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

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Converting time of day into a smooth day/night variable?

I'm trying to make a smooth day/night cycle for a game project that I've been working on. I've already set up a clock that adds deltaTime to seconds, wraps seconds to gameMinutes, etc. The issue that ...
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Milkshape3D Animation on Windows 7 64-bit

when I run Milkshape 3D on my 64-bit Windows 7 machine, certain joints expand when I try to rotate them. For example, my model's leg has hip, knee, foot and toe joints. So to do a walking animation I ...
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Change DisplayObject's bounds in Flash/AS3

I'm developing some platform-like game using AS3 and Flash CS5 for animations. I've already done most of the mechanics now, and I've starded to drawing characters and animating them. But some problem ...
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Is it a bad idea to couple action and animation?

I'm making an ARPG (like Legend of Zelda but with more action), and this question raised during the development: Should action and animation be coupled? Or should they be independent? With this I ...
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Moving gameobject with animation according to my script Unity3D

I am developing a game with Unity3D with an horizontal list of elements which you can move with arrows. Here you can see an example: I have created animations in order to modify the alpha value of ...
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animation control problem

I have a list of .FBX object.When I drag that .FBX into scene its corresponding inspector Animation component(fig 1) appears but when I drag some other .FBX object into the scene the Animator ...
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Control animation using animator control class

I did a sample existing code to control animation using animation.I dragged and dropped a character into the scene then I added a Animator to it and added the animator controller.Below I have given ...
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Unity: Why do my normals flip during an animation?

This problem boggles my mind. I have an animation running on a face object (imported from Blender). At a few points in the animation, the normals switch direction! It causes the mesh to blink. Of ...
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How can I do something only after an animation has finished?

I'm making this 2D platform based game. Basically what I want is when the player walks into spikes (which have a "deadly" tag") it displays the animation that has the parameter of animate with the ...
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Playing a sprite sheet animation in Cocos2D-x

I'm trying to create an animation using a sprite sheet in Cocos2D-x. I'm doing the following. The game doesn't crash but the screen is still blank. bool HelloWorld::init() { ...
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How can I animate characters' static-geometry eyes?

Here's a Nintendo example: Specifically, the animation of the pupils seems not to animate the geometry. How is this done?
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Why are gaming graphics not as beautiful as animated movies?

I remember watching the Tomb Raider pre-rendered trailer, and wished those graphics could be in the game itself. Why there is such a big difference between the trailer and the actual game? I ...
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How do I convert a Source engine NPC model to a player model?

The Source engine's NPC and player models differ: An NPC model applied to the player has no animations. It cannot walk and holds its arms out to the side by about a foot. The weapon is held in the ...
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How to make a text of several letters animate, only with an animation

I wonder if it is possible to create an animation in a text with a single "animation". The problem is that for me to reach the desired effect I need to create an animation for each letter, as each one ...
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Unity Animator State Freezing

I am really new with Unity, I am making a game, but I am having some problems with the animators, my problem is that I am trying to add some animations to my menu, and also add new characters to my ...
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Animation in top down 2d [closed]

How is this usually done? Especially when the character might need to use different animations, for instance at his hands and legs. I noticed some skeletal animation solutions but they were only ...
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Having a hard time having consecutive animations for an attack [closed]

So I've been trying to figure this out for about 8 hours now...It's driving me nuts because I am pretty sure that it is something dead simple that I am just not understanding. I had everything working ...
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How do you break apart art into components for animation?

I am a programmer and brand new to the game world, trying to get a sense of what it would take to draw simple characters like you'd see in Don't Starve or indie games like that. I have seen in their ...
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How to interrupt movement where the model can lag behind

I have a movement system for my characters where the model is allowed to lag behind the character's actual position. In a way it is like the model is being dragged on a string behind the actual ...
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Timing in fighting game using animations time?

I am developing a 2D fighting game in C++. I have made the basic components such as moving, guarding and even a combo system that works perfectly well. My main concern now is that I want the game to ...
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If object is bellow another object… do something [closed]

I have 2 objects in scene. When pillar is bellow target, pillar object needs to animate. I get this error: "NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object". var pillar : ...
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1answer
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How do I make an XML-specified animation show completely?

I want to add animation to my game board when updating tile positions. I can start an animation at the right point, but there's a catch: When the translate animation starts, it seems like the ...
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1answer
319 views

Should Animations in Turn-Based Games Happen Before or After State Transitions?

