Hello, I decided to finally register and ask experts here because this problem is literally driving me crazy, I have spent two entire days trying to figure out how to do this, without success.
I absolutely love Construct 2. <img src="smileys/smiley32.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> I am using it to create my vision of what a great game should be, I have been working at it for the past month doing character design and animation, inventory management, jetpack behavior, etc...
I'm very excited to share it with you all as soon as it meets the standards I'm aiming for. I believe this is something lots of people will have fun with. But for now, I simply can't figure out how to set the proper behavior for my character arms and weapon(s).
I have a sprite with the body only, sprites for upper arms, lower arms, hands and weapon(s), I have tried everything I could, set position on body from start, pin, apply physics, etc... I have read all the tutorials I could find on physics, tried to compare with existing capx exemples I could find in Construct 2 folder and on this forum, it just never behaves like I expect it... It either rotates like crazy, or explodes... I am almost starting to believe that it simply is too complex to be done that way.. but I have done other complex things like a whole inventory management with items positionning according to a whole lot of conditions so I don't know.. <img src="smileys/smiley5.gif" border="0" align="middle" />
The character is supposed to aim at 'Mouse.X & Mouse.Y' with the weapon, having upper arm pinned on 'position only' to ImagePoint1 on the body which is Left shoulder and the rest in the same logical way. Aiming up or down would make the arms and hand follow in a realistic/rope way.
I understand this might be quite a complex request (at least for me it's a total mistery so far on how to do this) but if you manage to see what I intend to do and can explain to me how to achieve it that would trully be amazing. I could keep moving forward on the game creation.
Here's a quick Capx I made to recreate the elements I'm working with.
Also, If someone has a better way of doing it (also running and aiming at mouse with weapon, standing and keeping the aim), I'm interested in hearing your idea!
Thanks for reading me!