Rotating a sprite with pygame

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Rotating a sprite with pygame

Post by najanaja73 »

Hi, I've just started using Python/Pygame as a hobby. I've gotten the code to draw my Plane.png and move it using the wsad keys, and I mapped the q and e keys to rotate it which it does, but each time it rotates, it 'falls' down the screen to the bottom right and after a few key presses, disappears. I read that this is because when it turns the sprite, it adds padding to resize the image while it is turning. I think that each time it turns, it adds more padding, making it add exponentially for each keypress. I can't figure out how to stop this from happening. Any help for a beginner greatly appreciated! The Colours import is just a file where I keep my pre-defined colours for easier colour filling, and Plane.gif is an inch by inch and a half gif of a black plane with transparent background, and loads no problem, it just flies away when i use the e or q keys

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import pygame, sys, time, random
from pygame.locals import *
from Colours import *
from PIL import Image, ImageDraw
class MySprite(pygame.sprite.Sprite):
    def __init__(self):
        self.image = pygame.image.load('Plane.gif').convert()
        self.rect = self.image.get_rect()
        self.x = 0
        self.y = 0
    def draw(self,surface):
    def onKeyPress(self):
        key = pygame.key.get_pressed()
        distance = 5
        if key[ord('s')] or key[pygame.K_DOWN]: #down
            self.y += distance
        elif key[ord('w')] or key[pygame.K_UP]: #up
            self.y -= distance
        if key[ord('d')] or key[pygame.K_RIGHT]: #right
            self.x += distance
        elif key[ord('a')] or key[pygame.K_LEFT]: #left
            self.x -= distance
        rotate = pygame.transform.rotate
        if key[ord('e')]:
            self.image = rotate(self.image, 10)
        elif key[ord('q')]:
            self.image = rotate(self.image, -10)
class Event(object):
    def __init__(self):
        for event in pygame.event.get():
            if event.type == pygame.QUIT:
            elif event.type == pygame.KEYDOWN:
                if event.key == pygame.K_ESCAPE:
fps = 30
fpsClock = pygame.time.Clock()
size = width,height = 800,600
screen = pygame.display.set_mode(size)
mySprite = MySprite()
while True:
    event = Event()

This is the code, hope you can help, thanks!
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Re: Rotating a sprite with pygame

Post by chad »

I'm not sure you'll get any traction on that question here... Might want to check the pygame docs or the answers you got when you posted it on this other forum...
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Re: Rotating a sprite with pygame

Post by serwusek »

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