Phaser. Creature

new Creature(game, x, y, key, mesh, animation)

Creature is a custom Game Object used in conjunction with the Creature Runtime libraries by Kestrel Moon Studios.

It allows you to display animated Game Objects that were created with the Creature Automated Animation Tool.

Note 1: You can only use Phaser.Creature objects in WebGL enabled games. They do not work in Canvas mode games.

Note 2: You must use a build of Phaser that includes the CreatureMeshBone.js runtime and gl-matrix.js, or have them loaded before your Phaser game boots.

See the Phaser custom build process for more details.

By default the Creature runtimes are NOT included in any pre-configured version of Phaser.

So you'll need to do grunt custom to create a build that includes them.

Parameters:
Name Type Argument Default Description
game Phaser.Game

A reference to the currently running game.

x number

The x coordinate of the Game Object. The coordinate is relative to any parent container this Game Object may be in.

y number

The y coordinate of the Game Object. The coordinate is relative to any parent container this Game Object may be in.

key string | PIXI.Texture

The texture used by the Creature Object during rendering. It can be a string which is a reference to the Cache entry, or an instance of a PIXI.Texture.

mesh string

The mesh data for the Creature Object. It should be a string which is a reference to the Cache JSON entry.

animation string <optional>
'default'

The animation within the mesh data to play.

Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 42

Extends

Members

alive :boolean

A useful flag to control if the Game Object is alive or dead.

This is set automatically by the Health components damage method should the object run out of health. Or you can toggle it via your game code.

This property is mostly just provided to be used by your game - it doesn't effect rendering or logic updates. However you can use Group.getFirstAlive in conjunction with this property for fast object pooling and recycling.

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Default Value:
  • true
Source - gameobjects/components/LifeSpan.js, line 50

alpha :Number

The opacity of the object.

Inherited From:
Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 46

angle :number

The angle property is the rotation of the Game Object in degrees from its original orientation.

Values from 0 to 180 represent clockwise rotation; values from 0 to -180 represent counterclockwise rotation.

Values outside this range are added to or subtracted from 360 to obtain a value within the range. For example, the statement player.angle = 450 is the same as player.angle = 90.

If you wish to work in radians instead of degrees you can use the property rotation instead. Working in radians is slightly faster as it doesn't have to perform any calculations.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Angle.js, line 29

animation :CreatureAnimation

The CreatureAnimation instance.

Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 69

animations :Phaser.AnimationManager

If the Game Object is enabled for animation (such as a Phaser.Sprite) this is a reference to its AnimationManager instance. Through it you can create, play, pause and stop animations.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 186
See:

autoCull :boolean

A Game Object with autoCull set to true will check its bounds against the World Camera every frame. If it is not intersecting the Camera bounds at any point then it has its renderable property set to false. This keeps the Game Object alive and still processing updates, but forces it to skip the render step entirely.

This is a relatively expensive operation, especially if enabled on hundreds of Game Objects. So enable it only if you know it's required, or you have tested performance and find it acceptable.

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Source - gameobjects/components/AutoCull.js, line 28

cacheAsBitmap :Boolean

Set if this display object is cached as a bitmap. This basically takes a snap shot of the display object as it is at that moment. It can provide a performance benefit for complex static displayObjects. To remove simply set this property to 'null'

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 355

cameraOffset :Phaser.Point

The x/y coordinate offset applied to the top-left of the camera that this Game Object will be drawn at if fixedToCamera is true.

The values are relative to the top-left of the camera view and in addition to any parent of the Game Object on the display list.

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Source - gameobjects/components/FixedToCamera.js, line 86

<readonly> children :Array.<DisplayObject>

[read-only] The array of children of this container.

Type:
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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 17

<internal> colors :PIXI.Uint16Array

The vertices colors

Internal:
  • This member is internal (protected) and may be modified or removed in the future.
Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 142

<internal> components :object

The components this Game Object has installed.

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Internal:
  • This member is internal (protected) and may be modified or removed in the future.
Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 160

<internal> creatureBoundsMax :Phaser.Point

The maximum bounds point.

