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

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WebGL techniques for normal mapping on morph targets?

I'm currently morphing some meshes by interpolating their positions and normals between target arrays, on the GPU, in WebGL. Now I need to apply normal maps to those morphs. For normal maps on ...
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Can not translate/rotate/scale skinned mesh

I have a Blender model with a skinned mesh and some unskinned meshes in it. After i import it into Unity, i can transform all the non skinned meshes with no hassle. But about the skinned mesh, ...
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Programmatically creating sprite animations in Unity

Some background: I have a set of animated gifs which I've converted to spritesheets, which are then imported into Unity as multiple sprites. The end result is that each spritesheet in the Unity editor ...
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Animation running on startup

I am trying to include a door that opens automatically upon entering into a collider. The animation is working correctly with the exception that it runs one cycle when starting. I have tried to stop ...
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MVC How To Handle Animations?

I am working on a turn based game that utilizes the model, view, controller design pattern to separate logic from input from rendering. I am still a little new to the pattern, but from my ...
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Vertex Skinning OpenGex Incorrect Transformations

I'm following the formula here, I'm using LJWGL, OpenGl, OpenGex, and Blender: I implemented the code and it works but there is a few things. First, there is a gap between the two bones, or on each ...
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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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Changing animation speed at runtime

Is there a way in Unity to change the animation speed of an animation managed by an animator controller (Mecanim)? I'd like to do that at runtime so that I can speedup and slow down an animation ...
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How do I create this type of mixed 2D/3D character model?

I'm interested in how this little Lively Hamster Flash game's character is modelled and animated. The head seems 3D. The back always shows a black outline, so I assume it is 2D. Is this a ...
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Normals in my skinned model are not animated

I have a blender skinned mode with animation. Normals look like they are messed up. This is how it looks in Unity3D before and after animation. As you can see, my model should be lit up just like ...
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What is the easiest way to make an object follow the edge of a sprite?

I have a rounded rectangle sprite and another sprite that's just a circle. I want the center of the circle to follow the edge of the rounded rectangle. Is there any easy way to accomplish this task? ...
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How to setup animation based events without depending on an animation?

How can I have events based off animations without relying on them? Take for example reloading in a FPS game. You'd hit a button to reload your weapon, the animation will play, then animation will hit ...
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Is there any way to bring animation into unity without a rig/bones?

I am developing for mobile and to make the game run on lower spec mobiles, I was only going to import bones/rig for the main character. There are other humanoid characters in the scene which do move ...
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Exporting the frames in a Flash CS5.5 animation and possibly creating the spritesheet

Some time ago, I asked a question here to know what would be the best way to create animations when making an Android game and I got great answers. I did what people told me there by exporting each ...
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Automated Polycount reduction on an animated humanoid mesh - any solutions out there?

I was wondering, is there a solution which will decimate the polycount optimally on a rigged and animated mesh whereby the quality of the animation clips wont suffer too much? I am creating a mobile ...
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unity animation won't play unless input key is held

The code is simple. If the player presses the right arrow key, one animation clip plays. If the left arrow key, another clip plays, etc. However, the clip doesnt play fully unless the input key is ...
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Changing an Image's alpha through an animation in Unity

I'm trying to change an Image's alpha through a legacy animation in Unity, so that it fades in and out in a loop. The animation works: I can see the color updated in realtime in the inspector. But the ...
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Shadow mapping bone animated model

I am trying to get shadowmapping right for my animated models. It works perfectly for static meshes but the animated models are just wiggeling a bit here's the vertex shader for rendering to the ...
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Why does Unity add a heap of children to an imported animation when dragged into the scene?

When I drag an imported animation into the scene, Unity adds: A game object with an Animator component A game object with a skinned mesh renderer component. A game object with just a transform that ...
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Animator, gameObject position not being kept

I have idle & popout animations. Idle- simple scaling up and down 2d object and popout- get the gameobject's position to the right and leave it there. I'm using animator for this purpose. I have a ...
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Unity3D: Storyboard-esq animation - a beginners question

As part of an interactive book I'm developing in Unity3D, I'm attempting to make an introductory scene that consists of moving lots of objects at different times - usually when another animation has ...
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Building an animated player character from a rigged model

I have a rigged model and different animations of the same model (in C4D) - i.e they are different .fbx files. I have imported them to Unity and would like to make it a player through the Animation ...
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LibBDX create a tail when the object is moved

I am looking for a way to implement in my game a kind of shadow/tail which will be displayed after the object is moved. Should I use animation? If yes how? Here an example:
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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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Ground contact point for animated character sprites in an isometric game?

I'm working on an isometric game. I have the 3D pre-rendered sprites for directions per state (walking/running, etc.) per frame. Now I need to know where a particular character stands on the ground to ...
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Why don't more games use vector art? [closed]

It would seem to me that vector art is more efficient in terms of resources/scalability; however, in most cases I have seen artists using bitmap/rasterized art. Is this a limitation put on the artists ...
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Why is the root of the character rig the pelvis?

