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

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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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Animations not accepted in animator

In the official Unity Animator State Machine tutorial video animation clips are dragged out from the assets folder into the animator and dropped. I have a 3D model that i bought online to experiment ...
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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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Applying prerecorded animations to models with the same skeleton

well my question sounds a bit like, how do I apply mo-cap animations to my model, but thats not really it I guess. Animations and model share the same skeleton, but the models vary in size and ...
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How do I animate a tilemap in Flixel?

I am trying to animate a tilemap using Flixel 2.55. I found this code that apparently enables the use of sprites as tiles. To my understanding, this loops over the tilemap's graphic and replaces the ...
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How to design a character animation system?

I'm searching for suggestions and resources on the possible ways to design a character animation system. I mean a system built on top of the graphics engine (as graphics engine I use Ogre3D, that ...
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Animating DOM elements vs refreshing a single Canvas

A few years ago, when the HTML Canvas element was still kinda fresh, I wrote a small game in a rather "unusual" way: each game element had its own canvas, and frequently animated elements even had ...
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Trade offs of linking versus skinning geometry

What are the trade offs between inherent in linking geometry to a node versus using skinned geometry? Specifically: What capabilities do you gain / lose from using each method? What are the ...
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Web site for XAML snippet sharing?

I am making a game with WPF and C#, and I frequently am in need of artwork for it. Some things could be easily shared, such as explosion animations, exhaust plumes, etc. I was wondering if there are ...
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Display and Hide CCSprite with Genie effect

I am new at cocos2D. I started to learn cocos2D with simple game from http://www.raywenderlich.com/tutorials#cocos2d tutorial. Now I'm crazy with animation, so now i want to display CCSprite as OSX ...
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How do I morph between meshes that have different vertex counts?

I am using MeshMorpher from the Unify wiki in my Unity project, and I want to be able to transform between arbitrary meshes. This script only works when there are an equal number of vertices between ...
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Where can I find animated textures for free? [closed]

I'm looking for some animated textures, especially water textures that show movement. After a bit of searching, I could only find this list. Although those textures are certainly not bad, there are ...
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Interpolating Matrices

Apologies if I am missing something very obvious (likely!) but is there anything wrong with interpolating between two matrices by: float d = (float)(targetTime.Ticks - keyframe_start.ticks) / ...
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Level Design V.S. Modeler

From what I understand being a level designer and a character/environment/object/etc Modeler are two different jobs, yet sometimes it feels like a Modeler can also do the job of the level designer. I ...
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How do I animate pieces between puzzle states?

I'm developing a simple C# puzzle game as a learning exercise, using OpenTK. It's similar to Puzzles and Dragons' puzzle part: The aim is to match 3 pieces to remove them. Removed pieces are replaced. ...
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What is the standard technique for shifting the frames of a sprite according to user input?

From my own experience, I developed two techniques for changing the sprites of a character that's reacting to user input -- this in the context of a classic 2D platformer. The first one is to store ...
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How do you handle animations that are for transitioning between states?

How does one usually handle animations that are for going between a game object's states? For example, imagine a very simple game in which a character can only crouch or stand normally. Currently, I ...
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Moving sprites based on Delta time - consistent movement across all devices with different resolutions

This is the formula I am currently using to move my sprites across the screen: Examples below only deal with X coordinates to keeps things as short as possible. Initial variable declarations: float ...
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Animation with non-uniform frame sizes

How do you know when to draw the next frame if its bounding box is larger/smaller than the current? For example, in KOF, some characters have elastic arms and things of the like..How are these handled ...
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When animating sprites, why subtract frametime when switching between sprites instead of resetting elapsed time to zero?

I am currently on chapter 3 of the book "Learning XNA 4.0". At the end of this chapter is a section on changing the animation speed of sprites. timeSinceLastFrame += ...
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Some app are very primitive bitmap types of graphics, but some are so realistic, such as Cut The Rope — how does it do it?

Cut the Rope is so smooth and real life like, while some apps are very "bitmap" like. How does Cut the Rope do such realistic animation?
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I'm looking to learn how to apply traditional animation techniques to my graphics engine - are there any tutorials or online-resources that can help?

There are many traditional animation techniques - such as blurring of motion, motion along an elliptical curve rather than a straight line, counter-motion before beginning of movement - which help ...
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How do I loop my animations seamlessly?

I am trying a complete my method, which crops Maya-Animations (from Maya-Models) to specific ones using the SkinnedModelProcessor. My only problem is, that after one animation-loop completes, the ...
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Animating a background 'pulse' with easing equation

I'm trying to find a suitable easing equation (or other method) to animate an object so that it 'pulses' (imagine a 'spike' on a music visualiser, or see the image I drew badly below) 'v' is the ...
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What are file formats that store skeletal movements, and are there databases of them?

