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

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Why do I have to run my 2D game at 300+ FPS for movement to be passably smooth?

I'm working on a simple game with SFML, and the only way to make the game reasonably smooth is to allow it the highest framerate my machine can handle (that is, giving it no limit). 60 FPS in my game ...
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smooth movement pygame

Hello im trying to learn more about smoother movement in games. I have created a little program to hopefully help me understand this. As far as i can tell i am suppose to track time, and update ...
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How can a load and play an .x model using vertex animation in XNA?

From a game I developed years ago, I still have character models that my former 3D engine designer created and that I'd like to reuse in a Windows Phone project now. However, the files are in DirectX ...
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Set Non-Looping Animation Time to Seconds

I have an animation that does not loop. It plays for the default duration (n seconds), then stops on the last frame. This is exactly what I want to have happen, but I want it to play for m seconds, ...
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Play videos via 3rd party library or as animation in libGDX?

I want to add an animated splash screen to my desktop game, which I develop using libGDX. Now I see there is no native support for videos in libGDX, so I guess I have two options: Include a 3rd ...
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Is my skeletal animation algorith/representation correct?

I'm representing a rig (skeleton) as: A root pivot point, with a position (Vector3) and a direction (Vector 3). A tree of bones, where each bone is a struct with a rotation (Quaternion) and a length ...
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Detecting End of Animation

So I am making a death animation for a game. enemy1 is a UIImageView, and what I'm doing is when an integer is less than or equal to zero, it calls this deathAnimation which only happens once. What I ...
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How can I implement procedural humanoid generation like MakeHuman?

Some applications allow you to generate a human mesh by simply adjusting parameters. The results are broad and convincing: you can get from a thin asian girl to a muscular african man by just ...
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How do I correctly set up a Unity animation to move?

I downloaded a custom .fbx model from the asset store, imported it to my project and placed it in my scene. I then created an animator controller and added it to the object. To get the animations ...
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How to import character from Mixamo with animations

I am in desperate need of a way to import a free character from maximo with the walking and idle animation. I have been trying for 2 days in a row now trying to get this to work but I just cannot do ...
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Animated Energy/Combo Bar (Unity 4.6) [duplicate]

How could I achieve the animated Combo bar effect used in Ski Safari / Ski Safari: Adventure time? Preferably with Unity 4.6 UI. General explanations also welcome! Links to videos showing the wanted ...
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Altering Animation Playback Given Terrain Information

Say my character has a jog animation. Assuming Y is vertical, his feet leave the ground at Y=0 and hit the ground again at Y=0. This works fine in a world like that of Minecraft, where every surface ...
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Typing text animation (dialogue) libGDX or in general

Can anyone think of an efficient way to animate the typing dialogue text as found in pokemon? I have a vague idea of using string.length, and having a new letter drawn every .2 seconds or so, but ...
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Start an animation exported from 3ds Max in UDK

I made a shape in 3ds Max with one bone and I gave it an animation. I exported it and imported to UDK. When I shoot to that shape, I want my animation to start playing. How can I do this?
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How can I make a sprite-sheet-based animation system? [closed]

I want to make animations based on a sprite sheet, but I'm stuck implementing it. The key things I need my code to do are: Play through a set of images once (e.g. a jump animation) Loop through a ...
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How to access an animation properties from the animator?

I'd like to change the property speed of an animation from the animator. For example, I'd like the player to be able to reload faster with upgrades. So I have a basic reload animation on the gun ...
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Dealing with multiple 2d sprite animations for the same object

I am using libGDX for a 2d game. Some of my in-game objects have animations, for example a soldier in top-down view that has a walking animation. That is working fine. Now, while walking, this ...
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Multiple weapons for android game

I am trying to make a 3D game for android using the Rajawali engine to render the 3D graphics and blender for designing my models(exporting as .md2), and I want my character to be able to change ...
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Help Understanding libgdx create animations example game

I am trying to understand the example game, cuboc. GitHub is https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx-demo-cuboc. I have generated my texture atlas but I do not understand the code that uses this texture ...
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Java 2d Gaming, best practice to update random falling objects

I'm new to game development. I do have basic knowledge in Java and also have moderately good experience in OOP from other languages. I started developing this simple 2D game as my first project. The ...
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Set a different animation rate for moving player NOT using a sprite

I am trying to start making a simple game using HTML5 with a canvas and some JS. I have a player whose movement I am comfortable with, but the rate at which the player animates when it moves is too ...
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Texture organization and budgeting for a HD Sprite Based Game [closed]

I've been making a game that features 2 traditionally animated playable characters, hd backgrounds, props, and extra special effect animations. Things have gone well so far, but I have a few questions ...
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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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Animation-based Collision Boxes

Background I'm currently working on a top-down 2D game, roughly similar to something like Zelda for the SNES. Certain game entities such as the player or a typical enemy will consist of multiple ...
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Unity: Why do my normals flip during an animation?

This problem boggles my mind. I have an animation running on a face object (imported from Blender). At a few points in the animation, the normals switch direction! It causes the mesh to blink. Of ...
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How to control animationClip though scripting or button pressed

I am stuck in my project designing Game Menu in unity. I am using NGUI plugin free version. I created image button and animated in animation view. It made animationclip and added in animator ...
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Spriter: add object across whole animation?

