X and Y Positioning in Flash

Skills Covered

  • The Cartesian Coordinate System
  • Origin Point
  • The Flash Coordinate System
  • Shape x,y positions
  • Object x,y positions

Estimated Work Time

  • 10 Minutes

Before we begin moving objects around the Stage with ActionScript, we need an understanding of the Flash coordinate system, and how it differs from the Standard coordinate system you're use in your math classes.

Don't worry: We won't be getting into slope or y-intercept stuff. We're going to have fun with (x,y) coordinates! The project we'll create might not look like much, but it's an important building block:

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