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.
During last week’s Hangout we wrapped up our series on using Composer Library with a look at creating custom Composer Library transitions. This week we started a new series on game mechanics with a focus on breaking down the various elements and mechanics of an existing endless runner game. We also spent time discussing the Transition Library and how it can be used to add motion to your apps.
Recently on Corona Geek, we hosted a series of discussions on Composer that focused on how it is used to manage display objects, manage memory, pass data between scenes and create custom transitions. Here’s a summary of what we covered complete with video clips to help you jump into the parts of the conversation that interest you most.
Coroutines, one of Lua’s key features, are quite powerful and give you the ability to start and stop blocks of code as needed. From advanced timer manipulation to creating state machines, coroutines give you greater control over when parts of your code execute. This tutorial touches on just a few of their many uses, in particular those which play to Corona’s own strengths.
During last week’s Hangout we took a break from our Composer Library series to talk with Corona Ambassador, Jason Schroeder about his Progress Ring module and his Color Picker module. During this week’s Hangout we wrapped up our Composer Library discussion with a look at creating custom Composer Library transitions and we revisited tips for unloading modules with adding sprites into Composer scenes.