How to find the distance between two objects (EASY)
Author:  canazza

Submitted:  25th February, 2003

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Finding the distance between two objects (ObjA and ObjB) is simple and requires the use of pythagoras theorem (that's the thing in maths all about triangles)
Pythagoras theorem states:
The Square of the Hypotenues of a right angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides, I.E.:
H² = a² + o² where a and o are the other two sides.
H is basically the distance between the two objects in question.
a and o are the differences in the y coordinates and the xcoordinates
You will need the Math object or the Amath object for TGF (i'm not sure about MMF, i think they are built in functions)
create a new event in MMF/TGF using the COMPARE TWO GENERAL VALUES box.
Set the top box to SQUAREROOT( ("Xpos of obja"  "Xpos of objB")² +
("Ypos of obja"  "Ypos of objB")²)
then you can test it against other values (IE a counter, or a set number)
wasn't that simple?


canazza
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