Tracking Values of Other objects >> Enemy Health // Object Libraries

Let’s say I have an enemy with 100 health and every time my bullet hits him he loses 10 health. So I’m testing for collision to see if my bullet hits him… and I’ve got that. The bullet deletes itself. But I want to refer and decrease the health of the enemy (a property of enemy). And than once the health is 0 i will delete the object or switch to death animation. So how do I refer to a property of one object from the function of another object.

Not to sure on how to store and point to values properly in python across objects.

The bullet is a property of the player… i suppose. Well it’s a function in the player.

Also… I’m looking for a conclusive obj. library.

Just to make you avoid the obstacle:

  • small fast travelling objects produce problems on collision (they potetntial fly through the wall).

Solution: use a ray to find the point of impact. WHich means you do not even need a bullet. But this is ok, as you wouldn’t do not see it anyway.

So now to your problem:

  • the ray = ray sensor provides you with the object it hits = raySensor.hitObject
  • on collision (if you use a bullet) a collision sensor provides you with the object it colides with = collisionSensor.hitObject

when you have the hitObject you can check if it has a property e.g. health
if so you can decrease it:

def processHit(cont):
  sensor = cont.sensors[0] # assumed that the first sensor is a ray or collision sensor
  if not sensor.positive:

  hitObject = sensor.hitObject
  if not hitObject:

  health = hitObject.get("health")
  if health is None:

  newHealth = health - 1

  if newHealth < 0:
    hitObject["dead"] = True

  hitObject["health] = newHealth

I hope it helps


If I get your first questions right, you can use a property sensor on the enemy object and test the health value if its less than equals 0. Then the sensor will send a pulse when the health is 0 or lower. (In case he has 5 health and loses 10 health. Then he would have -5)

Btw, Monster posted the post over while I was writing xD

I understand the logic used, and thanks alot for the helpful reply.

I’ve run into a problem though with actually getting the sensor.

I’m still using an object for my bullet with a ray sensor turned on as well.

In the script for the bullet, I was using rayCast to detect collision with my ‘enemy - fly’. I’m able for it to print a string “HIT” and than delete itself to confirm the HIT.

I tried to include in that block of code the info you said:

 sensor = cont.sensors[0]
 hitObject = sensor.hitObject

But for some reason it keeps referencing my Always sensor (using this to run the python script… mainly for motion and init ).

I have it placed correctly, I believe. Anyway, what were you saying about implementing shots without objects? What about tracking the bullets and controlling speed.

cont.sensors[0] gives you the first sensor connected to the current controller.
con.sensors[“sensorsName”] gives you the first sensor with the name sensorsName.

with following code you get the first sensor that has hitObject:

def getSensorWithHitObject(cont):
  for sensor in cont.sensors:
      hitObject = sensor.hitObject
      return sensor
    except AttributeError:
  return None

You can call it with that:

hittingSensor = getSensorWithHitObject(cont)
if sensor is None:
hitObject = hittingSensor


        sensor = cont.sensors[0]
        hitObject = sensor.hitObject
        health = hitObject.get("health")

So I’ve got the right sensor now… and it’s showing me that it’s hitting. However, hitObject is None. So when I do hitObject.get(“health”) it has no property .get

here are the files.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated Prof. Monster :eyebrowlift:

All of this works well Monster, except passing the ‘newhealth’ back into the hitObject.

It appears to be .get is the only way to grab variables from other objects, but there is no way of passing them back into the hitObject.

I ended up using sensor objects, with collision sensors (like SolarLune’s mazecrawl8 - ai).

Small bug in Monsters code

Shold be hitObject[“health”]

on 2.49 i think it’s