I will play around with it as well, What im not quite understanding is do i need to spawn a sprite with the effect on it , wait so many secs for the effect to run its course then destroy that sprite? Thanks again for the reply i never sleep and im glad to see some active people on here at this time! its 4am for me more coffee! lol
you apply the effect to a sprite object and animation if required, then delete it at start of layout, right? as you wold normal do with any sprites. then when click is pressed create same sprite at mouse x y position and give the new created object effect parameter 1 2 3 and scale it up or play animation frames depends on your approach.
P.S its 12 am here almost, but i barely sleep also, been wake for about 17 hrs and im still going