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

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help animating a player in Corona SDK [closed]

Working on a game in the Corona SDK with Lua and I need help so the player animates on the line drawn. Right now he animates at the beggining and the end but not on the line. Here is the player code: ...
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Baking Key Frame Animation in Blender

I have a rigged model using an armiture in blender, I was wonder how you could bake the animation as kayframed data so that I could remove the armiture and the model still walks without being rigged.
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Problem With Smooth Animation In C++/SDL/OpenGL

I been working in the animation of a 2D platformer game in C++/SDL/OpenGL, and my team and I reach the point where we need to establish that every animation of the player (Walking, Running, etc..) ...
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Animation in OpenGL using 3D Models

I have created a model in Blender. Now i want to read that 3D model in my c++ program. I figured that a model can be exported to various file formats e.g. .obj, .3ds or COLLADA and then can be read in ...
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How to tie a bullet release with a firing animation

Lets say you have an animation that you want to happen when firing a bullet. How would you get the bullet to show up at the end of the animation. The only thing I can figure out is to know the time ...
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Are the Minecraft animations hardcoded into the game? [closed]

I would like to know how the animation system works in minecraft. I get a feeling that all the mobs are hardcoded into the game. Did notch really sit there and create the matrices for all the ...
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What's the best way to create animations when doing Android development?

I'm trying to create my first Android game and I'm currently trying to figure out (with someone that will do the drawings and another programmer) what the best way to create animation is. (Animations ...
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Unity: 2D problem (I'm using Orthello package but any advice appreciated)

So instead of dishing out 150$ for SpriteManager 2 (Unity Package), I've been playing around with Orthello which a free SpriteManager package. I got most of everything I'd like working and it was ...
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WebGL geometry calculations

I have a dynamic surface in WebGL, that is animated in vertex shader. I want other objects to interact with this surface (for example, an object riding on dynamic terrain). What's the best way to do ...
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Shapes and sprites in SVGs

I understand SGV images are used in 2D games to store shape data for the physics engine of the game. I'm unsure though, should the raster sprite also be stored in the SVG or should it be separate? ...
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How do you make a customizable 3D character with animation in iOS?

I want to build a character system in my game that is like the on in Mod Nation Racers or Little Big Planet 2. You have a basic and simple Character (which is animated) and you can now put stuff ...
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Exporting an animated FBX to XNA? (in 3DS Max)

I'm now working on an XNA 3D game, and I want to add animated models in it. I came across this example. I see there is one FBX file and a few texture files in the content project, and that in the ...
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Should Different “Types” of Animations be in the Same Class?

For example, say you want a character animation and a health bar animation. Since these require different algorithms, should they be in the same class? They both re-use some of the same code but ...
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How can I animate a recursive algorithm?

Say I have a recursive algorithm, for example one that generates a random tree: // Pseudocode, just a simple algorithm: it isn't perfect. function generate_branch(angle, length, current_depth, ...
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Where can I find animated textures for free? [closed]

I'm looking for some animated textures, especially water textures that show movement. After a bit of searching, I could only find this list. Although those textures are certainly not bad, there are ...
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Should I use different object types for different kind of 3D meshes?

well... I'm building the animation system of my game engine (the skeletal and skinned animation stuff), and I came to a point where I added so much functionality in the frame and node structures ...
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XNA 4.0: Trouble Aligning an Animating Sprite (Texture Origin)

I'll try to explain this as best as I can. I'm trying to build a game where there exists a "Surfer" who is surfing down a rail. I have a sprite sheet for the surfer however I have been running into ...
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XNA 4.0: Animating a moving 2D sprite (not via user input)

I see a lot of tutorials explaining how to do 2D Sprite Animation with sprite sheets, based on the user's input (i.e. Move Left, Move Right ) etc.. etc.. I have already incorporated an ...
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Is there a 2d animation authoring GUI for creating C++ games?

I'm moving from Flash to C++, and am wondering if there are any tools out there that would let me author animation much like Flash does. Basically I want a GUI that lets me layout sprites and specify ...
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Is there a tool to help quickly define animation frames from non-uniform size sprite sheets?

Many of the sprite sheets online have non-uniform sized rectangles as the animation frames and often use a portion of the image for credits, etc., this makes it hard for a game engine to correctly ...
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How to properly handle the landing part in a jump animation

Look at this sprite sheet. It is clear that frame 1-3 are the "jump up" frames after which the last frame will be fixed until the "peak" of the jump (when gravity starts pulling back). When moving ...
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What are some great and useful resources for an Isometric game built on the XNA Framework? [closed]

I'm currently working on an isometric game using the Microsoft XNA Framework. I'm looking of resources that would be of use for making this a successful project, such as isometric engines, physics ...
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Multiplayer synchronization and pathfinding

I have a point & click type interface on a client, which runs an A* on the server, for path-finding. The game is controlled like an RTS, but the world is persistent, so players should be able to ...
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Free animation/sprite art [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find free sprites and images? I am looking for free to use (commercially) art for a small app I am making. Specifically I need some sort of animal (any ...
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Android Fling Gesture, Animation And Collision - Resources?

