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

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What animation technique is used in 'Dont Starve'? [closed]

While playing a few games in my personal time off development I've stumbled across a survival 2D/3D survival game. The game was apparently made in SDL and GLUT (Dont starve) but what really amazed me ...
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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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Mixing animations

I'm working on a swing animation and mixing it with a turn animation in a motorcycle game. The issue is that for the swing animation to work while turning only the swinging arm has to animation, ...
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How to handle animations for a turn based deterministic game?

I have a turn based combat system where all monsters act one turn, then all players, etc. The combat mechanics are completely deterministic - I can pre-calculate the outcome of a turn. I'm interested ...
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Can you export lighting models directly from 3D application to a real time renderer?

is it possible for example to insert lighting in a 3D Model software like 3DSMAX and export an animated model like md5,..etc. and export the lighting too ?
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How do you do FlashPunk-style animation in libGDX?

In FlashPunk, you can have multiple animations set, and then choose which one to play at any time, and it'll do it. Example: animatedSprite.add("running", [0, 1, 2, 3], 50); ...
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Animation Workflow from Blender to Mecanim in Unity 3d

I've recently started learning Unity and one of the things that's really really slowing me down is not being able to add custom animations to the standard FBX's you get from unity's app store. When I ...
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How can I make an animation using arrays?

I want to take an array of sprites, for example sf::Sprite animation[3] = { stepLeft, inMiddle, stepRight }; and construct an animation by looping them. Is this possible? How do I go about it?
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Why do my animations need to be marked as “legacy?”

I'm in the beginning of a project and I'm not really using 3D models but rather a hierarchy of primitive shapes. I made a couple of animations that suddenly don't work anymore. I get an error about ...
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Animating values using splines

I'm trying to create a system similar to Blender's f-curves or Unity's animation curves (google it, I'm not allowed to post more than two links yet). It's basically a 2D spline where time is on the ...
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Why are my animated objects (from Blender) always playing at the global origin in Unity?

I created and animated a sledgehammer in Blender 2.67b using an armature. The sledgehammer has one animation (created using the Action Editor) called "Idle". I parented the imported sledgehammer to an ...
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How should I determine the bounding rectangles for frames within a sprite sheet? [closed]

I have a spritesheet for a character. The spritesheet has several rows, and each row represents an animation. The elements within a row might vary in width. How can I load the different sections of ...
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Why are there no sophisticated construction animations in RTS games in general? [closed]

I want to code a small demo to test what degree of detail regarding animations, is possible in modern RTS/building games and which of them have the largest impact on the playing experience. Similar to ...
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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 improve my Animation

The first approaches in animation for my game relied mostly on sine and cosine functions with the time as parameter. Here is an example of a very basic jump I implemented. if(jumping) { height = ...
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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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3D rotation and movement of ball on a 2D plane

Here is a video of Amiga arcade pool game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTQIPFBUFIg I am making a similar game with C and Gtk+3.0 but I don't know how to show balls 3D movement on 2D plane! I ...
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Can I create cocos2d animations without using Xcode?

I need to have someone do animation work for an iOS game I'm developing (using cocos2d), however this person does not have a Mac and as such cannot run Xcode. Is there a way for them to create ...
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How do I play an animation using lib3ds?

I am having trouble playing an animation of a .3ds object using lib3ds. I am able to load the .3ds model with lib3ds. But I can't find a way to play (for example) my 'walk' animation. Where can I ...
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Why is interpolation passed into the rendering routine when the position and speed are related to the update routine?

I've read this in several well known articles, including this one: http://www.koonsolo.com/news/dewitters-gameloop/ Under the Interpolation and Prediction subheading is the description of the ...
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How to set speed of circular motion

Edit 2 - clarification Just to clarify, the issue I have at the moment is how I specify a time (in seconds) for a complete revolution to occur. My delta is fixed and is 1/ticks per second (1/60). ...
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How do I scale a motion capture animation?

I used motion capture in my room using the Kinect. As I don't have much space I make compressed running moves, i.e. I put my legs up and down while not moving far forward. How can I stretch the ...
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3D Studio Max biped restrictions?

I have a stock biped character in 3D studio max which has a jump animation. The problem I have with the jump animation is that there is actual y offset happening inside it which makes it awkward to ...
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Animation is too fast

I have an animation of a bullet but it seems to be going much faster than i was expecting. I currently set it to 0.5 pixels per second yet it seems to be moving way over hundreads of pixels per ...
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How to syncronize two animations without delays [duplicate]

I have one character idle animation running inside a game in a loop, over and over again. A a certain time I trigger another animation to be played, for the same character. The second animation won't ...
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Is it possible to achieve a smooth sprite animation with a fixed 60 FPS using Java 2D?