When creating character rigs for video games we always set the root of the rig and all the kinematic chains to the pelvis of the character. Is their a specific reason that we do that or is it by ...
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Where to create scenes? [closed]

I'm starting to develop a 3D game with Unity and 3ds Max. Where do I create levels for my game? Do I create individual objects in 3ds Max and transfer them to Unity, or do I create the whole level in ...
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Proper way to divide a 2D climbing animation in Unity3D

I've got a 2D character that's going to climb up a 2D tile to his left or right and I've got a climbing animation consisting of three parts essentially: Animation for the character going from ...
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unity how to make an animation reverse mid way through

I have a animation of several parts moving (think bridge) and would like the animation to reverse mid way through if a certain condition is modified (function call). I have the Animation and the ...
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Sprite animation in Java? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked many times but none of the answers were very clear to me. I'm working on a small Java RPG, and so far I can control a character (drawn onscreen with a .PNG sprite) ...
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Pre-calculating skeletal animation data

I'm working on skeletal animation and so far I've got the skeleton drawn with interpolated animation working (just on the cpu still). I was thinking about changing my file format for my skeleton and ...
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OpenGL MD5 Model Animation. Performance issues

A time has come when i had to implement an Animation to my Engine. I started with standart MD5 mesh/anim format since i find it easy to understand. I managed to implement a simple MD5 loader and i can ...
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Animation works, but Unity doesn't realize it

I have an animation which plays once, and it played once just fine. I want to Invoke a method as soon as the animation finishes. I have been researching and experimenting for over an hour now, but ...
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Problems Animating Texture in OpenGL

I'm trying to animate a texture to scroll a static screen for a television, however I'm having some issues. Just translating within the texture matrix animates all textures in the scene which is ...
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How to retarget animation from Generic to Humanoid?

I am in a constant struggle to convert a character that is indeed a humanoid character but its rig has been assigned as a generic rig. I want it to be humanoid so I can easily retarget its animation ...
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2D animation customization based on 3D model

We're looking for a good pipeline to create animated assets for our 2D game. Characters are seen from isometric viewpoint, and there are several characters with the exact same animations (idle x 4 ...
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Animation fails due to a NullPointerException which I'm certain shouldn't be thrown (LibGDX / Java)

What the title says basically. I've been stuck on this error for a few hours I got it to work earlier but I honestly can't see why its failing now (ctrl + z'd back to the working stage). Here's my ...
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Rigging Skinning of human skeleton skin mesh scanned by MRI

I have successfully developed a system in Qt/C++ for human musculoskeletal mocap simulations. I can run asf, amc, bvh motion capture files and can visualize the joint transformations. I even simulated ...
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Animation workflow between Blender and Mecanim

I've recently started learning Unity. Not being able to add custom animations to the standard FBXs you get from Unity's app store is really really slowing me down. When I import one into Blender, it ...
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Why can't I rotate anything to be “more than 360 degrees or less than 0 degrees”?

I've been trying to make an animation in Unity, but most assets already come bundled with everything facing at 0 degrees, not to say it's a bad thing. However, the problem I'm facing is that the ...
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SharpDX - Character Skinning Different in Windows Phone 8.1 Emulator and Real Device

I have an engine written using SharpDX, that can load a character mesh and animation stored in a FBX file, then it renders a scene and animates a character. It is written as an Universal Windows Store ...
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Given a ray-intersect position on morphed mesh, how to compute that position at each morph target?

I'm working on an annotation system that allows a user to click on a mesh to attach a pin with a label hanging off it. It must be possible to pin an annotation on an object that's being morphed with ...
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i cant animate my character using animator controller

i have been stuck with the following project for a couple of days now. no matter what i do i cant make my character transition between idle and walk animation. i have been tweeking almost every option ...
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Isometric vehicle animation

I am working on a medieval isometric RPG in which the player can ride on horses and in horse drawn carriages. The player's movement is not restricted to the common eight directions; he may move in ...
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Common way of animating 'motion' for walk cycle animations

I've just posted this at the Blender artists' forums before realising I would probably get a better response from a more game development-specific audience, so apologies for cross-posting! It's for ...
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(Java) Trying to animate an arraylist of coins with a (working) animation class

I have a coin class which takes in an integer numOfCoinsand an enum LayoutType, which can be linear or curved. A linear layout displays the coins in a straight line one after the other - we'll work ...
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Unity animator controller animations don't work

I'm having problems animating a character pack I purchased from unity asset store. I've placed the character in an environment and created an animator controller. After I drag the animation that to ...
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How can I add an animation curve to an object with no animations?

I want to scale text in different ways over time. I figured the best way to do this would be an animation curve. It turns out I need an actual animation clip just to create this curve. My question ...
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Rain World : How to have intelligent movement / animation?

In the project RainWorld the characters seem to move "intelligently" as they move "unrestricted". They seem to know "how" to move their limbs and "what" needs to be done. Here for an example the ...