I'm exploring making a point and click style adventure (i.e. like Monkey Island) in Flash 8. In essence I think that means I want to know how to keep track of a movie clip as it moves around a set route on the screen.
I would like the user to be able to click anywhere above or below the preset route(s) and the character move to the relevant point on the route.
I have made a quick example which illustrates my aim. Please see the attached .fla.
Any advice on where to start looking would be greatly received.
I.e. how do I program pre set routes? How do I allocate parts of the screen to correspond to specific points on this route when clicked upon.
So I am looking for code that will enable the user to click anywhere within the screen and based on the coordinates of the click navigate my sprite/movie clip to that point on the motion path. How do I get started? Where do I look?
Don't think you want to use a motion path (single start and end point), as you will need something that can branch out.
Kirupa has a tutorial for something that could be adapted to work for your project.