When optimizing a game, you'll often want to remove nodes from the screen to improve performance. See how to remove nodes in this tutorial.
- [Instructor] In developing a game,…you're often going to want to remove nodes.…You're going to want to do this for two main reasons:…One could be that you're done using the node,…and it no longer needs to be on the screen.…Another reason is for performance.…In general, the more nodes on the screen,…the lower the performance is going to be.…So let's look at how we can remove nodes,…starting in the SpriteKit Scene editor.…Of course you could select a node.…So I have this drone selected.…And you could just press the delete key on the keyboard.…
You could also right click an object in the document outline…and choose Delete to delete in that way,…but let's look at how we can delete an object…using code as well.…So I have this drone that's named drone…that has player as its parent.…So in addition to parenting using the document outline,…you could also use this dropdown menu…and choose who the parent's going to be there.…So player is the parent, and that's its name as well.…So let's go over to GameScene.swift…and inside of here I'm going to create some variables…
- Creating a SpriteKit project
- Adding and modifying sprites
- Creating sprites in code
- Transitioning between scenes
- Working with children and parents
- Adding physics
- Detecting and responding to collisions
- Applying particle effects
- Creating actions
- Working with sound
- Adding cameras and lights
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