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Point In Direction ()
File:Point in Direction Block.gif
Category Motion
Type Stack

The Point In Direction () block is a Motion Block and a Stack Block. The block points its sprite to the specified value - this changes the sprite's direction. Besides inputing the wanted number, there is a small drop-down menu with the common numbers:

File:Point in Direction Drop Down.png

There has been some confusion involving the number system due to the fact that 0 is straight up, rather than off to the right (the default direction), and that it uses a -180 to 180 circle rather than a normal 360 degree circle - but so far no changes have been made.

Common Uses

  • Flipping a sprite

File:Flip script.png

  • Rotating a sprite

File:Jumpy rotation.png

  • If a variable is used to decide the direction, the sprite can point towards an important goal in the project.

File:Pointing in a given direction.png