Moving Sprites Right and Downwards

I am working on this project to move a sprite, but I can't seem to figure out how to move a sprite to the right as well as move it downwards. Any thoughts? Here is my program:

    import pygame
    import time
    import sys


    # Set up window
    screen = pygame.display.set_mode((320, 240))

    # Load an image
    rocket = pygame.image.load("rocket.png")
    rocketrect = rocket.get_rect()

    x_coord = 0

    while True:
        for event in pygame.event.get():
            if event.type == pygame.QUIT: sys.exit()

        screen.blit(rocket, rocketrect)

        x_coord += 1
        rocketrect.centerx = x_coord

1 answer

  • answered 2018-03-14 05:25 Ethanol

    In your method of mving the sprite, you change the coordinatses (x) and then assign it to the centerx of the images rectangle. If you want to keep this kind of method (changing and assigning), and also move the image down, you will need to give a y value. For example

    # Define y variable
    y_coord =  0
    # Your code
    y_coords += 1
    rocketrect.centery = y_coord

    This works similarly to how you moved your x_coords, but in total, the program is a bit basic and is not how programmers (or at least me) usually code. Another person might used a tuple for the location, along with making a rocket class. There are also some other ways to move the sprite, such as the .move() or .move_ip() that I would suggest. But it's up to you.