I've seen a lot of different game loops, and before implementing anything complicated I decided to start with a capped 60 FPS. My run method looks like this in my game thread: /** * Fixed Frames Per ...
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What is the standard way to synchronize sound effects with sprite animations?

Let's take a situation where you have an RPG with spells and each spell animations have a different number of frames and they have very different requirements for sound effects. Let's assume that each ...
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Cross Game Engine Compatibility - Multiple Game Engines for one Game

I am new to Game Development, infact getting started with it, so reading as much as I can. I came across game engines. Now atleast I have an idea of what a game engine is, and what it does. In order ...
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Implementing skeletal animation and GPU skinning (DOOM MD5)

DISCLAIMER This question has been completely rewritten to narrow the scope of the question in light of previous suggestions and answers, but the same problem still persists. Currently I'm trying to ...
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2D motion synthesis for a human character

I want to make the player controlled character of my two dimensional sidescroller responsive to environmental forces, while still being controllable. I read about the commercial software product ...
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How to show the bow string stretching animation (?)

I was wondering how the animation in the angry birds of pulling the slingshot is done. One similar animation is available in this game but with a bow and arrow. I think both of them use the almost ...
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Animation of moving circle by square's outer surface

I want to make this animation in OpenGL, here I attached a simple gif how I want it to looks like: Main problem is that I can not figure out how to move by corner - circle should smoothly move by ...
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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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Animation play in turn based rpg

I am writing a turn based rpg game, the fighting process is sent by server which can not change by player. The data of fighting process is an array of round info. Each round info contain what happens ...
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Flashing candle light

What is a simple way to simulate flashing candle / torch / fire light? I'm not asking about animating the flames, I'm only interested in the light surrounding the fire, similar to what this device ...
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How to learn 2d animation? [closed]

Where can I learn how to do simple 2d animation well? Or is it really just literally drawing every single frame of something in photoshop? Is there tips or tricks? Tutorials to help get started? ...
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How can I get animated bone's transformation in LibGDX?

I am trying to get transformation from a bone, but i can't, I exported just a animated armature with just a bone from blender, then I converted to .g3dj, so I just need the bone transformations so ...
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Making the player fall below the actual map

I have a 2d map of integers 0000000000 0200000001 1111100011 0 = sky/empty 1 = ground 2 = player When player falls in a hole/cliff I want the player to go below the map, so it will look like the ...
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Animating isometric sprites

I'm having trouble coming up with a way to animate these 2D isometric sprites. The sprites are stored like this: (Game Folder Root)/Assets/Sprites/(Sprite Name)/(Sprite Animation)/(Sprite ...
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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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Should I be using spritesheets, because of or despite of my vast number of images?

I am developing a 2D game, and I have a lot of sprites. I used 3D animations and models to render into 2D, to give them that "Fallout" or "Diablo" look to them. It is also easier than drawing by hand, ...
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Why does exporting to FBX in 3dmax loses simulated animation

I made a cloth simulation (wind blowing a cloth). When I export it to FXB and the animation box is ticked on export menu it seems ok (no error in longs). When I reload it to Unity. or 3DMAX again. The ...
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Dealing with “jumping” sprites: badly centered?

Thing is, I've used darkFunction Editor as a way to get all the spriteCoordinates off a spriteSheet for each individual sprite, and parse the .xml it generates inside my game. It all works fine, ...
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Creating a card dangling affect using 2d sprites

I'm working on a 2d card game for iOS and using Cocos2d. When a player picks up a card and drags it I would like to make it appear that the card is lifted off the table and dangling just below their ...
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How to render models using a personalized projection matrix?

I'm creating a game with a great sprite demand. Out team is considering automatizing the sprite generation using 3D models. The problem is we have a very particular ortographic projection: We have ...
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Using fully cropped sprites with TexturePacker and Cocos2d

When using texturepacker, you can set your trim-mode to crop. This is nice, because when a sprite loads in cocos2d your bounding box will only be the visible area of your sprite - which is useful for ...
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Control sprite animation speed using Create JS

How can I control the animation speed of a sprite using create JS? When you press right and left, the sprite will run through the frames... I'd like to leave the fps at 60, but alter how fast the ...
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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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How to correctly represent a bone system?

I'm currently representing my bone system as follows, in pseudocode: root = {} root.rot = v3(0,0,0) root.pos = v3(0,0,0) function create_child(parent,rot,length): child_bone = {} ...
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How can I create and animate 2D skeletons for HTML5 Javascript games? [closed]

I'm trying to make a 2D fighting game in HTML5(somewhat like street fighter). So basically there are two players, one AI and one Human. The players need to have animations for the body movements. ...