mask_index

Sets the collision mask of the given instance.

Syntax:

mask_index


Returns: Real


Description

When you define an object in GameMaker: Studio you can assign it a mask to be used for collisions rather than the one that corresponds to the defined sprite. This variable can be used to find the sprite_index of that mask (or it will return -1 if no sprite has been assigned) or to set the mask for an instance to the chosen sprite. Setting the mask index means that you can have, for example, a sprite for the instance with an irregular shape, yet give it a circular collision mask that is gotten from a different sprite.


Example:

mask_index = spr_Round;

The above code sets the mask of the instance to that of the sprite "spr_Round".


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