The simulation of an in-game entity's motion, such as running or sitting or striking.

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How to prevent fish eye effect when using CCOrbitCamera in Cocos2D?

Note: I'm using CocosSharp, a Xamarin C# version but the question is valid for all Cocos2D versions I presume. I'm also fine with answers in any Cocos2D dialect (there is no tag yet for CocosSharp ...
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How to create a game animated guide? [on hold]

I want to show users before starting each level how to use it. So I want to make an animated tutorial that shows how to select textures, by animating the movement of a cursor, which is in the form of ...
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Altering Animation Playback Given Terrain Information

Say my character has a jog animation. Assuming Y is vertical, his feet leave the ground at Y=0 and hit the ground again at Y=0. This works fine in a world like that of Minecraft, where every surface ...
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How to control animationClip though scripting or button pressed

I am stuck in my project designing Game Menu in unity. I am using NGUI plugin free version. I created image button and animated in animation view. It made animationclip and added in animator ...
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Spriter: add object across whole animation?

In Spriter, I have a semi-complete animation that I want to add a sprite on top. However, when I add a sprite, it only stays for one keyframe, then disappears. If I try to copy and paste it to all the ...
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libgdx y axis rotation (card flip)

I am a complete new user to libgdx and am looking to use it to write a simple card game. I want to be able to flip my cards over to reveal them, in the same way as this example from Google shows. ...
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Method to fake 3d in 2d top down game

I'm relatively new to game development and its terminology and I was wondering how to achieve the effect that is being used on the main character in this game: http://youtu.be/XK7whzmywno?t=2m38s To ...
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Creating looping canvas animation (slot machine with reels)

I have a small assignment to create something like slot machine with spinning pictures. I have to use HTML5 Canvas. I would like to hear some opinions how this can be made simply and performantly. ...
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Collada 3d file type

For animations in the Collada file type. How does it store them? I'm reading them in with Assimp and I got the keys. mNumPositionKeys = 24. I made the animation and it had 24 frames. But only 2 were ...
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Animating Two Objects' Interaction?

I want to animate a character who could be doing any number of things. Say for example, I want the character to get into bed, under the covers. Do I animate the character and the sheets moving ...
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Ease action to simulate a clank in a moving or rotating device near end of the trajectory

You know those mechanisms that moved or rotated, and then just a few millimeters near the end of the trajectory they oppose a bit of resistance and then clank to the final position. I want to ...
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Animation, Interpolation, & Structure

I have been working on animation in my small game engine recently and I am implementing some interpolation to be used with skeletal animations. I know how to do interpolation but I am not sure where ...
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Importing skeletal animation from vertex coordinates in maya

I have files of different frames of an animation which have the vertex co-ordinates of a human skeleton in 3D space. I want to import the animation from these keyframes into maya to perform motion ...
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Method Animator.SetBool sometimes is not working (or not triggering) in Unity2D

I have trouble with Animator in Unity2d. I have a main character for my game. The character has his own animation clip for fighting. When the player touches the screen, i am starting animation. When ...
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How to mirror flip animation curves in Unity?

I have a animation that moves my camera from left to right. Now I'd like to copy it with 'mirror' transformation so I can use it to move from right to left. Is it possible to do it using script or ...
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How does the Maya ASCII FBX format store positions within animation?

I want to understand Maya's ASCII FBX format so I can convert animations in it to OSG (OpenSceneGraph) format. I have a simple sphere, with a translation in one direction for 30 frames baked into an ...
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How do I make my character move during its animation?

I have an OGRE animation problem: I want to control a character with the WASD keys, but pressing W, the character only moves once the animation completes. I want to move the character with the ...
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C++ Visual Studio Sprite Animation Function only setting values for certain Rect structs in SDL

I'm making a game in SDL and I am using an Array of Rects to store values of sprite sheet clip's dimensions. When I call the function and pass in one of my sprite sheet textures with it's ...
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Best Practices for combining animation and logic

In Games I often run into this kind of scenario: The Game Logic decides something happens, and of course the logic does so instantly. But the Game also has animations depending on the logic. Like ...
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iOS Workflow for Importing Animations Into XCode

I am working with an illustrator to add animation to my iOS app. She is using Adobe After Effects on the illustration side and I am using SpriteKit on the developer side. However, the specifics don't ...
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How do I procedurally animate a cell eating another cell?

The entities in my game are soft-body, amorphous cells. I'd like to create an animation where enemies are engulfed by the player's cell. That is, I want to generate a "cell eating another ...
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Animation-based Collision Boxes

Background I'm currently working on a top-down 2D game, roughly similar to something like Zelda for the SNES. Certain game entities such as the player or a typical enemy will consist of multiple ...
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Converting time of day into a smooth day/night variable?

I'm trying to make a smooth day/night cycle for a game project that I've been working on. I've already set up a clock that adds deltaTime to seconds, wraps seconds to gameMinutes, etc. The issue that ...
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Milkshape3D Animation on Windows 7 64-bit

when I run Milkshape 3D on my 64-bit Windows 7 machine, certain joints expand when I try to rotate them. For example, my model's leg has hip, knee, foot and toe joints. So to do a walking animation I ...
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Change DisplayObject's bounds in Flash/AS3

I'm developing some platform-like game using AS3 and Flash CS5 for animations. I've already done most of the mechanics now, and I've starded to drawing characters and animating them. But some problem ...
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(Unity 3D) Why are bone colliders with an Animator Controller so finicky?

