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

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How to play animations (GIF, SWF… )?

I have many diffrent animations made with flash. I can make it as (1).SWF, (2).GIF or as (3).PNG (every Frame per second). Searched in google... but coudn't find anything usefull. SWF: For SWF i ...
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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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Better to use fixed sprite size or variable sprite sizes in a sprite sheet?

you have N frames for an animation (an idle animation for example) of a 2D character. What is the best resolution to use for each frame? The problem is that if you save the N frames such that each of ...
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Public format for 2D animations

What public animation file formats are there available for 2D games? I'd like to know about both formats for procedural/skeletal animation, as well as traditional animation.
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Import a 3D animation into an android game

I want to import a skinned and animated character model built with bender into an android game. The animations can be: idle, walk, run ...etc I've seen a related question but it's only about ...
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Does there exist a library of animations for easing, skewing, bouncing, and squishing?

I'm specifically referring to the types of animations that are typical in 2D hand held games on the Nintendo platform, where menus slide in, bounce, squish, etc. I'm looking for something that is ...
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Is character movement with an animated sprite controlled by the animation itself or moved manually?

How is a walking animation of a given character designed? I can see two possible ways: The first way is to draw each frame of the animation such that, if the frames are displayed at position (0,0), ...
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Authoring Hitboxes

What sort of tools/processes are used for setting up hitboxes and make them move/resize/appear/disappear to match the character animations? I'm working in 2d, so attaching collision volumes to the ...
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Moving a character according to the animation, rather than code

I'm using 3ds Max to export character animations in which my character is moving. I expected this to mean that the character will move in Unity, but it doesn't... For example, if my animation (in 3ds ...
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How To Smoothly Animate From One Camera Position To Another

The Question is basically self explanatory. I have a scene with many cameras and I'd like to smoothly switch from one to another. I am not looking for a cross fade effect but more to a camera moving ...
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Managing animations

I'm developing a 2d game that requires sprite based animations. I was thinking about which is the most convenient way to manage many of these sprites all together with timings. I already know how ...
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Load character animation on button press - Unity3D

I am new to Unity3D and I am going to develop a simple animation application. There is a human character and there are three button Eg:- "jump", "down" , "roll", I want to bind the animation files ...
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Time Required for Animation to Finish

Using a tutorial found on the AppHub, I've been attempted to add controls to a sample sprite sheet. I am able to get all the animations working, but for stuff like punching or stabbing, the animations ...
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How to achieve hologram projection effect with head tracking

I want to recreate this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xMSGmjOZIg&feature=related I can take care of tracking the user's head, and in one of the comments I believe the author says that he used ...
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How to “swing” bounding box and update collision for sprite swinging a weapon?

I have a simple question about sprite swinging weapons. I am making an RPG and would like something other than stabby-swords, so why not swinging swords? I have a bounding rectangle for them, and the ...
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Problem With Smooth Animation In C++/SDL/OpenGL

I been working in the animation of a 2D platformer game in C++/SDL/OpenGL, and my team and I reach the point where we need to establish that every animation of the player (Walking, Running, etc..) ...
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XNA 4.0: Trouble Aligning an Animating Sprite (Texture Origin)

I'll try to explain this as best as I can. I'm trying to build a game where there exists a "Surfer" who is surfing down a rail. I have a sprite sheet for the surfer however I have been running into ...
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How to animate a character from a sprite sheet?

I'm making an online game, and I had been using a blank square as the character until recently. Now I want to add a real, animated character. I downloaded a free sprite sheet which has 12 (3x4) ...
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iPhone image asset recommended resolution/dpi/format

I'm learning iPhone development and a friend will be doing the graphics/animation. I'll be using cocos2d most likely (if that matters). My friend wants to get started on the graphics, and I don't ...
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Mesh's triangles don't move properly during skeletal animation

I've been trying to implement skeletal animation in my engine using this tutorial, and I've been having problems. Using the model they provided, I get results like this: But on some other models, ...
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Animations won't transfer states until entire animation is completed

I am following the survival shooter tutorial and am using Unity 5. I just completed this video (linked) and I tested played it to see my animations worked but it seems like it will only transition ...
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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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Creating Animations Without Hardcore Art for 2D Action RPG

I'm working on a 2D action RPG. One of the issues I run into is art; in the vein of Flash games like FF7, Secret of Mana, or Epic Battle Fantasy, I would like to actually display the weapon with the ...
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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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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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2D Animation Smoothness - Delta time vs. Kinematics

I'm animating a sprite in 2D with key frames of rotation and xy-positions. I've recently had a discussion with someone saying that when the device (happens to be an iPad using cocos2D) hits a ...
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Cocos2d animation problem, [__NSCFString rect]: unrecognized selector sent to instance

I am testing (and learning) animation in Cocos2d using a series of .png's called "splash-x.png". I am getting error and at the first sight i thought it was easy to solve but it turned out that i ...
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How to store character moves (sprite animations)?

