How do I Use Path Finding

  • Hey there,

    I am trying recreate an arcade style game like Galaga. Where the enemies come down the screen on a set path, do a few turns and twists, line up on the side of the screen and then eventually fly off.

    I started looking at Path Finding but I am not sure how to input the pathing information. Am I handling this type of AI correctly by using Path Finding? Or is there a smarter way to do this? Thank You.

  • Hi

    Path finding isn't the right tool for such a thing. Pathfinding as it name states is able to move an object to a destination by avoiding obstacles in between.

    All you have to do is to store the pattern of the object that you are trying to move as a set of coordinates.

  • I wouldn't call it an AI, it's just movement on a predefined pattern

    The way they did it back in the days would be via interpolating on predefined 2D points stored in a lookup table (Interpolating was really expensive, so they probably just store every pixel to move to in the pattern)

  • All you have to do is to store the pattern of the object that you are trying to move as a set of coordinates.

    AbelaNET

    I'm sorry, but how do I do that?

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  • I am sorry who done this demo but this how path find is done credit goes to that person and not me Lord Shiva

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