Internal:
  • This member is internal (protected) and may be modified or removed in the future.
Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 111

<internal> creatureBoundsMin :Phaser.Point

The minimum bounds point.

Internal:
  • This member is internal (protected) and may be modified or removed in the future.
Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 105

debug :boolean

A debug flag designed for use with Game.enableStep.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 211

<readonly> destroyPhase :boolean

As a Game Object runs through its destroy method this flag is set to true, and can be checked in any sub-systems or plugins it is being destroyed from.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Destroy.js, line 22

events :Phaser.Events

All Phaser Game Objects have an Events class which contains all of the events that are dispatched when certain things happen to this Game Object, or any of its components.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 178
See:

exists :boolean

Controls if this Game Object is processed by the core game loop. If this Game Object has a physics body it also controls if its physics body is updated or not. When exists is set to false it will remove its physics body from the physics world if it has one. It also toggles the visible property to false as well.

Setting exists to true will add its physics body back in to the physics world, if it has one. It will also set the visible property to true.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 277

filterArea :Rectangle

The area the filter is applied to like the hitArea this is used as more of an optimisation rather than figuring out the dimensions of the displayObject each frame you can set this rectangle

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 164

filters :Array.<Filter>

Sets the filters for the displayObject. IMPORTANT: This is a webGL only feature and will be ignored by the Canvas renderer.

To remove filters simply set this property to 'null'.

You cannot have a filter and a multiply blend mode active at the same time. Setting a filter will reset this objects blend mode to NORMAL.

Type:
  • Array.<Filter>
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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 307

fixedToCamera :boolean

A Game Object that is "fixed" to the camera uses its x/y coordinates as offsets from the top left of the camera during rendering.

The values are adjusted at the rendering stage, overriding the Game Objects actual world position.

The end result is that the Game Object will appear to be 'fixed' to the camera, regardless of where in the game world the camera is viewing. This is useful if for example this Game Object is a UI item that you wish to be visible at all times regardless where in the world the camera is.

The offsets are stored in the cameraOffset property.

Note that the cameraOffset values are in addition to any parent of this Game Object on the display list.

Be careful not to set fixedToCamera on Game Objects which are in Groups that already have fixedToCamera enabled on them.

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Source - gameobjects/components/FixedToCamera.js, line 56

<readonly> fresh :boolean

A Game Object is considered fresh if it has just been created or reset and is yet to receive a renderer transform update. This property is mostly used internally by the physics systems, but is exposed for the use of plugins.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 241

game :Phaser.Game

A reference to the currently running Game.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 145

height :Number

The height of the displayObjectContainer, setting this will actually modify the scale to achieve the value set

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 61

hitArea :Rectangle|Circle|Ellipse|Polygon

This is the defined area that will pick up mouse / touch events. It is null by default. Setting it is a neat way of optimising the hitTest function that the interactionManager will use (as it will not need to hit test all the children)

Type:
  • Rectangle | Circle | Ellipse | Polygon
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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 62

<readonly> inCamera :boolean

Checks if the Game Objects bounds intersect with the Game Camera bounds. Returns true if they do, otherwise false if fully outside of the Cameras bounds.

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Source - gameobjects/components/AutoCull.js, line 37

<internal> indices :PIXI.Uint16Array

Internal:
  • This member is internal (protected) and may be modified or removed in the future.
Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 131

isPlaying :boolean

Is the current animation playing?

Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 443

key :string|Phaser.RenderTexture|Phaser.BitmapData|Phaser.Video|PIXI.Texture

The key of the image or texture used by this Game Object during rendering. If it is a string it's the string used to retrieve the texture from the Phaser Image Cache. It can also be an instance of a RenderTexture, BitmapData, Video or PIXI.Texture. If a Game Object is created without a key it is automatically assigned the key __default which is a 32x32 transparent PNG stored within the Cache. If a Game Object is given a key which doesn't exist in the Image Cache it is re-assigned the key __missing which is a 32x32 PNG of a green box with a line through it.

