Remote collision detection (for games)

Hello all, so I have been pretty active on the “create games” front but not so much for blogging, sorry about that… So I come to you now with a Pen that razed over 1500+ views on codepen and 14 hearts so far…

It’s my implementation of a remote collision detection system that uses degrees instead of bounding boxes. This works well for games where you want to calculate the position of the shoot but the “cannon/lazer/fazer/tower” is not near the target, so instead of creating long bounding-boxes. We just calculate the degrees between the source (cannon) and the target(enemy). And when the cannon is rotated on those degrees it can fire.

Here I will show how a tank can “detect” the enemy. Here’s a quick example and the code will follow:

See the Pen Remote collision detection by Michael Dobekidis (@netgfx) on CodePen.

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Simple Loader with AS3 and TweenMax

This a loader that I created for my OSMF-based player. This is lightweight and simple to use.
Colors and shapes can easily be customized, text could also be included and event animated to match blocks.

The creation function, simple drawing.

public function createLoader(bgColor:uint=0x2e2e2e):void
this.x = 0;
this.y = 0;
bg = new Sprite();,1);,0xf7f7f7,1,true);,0,200,100,5,5,5,5);;
var gap:Number = 45;
var block:Sprite;

for(var i:int = 0;i<6;i++){
                block = new Sprite();

And the function that handles the animation, it applies colorization to each block in order then calls it self with the index increased by one.

private function tint(value:Number=0):void
    var length:Number = bg.numChildren;
    var indexItem:Number;
for(var i:int = 0;ilength-1)
indexItem = 0;
indexItem = value;
}, .2, {colorMatrixFilter:{colorize:0x3399ff, amount:1.2, contrast:1, brightness:1, saturation:1, hue:50}, onComplete:function(){, .6, {colorMatrixFilter:{colorize:0xffffff, amount:1}, ease:Quad.easeInOut});

The release version is a mere 20kb file.

Download the source here: UILoader

View Example here: UILoader-Demo