I'm planning a roguelike game and I'm unsure how to design for animations. Since a roguelike is turn-based, the game model is discrete and would have no intermediate states during an animation(?). ...
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Character animation in physics-simulated environment

What are the standard solutions for animating characters in physics-simulated environments? Let me explain what I mean - in most games characters are pretty much excluded from physics simulation - ...
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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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Animation not playing correctly(or at all)

Im created this script which plays animation/s when the player goes close to it and presses e while aiming at it.For some reasons only the first animation is playing,not the second one.Is there any ...
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Can I export animated models from Unity? Into what formats?

I have an animated 3D model from the Unity Asset Store that I would like a new animator to touch up (the license allows this). But they need it in a format they can use (in Maya or... something ...
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Simultaneous Animation for a GameObject - Unity3D

Its my second week with Unity. I am doing a 2D game and I have a small GameObject which should change its sprite along with following a definite path defined in Animation Curves. I did both of them ...
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how to retain the animated position in opengl es 2.0

I am doing frame based animation for 300 frames in opengl es 2.0 I want a rectangle to translate by +200 pixels in X axis and also scaled up by double (2 units) in the first 100 frames Then, the ...
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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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How can I animate 2d sprite rotation without interpolation?

I would like to animate a weapon being swung in 2 frames - all I'm doing is changing the position and rotation of the weapon sprite. However, I don't want unity to interpolate the rotation (generate ...
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Error running an Action in Cocos2d-x

In my game I have a "rocket" type and I want to run a sequence of actions on it. At first it must run an explosion animation and then remove itself from the game. For this I used the following code, ...
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1answer
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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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What's the difference between Box2D and tweening?

It seems like Box2D can be used to move sprites across the screen, so how does this differ from tweening? Is it that Box2D is for physical collision detections and tweening is just animations?
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Normals in my skinned model are not animated

I have a blender skinned mode with animation. Normals look like they are messed up. This is how it looks in Unity3D before and after animation. As you can see, my model should be lit up just like ...
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What is the easiest way to make an object follow the edge of a sprite?

I have a rounded rectangle sprite and another sprite that's just a circle. I want the center of the circle to follow the edge of the rounded rectangle. Is there any easy way to accomplish this task? ...
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2answers
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Blender-to-Unity Animation Issue

I've been programming games for quite a few years now, but I recently thought I would try my hand at some simple 3D modeling and animation. I'm currently using Unity and Blender. In Blender, I was ...
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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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Animation State [closed]

Well i'm not entirely sure how to manage animations. I've looked at a few solutions, havok and ue4, which seem to use state machines but the states and their interactions are created using external ...
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2answers
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How to disable play automatically on animation in Unity3d 4.5.1

Where is the option to disable the 'Play Automatically' function for animations in Unity3d 4.5.1. In previous versions, there was a button under the Animation tab to disable the play automatically: ...
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Android: How to create fluent animations by using bitmaps and ObjectAnimator?

I want a resized bitmap item to move over the screen into a house. This basically works, but the movement is not fluent and is stuttering. Since I always have to draw both the resized background and ...
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Setting up images for frame animation

I am learning the basics of iPhone frame animation. I have code that loops through 15 images to do an animation: - (void)viewDidLoad { [super viewDidLoad]; UIImageView *iv = [[UIImageView ...
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Export Blender 3D animation to be played by Android OpenGLES

Below code snippet shows the way to export coordinate of bones: def export_bone_matrix(armature, bone, label, file_handler): SystemMatrix = Matrix.Scale(-1, 4, Vector((0, 0, 1))) * ...
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Transform texture coordinates when using shader

Assuming I define four vertices of a quad with texture coordinates that cover a whole texture or region of a texture, I can animate these coordinates by setting a transform using SetTransform( ...
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No animation clips in assets folder

I'm trying to import an FBX file made in Blender into Unity so I can use the actions created in Blender in a Unity animation state machine. A lot of sites seem to suggest that simply dropping the FBX ...
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Multiple weapons for android game

I am trying to make a 3D game for android using the Rajawali engine to render the 3D graphics and blender for designing my models(exporting as .md2), and I want my character to be able to change ...
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2answers
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Animate from end frame of one animation to end frame of another Unity3d/C#

So I have two legacy FBX animations; Animation A and Animation B. What I'm looking to do is to be able to fade from A to B regardless of the current frame A is on. Using animation.CrossFade() will ...
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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 /// ...