# How do I move player to a location inside of a moving box

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### » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:07 am

Hi - I'm working on a top down game that uses click-to-move controls. There are large moving boats in my game and I'm trying to figure out how I can get my player to move to a certain location on the large boat, while the boat is moving.

I figured out a hack solution, where I calculated the displacement from the boats position to where I clicked to move to on the boat.
XDisplacement: (target.x - boat.x)
YDisplacement: (target.y - boat.y).

Then I move my player to this new position every tick
X: Boat.X - XDisplacement
Y: Boat.Y - YDisplacement
This keeps up to date the relative position on the boat that I ordered my player to moveTo, even if the boat is moving.

Here's an example of how it currently looks (but it's fairly odd) - https://i.imgur.com/l4onOBZ.gifv
There's a parabola effect I am trying to get rid of. Preferrably I'd like the player to move in a direct route toward the "new" location on the boat. The speed of the boat, and the speed of the player are both constant.

Does anyone have any other ideas on how this can be achieved?

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### » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:58 am

I think there always will be a "parabola effect". You can minimize it a little, but it will still be quite noticeable.
If you can predict how the boat is moving and calculate where the target location will be at the end of the movement, then you can move your character in straight line directly to that position.

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### » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:36 am

I'm not sure I get what you need, but it may be something like this example I've posted in the forum some years ago:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jives77kcpmus ... .capx?dl=0

Hope this helps. Cheers!
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### » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:50 pm

Scrap my previous comment, brunopalermo gave me an idea how to do this

http://doptrix.com/C2/BoatWalking/
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Shadow object is for simplicity and to demonstrate the idea. You can do it without it.

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### » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:38 pm

Nice example, @dop2000!
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### » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:25 am

I had the same problem while ago and this is how I resolved, I hope it helps

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gyv2pkcz6im39dx/Set%20Position%20in%20a%20moving%20Boat.capx?dl=0

you can change the Movement speed changing the Values on the Global variable "Speed"
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### » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:06 am

@dop2000
@brunopalermo
@tarek2

All GOD's. Interesting methods, thanks guys.
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### » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:39 pm

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