Type:
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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 196

lifespan :number

The lifespan allows you to give a Game Object a lifespan in milliseconds.

Once the Game Object is 'born' you can set this to a positive value.

It is automatically decremented by the millisecond equivalent of game.time.physicsElapsed each frame. When it reaches zero it will call the kill method.

Very handy for particles, bullets, collectibles, or any other short-lived entity.

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Source - gameobjects/components/LifeSpan.js, line 65

loop :boolean

Should the current animation loop or not?

Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 463

manager :CreatureManager

The CreatureManager instance for this object.

Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 74

mask :PIXI.Graphics

Sets a mask for the displayObject. A mask is an object that limits the visibility of an object to the shape of the mask applied to it. In PIXI a regular mask must be a PIXI.Graphics object. This allows for much faster masking in canvas as it utilises shape clipping. To remove a mask, set this property to null.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 282

name :string

A user defined name given to this Game Object. This value isn't ever used internally by Phaser, it is meant as a game level property.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 153

<readonly> parent :PIXI.DisplayObjectContainer

[read-only] The display object container that contains this display object.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 79

pendingDestroy :boolean

A Game Object is that is pendingDestroy is flagged to have its destroy method called on the next logic update. You can set it directly to allow you to flag an object to be destroyed on its next update.

This is extremely useful if you wish to destroy an object from within one of its own callbacks such as with Buttons or other Input events.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 252

pivot :Point

The pivot point of the displayObject that it rotates around

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 30

position :Point

The coordinate of the object relative to the local coordinates of the parent.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 14

<readonly> previousPosition :Phaser.Point

The position the Game Object was located in the previous frame.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 218

<readonly> previousRotation :number

The rotation the Game Object was in set to in the previous frame. Value is in radians.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 225

renderable :Boolean

Can this object be rendered

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 71

<readonly> renderOrderID :number

The render order ID is used internally by the renderer and Input Manager and should not be modified. This property is mostly used internally by the renderers, but is exposed for the use of plugins.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 233

rotation :Number

The rotation of the object in radians.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 38

scale :Point

The scale factor of the object.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 22

<readonly> stage :Stage

[read-only] The stage the display object is connected to, or undefined if it is not connected to the stage.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 88

texture :PIXI.Texture

The texture the animation is using.

Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 94

timeDelta :number

How quickly the animation advances.

Default Value:
  • 0.05
Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 80

<readonly> type :number

The const type of this object.

Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 50

<internal> uvs :PIXI.Float32Array

The UV data.

Internal:
  • This member is internal (protected) and may be modified or removed in the future.
Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 125

<internal> vertices :PIXI.Float32Array

The vertices data.

Internal:
  • This member is internal (protected) and may be modified or removed in the future.
Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 119

visible :Boolean

The visibility of the object.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 54

width :Number

The width of the displayObjectContainer, setting this will actually modify the scale to achieve the value set

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 32

world :Phaser.Point

The world coordinates of this Game Object in pixels. Depending on where in the display list this Game Object is placed this value can differ from position, which contains the x/y coordinates relative to the Game Objects parent.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 204

<readonly> worldAlpha :Number

[read-only] The multiplied alpha of the displayObject

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 97

<readonly> worldPosition :Point

The position of the Display Object based on the world transform. This value is updated at the end of updateTransform and takes all parent transforms into account.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 116

<readonly> worldRotation :Number

The rotation of the Display Object, in radians, based on the world transform. This value is updated at the end of updateTransform and takes all parent transforms into account.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 136

<readonly> worldScale :Point

The scale of the Display Object based on the world transform. This value is updated at the end of updateTransform and takes all parent transforms into account.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 126

worldVisible :Boolean

[read-only] Indicates if the sprite is globally visible.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 258

x :Number

The position of the displayObject on the x axis relative to the local coordinates of the parent.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 719

y :Number

The position of the displayObject on the y axis relative to the local coordinates of the parent.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 737

<readonly> z :number

The z depth of this Game Object within its parent Group. No two objects in a Group can have the same z value. This value is adjusted automatically whenever the Group hierarchy changes. If you wish to re-order the layering of a Game Object then see methods like Group.moveUp or Group.bringToTop.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 170

Methods

addChild(child) → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Adds a child to the container.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child PIXI.DisplayObject

The DisplayObject to add to the container

Returns:

The child that was added.

