I have drawn everything needed to the screen including a HUD for the score, but I have my room set to follow my player: When the camera follows the player, the score HUD stays doesn't scroll with him!

How do I make the score display follow along with the player also?


4 Answers 4


You'll have to set the score position relative to the view position every update event.

Some basic pseudo code from what I remember of GML.

    score.x = view[0].x + 15;
    score.y = view[0].y + 15;

You can do something similar with the drag and drop interface, but I haven't touched GameMaker for years so I can't help you with that.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think there is an option "relative to view" when you inspect the object in the room. Not sure though, been a few years for me as well (even before YoYo took over). \$\endgroup\$
    – Kevin
    Commented Apr 26, 2013 at 12:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ There's a new Draw GUI event that would be worth looking into: yoyogames.com/tech_blog/9 It would take care of doing all that relative stuff for you \$\endgroup\$
    – Jeff
    Commented May 21, 2013 at 23:33

I added this to event draw, of the object Score and it worked for me

x= view_xview[0] + 320;
y= view_yview[0];
draw_text(x, y, (score));
  • \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to GD.SE, Simon! Looking at your code, it's not obvious what everything actually does - for example, why is 320 added to view_xview[0]? It'd be great if you could edit your answer to explain your code. \$\endgroup\$
    – Polar
    Commented May 23, 2014 at 18:33

@Simon was pretty close.

If you are trying to draw relative to the View that is Enabled you can use view_xview[view_current], view_yview[view_current].

For most situations you can get away with using view_xview[0] because most games do not utilize multiple views.


Have a look at the Draw GUI event for this particular problem.

I needed some left/right arrows on my screen to control player movement. I placed two buttons in the room, added a Draw event to each with nothing in it. I then added a Draw GUI event, with


as the only code in the event.

However, this only works for the full version.


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