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Stencyl Essentials

By : Richard Sneyd
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Stencyl Essentials

By: Richard Sneyd

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Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Stencyl Essentials
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Multiple tile layers

All we need to do now is make a few small changes to our game level to get all of this working correctly. Follow these last few steps:

  1. In the Dashboard tab, under Scenes, open up Level 1 again.

  2. You will see that we currently have two background layers and one tile layer. Actors can only be placed on the tile layers, which means, currently, all of our actors will be rendered to the same layer. This could create some ugly rendering anomalies regarding the z-order. To avoid this, let's add two additional tile layers by clicking on the following button twice:


    z-order refers to the order in which sprites are drawn on the screen, so it is important to control which actors appear in front and which ones appear behind.

  3. You will now see two additional tile layers at the top of the Layers stack (Layer 3 and Layer 4) ), as shown in the following screenshot:

  4. How we order our actors on these layers is going to be very simple. Place the Air Balloon on the very top layer (Layer 4) so...