Adding a glow filter

AS3 allows us to dynamically apply a wide range of filters to DisplayObjects on the fly. We'll add a glow filter to simulate old 'arcades' pixel luminosity.

flash.filters.GlowFilter class lets us apply a glow effect to DisplayObjects.

First, we need to import it.

import flash.display.Sprite;
import flash.filters.GlowFilter;

at this time, we can simply create a new variable to construct a GlowFilter object. Change placeSpaceship this way:

private function placeSpaceship():void {
var glow:GlowFilter=new GlowFilter(0x00FFFF,1,6,6,2,2);
spaceship.filters=new Array(glow);

In the constructor I specified the color (0x00FFFF = the same cyan I used to draw the spaceship), ...

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