Now that the
Actor draws an interesting pattern it deserves to be represented on
Stage by an interesting shape. This
the image defined in the file
hotSpot is a point defined relative to the images lower left corner. The hot spot is the point within the image that is aligned with the actor's current position on the
This program defines the hot spot to be
(8,0), that is the point 8 pixels to the right and 0 pixels up from the images lower left corner.
Note that the actor calls
setRotatesShape(false); to indicate
that its shape should not be rotated according to its movement direction.
Click on Rotating Image to see the actor with image rotation turned on.