- Not to be confused with Change X by () (block) or Change Y by () (block).
|Move () Steps|
move (10) steps
The move () steps block is a stack block and a Motion block. Unlike the Change X by () or the Change Y by (), this block moves its sprite forward the specified amount of "steps" in the direction it is facing. A step is equal to a one-pixel length. The Default Value is 10 and can be replaced by any number. The block actually uses Trigonometry to move in the proper direction, as this is how a computer handles it.
The block was known as "forward ()" in Scratch 14Feb04 before being renamed to "move () steps" in Scratch 28Feb05.
Instead of using complicated scripts with the Change X by () block and the Change Y by () block, this block can be easily used to move a sprite forward.
Some common uses for the Move () Steps block are:
- Making sprites move
when gf clicked set rotation style [left-right v] forever move (10) steps if on edge, bounce
- Moving a sprite forward in an animation
repeat (10) move (10) steps end
- Making a sprite follow the mouse
forever point towards (mouse-pointer v) move (10) steps end
- Making a sprite follow another sprite
forever point towards (other sprite v) move (speed) steps end
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This block can be replicated with the following code:
go to x: ((x position) + (([sin v] of (direction)) * (number))) y: ((y position) + (([cos v] of (direction)) * (number))
change x by ((steps) * ([sin v] of (direction))) change y by ((steps) * ([cos v] of (direction)))