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Layers and cameras Reference

Each scene can be composed of multiple layers. These conditions and actions allow to manipulate them during the game. In particular, you can move the camera of a layer to center it on an object or a position. Read more explanations about it.

Actions

Center the camera on an object
Center the camera on the specified object.

Layer time scale
Change the time scale applied to the objects of the layer.

Enforce camera boundaries
Enforce camera boundaries by moving the camera back inside specified boundaries.

Enable layer effect
Enable an effect on a layer

Hide a layer
Hide a layer.

Angle of a camera of a layer
Change the angle of rotation of a camera (in degrees).

Camera center X position
Change the X position of the center of a camera.

Camera center Y position
Change the Y position of the center of a camera.

Ambient light color
Set the ambient light color of the lighting layer in format "R;G;B" string.

Layer default Z order
Change the default Z order set to objects when they are created on a layer.

Effect property (enable or disable)
Enable or disable a property of an effect.
You can find the property names (and change the effect names) in the effects window.

Effect property (number)
Change the value of a property of an effect.
You can find the property names (and change the effect names) in the effects window.

Effect property (string)
Change the value (string) of a property of an effect.
You can find the property names (and change the effect names) in the effects window.

Show a layer
Show a layer.

Camera zoom
Change camera zoom.

Conditions

Angle of a camera of a layer
Compare the angle of rotation of a camera (in degrees).

Camera bottom border position
Compare the position of the bottom border of a camera.

Camera left border position
Compare the position of the left border of a camera.

Camera right border position
Compare the position of the right border of a camera.

Camera top border position
Compare the position of the top border of a camera.

Camera center X position
Compare the X position of the center of a camera.

Camera center Y position
Compare the Y position of the center of a camera.

Height of a camera
Compare the height of a camera of a layer.

Width of a camera
Compare the width of a camera of a layer.

Layer default Z order
Compare the default Z order set to objects when they are created on a layer.

Layer effect is enabled
The effect on a layer is enabled

Layer time scale
Compare the time scale applied to the objects of the layer.

Visibility of a layer
Test if a layer is set as visible.

Expressions

Expression Description
CameraAngle(layer name, number) Return the angle of rotation of a camera (in degrees).
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer Optional.
🔢 Number Camera number (default : 0) Optional.
CameraBorderBottom(layer name, number) Return the position of the bottom border of a camera.
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer Optional.
🔢 Number Camera number Optional.
CameraBorderLeft(layer name, number) Return the position of the left border of a camera.
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer Optional.
🔢 Number Camera number Optional.
CameraBorderRight(layer name, number) Return the position of the right border of a camera.
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer Optional.
🔢 Number Camera number Optional.
CameraBorderTop(layer name, number) Return the position of the top border of a camera.
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer Optional.
🔢 Number Camera number Optional.
CameraCenterX(layer name, number) Return the X position of the center of a camera.
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer Optional.
🔢 Number Camera number (default : 0) Optional.
CameraCenterY(layer name, number) Return the Y position of the center of a camera.
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer Optional.
🔢 Number Camera number (default : 0) Optional.
CameraHeight(layer name, number) Return the height of a camera of a layer.
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer Optional.
🔢 Number Camera number Optional.
CameraWidth(layer name, number) Return the width of a camera of a layer.
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer Optional.
🔢 Number Camera number Optional.
CameraZoom(layer name, number) Zoom of a camera of a layer
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer Optional.
🔢 Number Camera number (default : 0) Optional.
LayerDefaultZOrder(layer name) Default Z Order for a layer
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer
LayerTimeScale(layer name) Returns the time scale of the specified layer.
🔤 Layer name (String) Layer

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