Hello! I am a student, working on a project in CoSpaces and I want to know, if there is a way to generate random movement of objects? I’m trying to make a VR environment and it’s an underwater environment. I have a dolphin that I want to make move randomly without a path. How can I do that using CoBlocks?
To generate random movement for your underwater animals you can use a function block that repeats movement forever. Here’s how:
Let’s assume that our “random movement” means swimming forward and turning around. This is repeated forever in a loop.
Let’s create a function “
setRandomMovement” and give it a few parameters so that we can change the swimming distance and speed of the animals.
Now we add the movement CoBlocks!
To make the movement more random, we pick a number between -180 and 180 whenever the item should turn around
Now we can use this function below the yellow
When Play clicked - CoBlock.
In this block we select the
Dolphin1 item to be moved
3 meters in
Let’s check out this code in action! After pressing “Play” you can also press the code-icon in the top-right to check out the CoBlocks debugger which shows you what your code is doing.
Our dolphin moves with a random pattern!
Let’s add more items. Use the
run parallel - CoBlock to call this function on other animals.
Finally, we have several animals moving about randomly
If you want to make a copy of the example space, check out the remixable example below by pressing the remix - button.
I hope this helps! If this got you curious about what else you can do with CoBlocks, head over to our CoBlocks forum tutorial section!