So I'm thinking about making a small rpg, mainly to test out different design patterns I've been learning about. But the one question that I'm not too sure on how to approach is how to store an array ...
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How can I convert a 3ds Max .max to a Cinema 4D .c4d and maintain the animation?

I have recently purchased this asset from the3dstudio.com: http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_details.aspx?id_product=193089 It has a corrupt .3ds file available, and a .max (as well as what appears ...
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How to animate a character with props in Blender and then have these props modifiable in Unity3D?

I have created a fully rigged and fully animated humanoid model in Blender with rigging based on Unity's Mecanim standards for humanoid models. Now, I want to create custom animation for it in ...
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Why doesn't the animtor animate in unity5?

I have a player consisting of 20 different body parts which I have animated into a walking cycle. When I play the animation in an 'animation' component it works as intended, but when I try to play it ...
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How can I animate characters' static-geometry eyes?

Here's a Nintendo example: Specifically, the animation of the pupils seems not to animate the geometry. How is this done?
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How can I render a wave effect like the one used in California Games' surfing mini-game?

Well, I'm trying to study XNA, and I'm trying to make a California Games-inspired surfing game. I got the surfer guy done, and it's working very well but I don't have any idea on how I should draw ...
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Sfml: Sprite scale transformation animation

Is there any way to animate a transformation on sf::Sprite like setScale or setPosition? ie: sprite.setScale(0.5f,0.5f);. I want the transition between normal and half scale be smooth. Thanks!
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How to motion capture animations?

I'm not an animation artist and so I want to create some animations for testing. I want to use a camcorder to record me while I'm running and so I want to know if exists a software that grab the video ...
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Adjusting a skeleton to a Specific Stance

Imagine having a climbing wall and you take 4 adjacent handholds and footholds where together they create a stance. Is there any algorithm or technique with which it would give you a realistic human ...
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Why (SDL) animated filled-circle leaves trail of movement?

I'm trying to achieve proper animation using SDL. Used flags are SDL_HWSURFACE and SDL_DOUBLEBUF. That what I'm getting is technically smooth (I think), but I can figure out what should I do to ...
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how to change the number of rendered frames in Blender

i´m using blender to render an animation in single pictures and i want to make an 16 frames animation out of an 24 frames one without changing the set keyframes. Is there an option to skip every 3rd ...
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Need to produce an animated texture of Water where each image tiles in all directions

I need to produce a 2D 'animated' texture of "water" for a game in which each image tiles in 'all' directions, much like those produced by the Caustics Generator, but with the power and flexibility of ...
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Revamping my GUI to be more efficient and less brute

I am building a Java game from scratch right now. So far, it runs fine, but the issue is with my GUI and how it works. Basically, it's a tile-based game. Each time the person moves a different image ...
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How to position a sprite in a 2D animation skeleton?

Given two joints that define a bone, I would like to know how to decide where, between those two joints, I should draw the sprite. This should be a fairly simple thing to solve, but there is one thing ...
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XNA: Good way to queue up animations

I'm writing an AnimatedSprite class that has an Animation object (which itself contains a sprite sheet). The AnimatedSprite plays certain animations during key input. My problem is that how do I ...
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Animated dice framework for XNA?

I'm looking for a reusable 3d animated dice component I can reuse in my XNA board game. I know it might be wishful thinking in hoping such a component exists, but at the same time worthwhile ...
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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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Export Maya Animation Data

I have a pretty simple character rig animation. How can I export the raw data of that animation? I'm looking for some way to export a raw text array of data that tells exactly what every joint does ...
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WebGL geometry calculations

I have a dynamic surface in WebGL, that is animated in vertex shader. I want other objects to interact with this surface (for example, an object riding on dynamic terrain). What's the best way to do ...
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How can I integrate IK into a hierarchical editing environment?

I have a situation where I'm trying to push the output of an IK solver back into a user editable joint hierarchy (which stores components as it's primary source), and I'm not sure how to go about it. ...
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Triggering animation in character OnTriggerEnter?

I've been stuck on this for hours. I have a character whose animations are based in mecanim to transition based on the bool variable ShivaEnter. One invisible cube is set to change the bool value ...
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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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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 ...