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

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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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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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Developing an interactive book for Windows-Runtime

My three year old loves playing with the interactive books on our iPad, and I love playing with code and I love my Surface RT... So I thought I'd try and make a basic animated book using WinRT, I've ...
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Is there a way to squash/stretch a sprite based on an angle?

I have a ball that can move along any angle, and I want to squash and stretch it based on this angle. To be clear, if you dropped the ball down at a -90 angle, the squash would be all along the y, and ...
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How to create 2D textures from footage

I am new to game development but I heard, that already in the 80s with Prince of Persia, indie developers where capable to create textures from footage. I am developing a game and so far I get an ...
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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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Armature in Unity3d distorted

On the left is a base mesh with armature in Blender. I imported this model and armature into Unity3d. The result is on the right. The arms are clearly distorted, and I can't seem to fix it by ...
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How to implement scene changing in real-time?

I want to implement real-time scene changing effects to make my game could changing from spring to summer, summer to fall, fall to winter. And Chaning effects like this game. Giana Sisters. I think ...
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Creating a png sequence in Flash? details?

I was wondering if someone could please explain the process and rules for turning an animation into a png sequence, in flash CS5. I know you can go to export movie and chose png sequence but ...
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3D Animations in XNA 3.1

Well, guys. I'm in a Game Design class at school. Before you ask "WHY ARE YOU USING 3.1 INSTEAD OF 4" -- I would like to point out that C# 2008, and .NET framework 3 is NOT my preferred environment, ...
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Make a 2D character stop moving and going back when encounter an obstacle

I am using a 2d character who is sliding infinite ( huge incrementation of the X or Y value ) when moving. He can only move up, down, left, right inside a virtual grid, made of multiple squares. Now ...
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Moving a 2D character on a straight line

I am trying to create an Android Game and I am facing my first big problem. After reading blogs, tutos ... I am able to easily move a character with a drag and drop, make it move move to a touched ...
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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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Unity - Mesh Deforms terribly while mixing animations

I have a simple game I'm working on to help me learn unity3d. In my Start() function, I've used the following code to set up my animations. walkAnimation = animation["Walk"]; ...
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Baking Key Frame Animation in Blender

I have a rigged model using an armiture in blender, I was wonder how you could bake the animation as kayframed data so that I could remove the armiture and the model still walks without being rigged.
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How to handle sprite speed when objects move using Box2d?

I have a basic platformer using Box2d that works great. However, I now want to stop using my default square, and implement some running and jumping animations. How can I ensure that: When running, ...
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What's the best way to create animations when doing Android development?

I'm trying to create my first Android game and I'm currently trying to figure out (with someone that will do the drawings and another programmer) what the best way to create animation is. (Animations ...
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279 views

Is using Sprites the most recommended way for doing 2d animations with Directx?

I am working on a game engine of my own and I was using Vertex buffers to create triangles and then draw textures on them. Now I want to extend it so I can do simple 2d animations using "sprite ...
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Splitting logic into threads in Java tower defence game

I'm making a tower defence game in Java! It's my first game development. I want to know how many threads Do I need to create in a game, to split logic.. I've made this one: Main App thread (adds ...
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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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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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Running one action on multiple sprites simultaneously

I have created a spiraling animation for a football. I want to be able to run it on 2 sprites simultaneously. This is what I have done: CCAnimation* footballAnim = [CCAnimation ...
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Player sprite moving slower on iPhone 4

I just finished getting movement/jump animation for a player sprite in Xcode using Cocos2D. The basic movement algorithm is a timer that updates every 0.01 sec, changing the sprite position to ...
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How to linearly blend between multiple points, deviating from a default point?

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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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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How to make an oscillation move on opengl qt

I'm trying to make a character make an oscillation move. That is, the character will start by rotating to a certain angle, say 60 degrees, and then slowly come back to an upright position then rotate ...
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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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Drawing an animation over an already drawn screen

I am working on a XNA WP7 card game whose basic prototype is complete. In game screen, 6 cards are displayed at a time (3 for each of the two players say 1,2 and 3). If player A attacks one of player ...
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Creating Smooth Animations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the best way to create animations when doing Android development? What animation technique is used in ‘Dont Starve’? I've always admired Zeptolab for their ...
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Breathing for game/movie characters

Breathing (the movement of chest and face features): I'd like to ask if it is hard to model and whether it is computationaly expensive. I recently noticed the great effect it has in Madagascar 3 ...
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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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How stoper one annimation model on XNA?

I do not understand how to pause an animation of XNA. I can "Start" the animation of my model but not stop it. I use SkinningSample_4_0 sample dll Here is my code to use. Here is my code to use. ...
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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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Splitting a texture atlas into seperate images [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to decompose sprite sheet I'm doing a port of an existing game and the designer no longer has all of the original art; he only has the resulting texture atlases he ...
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How do I make a jumping dolphin rotate realistically?

I want to program a dolphin that jumps and rotates like a real dolphin. Jumping is not the problem, but I don't know how to make the rotation. At the moment, my dolphin rotates a little weird. But I ...
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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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Character jump animation is not working when I hit the space bar [closed]

I am having an issue with my game in XNA. My jump sprite sheet for my character does not trigger when I hit the space bar. I can't seem to find the problem. I have also include the code below to make ...
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Animate multiple entities

I'm trying to animate multiple(3) entities using one model(IQM format). It's working but performance is really bad because I'm calling animate function for each entity in my game loop (I think ...
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Lightweight sprite animation software [closed]

Does anyone know of a good lightweight sprite animator solution? I've created a couple of spritesheets using TexturePacker, but I'd like to, for example, create an XML file that tells me frames one ...
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Animation Trouble with Java Swing Timer - Also, JFrame Will Not Exit_On_Close [closed]

So, I am using a Java Swing Timer because putting the animation code in a run() method of a Thread subclass caused an insane amount of flickering that is really a terrible experience for any video ...
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Data-driven animation states

EDIT: To clarify what exactly my question is: is this a good way to handle animations / animation state in a game engine with the eye on content creation / management? What are the flaws in doing it ...
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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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Adjusting the rate of movement of different objects on the same timer

I have a series of objects moving along the straight lines. I want to implement slight changes of velocity of each of the object. Constraint is existing model of animation. I am new to this, and not ...
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Efficient skeletal animation

I am looking at adopting a skeletal animation format (as prompted here) for an RTS game. The individual representation of each model on-screen will be small but there will be lots of them! In ...
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How do I get started making Android games? [closed]

I am new to game development. I am interested in developing 2D games for the Android platform. What is the best place to start with (i.e) What are the basics and how to proceed? I already have ...
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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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Learning resource for 3d modeling [closed]

I want to start learning 3d modeling. I already have experience with maya and 3dsmax but I made a long pause (2 years) Now I have free access to maya, 3dsmax and blender (I am a student). I know that ...
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Bejeweled-like game, managing different gem/powerup behaviors?

In general, what I am asking is, given any game where a game element can look/behave/affect-other-elements one way under one set of conditions, and look/behave/affect-other-elements a different way ...
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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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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. ...