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Bitmap Trailer using Blitting technique

This is an AS3 mouse trailer example using the Blitting technique.

From Wiki on Blitting: “A classic use for blitting is to render transparent sprites onto a background.”

So instead of having 100′s of movieclips on the screen at the same time, you only have 1 bitmap object. This dramatically improves performance.

This also allows you apply filters to this bitmap image to achieve all kinds of fancy effects, such as this trailer using blur and alphaMultiplier (bitmap alpha control).

Preview v1.0.0

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Advanced Weapon System

Made additional changes and improvements based on feedback from the community.

Change List v1.1.2

  • Sabdrenss128 helped optimize the remove object method
  • Added constants for weapon types
  • Optimized bullet/laser code
  • Removed laser memory leak bug
  • Other speed optimizations

Preview v1.1.2

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Weapon Manager Methods

  • Add Weapon
  • Remove Weapon
  • Fire Weapons
  • Stop Weapons
  • Add Bullet
  • Remove Bullet
  • Add Solid Object
  • Remove Solid Object
  • Update Weapons
  • Update Bullets
  • Check Collisions

Weapon Methods

  • Constructor
  • Create Barrel
  • Fire Barrels
  • Update Rotation
  • Update Barrels
  • Create Display objects
  • Destroy Display objects
  • Destroy

Available Weapon Settings

  • ID
  • Skin
  • Current x, y, rotation
  • Max rotation speed
  • Reload speed
  • Bullet spread (accuracy)

Available Barrel Settings

  • Skin
  • Barrel Length
  • Current x, y, rotation

Available Bullet Settings

  • Skin
  • Bullet speed
  • Max travel distance
  • Bullet life time
  • Current x, y, rotation

Change List v1.1.1

  • Added Laser weapon
  • Gave bullets life timer
  • Removed unused vars
  • Added global shared vars
  • Updated package names

Refactored my AS3 multi-barrel gun code to be even more flexible using the Composition design pattern. This allowed me to create a weapon system that’s easily extendable to include different types of weapons.

Current implementation includes single, dual and quad barrel projectile guns and laser guns. Included weapon classes are easily duplicated to create additional different weapons. Laser guns can be set to pulse or beam settings. See examples for details.

I also added a WeaponManager class that handles creation, update and destroy functions of weapons, bullets and solid objects. Performs collision detection, display updates and more. Easily add your enemies thru the weapon manager and let it handle all the collision detection/reaction.

Added custom skin support for the Weapon platform, Barrel/Turret, Bullet & Laser beam. Laser beam is easily customizable as well.

Wish List

  • Give each bullet its own target
  • Fire one barrel at a time
  • Fire multiple bullets from one barrel
  • Add Guided Missile weapon
  • Better collision detection
  • Use interfaces
  • Add DisplayManager (perhaps use Blitting to draw graphics)
  • Use Vectors instead of Arrays

Pixel Perfect Collision Detection

Preview v1.0.1

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This script was based on an example by Mike Chambers: Using BitmapData.hitTest for Collision Detection.

Update – v1.0.1
Added dynamic clip highlighting on hit

Dynamic Explosion Generator

Create explosion effects dynamically with AS3.

Example comes preloaded with a small, medium, and large explosion effects. Easily customizable for additional effects.


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