How would I make the screen flash red whenever the player takes damage?
asked Oct 23 '10 at 09:15 AM
Fading a GUITexture is pretty easy:
Then, when wou want you screen to flash, just call FlashWhenHit:
The above example (in FlashWhenHit) will fade your texture from 100% transparent (invisible) to 80% opaque (just slightly transparent) over 1/2 second. It checks to make sure the texture is 100% transparent before attempting the fade to eliminate visual errors, and at the end ensures it is at exactly 80% opacity. It will then wait 1/100th second, and fade the texture back out to transparent. You can, of course, adjust the starting and ending opacity by changing the start and end values in the function call, as well as how long the fade takes and what object if affects. The WaitForSeconds is in there so the texture will stay at its max opacity momentarily (to make it more visually obvious); the length of time is adjustable there too. Also, if you want the screen to flash a certain number of times, you could use a for loop with a counter that goes to 0 from, say, 3, to get the screen to flash 3 times, etc.
Hope this helps.
answered Oct 26 '10 at 12:02 AM
A simple method:
Make fullscreen GUITexture, and set it to red. Set the opacity to 0%, and attach it to a separate camera on a layer above the main camera (so it is drawn on top of everything). Make sure you set the clear flag on this camera to Don't clear.
Set up your logic so whenever your player is hit, a variable is set to true momentarily.
Attach a script to the GUITexture that looks at the state of the hit variable, and if it is true, set the opacity of the GUITexture to 80% for a few frames and then back to 0% (this will give you the flash but also allow the player to still see the action on screen).
answered Oct 24 '10 at 02:43 PM