I'm starting work on a 2D Android game where the player will put their finger on a game piece and do a fling gesture to throw the piece across the gameboard. I've gone through some Android ...
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How to dynamically animate a part of a 3d model towards something

I'm curious about how this sort of animation is typically done code-wise. A few examples: A character picks something up - only hand is animated towards the target ...
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How do I play an animation using lib3ds?

I am having trouble playing an animation of a .3ds object using lib3ds. I am able to load the .3ds model with lib3ds. But I can't find a way to play (for example) my 'walk' animation. Where can I ...
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Which 3D Authoring Application to Decide for

I have read a lot individual information about three key 3D Graphics Authoring Applications: Softimage, 3DS Max, Maya. To me, it looks like each of them has its own way to accomplish the same goal, ...
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What are good puzzle game interface design principles?

I'm building a prototype puzzle game at the moment. I'm just curious as to the principles behind building graphic interfaces within games. At the minute I'm looking at designing the graphics for an ...
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Better animation of elements in SFML/C++

This is not about animating individual characters or elements, I'm happy with spritesheets for that. What I'm looking for is the animation of elements on screen. For example my game starts and the ...
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Character Animation Library

I am looking for character animation library which can be included in my game engine. I prefer FOSS but, paid is good if it's price is reasonable. So, far what Ive found is Cal3d.But it looks dead. ...
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Regulating how much to draw based on how much was drawn last frame

[Edit: I found an answer - see below] I have a 3D game world on an iPhone (limited graphics speed), and I'm already regulating whether I draw each shape on the screen based on it's size and distance ...
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Should I use procedural animation? [closed]

I have started to make a fantasy 3d fps swordplay game and I want to add animations. I don't want to animate everything by hand because it would take a lot of time, so I decided to use procedural ...
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How do you handle animations that are for transitioning between states?

How does one usually handle animations that are for going between a game object's states? For example, imagine a very simple game in which a character can only crouch or stand normally. Currently, I ...
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Linear Interpolation Causing Gimbal Lock?

I have created an object movement path in a 3D authoring application. Then, I exported the path (100 frames) into my custom text file in the form of Euler Angles. The next point was loading the ...
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Wavefront *.obj loader in C++

I'm creating a game using OpenGL (via SDL) and C++ (via Visual Studios 2010 Professional). During the game, I will be using 3D character animation. I'd like to use wavefront *.obj files for all the 3D ...
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Vary speed of enemy smoothly

Hey. I'm trying to create an enemy that travels at a speed s on screen but I'm having trouble with trying to make the speed vary in a smooth motion. Basically, I can get the enemy to move at a ...
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Representing Wind in a Block-Based Game

I'm creating a game inside of a game called "ROBLOX". The game gives you some scripting tools to allow me to basically create anything I want. The world is created up by decently large blocks. ...
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XNA: Skinning sample, keyframes and time

I've been using the skinned sample from XNA tutorials to understand and play FBX files animation. While the animation in all my tests runs correctly, I fail to understand the technic to calculate time ...
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How to animate a character from a sprite sheet?

I'm making an online game, and I had been using a blank square as the character until recently. Now I want to add a real, animated character. I downloaded a free sprite sheet which has 12 (3x4) ...
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Should I use animated objects or use the physics engine on iOS scenes with lots of rigidbodies?

I have a scene with lots of houses and other objects. These objects will be bombarded from the sky. How to handle these kind of settings having in mind that you want the physics to be as realistic as ...
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Getting started at 3D modelling and animation [closed]

I'm looking for book or a guide that will direct me to 3D modelling/animation for gaming. Most tutorials will go for lengths about things I don't really need for games and I want to get to the chops ...
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Determine animation frame from interval

I have an array of sprites that are displayed in-order to make an animation. There is code in an update loop that has access to a value 'time' indicating how far along the animation is. Time is a ...
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How to store character moves (sprite animations)?

So I'm thinking about making a small rpg, mainly to test out different design patterns I've been learning about. But the one question that I'm not too sure on how to approach is how to store an array ...
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Moving an Object along a Curve while Rotating it

I woud like to move an object along a curve. At particular points on the curve, I wish the object to change speed and rotate itself along its axis. Imagine an airplane flying to a destination. It has ...
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animation and game development tutorial for iphone [closed]

Can anybody suggest a good game development and animation tutorial for iphone
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Level Design V.S. Modeler

From what I understand being a level designer and a character/environment/object/etc Modeler are two different jobs, yet sometimes it feels like a Modeler can also do the job of the level designer. I ...
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Some app are very primitive bitmap types of graphics, but some are so realistic, such as Cut The Rope — how does it do it?

Cut the Rope is so smooth and real life like, while some apps are very "bitmap" like. How does Cut the Rope do such realistic animation?
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SWiSH alternative Flash animator for AS3

In the past I've used SWiSH to create small animations that I could use for Flash projects, however, I'm now trying to move to writing AS3 which SWiSH doesn't support. Whilst I have access to Flash ...
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How can I get my first-person character in Unity to move to a ledge with an animation?

I'm trying to get this to happen: The character walks up to a large crate, the player presses a button, and an animation starts playing where the character climbs up on to the crate. (all in first ...