How to load bullets in linear line for ui and animate it like this clip

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How to load bullets in linear line for ui and animate it like this clip

bullet load concept idea Iwoc_devloglowlowULTRACOMPRESS
(trail part is a bug and the gif looks glitchy but I hope you get the idea)
I would like to know how to do this
previously I tried to use array to instantiate them but I don’t know how to animate them as well, should I appened these to an array or something? idk

Edit: I just got an idea to code maybe I should put a number to count how much bullet it loads so the first bullet goes to left and if number get +1 higher the previous bullet get 30pixel to left and the next one do the same
but don’t know exactly if this method is good or not
leave a reply and tell what is the better way and proper way to do it?
maybe using tween? idk how to use that…

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To make this a whole lot easier for you maybe try making the bullets fly in from the side

So when a new bullet is loaded have a loop like this:

const step_count = 10 # the lower this number, the faster the animation
const loaded_bullet_start_position = 100 # shortened to "lbs"
const distance_between_loaded_bullets = 100 # shortened to "lbd"
const final_bullet_positions = [lbs+lbd*0, lbs+lbd*1, lbs+lbd*2, lbs+lbd*3] # length is max magazine size

var loaded_bullet_nodes = []

func add_new_bullet(b): # b needs to be an instance of the magazine bullet node
 var b_hop = final_bullet_positions[loaded_bullet_nodes.size()]/float(step_count)
 var bullet_hop = float(distance_between_loaded_bullets)/float(step_count)
 for i in step_count:
  b.position.x -= b_hop
  for bullet in loaded_bullet_nodes: bullet.position.x -= bullet_hop
 yield(get_tree(), "idle_frame")

This needs constant frametime to be nice, otherwise you would have to create tweens
Dont forget to set the correct y position :wink:

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Thank you so much for your help
I didn’t even expect to get reply for my problem so I was thinking about removing this feature from my game but thanks to you I won’t. Your code are kinda new to me but it kinda makes sence and I’m happy to find a new thing to learn. I can’t thank you more but I will credit you as a helper in programming in my credit list of game :heart: I wish you luck and hapiness

  • Soroosh
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Thank you haha, I wish you success!