. It shoud have some random-directions, so it looks more like an Bolt, an Lightning...

I Hope you understand what i tried to say?
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Post » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:49 pm

Use Photoshop !
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Post » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:05 pm

For What?!?
I don't want an Bold-Graphic - that looks always the same...
And when i stretch the Graphic to the distance between "Player" and "Enemy", it does not look like very good.
It should be an random-like-Bolt!
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Post » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:28 pm

Construct 2 needs vector graphics support
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Post » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:36 pm

Years ago i created this effect with ***, but now, today, i don't know how i does it exactly...

It was anything like: mouse-clicks - create bolt (graphic with 16x1px and action-points on the right and left side) - set direction to mouse +/- random - and always when bolt is in game-area - create another bolt at the end of the bolt before - set direction to old Bolt +/- random - like an chain-reaction - and when animation is over - destroy bolt.
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Post » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:59 pm

Try your bet with the canvas plugin ...
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Post » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:32 am

Don't know what to do with Canvas-Plugin... I tried a bit, but don't know what to do...
I'm sorry...

Dou you even understand, what i mean with "lightning/bolt"?
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Post » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:33 pm

I had a go. This isn't actually the effect I was going for but I think it's kind of cool. This is very much a work in progress (messy event sheet) but it might give you ideas.

lightningTest.capx (r114)

If you just want a single bolt, disable event 8.ramones2013-01-04 15:34:04
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Post » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:19 pm

OH! YES! GREAT! THANKS!
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Post » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:34 pm

I found THIS thread for Construct Classic, but i can't open the files, when i download Constuct Classic...
Would be great if anyone can explain me, how to create lightnings like this (or very very similar)...
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