how do i go from skscene to uiviewcontroller by code

how do i go from skscene to uiviewcontroller by code  using -'ios,uiviewcontroller,sprite-kit,segue,skscene'

All I want if for when the user touches a skspritenode in the skscene, it will go to a different view like performseguewithidentifier. Thanks for any help. I can post code, but it seems like a generic question so I figured that you wouldn't need any. By the way, I already figured out how to detect the tapping the skspritenode. I have been looking at this for a long time and I am stumped. Please help.

asked Sep 21, 2015 by ajit.chavhan
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2 Answers

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You cannot present a viewController from within a SKScene as it is actually only being rendered on a SKView. You need a way to send a message to the SKView's viewController, which in turn will present the viewController. For this, you can use delegation or NSNotificationCenter.


Add the following protocol definition to your SKScene's .h file:

@protocol sceneDelegate 

And declare a delegate property in the interface:

@property (weak, nonatomic) id  delegate;

Then, at the point where you want to present the share screen, use this line:

[self.delegate showDifferentView];

Now, in your viewController's .h file, implement the protocol:

@interface ViewController : UIViewController 

And, in your .m file, add the following line before you present the scene:

scene.delegate = self;

Then add the following method there:

    [self performSegueWithIdentifier:@"whateverIdentifier"];


Keep the -showDifferentView method as described in the previous alternative.

Add the viewController as a listener to the notification in it's -viewDidLoad method:

[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self selector:@selector(showDifferentView) name:@"showDifferenView" object:nil];

Then, in the scene at the point where you want to show this viewController, use this line:

[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] postNotificationName:@"showDifferentView" object:nil];
answered Sep 21, 2015 by tseetha
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I suggest the following option: (this goes in your scene)


    MyViewController *myController = [[MyViewController alloc]init];
//Or instantiate any controller from the storyboard with an indentifier
[self.view.window.rootViewController presentViewController:myController animated: YES options: nil];

And later in your view controller, when you wish to dismiss it, do something like this:

    [self dismissViewControllerAnimated:YES completion:nil];

The good thing about this option is that you won't need to store your view since at any point you can initialize it as long as the scene you are in, imports the viewcontroller's code.

Let me know if it works

answered Sep 21, 2015 by gauravsinghal83