I have a set of 3d vectors representing the positions of a character's hand, foot, shoulders and so on. Is there any kind of easy to read file I can use to animate those with walking, standing, ...
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animate a drawn 2D image to move

I am trying to make a game where the person can create their own character, but instead of using a character builder, i want the person to be able to draw their character. how do i code that in c# so ...
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What algorithm is mostly used to interpolate animations?

Because DCC tools supports very many options, we resample the animation curve splines, but I think it still need to be interpolated. I think there's some de facto standard for this animation ...
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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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Exporting an animated FBX to XNA? (in 3DS Max)

I'm now working on an XNA 3D game, and I want to add animated models in it. I came across this example. I see there is one FBX file and a few texture files in the content project, and that in the ...
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How to animate a destruction of a model?

I have a model (see image) and I am trying to animate a destruction. But it doesn't seem possible, since XNA is using only bones to animate. So my question is: Which workflow should I use, to ...
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Guidelines when rigging a character

Just wondering that how many IK (Inverse Kinematic) bones should you apply to a game character before it starts to go resource hog. Basically should you try to get rid of IK bones and just try to ...
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Number of iterations to real time

I have an animation of traffic. I have 20 cars in road network, each car have a starting node and end node. Each car know how much distance does it need to travel in order to reach the end node. I ...
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Can I use an animated gif as a texture?

I want to have a plane that shows an animated Gif as it's texture, so essentially it will be a movie. Can I apply an animated Gif as a texture? If so, does it apply like a normal texture? Note: I know ...
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Early stages of games development - create 2d animation images for iOS games?

I am in the early stages of developing a game. I don't have an artist or graphics person on board yet. How can I create simple images for animation to work through the early stages of game ...
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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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Shapes and sprites in SVGs

I understand SGV images are used in 2D games to store shape data for the physics engine of the game. I'm unsure though, should the raster sprite also be stored in the SVG or should it be separate? ...
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Blending animations for more character movements

I am making a hack n slash 3rd person game, and I want the character movements to be more dynamic not like fighting games where you have a moves list. I want to animate tons of different animations ...
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Managing flash animations for a game

Ok, I've been writing C# for a while, but I'm new to ActionScript, so this is a question about best practices. We're developing a simple match game, where the user selects tiles and tries to match ...
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How can I reuse animated meshes?

When creating meshes, I made a mesh class and then used that one as base model and redrew that same mesh for each instance of an object with that mesh. (For eaxmple, one rock mesh, many rock objects.) ...
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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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Rotate to a set degree then reverse and repeat in Unity

I'm making my first project in Unity, a simple game where touching objects adds points to the player's score. I'd like the objects to have a pleasant back and forth swaying animation on the Z axis. ...
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Is there any way to make animations using physical dolls?

I've had trouble animating characters using 3D applications. It is too slow and difficult. I've programmed my own 3D animator that uses only the keyboard to change key angles. The results are much ...
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Which camera angle is used for these sprites?

I am trying to replicate these sprites: But I am not managing to make sense of how it is done. The character is facing forward ( <--- ), but you can see the front of its body instead of just ...
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Desire advice on implementing this animation timeline system

I have read a lot of questions on here, as well as books regarding game architecture. I have a general question about the implementation of a game's animation timeline, on which many isolated ...
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Dynamic graphical elements in a 2D game [closed]

I'm an mobile and web developer. I got interested in game development couple of weeks ago and I'm really looking forward to work on a mobile game. I will be doing everything including the game design ...
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How to handle and make animations?

I just finished a game for my design class and I ran into a problem that I always have but this time I'm going to learn the right way to do it. I was making the background animation for my menu in ...
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How can you represent equip-able items in a 2d game?

I've been working on an item system for a post-apocalyptic RPG, with diablo as inspiration, and it would be awesome if I could visually represent an item that can be equipped on the player sprite. I ...
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2D animation example in pyglet (python) looping through 2 images/sprites every x seconds

Suppose you have two images: step1.png and step2.png . Can anyone show me a very simple example in pyglet how to loop through those 2 images say every 0.5 seconds? The character doesn't have to ...
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Change alpha to a Frame in libgdx

I have this batch.draw(currentFrame, x, y, this.parent.originX, this.parent.originY, this.parent.width, this.parent.height, this.scaleX, this.scaleY,this.rotation); I want to apply the alpha that ...