I have an NPC with colliders parented to its bones using the Unity ragdoll wizard. It also has an Animator Controller. The problem is, sometimes those colliders just don't work right. They're targets ...
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Is it a bad idea to couple action and animation?

I'm making an ARPG (like Legend of Zelda but with more action), and this question raised during the development: Should action and animation be coupled? Or should they be independent? With this I ...
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Moving gameobject with animation according to my script Unity3D

I am developing a game with Unity3D with an horizontal list of elements which you can move with arrows. Here you can see an example: I have created animations in order to modify the alpha value of ...
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animation control problem

I have a list of .FBX object.When I drag that .FBX into scene its corresponding inspector Animation component(fig 1) appears but when I drag some other .FBX object into the scene the Animator ...
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control animation using animator control class

I did a sample existing code to control animation using animation.I dragged and dropped a character into the scene then I added a Animator to it and added the animator controller.Below I have given ...
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Unity: Why do my normals flip during an animation?

This problem boggles my mind. I have an animation running on a face object (imported from Blender). At a few points in the animation, the normals switch direction! It causes the mesh to blink. Of ...
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How can I do something only after an animation has finished?

I'm making this 2D platform based game. Basically what I want is when the player walks into spikes (which have a "deadly" tag") it displays the animation that has the parameter of animate with the ...
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Playing a sprite sheet animation in Cocos2D-x

I'm trying to create an animation using a sprite sheet in Cocos2D-x. I'm doing the following. The game doesn't crash but the screen is still blank. bool HelloWorld::init() { ...
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How can I animate characters' static-geometry eyes?

Here's a Nintendo example: Specifically, the animation of the pupils seems not to animate the geometry. How is this done?
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Why are gaming graphics not as beautiful as animated movies?

I remember watching the Tomb Raider pre-rendered trailer, and wished those graphics could be in the game itself. Why there is such a big difference between the trailer and the actual game? I ...
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How do I convert a Source engine NPC model to a player model?

The Source engine's NPC and player models differ: An NPC model applied to the player has no animations. It cannot walk and holds its arms out to the side by about a foot. The weapon is held in the ...
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How can I animate a sprite in cocos2d-x 2.2.1 c++? [duplicate]

Is there a way to do an animation without a .plist file? I'm having a hard time doing swap animation with sprites. For example, doing an animation while the user is not doing touches and the other ...
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How to make a text of several letters animate, only with an animation

I wonder if it is possible to create an animation in a text with a single "animation". The problem is that for me to reach the desired effect I need to create an animation for each letter, as each one ...
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Unity Animator State Freezing

I am really new with Unity, I am making a game, but I am having some problems with the animators, my problem is that I am trying to add some animations to my menu, and also add new characters to my ...
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Animation in top down 2d [closed]

How is this usually done? Especially when the character might need to use different animations, for instance at his hands and legs. I noticed some skeletal animation solutions but they were only ...
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Having a hard time having consecutive animations for an attack [closed]

So I've been trying to figure this out for about 8 hours now...It's driving me nuts because I am pretty sure that it is something dead simple that I am just not understanding. I had everything working ...
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How do you break apart art into components for animation?

I am a programmer and brand new to the game world, trying to get a sense of what it would take to draw simple characters like you'd see in Don't Starve or indie games like that. I have seen in their ...
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Animating colors in a Direct2D Linear or Radial GradientBrush

Is it possible to change colors in a Direct2D brush once created? For example, if I create a LinearGradientBrush can I interpolate the value of the color in one GradientStop to a target color over ...
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Maya shatter collision without interpenetration

I'm a newbie in Maya and after days of Googling I still cannot find the answer to my question. I'm making a solid shatter in Maya, as expected, the rigidbodies interpenetrate with each other. And the ...
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How to interrupt movement where the model can lag behind

I have a movement system for my characters where the model is allowed to lag behind the character's actual position. In a way it is like the model is being dragged on a string behind the actual ...
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Timing in fighting game using animations time?

I am developing a 2D fighting game in C++. I have made the basic components such as moving, guarding and even a combo system that works perfectly well. My main concern now is that I want the game to ...
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If object is bellow another object… do something [closed]

I have 2 objects in scene. When pillar is bellow target, pillar object needs to animate. I get this error: "NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object". var pillar : ...
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How do I make an XML-specified animation show completely?

I want to add animation to my game board when updating tile positions. I can start an animation at the right point, but there's a catch: When the translate animation starts, it seems like the ...
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Should Animations in Turn-Based Games Happen Before or After State Transitions?

I'm planning a roguelike game and I'm unsure how to design for animations. Since a roguelike is turn-based, the game model is discrete and would have no intermediate states during an animation(?). ...
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How do I structure my models for 3D animation?

I have a question about implementing a 3D animation system in my engine. The following is how I am attempting to model the render / animation systems. (Note: I am using Haskell for the pseudo-code ...