Shoot bullet after Animation Complete

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By spacerobot5

Hello, I am creating a simple 2d Platform Game,
My problem is that in one of my animations, the bullet/Bone needs to be created after the animation is complete. Right now it creates the Bone and starts the animation at the same time.

I have tried putting the creation of the Bone projectile under _on_animation_complete, but then it will only allow me to shot if my character is facing the left (direction given by key press “a”). Is there something I’m missing?

Here is the code if it helps.

extends KinematicBody2D

const WALK = 40
const SPRINT = 70
const GRAVITY = 10
const JUMP = -250
const FLOOR = Vector2(0, -1)

const BONE = preload("res://Bone.tscn")

var is_attacking = false

var velocity = Vector2()
var on_ground = true

func _physics_process(delta):
	if Input.is_action_pressed("D"):
		if is_attacking == false:
			velocity.x = WALK 
			$Player_Animation.flip_h = true
			if sign($Position2D.position.x) == -1:
				$Position2D.position.x *= -1
	elif Input.is_action_pressed("A"):
		if is_attacking == false:
			velocity.x = -WALK 
			$Player_Animation.flip_h = false
			if sign($Position2D.position.x) == 1:
				$Position2D.position.x *= -1
		velocity.x = 0
		if on_ground == true && is_attacking == false:
	if Input.is_action_just_pressed("Space"):
		if is_attacking == false:
			if on_ground == true:
				velocity.y = JUMP
				on_ground = false
	if Input.is_action_just_pressed( "ui_focus_next") && is_attacking == false:
		is_attacking = true
		var bone = BONE.instance()
		if sign($Position2D.position.x) == 1:
		bone.position = $Position2D.global_position
	velocity.y = velocity.y + GRAVITY
	if is_on_floor():
		on_ground = true
		if is_attacking == false:
			on_ground = false
			if velocity.y < 0:
	velocity = move_and_slide(velocity, FLOOR)

func _on_Sprite_animation_finished():
	is_attacking = false

Is there a way for you to use the _on_Sprite_animation_finished() function to spawn the bullet? In other words, you add the code for spawning the bullet to the _on_Sprite_animation_finished() function?

Ertain | 2018-10-19 22:14

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: MysteryGM

You could use the animation player to animate a Bool in the script. Then the fire function can check that the bool is true or false; firing when needed.

After the shot has been fired the script resets the bool.

Hope this helps.