Join Todd Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding parents and children, part of iOS Game Development: Swift 2.0 and SpriteKit.
- When we look at the SpriteKit template file,…there was some code that said, "Add child."…So I want to take some time right now…to talk about parents and children in SpriteKit.…Every element that we add to the screen in SpriteKit…needs to have a parent.…And the parent all the way back…in the ancestral tree is the scene.…So we have our GameScene class right here.…So if I select any of these elements on the screen…and I look in the Parent drop-down,…it will say the parent is SKScene_0…which refers to the GameScene class.…
So it's a child of the scene.…So in order to view an object,…it needs to be a child of some other object.…Now for what we've done so far,…that doesn't really matter…because everything has been a child of the main scene.…So if I click on the circular background right here,…that's a child of SKScene_0 and same for the cannon,…the child of SKScene_0.…Now the reason why you might want to change…the parent theme is because this whole cannon,…we might want to move that as a unit…and not as three individual parts.…
- Creating a new SpriteKit project
- Adding and modifying sprites
- Transitioning between scenes
- Removing child sprites from parents
- Working with gravity, forces, and impulses
- Detecting collisions
- Applying particle effects
- Creating actions and action sequences
- Working with audio
- Creating frame animations
- Using cameras and lights
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Introduction to SpriteKit
2. Add Physics
3. Work with Particle Effects
4. Work with Actions
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5. Work with Audio
6. Additional Features
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