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

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How are game characters animated? [closed]

I will be working with my friends on our final year project. Our game will be FPS and I have to draw some animations for FPS view and other enemy character that can be programmed easily to make a good ...
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What software can I use to animate my character in Unity3D? [closed]

I am new in game development and I want to know what software can help me to create good animations for my 3rd person character.
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Most efficient way to implement delta time

Here's one way to implement delta time: /// init /// var duration = 5000, currentTime = Date.now(); // and create cube, scene, camera ect ////// function animate() { /// determine delta /// ...
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AndEngine GLES 2 Animate Character [closed]

I want to animate my character in game. My graphic animator prepare for me three options. Frame-by-frame by this is over 9MB for one animation. With TextureSpriter 4-5MB. Spriter but I can't find ...
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Unity-Animation parameters are not being set

I have the following animation controller: with two parameters of walkingSpeed and Jump. I have the following code which should change the values: animator.SetFloat("walkingSpeed",0.9f); ...
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How to animate two interacting objects

I'm not very familiar with animations but as far as I know, most of the animations are done frame by frame. For example animating a character walking etc. However, let's imagine this scene: There's ...
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Why is my Slick2D spritesheet animation cut off when it loops?

I am loading a SpriteSheet with Slick2D and using the Animation function in the render method to display it. The spritesheet loads perfectly, but when the animation loops, it does so moved down a few ...
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Cocos2d-x 3.0 animation frame by frame

As I know animations are actions. Now I need to play animation frame by frame. Say I have an animation from N frames. each frame should be played after t delay. Now I want to play animation frame by ...
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How can I generate isometric sprite sheets from 3D animations?

I want to generate sprite-sheets for an isometric projection of various 3d assets purchased from the Unity3D asset store. I'd preferably also render the normal maps. I am a programmer, but new to 3D ...
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2D Animation Blending [closed]

I have been researching on 2D Animation Blending technique similar to what Unity 4.3 has. I know how Animation blending in 3D works but I have no idea how it works in 2D. How does 2D Animation ...
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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 ...
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How can I play an animation in response to an event?

I've written a script to play an animation, but it starts immediately as my level loads. Instead, I want it only to start when triggered by some event or after a given timeout. How can I do this?
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Animating feet seperately from the body

I have a character and I would like to animate a walking animation for it. However i get the following result when I animate it: (ignore the green lines/ markers/ sound) As you can see the foot ...
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How big a transition from programmer to modeler/level designer/creator [closed]

So I think I may take a break from the programming side, I have put in 6 hard months learning C++ and graphics theory, I have learned a huge amount but over the last few days have been studying level ...
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Unity not updating sprite animations (possible bug)

I have a simple animation of a foot which i want to change sprites from one sprite to another, which is seen in the following two images: now as one can see in the animation timeline there is a ...
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How can I make an attached gameobject behave correctly on character flip?

I have a character that on start-up is equipped with another gameobject/prefab as a weapon, attaching it to a hand. void Start() { handFront = transform.Find ...
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How to use blender files in your own engine?

It is not trivial to use your own shader on blender, so I've created a good-looking webgl shader. Now, what do I need to use the things I made in blender on it? An obvious first idea would be to parse ...
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Playing an animation relative to current Transform in unity?

I have an animation created with the built-in dope sheet. It plays correctly but I would like it to be played relative to current object transformation. For example I have a palm tree that moves its ...
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What does the Particle engine do and how are special effects created/processed?

For example, take bullets, sparks, fireballs, light sabers, lightning bolts, any kind of special effect in a game. Are there various ways to implement these effects in a game. As far as I can see you ...
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How to find the right direction to plug a sword into a rig's hand after projecting it?

I've downloaded BVH animations and projected it following a book. I can now see a 3D moving rig and it looks alright. The problem is, now I want to plug a sword on the hand of the rig, but I don't ...
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Why doesn't my animation stop when I press a key?

I wrote a program that animates two squares diagonally across the screen, from opposite sides. Used Timer object to do so. The squares collide with each other and also with the frame boundary to ...
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Who should handle animations when game logic is separated from rendering?

Suppose I have a tile-based game and I want the step to be 1 tile but also want the movement to be smooth while the player is getting there. If I understand correctly, the only way to achieve this ...
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How to use mocaps in your game if they don't loop smoothly?

Following suggestions on IRC, I've downloaded, parsed and incorporated the Free Release of 2500 mocaps to my game. I've noticed, though, that none of those loop perfectly. It does not connect and thus ...
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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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Unity animations in iOS

I'm an iOS developer and I'm trying to make 2d animations with Unity 4.3 + RageTools Pro + RageSpline. I want to integrate the animations into a native iOS application. In Unity I have different kind ...
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2D animation is not rendered as it supposed to

I'm working with Melonjs, i have configured everything to update the character movement and still get this "delayed" rendering of the character. below is the constructor // call the constructor ...
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Slick2D: Animation not being parsed from spritesheet correctly

I have a 960x960 spritesheet with each tile being 192x192. I initialized my spritesheet and animation like so: spritesheet = new SpriteSheet("resources/spritesheets/player.png", 192, 192); ...
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Skeletal animation with Unity2D?

I want my character to aim with the mouse so, arms and head must move following mouse cursor and when the character is stand still it could change its stance a bit to accommodate the arms position. I ...
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Animating a sprite with mecanim

I want to try animating sprites with the Unity's mecanim. All the tutorials I found used bipedal humanoids, which already have the avatar for the animator component and imported animations. What I ...
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How should I handle animation states in Mecanim?

I did a tutorial which associated an integer to each state and manually set transitions from one state to another based on that integer, but that seems really sloppy. Is there a more elegant way? I ...
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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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SDL sprite animation problem

I'm currently drawing my character from a single file, and my sprite class handles it taking the file path as an argument. Now, I need to add a simple animation, cycling between two frames. The ...
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JavaScript character direction delay [closed]

I am developing a top down game and I'm having trouble with a delay in switching from one character walk direction to another, particularly if the previous direction key is still being pressed by the ...
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Switch character to play animation() in Unity3D using c# [closed]

I have two or more 2D character (Character A, B, n..). I made an animation on the character using the Animator class "AnimCharacter.cs". if i press the 'PgUp' character 'A' can call the function ...
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Running two simultaneous animations on a model? [duplicate]

I am just looking for a broad answer to this question. I am more curious about the general information rather than the specific. Also, I tried to search for this, but I think it's hard to word it so ...
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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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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 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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Too much animation work for 2d characters. Creating 2d character animations by prerendering an animated 3d model?

I've read a bit about creating assets for games and the consensus seems to be that 2D is cheaper than 3D in all aspects with the exception of character animation. That's caused by the need of ...
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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 between Blender and Mecanim

I've recently started learning Unity. Not being able to add custom animations to the standard FBXs you get from Unity's app store is really really slowing me down. When I import one into Blender, it ...
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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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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 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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Ground contact point for animated character sprites in an isometric game?

I'm working on an isometric game. I have the 3D pre-rendered sprites for directions per state (walking/running, etc.) per frame. Now I need to know where a particular character stands on the ground to ...
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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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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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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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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 ...