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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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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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 ...
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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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Processing move between tiles with an animation in isometric map

In my isometric map, entities can only be in the center of the floor tile. So it's tile per position. This is my map with an entity: Entity can either move forward, left, or right. Where forward ...
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How can I correctly line up differently sized animation frames with a character?

For educational purposes, I'm developing a 2d game without APIs or libraries. Currently I'm stuck with a sprite drawing problem. To store sprites for drawing (assuming I have the sprites I need all ...
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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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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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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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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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AndEngine sprite movement

I want to ask that I have a player in my game. I may walk. I have a image which has five different frames for walk and two frames for standing position. I want to ask that how can I change the images ...
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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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How do I make “weaponsclash” = animations adapating to parameters

Meaning: how do I build my animations/system so that I can have swords blocking each other? I honestly believe this is the hardest part of a game: I need animations to interact with each other. If a ...
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Animation file format

I'm trying to make a simple 2D animation file format. It'll be very rudimentary: only an XML file containing some parameters (such as frame duration) and metadata, and some images, each representing a ...
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anyone knows any open skeletal/bones 2d animations framework for java?

Some examples could be the animations framework used in Aquaria, or in Crimson Legend.
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How to use “weighted average easing” correctly with variable framerate?

I often use a weighted average for smoothly animating numerical values to a target value, like so: frame(dt) { value = ((value*someFactor) + targetValue) / (someFactor+1) } As you can see dt ...
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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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Sprite Animation Using Multiple Images (XNA / C#)

all. Right now I am currently working on a game with my Australian buddy and I just am having such a difficult time with the spriting process. As the programmer of our game, it is my responsibility ...
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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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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 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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Spriting Animation Method

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/539087245/spriter At 3:00 they discuss that there is a method used to separate the parts of character into individual sprites and move them saving production time ...
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C# - separate sprite for 2d character and arms

I'm making a 2D action platformer in C# (not using XNA). So far I have the character drawn on the screen, animating and moving. The sprite sheets provided by the artist have the character and arms in ...
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Is there any reason not to save skinning animation data in texture?

I have thought about saving animation data in texture. I think I can save shader parameter setting and interpolation cost in CPU, and also enable animated instancing. But I couldn't find no text ...
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Android 2D game, shooting and getting animation to stop

I'm developing a game as a learning-process, and since everything I do is new to me, I have alot of problems, usually I can fix it myself but right now I'm stuck and need help. Link to a recording of ...
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Tips on combining the right Art Assets with a 2D Skeleton and making it flexible

I am on my first attempt to build a skeletal animation system for 2D side-scrollers, so I don't really have experience of what may appear in later stages. So i ask advice from anyone that been there ...
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How can animate a set of rigs without reinventing the wheel?

I have a set of rigs of my own defined 3D doll in Javascript. I would like to animate a set of rigs to simulate walking, jumping, etc. Obviously I could do it by myself, but I'm sure I would be ...
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Character and Weapon animation interaction

If I have two models, for example: some character, and a bow, how do I work with them together in 3DS Max to animate them both (for example, when the character shoots an arrow with his bow, the ...
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Objective-c Cocos2d moving a sprite

I hope someone knows how to do the following with cocos2d: I want a sprite to move but not in a single line by using [cocosGuy runAction: [CCMoveTo actionWithDuration:1 position:location]]; What ...
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How can I animate a recursive algorithm?

Say I have a recursive algorithm, for example one that generates a random tree: // Pseudocode, just a simple algorithm: it isn't perfect. function generate_branch(angle, length, current_depth, ...
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Is there a 2d animation authoring GUI for creating C++ games?

I'm moving from Flash to C++, and am wondering if there are any tools out there that would let me author animation much like Flash does. Basically I want a GUI that lets me layout sprites and specify ...
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Ease action to simulate a clank in a moving or rotating device near end of the trajectory

You know those mechanisms that moved or rotated, and then just a few millimeters near the end of the trajectory they oppose a bit of resistance and then clank to the final position. I want to ...
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Method Animator.SetBool sometimes is not working (or not triggering) in Unity2D

I have trouble with Animator in Unity2d. I have a main character for my game. The character has his own animation clip for fighting. When the player touches the screen, i am starting animation. When ...
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How should I set up 2D animations for weapons in Unity?

I have a character composed of several sprites (legs, torso, head, arms). The character has the ability to pick up weapons, which are of varied types. Each type of weapon has its own animation ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...