Welcome to the latest installment of From the Forum. In this series, guest blogger Alex Jackson highlights outstanding threads from the Corona Forum. The goal is to bring attention to the most captivating, interesting, and thought-provoking discussions taking place in our very own backyard.
Posts By: Brent Sorrentino
If you want to move an object from point A to point B, the simplest approach is to use a transition, but what if you need to move it along a curved path generated by a bezier algorithm or the user’s “drawn” path on the screen? This tutorial outlines how to achieve both methods and set an object to follow the resulting path.
Starting in the most recent public build, all Corona developers can now opt to use two new widget themes in their projects. These new themes are styled after the Android “Holo Light” and “Holo Dark” themes which are commonly found on Android devices running recent versions of the OS.
Some developers who use the Box2D-based Corona physics engine struggle with the setup of physical joints which are used to attach two bodies. This tutorial continues from Part 1 and aims to clarify the five remaining joint types.
Some developers who use the Box2D-based Corona physics engine struggle with the setup of physical joints which are used to attach two bodies. While the most basic joints are easy to configure, others are more complex and require a very specific setup. This tutorial aims to clarify some of these joints, along with their properties and methods.
Today’s tutorial is a brief overview of how to handle collisions between LiquidFun particles and Box2D rigid bodies, allowing for more advanced implementation of the LiquidFun system. Read further to learn how.
This week’s tutorial is an introduction to LiquidFun physics effects. LiquidFun allows you to simulate faucets, pools, waves, streams, and other amazing effects for scenarios where the physics world is not composed entirely of rigid objects. Read further to learn the basics.
Today’s tutorial discusses how to capture and emulate key inputs for the standard Amazon Fire TV controller/remote using Corona SDK. Read further to learn how.
In this week’s tutorial, guest writer Ed Maurina explains basic particle emitters and some of the properties which fuel them. Learn how to create effects such as fire, waterfalls, and explosions, all of which are common in game design.
Since the “newEmitter()” display object was introduced in Corona Daily Build #2214, the Corona Labs staff and community members have illustrated various methods for the loading/usage of emitter definition files. However, some users are still unsure about how to create and edit emitters. In this tutorial, we’ll briefly examine emitter authoring tools, the Starling format, and emitter loaders.