I have cobbled together a script which moves a sprite/enemy forwards, then backwards with flip. It's for a basic enemy patrol.
I've added the Position2D Nodes for start and finish markers, similar to the way I'd do it in Unity.
Note: in the screenshot it says MovingPlatform for the scene, don't worry about that, it will eventually say EnemyPatrol (just testing)
Here's the script (Sorry for the formatting issue in this forum, not sure why)
var startPoint = Vector2.AXISX
var endPoint = Vector2.AXISX
var time = 0
var timeDirection = 1
export var moveDuration = 2
startPoint = $Position2DStart.position
endPoint = $Position2DEnd.position
# Flip the direction of how time gets added
# This ensures it moves back to its initial position
if (time > moveDuration or time < 0):
timeDirection *= -1
if (timeDirection > 0):
# delta is how long it takes to complete a frame.
time += delta * timeDirection
var t = time / moveDuration
self.position = lerp(startPoint, endPoint, t)
The problem I have is that when I instance the scene into my main scene level, if I move the instanced scene root to the location I want, when I play the example, the enemy starts from 0,0.
If I expose the Chidlren's nodes and move the Position2DStart/Position2DEnd nodes instead, the enemy starts from those locations totally fine.
Why can't I just move the whole enemy scene node to do the same thing?
I'd like to move the whole thing so that I can see where my enemy is located in the editor, not just the markers.