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

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Public format for 2D animations

What public animation file formats are there available for 2D games? I'd like to know about both formats for procedural/skeletal animation, as well as traditional animation.
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How to implement cue-stick animation for a pool game?

Hello I am developing a Pool game, and I've been scratching my head about what formula is needed to implement an animation for the cue stick. The animation of the cue stick should look as if it's ...
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How does this animation work?

This project "Locomotion Skills for Simulated Quadrupeds" creates an animation for the dog model in the program. However if you go into the project's files the dog's skeleton is made of individual obj ...
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How can I move keyframes further apart in ToonBoom?

I've created an animation entirely out of screen capture fragments and keyframes, and I haven't allowed enough time for one portion. I'd like to simply stretch out the time between two keyframes, ...
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smooth animation following a random path in real time

So, I'm toying around with an augmented reality game. I'm using computer vision to track a particular object, which works reasonably well. I'm trying to animate something that basically follows that ...
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How is animation handled in non-immediate OpenGL?

I'm a newbie to modern OpenGL. I'm comfortable with the immediate OpenGL methodology, but I've never done any serious use of VBOs. My question is about animation. In immediate mode, to achieve ...
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Exporting Blender bones

I wrote an exporter for blender models that works great for meshes. I'm attempting to extend that to bones defined in blender. However I haven't found good information for exporting bone data. How can ...
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Rendering characters, with cut off limbs (Blender models in Java/OpenGL)

What aspects should I take into consideration for creating character animation and rendering classes if I want to be able to have detachable limbs? I've developed a detailed body system that can have ...
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what is the simplest 3d software for unity? [closed]

Ive heard a lot about Daz studio, Poser, Maya, K-3d, Anim8or, Blender, and all the rest. My question is which one is the best choice in terms of simplicity and quality. price is not an issue really. ...
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How to determine what animation to render in a component-based system without breaking encapsulation?

In a component based system, how should change the rendering/visual state of an entity such that I know what animation to use, without breaking encapsulation? My guess is that it would have to be ...
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Does there exist a library of animations for easing, skewing, bouncing, and squishing?

I'm specifically referring to the types of animations that are typical in 2D hand held games on the Nintendo platform, where menus slide in, bounce, squish, etc. I'm looking for something that is ...
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Making smooth walk/jump/fly etc animations

i am soon gonna start with developing my own game for the iOS, i have the plan and idea of the game ready. BUT i have 1 question. How do people make such a smooth animation? Lets take for example: ...
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Where can I find free motion capture footage? [closed]

Are there any repositories of free motion capture footage? Or maybe just libraries of animations.
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Fitting 3D points representing bones to a BVH animation file

I am developing a motion capture animation system and I want my data to be stored within a BVH file. At the moment I have measured the size of the actor so I can create the hierarchy of the BVH file. ...
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How to animate a flip of a card in Cocos2d?

I am working on a card game and would like to ask if someone could advice me how to implement a flip of a card in Cocos2D?
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How to achieve hologram projection effect with head tracking

I want to recreate this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xMSGmjOZIg&feature=related I can take care of tracking the user's head, and in one of the comments I believe the author says that he used ...
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Xna GS 4 Animation Sample bone transforms not copying correctly

I have a person model that is animated and a suitcase model that is not. The person can pick up the suitcase and it should move to the location of the hand bone of the person model. Unfortunately the ...
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Problems in exporting terrain from autodesk 3ds

i am trying to make small counter strike sort of game and for the terrain part i have exported the terrain in 3ds format from Autodesk 3ds-max and imported the same in opengl using lib3ds. Its working ...
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Objective-c Cocos2d moving a sprite

I hope someone knows how to do the following with cocos2d: I want a sprite to move but not in a single line by using [cocosGuy runAction: [CCMoveTo actionWithDuration:1 position:location]]; What ...
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Toon shader with Texture. Can this be optimized?

I am quite new to OpenGL, I have managed after long trial and error to integrate Nehe's Cel-Shading rendering with my Model loaders, and have them drawn using the Toon shade and outline AND their ...
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Smooth animation in Cocos2d for iOS

I move a simple CCSprite around the screen of an iOS device using this code: [self schedule:@selector(update:) interval:0.0167]; - (void) update:(ccTime) delta { CGPoint currPos = self.position; ...
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Dynamic model interactions

I am just curious as to how in many games (namely games like arkham asylum/city, manhunt, hitman) do they make it so that your character can "grab" a character in front of you and do stuff to them. I ...
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Is character movement with an animated sprite controlled by the animation itself or moved manually?

How is a walking animation of a given character designed? I can see two possible ways: The first way is to draw each frame of the animation such that, if the frames are displayed at position (0,0), ...
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Better to use fixed sprite size or variable sprite sizes in a sprite sheet?

you have N frames for an animation (an idle animation for example) of a 2D character. What is the best resolution to use for each frame? The problem is that if you save the N frames such that each of ...
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Is there a 3D animation tool that meets these requirements?

I'm searching a 3D physics / transforms animation editor. It should be able to import 3D meshes from OBJ or FBX, then it should be able to animate transforms. I need such a tool for my 3D games, where ...
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What are the pros and cons of these voxel data file formats?

.VXL .VOX .KVX .KV6 .V3A .V3B I am trying to decide whether it's worth going with any of the above, or some other, or if I should roll my own. The deciding factors in order of importance are: ...
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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 ...