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

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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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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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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 ...
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Update Based Animation Position Values?

Is it possible to control the key-frame/sample value or the time based position in the animator? I’ve set a global float that identifies the rotation of an object on its Y axis and I would like the ...
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How to resize animation in libgdx?

I want to draw an animation, the size of each frame is 500x500px but when I try to resize, the animation seems to rotate... Here the code to load frames and create animation: Texture fireSheet = ...
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How to do animation of XNA model integrated with WPF?

Back with another weird question I managed to find a XNA Model viewer integrated with WPF which is this one https://xnamodelviewer.codeplex.com/ So I had a custom processor which sort of run multiple ...
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How to build cubes with rounded edges [duplicate]

I am building cubes with a subdivision method (3 levels per face) Is there a method to round the corners of the edge? I want to warp my cube to a sphere with a animation. I know, that I can normalize ...
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How should i manage intro animation [closed]

never realized how the animation intro of a game is done, I've thought that perhaps you have all the images of each frame of the animation, or have a video made and make the load. anyway, if it is ...
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Animation reset in libgdx

i have an issue that i hope it's easy to resolve. I'm playing various animations in my libgdx-created game. For a particular animation, i need that to play in loop mode but only if a particular ...
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Texture packer and 2d game sprite sheet creation

I am developing a game in Unity3D. I have a bunch of images which display the character animations. I decided to use texture packer to reduce the amount of individual images. I create one sprite sheet ...
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Efficiently creating animation sprites

I'm currently developing a simple 2d game on LibGDX. The core game logic is in place, but the assets are simply taking forever to create. My current method to create each animation frame is to ...
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How to Incorporate two loops: One for Turn Based Gameplay, and another for ongoing actions

I'm working on a roguelike using libtcod. So far everything works well with the turn-based functions. Essentially, when a player takes a turn, it triggers everything to advance. What if I have an ...
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How can I track a leader vehicle at a specific angle and distance?

I am using Matlab and have code which allows a vehicle to find its way to certain coordinates chosen by the user. I now want to add a second vehicle which stays fixed at a specific distance and angle ...
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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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Why does this simple if-statement that checks my main characters state never get called (Java/LibGDX)?

Been working on this for a while - basically I want my player to perform a front flip when he jumps (screen tap -> player jumps). I wrote the animation class Animator (extends Player implements ...
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Too much animation work for 2d characters. Creating 2d character animations by prerendering an animated 3d model?

I've read a bit about creating assets for games and the consensus seems to be that 2D is cheaper than 3D in all aspects with the exception of character animation. That's caused by the need of ...
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How do I show a small sprite being dragged by touch?

In my mobile game, users drag shapes across the screen. Think of it as a classic Lines game, where you drag a dot on the field, or a chess game where you drag and drop pieces. The problem is that the ...
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How to synchronize damage with attack animation in a RTS game?

I have been working on a RTS game in unity and did damage deal through code and a timer but it does not fit with the animations quet well. The damage is dealt in the beginning of the animation and ...
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how to retain the animated position in opengl es 2.0

I am doing frame based animation for 300 frames in opengl es 2.0 I want a rectangle to translate by +200 pixels in X axis and also scaled up by double (2 units) in the first 100 frames Then, the ...
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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 get asset/model name from (custom) Content Processor in XNA 4.0

I'm trying to make multiple animations for multiple models in XNA 4.0 and I need to get the name of the model/asset from the content processor which is a custom one (XNA default I think), I'm trying ...
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How can I make background elements wrap around the screen?

I'm looking to make my clouds wrap around the screen in my game (like the picture). Right now it just continues off the screen. The current movement code is: Cloud.center = ...
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Continous horizontal animation of objects

We have to continously animate objects from right to left in a panel. The player has to pop the first object. If the first object could not be destroyed by the player and it reaches the left ...