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

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Game Designer or Game Programmer, please help me choose! [closed]

I know this question is asked a lot but I am still so confused and overwhelmed by the different opinion and comments everybody has on the internet, that I wanted to ask my questions in a single thread ...
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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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How can I control the frame update rate of a thread?

I'm building a small game for a college project. It's quite a simple game. There are a number of dots on the screen and the player has to select them in a specific order. It's kind of a "join the ...
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UDK: Animating characters with weapons

I imported a custom character and a pistol model to UDK and both work, but the pistol doesn't appear with the animation of the pistol when I shoot or reload... Also, the character doesn't change its ...
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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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Drawing multiple sprites with clear screen for every frame

I googled with best of my skills, but I cannot find any relevant answer to my problem. I'm making a game with an isometric view. I need to draw multiple sprites on the screen and before switching to ...
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Is there a 3d animation software that prioritizes working with code rather than GUI? [closed]

All of the 3D animating softwares I've faced are centered around using GUI to work: windows, menus, mouse clicks, mouse adjustments, keyboard shortcuts. As a programmer, I find that limiting. In order ...
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2D animation: Animated 3D models or sprites with animation frames?

Starting out with new project, I am stuck choosing between: 3D textured model animated directly through the renderer 2D sprites and drawing each animation frame The game will be 2D platform, I ...
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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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Game library for 2D animation JS browsergame [closed]

I am developing a 2D multiplayer online browsergame. On the backend I have set up a Node.js server. Everything works perfectly. On the frontend I will use jQuery and several libs for collision etc. ...
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java app goes too slow in android os [closed]

The problem is that my java app contains too many animated sprites and it runs very slowly on android system. Does the usage of .gif animation instead of sprite animation will improve the speed? I ...
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Converting Animation data from Maya to DirectX in C++

I am currently trying to export an animation from Maya and import to a program I am working on. One of the problems I currently have is that when imported, the mesh and animation data looks reversed ...
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Why does my sprite animation sometimes runs faster? [closed]

I don't know why each time I call the Update_Animation function, my sprite animation runs faster. Is it caused by gameTime? How to fix it? Here's the relevant code: class Character { // ...
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how to make animation for a 2d game [duplicate]

I've started working on a 2d game. I wanted to know how animation usually works in 2d games - I know one way is to make a sprite sheet with frames of the animation, but you wouldn't see big sprite ...
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Sprite Animations in XAML for Windows Phone 8

I'm developing a 2D game for windows phone. It will feature rather simple 2D graphics and animations. I can get most things done using XAML an storyboards for animations. The performance is fine as ...
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Following a path in a smooth fashion

I am currently making a 2d tower defense game with a static, predetermined lane that the enemies follow (i.e. towers cannot block the path and path finding is not the problem I am trying to solve). I ...
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XNA Help - Slerping the KoolAid

I'm having some SLERP issues and was hoping one of you guys' could help me with your expertise... (The following code is the Update method of a component whose responsibility is to rotates it's actor ...
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Playing basic imported animations in UDK

I'm trying to wrap my head around basic animations in UDK. I've created a simple turret-like structure in Maya, rigged, skinned, and animated. It has 4 bones. I have done all the steps necessary for ...
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How can I solve this animation [duplicate]

At the moment I have a simple static texture. Now I want to animate my sprite. The texture is a simple human. When the user press the enter button, the human gets into state2. This is the standart ...
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Animation: mid-state

At the moment I have a simple static texture. Now I want to animate my sprite. The texture is a simple human. When the user press the enter button, the human gets into state2. This is the standart ...
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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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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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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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How do I support animation with frames of different sizes?

I'm trying to create a simple top-view 2D rpg, in the style of Zelda and Secret of Mana, using PyGame. I've managed to make the beginnings of a game, with an animated character walking around. ...
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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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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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Skeletal Animation with UV seams

I have a UV-mapped model that I am about to animate and load into my game. Like most unwrapped models, I have several UV seams. In order to render the model correctly, I split each vertex along the ...
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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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How to start in animating my model?

I got a model from TurboSquid. Which is an archer and when i imported the model I got all the textures to be put on properly. The thing is the actual character has no children nodes, is it possible ...
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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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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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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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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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Use FlxAnim to Animate a FlxSprite in Flixel on FlashBuilder

I am trying to animate a FlxSprite, whose image I loaded from an embedded sprite sheet. I instantiate the sprite like this: // embedding a png file given a relative path ...
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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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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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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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Can CCAnimations be paused?

I am new to cocos2d. I am using CCAnimation. It's working fine, except I want to pause the animation occasionally. How do I do this? Here's what I'm doing so far: [mySprite ...
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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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Behavior Trees and Animations

I have started working on the AI for a game, but am confused how I should handle animations. I will be using a Behavior Tree for AI behavior and Cocos2D for my game engine. Should my ...
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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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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 = ...