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

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Best way to do large XNA animations?

What's the best way to have large animations in XNA 4.0? I have created a spritesheet with the sprite being 250x400 (more of an image than a sprite but hey ho) and there are approximately 45 frames in ...
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Is it possible to export a simulation (animation) from Blender to Unity?

I created an explosion animation within Blender, something as shown in this video. To achieve this I used a particle-system, together with the "Explode" modifier. This kind of animation (simulation) ...
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Can I swap out Farseer physics fixtures at runtime?

I am working on a 2D side-scroller using Farseer Physics Engine v3.3.1. In order to create a realistic physical skeleton for the player, I am using a method similar to the one explained here (See ...
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Doom-style 2.5D Movement Animations

I've started working on a demo for my 2.5D game. For a basic scene I figured I would just use the good old fashioned doom sprites textured to a double sided plane. Simple enough. But I've been ...
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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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How can I efficiently create/store/implement animations as I add to my game?

My game's characters are made up of different parts (head/body/legs/etc), and whatever items they have equipped. As I'm creating the animation system for my game, I want to try to anticipate a large ...
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How are animations specified by an artist but implicitly understood by the game engine?

I'm trying to understand the relationships between 3D models (files) and the games that load and use them. As a software engineer, I'm willing to make the few following assumptions: I would assume ...
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In Unity, how can I cause something to happen on a specific frame of an animation?

I have a GameObject "enemy" with an Animator and several states, like "idle", "walk", and "attack". I want to activate the "hitbox" when an animation "attack" starts. The problems is that the sword ...
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How can I interpolate between two frames of a sprite-based 2D animation?

For example, I'm looking to animate at 60 frames per second, but clearly my artist isn't going to hand-author 60 frames of art for every second of an animation clip and even if he could, it would only ...
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Control animation using animator control class

I did a sample existing code to control animation using animation.I dragged and dropped a character into the scene then I added a Animator to it and added the animator controller.Below I have given ...
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C# - separate sprite for 2d character and arms

I'm making a 2D action platformer in C# (not using XNA). So far I have the character drawn on the screen, animating and moving. The sprite sheets provided by the artist have the character and arms in ...
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Tips on combining the right Art Assets with a 2D Skeleton and making it flexible

I am on my first attempt to build a skeletal animation system for 2D side-scrollers, so I don't really have experience of what may appear in later stages. So i ask advice from anyone that been there ...
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Is there any other way to animate 2d spritesheet without Animator Component in unity?

Is there any easy way exists that animates frames without using Animator component?
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Lightning bolt effect with particles is not continuous

I am Drawing a lightning effect animation using this image: Below the result: As you can see the outcome is not a continuous purple color as I wanted it to be, but it has black spaces in ...
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How to change/modify or animate an existing OpenGL object on Android?

I maybe know understand it all a little bit better so i thoug i make a new shorter question to eventually get an answer. Get back or delete an existing OpenGL object, then change it and draw at new. ...
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How to linearly “blend” between multiple 3D points?

I have a set of 3D points that I need to "blend" between. Lets say I have points [A,B,C] and I have the amount I want to blend each as [0.5, 0.2, 0.8], how can I blend between these points with the ...
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Android frame by frame PNG animation

I am new at Android game development. I have done some apps before, but none of them are games :) So, I wanted to do a frame-by-frame animation of PNGs. I tried with AnimationDrawable, but ...
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Anybody remember this webpage? [closed]

I remember visiting a webpage some time ago (1 year ago maybe) It contained many java applets, describing how certain mathematical functions like sin, cos, arcsin, exp would make an object move, with ...
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How can I change the path a sprite is following in real time?

Is there a common way to implement a character following path that is issued and replaced in real time? For example: the character follows a path issued, and while it's on that path, if a new path is ...
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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 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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How can I detect a long press then activate an animation?

How can I detect a long press on a touch screen then activate an animation? And when the finger is released, play another animation smoothly? Let's take for example the main character in Crossy Road: ...
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Animation: mid-state

At the moment I have a simple static texture. Now I want to animate my sprite. The texture is a simple human. When the user press the enter button, the human gets into state2. This is the standart ...