In Spriter, I have a semi-complete animation that I want to add a sprite on top. However, when I add a sprite, it only stays for one keyframe, then disappears. If I try to copy and paste it to all the ...
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libgdx y axis rotation (card flip)

I am a complete new user to libgdx and am looking to use it to write a simple card game. I want to be able to flip my cards over to reveal them, in the same way as this example from Google shows. ...
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How do I make my character move during its animation?

I have an OGRE animation problem: I want to control a character with the WASD keys, but pressing W, the character only moves once the animation completes. I want to move the character with the ...
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How do I make a 2D character aim their gun toward the mouse?

Heli Attack is a perfect example of the shooting mechanic I'd like. The character aims perpetually toward the mouse. What's going on here? From what I've read so far, you could separate the arm and ...
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Method to fake 3d in 2d top down game

I'm relatively new to game development and its terminology and I was wondering how to achieve the effect that is being used on the main character in this game: http://youtu.be/XK7whzmywno?t=2m38s To ...
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Ease action to simulate a clank in a moving or rotating device near end of the trajectory

You know those mechanisms that moved or rotated, and then just a few millimeters near the end of the trajectory they oppose a bit of resistance and then clank to the final position. I want to ...
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Collada 3d file type

For animations in the Collada file type. How does it store them? I'm reading them in with Assimp and I got the keys. mNumPositionKeys = 24. I made the animation and it had 24 frames. But only 2 were ...
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Animating Two Objects' Interaction?

I want to animate a character who could be doing any number of things. Say for example, I want the character to get into bed, under the covers. Do I animate the character and the sheets moving ...
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How do I lerp between values that loop (such as hue or rotation)?

View Demo I'm trying to make the joint rotate smoothly around the center of the canvas, toward the angle of mouse pointer. What I have works, but I want it to animate the shortest distance possible ...
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I can't figure out how to animate my loaded model with Assimp

I have loaded in a model to my C++ OpenGL game. It is a COLLADA file type that I have loaded, and I setup an animation under blender for the file. The problem is I don't know how to animate the model. ...
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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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Method Animator.SetBool sometimes is not working (or not triggering) in Unity2D

I have trouble with Animator in Unity2d. I have a main character for my game. The character has his own animation clip for fighting. When the player touches the screen, i am starting animation. When ...
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How does the Maya ASCII FBX format store positions within animation?

I want to understand Maya's ASCII FBX format so I can convert animations in it to OSG (OpenSceneGraph) format. I have a simple sphere, with a translation in one direction for 30 frames baked into an ...
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Simultaneous Animation for a GameObject - Unity3D

Its my second week with Unity. I am doing a 2D game and I have a small GameObject which should change its sprite along with following a definite path defined in Animation Curves. I did both of them ...
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C++ Visual Studio Sprite Animation Function only setting values for certain Rect structs in SDL

I'm making a game in SDL and I am using an Array of Rects to store values of sprite sheet clip's dimensions. When I call the function and pass in one of my sprite sheet textures with it's ...
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How do I procedurally animate a cell eating another cell?

The entities in my game are soft-body, amorphous cells. I'd like to create an animation where enemies are engulfed by the player's cell. That is, I want to generate a "cell eating another ...
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Best Practices for combining animation and logic

In Games I often run into this kind of scenario: The Game Logic decides something happens, and of course the logic does so instantly. But the Game also has animations depending on the logic. Like ...
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iOS Workflow for Importing Animations Into XCode

I am working with an illustrator to add animation to my iOS app. She is using Adobe After Effects on the illustration side and I am using SpriteKit on the developer side. However, the specifics don't ...
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Converting time of day into a smooth day/night variable?

I'm trying to make a smooth day/night cycle for a game project that I've been working on. I've already set up a clock that adds deltaTime to seconds, wraps seconds to gameMinutes, etc. The issue that ...
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Change DisplayObject's bounds in Flash/AS3

I'm developing some platform-like game using AS3 and Flash CS5 for animations. I've already done most of the mechanics now, and I've starded to drawing characters and animating them. But some problem ...
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(Unity 3D) Why are bone colliders with an Animator Controller so finicky?

I have an NPC with colliders parented to its bones using the Unity ragdoll wizard. It also has an Animator Controller. The problem is, sometimes those colliders just don't work right. They're targets ...
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Is it a bad idea to couple action and animation?

I'm making an ARPG (like Legend of Zelda but with more action), and this question raised during the development: Should action and animation be coupled? Or should they be independent? With this I ...
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Are there any open source or free 3D modelling/animation tools that are widely used by indie game developers? [closed]

I have tried out Blender and Milkshape 3D, but my question is mainly asking if there is any 3D animation/modelling software that is open source, free, or has an indie license available that is widely ...
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Why are my Unity procedural animations jerky?

I'm working in Unity and getting some crazy weird motion behavior. I have a plane and I'm moving it. It's ever so slightly getting about 1 pixel bigger and smaller. It looks like the it's kind of ...