Glide () Secs to () (block)

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Glide () Secs to ()
3.0 Glide () Secs to ().PNG
Category Motion
Type Stack

The Glide () Secs to () block is a Motion Block and a Stack Block that will be included in Scratch 3.0.[1][2] The block moves its sprite at a steady pace to the specified sprite or the mouse-pointer from a drop-down - this is similar to the sprite in a direction and repeatedly using Move () Steps, but with more precision. The first space is a number input, and the second space can set to a sprite, random position, and mouse-pointer. A downside to the block is that, while gliding, it pauses the script so that nothing else can happen during this time. A glide can only be interrupted by a stopping scripts block, and the If on Edge, Bounce block will fail to work its intended function while a sprite is gliding.

Example uses

Making a Sprite glide to another sprite

when gf clicked
glide (3) secs to [sprite2 v]::motion

Gliding to random positions to create pen lines

when gf clicked
pen down
set pen color to (pick random (0) to (360))
repeat (50)
glide (3) secs to [random position v]::motion

Following a Sprite for a limited time before reaching it

when gf clicked
glide (60) secs to [sprite2 v]::motion

Workarounds

The Glide () Secs to X: () Y: () block can be used to get the same effect:

when gf clicked
glide (5) secs to x: ([x position v] of [Sprite2 v]) y: ([y position v] of [Sprite2 v])

See Also

References

  1. https://llk.github.io/scratch-gui/develop/
  2. https://github.com/LLK/scratch-gui/issues/598