Inherited From:
Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 91

addChildAt(child, index) → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Adds a child to the container at a specified index. If the index is out of bounds an error will be thrown

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child PIXI.DisplayObject

The child to add

index Number

The index to place the child in

Returns:

The child that was added.

Inherited From:
Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 103

bringToTop() → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Brings this Game Object to the top of its parents display list. Visually this means it will render over the top of any old child in the same Group.

If this Game Object hasn't been added to a custom Group then this method will bring it to the top of the Game World, because the World is the root Group from which all Game Objects descend.

Returns:

This instance.

Inherited From:
Source - gameobjects/components/BringToTop.js, line 24

destroy()

Destroy this DisplayObject. Removes all references to transformCallbacks, its parent, the stage, filters, bounds, mask and cached Sprites.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 223

generateTexture(resolution, scaleMode, renderer) → {PIXI.Texture}

Useful function that returns a texture of the displayObject object that can then be used to create sprites This can be quite useful if your displayObject is static / complicated and needs to be reused multiple times.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
resolution Number

The resolution of the texture being generated

scaleMode Number

See {{#crossLink "PIXI/scaleModes:property"}}PIXI.scaleModes{{/crossLink}} for possible values

renderer PIXI.CanvasRenderer | PIXI.WebGLRenderer

The renderer used to generate the texture.

Returns:

a texture of the graphics object

Inherited From:
Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 542

getBounds() → {Rectangle}

Retrieves the bounds of the displayObjectContainer as a rectangle. The bounds calculation takes all visible children into consideration.

Returns:
Rectangle -

The rectangular bounding area

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 307

getChildAt(index) → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Returns the child at the specified index

Parameters:
Name Type Description
index Number

The index to get the child from

Returns:

The child at the given index, if any.

Inherited From:
Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 194

getChildIndex(child) → {Number}

Returns the index position of a child DisplayObject instance

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child PIXI.DisplayObject

The DisplayObject instance to identify

Returns:
Number -

The index position of the child display object to identify

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 159

getLocalBounds() → {Rectangle}

Retrieves the non-global local bounds of the displayObjectContainer as a rectangle. The calculation takes all visible children into consideration.

Returns:
Rectangle -

The rectangular bounding area

Inherited From:
Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 367

kill() → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Kills a Game Object. A killed Game Object has its alive, exists and visible properties all set to false.

It will dispatch the onKilled event. You can listen to events.onKilled for the signal.

Note that killing a Game Object is a way for you to quickly recycle it in an object pool, it doesn't destroy the object or free it up from memory.

If you don't need this Game Object any more you should call destroy instead.

Returns:

This instance.

Inherited From:
Source - gameobjects/components/LifeSpan.js, line 113

moveDown() → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Moves this Game Object down one place in its parents display list. This call has no effect if the Game Object is already at the bottom of the display list.

If this Game Object hasn't been added to a custom Group then this method will move it one object down within the Game World, because the World is the root Group from which all Game Objects descend.

Returns:

This instance.

Inherited From:
Source - gameobjects/components/BringToTop.js, line 87

moveUp() → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Moves this Game Object up one place in its parents display list. This call has no effect if the Game Object is already at the top of the display list.

If this Game Object hasn't been added to a custom Group then this method will move it one object up within the Game World, because the World is the root Group from which all Game Objects descend.

Returns:

This instance.

Inherited From:
Source - gameobjects/components/BringToTop.js, line 66

play(loop)

Plays the currently set animation.

Parameters:
Name Type Argument Default Description
loop boolean <optional>
false

Should the animation loop?

Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 413

<internal> postUpdate()

Internal method called by the World postUpdate cycle.

