How do I emulate the parallax background as seen in the 2D Physics Platformer demo?
Alright, so I've been wondering about this for quite a while now, but do any of you wonderful people have any favorite tutorials or good suggestions for someone struggling to grasp parallax backgrounds?
Specifically, I'm looking to try and create a background similar to the one found in the 2D Platformer demo. I have the sprites/layers in place, the scrolling does happen, and as long as I am moving my character from left to right the background repeats as it is expected to, but if I move lower down in the level, I just see the grey background and whatever is still showing of the sprite based on my position. I'm not at my regular PC at the moment, but once I return to it I will post a picture of what I am referring to.
In the demo, the background is small compared to the rest of the level, but there is never a point where the background is off screen, regardless of the character's x or y position.
Any help, insight, or others who are also bewildered by this are welcome.