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

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What is the movement represented by this sprite animation?

Fire Emblem 7 is a sprite based game with some interesting sprite art aesthetics. For example, see this sheet of one of the main characters, Lyn: On the last frames of the critical hit, the artist ...
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Fading in and fading out animations

This is how I'm creating my player. Is there any way to start fading in and fading out for an amount of time when I get hit? private Texture tex = Game.res.getTexture("player"); public Player(Body ...
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Game Sprite Motion

I really like the effect that I see in this video of Mario Party 10 Jewel Drop (at 2:40). It occurs when the four green orbs join together. You'll see a four items with long trails move to the top ...
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Cocos2d-x 3.0 animation frame by frame

As I know animations are actions. Now I need to play animation frame by frame. Say I have an animation from N frames. each frame should be played after t delay. Now I want to play animation frame by ...
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LibGdx TextButtonStyle Offset not working correctly

I'm intending to give an animation to the TextButton by giving the pressedOffsetX and pressedOffsetY values: TextButtonStyle buttonStyle = new TextButtonStyle(); buttonStyle.font = font25; ...
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Java: How do I cycle through a BufferedImage array of images and display them?

So, I'm coming from Python and Pygame here, porting most of my code because I didn't like the performance. A lot of the syntax is similar, but I've been having some trouble with a few things, namely ...
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Problem with coroutines unity 3d

I cannot understand why the coroutines are not waiting the designated number of seconds before executing the code below it. At the moment, the animation bleeds into the next state. I could get around ...
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How do I clear the previous frames of a canvas animation?

I am trying to rotate an object, but all the previous frames still show up on the canvas. Here is my code. This didn't work: this.ctx.clearRect(0, 0, this.canvas.canvasWidth, ...
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MoCap data files applied to avatars using Mecanim

I am applying some animations (e.g. running) from this free MoCap package that I got off the Unity Assets Store, and as far as I can see from running the animation previews, they seem fine (i.e. ...
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2d character generator for android games

I am a developer, and not an artist. is there a 2d character generator that i can feed one picture and it will generate the proper files to be displayed for a running animation?
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How animated block in voxel engine?

In my voxel engine (XNA 4.0) I'm use a vertex buffer for the entire chunk and update it after the set block, changing block metadata or light level. This is not too frequent operation compared with ...
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How come the 3d graphics and animations of MMORPGs are usually worse than non-online 3d games? [closed]

I have noticed that in general it seems like the 3d graphics and animations for MMOs and MMORPGs seem not as seductive and polished as the graphics for normal, non-online 3d games. How come this is ...
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Interpolate camera rotation over many keyframes smoothly

I have a defined set of rotation/position keyframes that I want a camera to animate between smoothly. Handling the position is easy enough using cubic bezier curves (and just auto-generating the ...
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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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Run one cycle of animation when button is pressed in libgdx

I am looking for a way to run my animation a complete cycle when a button is pressed. The animation runs as long as the button is pressed but the animation takes a second to play so it becomes too ...
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Looking for an easing equation

I am looking for an easing equation with the following properties: It starts at a velocity of zero, and eases into a constant velocity of 1 for a duration of t_1 seconds (cubic, exp, or quintic, ...
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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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How to set default scale on a per bone basis

Does anyone know how I can change the default scale on a per bone basis in Maya? (I'm using 2016) I want the scale to be 1,1,1 for this bone without making it smaller than it currently is. So, I ...
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How do I support animation with frames of different sizes?

I'm trying to create a simple top-view 2D rpg, in the style of Zelda and Secret of Mana, using PyGame. I've managed to make the beginnings of a game, with an animated character walking around. ...
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Animation not visible

I made an animation with keyframes in Blender with a rig and exported it to a FBX. I then loaded it in into UE4 and I just saw the mesh fine (except for the materials, but that is another story.). So ...
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How can I generate a simple river surface seen from above, in a browser game?

I'm developing my first browser-based game, a very simple signup gamification where users become captains of boats, and their referred friends join the boats. The boats race to a finish line. There ...
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Animations in games

I wonder how skeletal animations in games work. I am Writing my own Graphics Engine for "fun", and I have come across several problems with animations. Here is how I do it right now: 1: Load the ...
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What is next to interpolate camera position with smooth speed changes?

I am working on a path camera to be used in demo playback. (3d game) The spline math used is catmull rom. I am on my second attempt to get constant position speed :( (someone else is doing rotation). ...
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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 ...