by Justin (Updated on 2018-11-29)


What are Effects?

Effects let you add visual flair to actors (and images), without having to add new animations or additional code to the game. All effect-related blocks are located under Actor > Effects.

Effect Blocks in Palette


The following demo demonstrates all of the available effects in Stencyl.

Effects and Performance

Don't continually re-apply effects every frame of the game.

This will drain performance because the underlying images for the Actor's animation will continually be re-generated per-frame.

Effects in themselves are not performance impacting. It's the application of effects that takes relatively long.


Tip: On Desktop and Mobile, if you want to tint an actor and un-tint it, instead of using "remove all effects", apply a white tint to the actor, which has the same net effect, without the performance penalty.