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Internal:
  • This member is internal (protected) and may be modified or removed in the future.
Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 331

preUpdate()

Automatically called by World.preUpdate.

Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 169

removeChild(child) → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Removes a child from the container.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child PIXI.DisplayObject

The DisplayObject to remove

Returns:

The child that was removed.

Inherited From:
Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 211

removeChildAt(index) → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Removes a child from the specified index position.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
index Number

The index to get the child from

Returns:

The child that was removed.

Inherited From:
Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 226

removeChildren(beginIndex, endIndex)

Removes all children from this container that are within the begin and end indexes.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
beginIndex Number

The beginning position. Default value is 0.

endIndex Number

The ending position. Default value is size of the container.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 244

removeStageReference()

Removes the current stage reference from the container and all of its children.

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 407

reset(x, y, health) → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Resets the Game Object.

This moves the Game Object to the given x/y world coordinates and sets fresh, exists, visible and renderable to true.

If this Game Object has the LifeSpan component it will also set alive to true and health to the given value.

If this Game Object has a Physics Body it will reset the Body.

Parameters:
Name Type Argument Default Description
x number

The x coordinate (in world space) to position the Game Object at.

y number

The y coordinate (in world space) to position the Game Object at.

health number <optional>
1

The health to give the Game Object if it has the Health component.

Returns:

This instance.

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Source - gameobjects/components/Reset.js, line 30

revive(health) → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Brings a 'dead' Game Object back to life, optionally resetting its health value in the process.

A resurrected Game Object has its alive, exists and visible properties all set to true.

It will dispatch the onRevived event. Listen to events.onRevived for the signal.

Parameters:
Name Type Argument Default Description
health number <optional>
1

The health to give the Game Object. Only set if the GameObject has the Health component.

Returns:

This instance.

Inherited From:
Source - gameobjects/components/LifeSpan.js, line 78

sendToBack() → {PIXI.DisplayObject}

Sends this Game Object to the bottom of its parents display list. Visually this means it will render below all other children in the same Group.

If this Game Object hasn't been added to a custom Group then this method will send it to the bottom of the Game World, because the World is the root Group from which all Game Objects descend.

Returns:

This instance.

Inherited From:
Source - gameobjects/components/BringToTop.js, line 45

setAnimation(key)

Sets the Animation this Creature object will play, as defined in the mesh data.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
key string

The key of the animation to set, as defined in the mesh data.

Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 400

setChildIndex(child, index)

Changes the position of an existing child in the display object container

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child PIXI.DisplayObject

The child DisplayObject instance for which you want to change the index number

index Number

The resulting index number for the child display object

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 176

setStageReference(stage)

Sets the containers Stage reference. This is the Stage that this object, and all of its children, is connected to.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
stage Stage

the stage that the container will have as its current stage reference

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 391

stop()

Stops the currently playing animation.

Source - gameobjects/Creature.js, line 431

swapChildren(child, child2)

Swaps the position of 2 Display Objects within this container.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child PIXI.DisplayObject

-

child2 PIXI.DisplayObject

-

Inherited From:
Source - pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js, line 134

toGlobal(position) → {Point}

Calculates the global position of the display object

Parameters:
Name Type Description
position Point

The world origin to calculate from

Returns:
Point -

A point object representing the position of this object

Inherited From:
Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 576

toLocal(position, from) → {Point}

Calculates the local position of the display object relative to another point

Parameters:
Name Type Argument Description
position Point

The world origin to calculate from

from PIXI.DisplayObject <optional>

The DisplayObject to calculate the global position from

Returns:
Point -

A point object representing the position of this object

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Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 590

update()

Override this method in your own custom objects to handle any update requirements. It is called immediately after preUpdate and before postUpdate. Remember if this Game Object has any children you should call update on those too.

Inherited From:
Source - gameobjects/components/Core.js, line 321

updateCache()

Generates and updates the cached sprite for this object.

Inherited From:
Source - pixi/display/DisplayObject.js, line 566