[Squeakland] group objects
bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Mar 10 04:53:39 PST 2007
Err, you're right - use a playfield to construct the script. However,
once the script is there, you could actually replace the playfield
tile with a rectangle tile and it will still work. Or even better,
drop a "line's holder" tile into its place ...
This is what I did when I tried it. The reason I preferred a
Rectangle is that you can pick it up with all its contents. For a
playfield you would have to fiddle with its options in the halo menu
to achieve this.
- Bert -
On Mar 10, 2007, at 12:54 , Randy Heiland wrote:
> Thanks Bert. Ah yes, it's coming back to me. However, don't I
> need to use a Playfield as my "container" object? I followed your
> instructions - drawing a rectangle and embedding my line into it.
> But then I couldn't find a "rectangle include" tile in any of the
> categories - is it there and I just missed it? In a playfield,
> it's in the Collections category.
> On Mar 10, 2007, at 3:45 AM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> On Mar 10, 2007, at 2:40 , Randy Heiland wrote:
>>> Apologies if I've asked this in the past and forgot... am I able to
>>> group/join together multiple objects into a composite object?
>> Sure, "embed" them into one "container" object. That can be any
>> object, like a Rectangle, or an Ellipse may look nice, or just
>> make it transparent.
>>> I'd like to:
>>> - paint a fat line
>>> - script to: rotate it and make copies
>>> - treat all lines as a single object
>> Make a Rectangle. Draw the fat line on top of it. From the Line's
>> halo menu choose "embed into ... Rectangle". Now when grabbing the
>> rectangle, the line moves with it. Then make a script like "Line
>> turnBy: 30. Rectangle include: Line's copy." and you're fine to go.
>> - Bert -
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