MoveObj (CMS)

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moveObj("obj", x, y, duration, easing) Definition AFRLme

This small function allows you to move an object immediately from one position to another (absolute positioning); or over x amount of time with optional easing.

Quick note: position is based on the top-left pixel of the sprite canvas belonging to the linked image or animation.


1. Add the main script to the Visionaire Studio Script Editor & set the script as a definition script.
2a. Usage Example #1: move object immediately from current position to 100, 100.

moveObj("object_name", 100, 100)

2b. Usage Example #2: move object over 2000ms from current position to 100, 100 with easeBounceOut easing.

moveObj("object_name", 100, 100, 2000, easeBounceOut)

Main Script

function moveObj(obj, x, y, duration, easing, pos)
 duration = duration or 0 -- fallback in case duration equals nil
 easing = easing or easeLinearInOut -- fallback in case easing equals nil
 obj = game.CurrentScene.Objects[obj] -- store object
 -- + --
 if obj.Animation:isEmpty() then -- check if animation isn't linked to scene object
   pos = obj.Sprite.Sprite:getPosition() -- store object sprite position (top left pixel)
   pos = ActiveAnimations[obj.Animation:getName()].CurrentPosition -- store linked animation position (top left pixel)
 -- + --
 obj:to(duration, { Offset = {x = x - pos.x, y = y - pos.y} }, easing) -- update object position

Syntax Breakdown

Name Type Description
obj "string" This should be a "string" value containing the name of the object you want to move.
x integer This should contain a number value consisting of the x coordinate you want to move the object to.
y integer This should contain a number value consisting of the y coordinate you want to move the object to.
duration integer This should be a an integer value of the amount of time in milliseconds it should take the object to get from current position to the target position.
easing integer This should contain a number value, or the variable name of the easing type that you want to use. Here is a list of available easing options.