How to create a thruster or blowing function

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  1. ash_white

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm brand new to the gaming app development world so please excuse my lack of technical speech but, I'm looking to create a game which has a series of items that fall down a linear path. The fall based on something close to gravitational pull. I want to create a thruster button that replicates something akin to suspending a ball in the air with wind. Is this possible with Buildbox?

    I look forward to hearing any suggestions.

    Best,

    Ash
     
  2. JustWatchApps

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    @ash_white I definitely recommend reading through the BB manual TWICE as you build your first game. a link is here: BB Manual

    You can give fixed objects a velocity, or you can have physics objects that will be subject to your game's gravity settings.

    You can make your character act like a suspended ball in the wind through advanced gameplay settings. Watch the video tutorial series.

    Good luck!
     
  3. ash_white

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    Hi @JustWatchApps,

    Thanks for getting back to me. I can see that the manual doesn't yet cover the 2.0 Beta version I'm currently using. From what I can figure I should be using the 'Helicopter' preset, which is either no longer available or has been named something else. Any experience using 2.0?

    Thanks
     
  4. ash_white

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    Ok, I can see that there is a 'Jetpack' setting which presumably is the preset I need, but it only allows for landscape view. I need portrait view so I'll have a play around and see if I can recreate the dynamics of 'Jetpack' for portrait. I'll report back with my findings.
     
  5. JustWatchApps

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    @ash_white I don't use BB2, but I'm sure you can adjust the orientation to portrait from landscape, that is how we do it in BB1.
     
  6. ash_white

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    @JustWatchApps - Unfortunately the orientation gets locked with this style of game in BB2 :(
     
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    @ash_white Sorry, no BB2 experience. Waiting for more stability first ;)
     
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    yes, maybe I should just stick with the original first. See how that fairs. Thanks anyway @JustWatchApps
     
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    Late answer... But you change that in the settings after
     

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